Another to add to the list....i've seen a lot of posts about people "paiseh" and shy cos they only got a small P&S cam or digicam, as compared to some of the "big big" SLRs that some other members tout around. here's a few inspiring examples of famous photographers who can demonstrate why bigger isn't always better.....
Terry is one of the world's most popular (and infamous) fashion photographers. he's shot for celebs like Sharon Stone, the Spice Girls, for titles like French Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, The Face, and *gasp* the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue (every male's wet dream) and for brands like Tommy Hilfiger, Armani Exchange, Sisley and Gucci. and what does he use? simple point-and-shoot cameras!!! no big Hassy, no lighting design, no planning. read about him here...
he's a New York City taxi driver, who shoots just one roll of black and white film a day during work. he's done photo assignments for Life, The New Yorker, New York Newsday and other publications. editors for Germany’s Köneman publishing house happened to ride in Bradford’s cab and were so impressed with his images that they offered a book assignment, “Drive-By Shootings”. what does david use? a el cheapo Yashica T4.
this is a multiple award-winning photographer, who's worked with titles such as Time mag, Life and the French photo agency Gamma. he's won awards such as 'Magazine Photographer of the Year' from the Pictures of the Year Competition, the 'World Press Photo of the Year', and the Robert Capa Award from the Overseas Press Club. his prize-winning photo of Democratic presidential nominee Al Gore hangs in the Corcoran Museum of Art in Washington, and what did he shoot it with? a US$20 plastic Holga.
so my fellow clubsnappers, despite what some may tell you, size (or cost of equipment) doesn't matter. it's The Eye that counts - the eye for details, colours and composition.
as many photographers like to say... cameras don't make pictures, people do.
Greg Schmigel shows what can be achieved with an iPhone camera