And all these add to the difference between taking pictures and photography.
Anyone can take pictures, but not all can do photography.
seasoned photographers may own P&S cameras too.It does not make them any less experienced, just smarter in that they keep their gear aside for work.
We live in an age when unnecessary things are our only necessities. - Oscar Wilde
so if i use a yashica-b (i know it is an old classic but it still working!) to take my family photo... does it mean i am newbie?
that is probably one of the most stupidiest vote and question i ever heard.... So you never ever took a picture, you shelf out $50'000 for a Hasselblad system and voila you are a professional photographer.... Or you have taken photos for 20years, taken part in numerous competitions, won awards, today you use a point-and-shoot camera and ups you have become a newbie....
i think this is a problem in this country especially.. this notion that quality of equipment = quality of photographer.
im quite sure, if you could divide all the relevant threads in all these forums between discussions on equipment and discussions as to how to be a better photographer or photoraphy itself, the former will easily dwarf the latter.
so in a way, it elevates the important of equipment to somewhat artificial levels.
sure, there are many reasoned voices here saying.. its all about whats behind the camera.. but even some of those, cant resist the lure of the newest and latest lens..
so because of this, i think, whilst there are no doubt very good professional phtographers who do use entry level cameras, i would say from my experience that these are the exception..
most pro photographers ive seen (and even quite a lot of amateur photographers) seem to never be lacking the in equipment stakes.
To me its all a matter of $$$
1D = Rich
PnS = Poor
1D+poor pics = Lan photographer
1D+good pics = Good and Rich photographer
PnS+poor pics = Very lan yet Very poor photographer
PnS+good pics = Very Pro Photographer
Just my 5 cents worth, but money makes the world go round.
Equipment does not determine how pro a photographer is, but it certainly determines how rich you are. If equipment can determine if you are a newbie, then all the rich man on earth must be the pros.
well i wonder how do those professionals react when they see a prosumer camera'ist shooting event photography (me)
i guess it's all in the mind really. i don't think i'm a newbie myself(not a professional either), i've since improved since the first time i shot at random with my camera, but if a professional think's i'm a newbie, then so be it...
as such is singapore. abit hard to find people who appreciate photography(-equipment) and photography(+equipment). Most people would first ask you what body/lens you're using
you can't please everybody, but at best, please yourself. if you know you're not a newbie at photography, then its good for you
equipments used only determine if one is rich anot...........
Does the pen you use determine how well you can write?
Maybe should say Tuscani, MRX, Boxers?? etc..
old birds use high end equipment because they need it
old birds use low end equipment because it satisfy their needs
newbies use high end equipment because they want to hide their amateur skills
newbies use low end equipment because it satisfy their needs
eh.... how to vote ah?