Some people ask me why i still using 5D mk II, why not change it to the newer version or mirrorless camera? My answer is this ; I don’t have “GAS” (gear acquisition syndrome) but i do believe that switching up the equipment or gear you use in photography can help re-inspire and re-motivate you. Just like how a painter can be re-inspired to paint by picking up crayons, or how a jazz musician re-discovers his love of saxophone by trying out a violin, I think switching up your photography tools can be the inspiration necessary to break out of your photographer’s block. That is why i bought my fujifilm. But, just as buying a new exercise machine won’t make you any fitter, buying a new camera won’t make you a better photographer. Realize that buying a camera double the price of your current camera won’t double your skills or happiness in photography. Money buys you happiness only when you buy experiences, not physical things. A $1000 trip will bring you more happiness (and better photos) than a new $1000 camera. so the point is : * The more time you spend on gear-oriented websites, the less motivated you will be to shoot with the gear you already own. * A good way to overcome GAS: instead of reading gear reviews of cameras you want, read old reviews of the camera you already own and be grateful. * Whenever you want to buy a new camera remind yourself: photographers a century ago would die to have what camera you shoot with today. * Nobody on their deathbed ever regrets not having obtained more cameras; but I’m sure they may regret not having obtained more photos. * Buy books, not gear. * Heuristic: don’t buy a photography book unless you plan to read it more than once. * It is better to show off your book collection than your gear collection. * There is a difference between looking at photo books and reading photo books. One is to just see; the other is to analyze.
I've never really been at ease with the intrusive side of street photography and much prefer a certain detatchment from my subject. However , I realise that without the human element , street photography isn't street photography but just captures of an empty urban environment. I'm inspired by the work of French street photographer @valeriejardin , who in my mind is probably the best in this genre out there today. If you love street photography, go check her out .
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