Musings of a non-cigarette smoking man.
I try to resist the urge to ask people what camera they use, as if by purchasing the same camera, I would be transformed into a great photographer.Btw, what camera do you use? ;-)
I use a Canon 5D Mark II and either a 135mm f2.0 lens, or 50mm f1.4 lens.I don't consider myself a serious photographer or anything, but let me tell you that it is pretty easy to pick up if you give it a good go. I am of the opinion that photographers are some of the most overpaid 'artists' in the world. It all comes down to luck most of the time, in both timing and chance. The photographers that usually produce the best work are more often than not, simply better photoshoppers/image editors than the others.In my opinion of course, haha. ;)
Still I think my pics would be an itty bitty bit better with your camera. My only Canon is a T-70, say no more! Photoshop is cheating!
Well, the higher end cameras do produce much better results in low light situations and have much higher dynamic and colour ranges, so all images look better when they pop out from one of those. ;)Don't overlook the lenses though, as they are just as important as the camera itself when it comes to capturing high quality shots. Even the greatest camera in the world will take crap shots if it is wearing a crap lens.As for cheating with Photoshop, you are right in a way, but that is the standard now. Any great shot you see has been through the shop (or any equivalent) at some stage! It's like the professional cyclists - even if you know it is cheating to take performance enhancers, it still must be done if you want to compete with the best and make a living off it! Haha.
I only say it's cheating cos I can't use it very well :-) *saves up for a fancy camera*
Very good, very good!Be warned though, once you start to get deeper into DSLR photography, your bank account will disappear faster than a Ninja in the fog. =D
That would be the fastest ninja ever, then.