Great camera or good photographer? Choose one
By Judy Evans
December 5, 2018 7:10pm CST
As some of you may know, my husband loves taking photos. Whenever he, or someone else, takes a great photo, you sometimes hear the remark ‘he must have a really good camera’. Have you heard this? For fun, we now say it to each other regularly whenever we have a photo that we’re particularly proud of. But no-one says ‘you must have a great oven’ when someone produces a masterpiece of a cake or ‘you must have a great sewing-machine’ when you come up with a beautiful quilt. Any other examples?
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• Guangzhou, China
The most important is the photographer. I ever saw a good photographer can still take qualified photos with a common camera. A good camera sounds to be nice for common people, but it is not a must for a professional photographer. Sometimes I even think it is a waste for a common person who uses professional camera to take photos
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• United States
A camera is just the tool. Granted these days there are a lot of whistles and bells on cameras that "help", but a really well shot photo has to do a lot with the person behind the camera. Yah, when I come up with a really great myLot post, people must think I must have a really cool keyboard .
• Bunbury, Australia
If that was taken with a cheap cell phone, you must be a great photographer. Purely by accident we came across a big bike race in France. The Availles-Limousine race just after the Tour de France. We joined in with the crowds on the sides of the road, watched all the float things and press cars go through then all the bike-riders. It was quite exciting. This man wasn't actually in the race.
• Bunbury, Australia
@DeborahDiane One of Vince's photo sites put up photographer cartoons and today's showed a guy folding laundry and his wife is standing in the doorway with her arms folded and saying "washing dishes yesterday, folding laundry today. What part of 'no you can't buy an $11,000 lens; don't you understand?" I think that lady's name is Judy!