Great camera or good photographer? Choose one

@JudyEv (148678)
Bunbury, Australia
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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@xFiacre (6641)
• Ireland
6 Dec
@judyev I don’t think anyone has ever looked at my children then commented that they must have a magnificent father.
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@JudyEv (148678)
• Bunbury, Australia
6 Dec
You've had to wait for your answer till I could stop howling with laughter.
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@xFiacre (6641)
• Ireland
6 Dec
@JudyEv The original thought I wanted to express was a little too indecent.
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@JudyEv (148678)
• Bunbury, Australia
6 Dec
@xFiacre It was possibly even funnier.
• Eugene, Oregon
6 Dec
What a great photo! @JohnRoberts got it right.
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@JudyEv (148678)
• Bunbury, Australia
6 Dec
A good camera can only do so much I guess.
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• Eugene, Oregon
6 Dec
@JudyEv It is the eye and the composition, it seems to me.
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@sofssu (20403)
6 Dec
People can have a great camera and take crappy pictures.. now that is an awesome shot. Love it.
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@JudyEv (148678)
• Bunbury, Australia
6 Dec
I think it is lovely too. It's nice to have a site where you can share your favourites.
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@MALUSE (47177)
• Uzbekistan
6 Dec
@sofssu Oh, I've seen loads of such photos! Taken with an expensive camera but showing people with amputated limbs or half their heads, etc.
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@sofssu (20403)
7 Dec
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@JohnRoberts (70537)
• Los Angeles, California
6 Dec
A camera is only as good as the camera eye.
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@JudyEv (148678)
• Bunbury, Australia
6 Dec
Yes, that's pretty true.
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@youless (95327)
• Guangzhou, China
6 Dec
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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@JudyEv (148678)
• Bunbury, Australia
6 Dec
If I had a professional camera I'd get it set up then never touch the settings so it would be wasted on me.
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@youless (95327)
• Guangzhou, China
6 Dec
@JudyEv In the past I used the auto mode and now at least I try to use different modes
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@JudyEv (148678)
• Bunbury, Australia
6 Dec
@youless That's good because gradually you'll learn more about it.
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• Midland, Michigan
6 Dec
I've actually never heard that before unless it's because someone was able to get a macro or whatever it's called of s flower as I can't do that with my camera.
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@JudyEv (148678)
• Bunbury, Australia
6 Dec
Macro photos can be amazing too.
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• Midland, Michigan
6 Dec
@JudyEv and you have to have special cameras or not a run of the mill cameras anyway. The picture here is amazing, I didn't look at it close earlier. Did he change the coloring on the hills or was that done by his camera?
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@JudyEv (148678)
• Bunbury, Australia
6 Dec
@MarshaMusselman The early morning sun was on the hills and the lower parts still in shadow.
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@rakski (24388)
• Philippines
6 Dec
A great camera is a plus but I think however good is your camera, there are qualities a photographer have that some does not have even with a good camera.
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@JudyEv (148678)
• Bunbury, Australia
6 Dec
It seelms aA good photographer can take great photos even with a standard camera.
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@rakski (24388)
• Philippines
6 Dec
@JudyEv that is really true. They can see more than ordinary people. They have creativity around their mind that goes with everything they see.
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@responsiveme (22024)
• India
6 Dec
In Vince's case ,a very good photographer. What a wonderful photo
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@JudyEv (148678)
• Bunbury, Australia
6 Dec
Thanks. I really like this one.
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6 Dec
Nice caption @judy ??
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@JudyEv (148678)
• Bunbury, Australia
6 Dec
Welcome to myLot. Do you enjoy taking photos too?
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6 Dec
@JudyEv yes i love taking pics too especially when i got married I keep on taking pic of my daughter.
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@JudyEv (148678)
• Bunbury, Australia
6 Dec
@rioechavez06 We have dozens of photos of our two boys too but now they are in their 40s.
@ilocosboy (42049)
• Philippines
6 Dec
For me, I choose good camera because I'm not a good photographer In here, when someone have beautiful hair they will ask "what's your shampoo."
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@JudyEv (148678)
• Bunbury, Australia
6 Dec
Haha. I like that one too!
6 Dec
I guess you need to have both to create beautiful photos. That's a lovely photo, btw.
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@JudyEv (148678)
• Bunbury, Australia
6 Dec
You're probably right. I'm glad you like the photo.
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@much2say (41385)
• United States
6 Dec
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 .
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@JudyEv (148678)
• Bunbury, Australia
6 Dec
Haha. I think my keyboard is pretty ordinary. I wonder if I'd do better with a dearer model?
@teamfreak16 (42965)
• Denver, Colorado
10 Dec
A great photo is a great photo (and that is a stunning photo!) I took this with a cheap cell phone!
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@JudyEv (148678)
• Bunbury, Australia
10 Dec
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.
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@teamfreak16 (42965)
• Denver, Colorado
10 Dec
@JudyEv - But he made the podium by finishing a respectable third place!
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@teamfreak16 (42965)
• Denver, Colorado
10 Dec
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@topffer (37148)
• France
6 Dec
Great photo ! I take mainly crappy pictures. It is only by accident that there is a good one times to times, because the camera is good.
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@JudyEv (148678)
• Bunbury, Australia
6 Dec
So the camera is a bit inconsistent I guess?
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@topffer (37148)
• France
6 Dec
@JudyEv You are kind, the inconsistent one is the photographer.
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@JudyEv (148678)
• Bunbury, Australia
7 Dec
@topffer Unlike my oven. It is incredibly inconsistent.
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@DeborahDiane (25575)
• Laguna Woods, California
6 Dec
@JudyEv - It is a fabulous photo! It almost doesn't even look like a photo ... more like a painting. No camera could do that alone. It takes a great photographer to pull off something like this!
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@JudyEv (148678)
• Bunbury, Australia
6 Dec
Thanks very much. I'll now tell Vince he must have an EXTRA good camera.
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• Laguna Woods, California
7 Dec
@JudyEv An EXTRA good camera!
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@JudyEv (148678)
• Bunbury, Australia
7 Dec
@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!
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@FayeHazel (23560)
• United States
6 Dec
Ah no, even the best camera wouldn't produce good results if a not-good photographer were using it
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@JudyEv (148678)
• Bunbury, Australia
6 Dec
I agree completely but in the hands of a skilled operator, a standard camera is capable of some great work.
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@FayeHazel (23560)
• United States
7 Dec
@JudyEv So true! Or I came up with another one - you wouldn't say that a painter who did a nice painting has good paints
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@JudyEv (148678)
• Bunbury, Australia
7 Dec
@FayeHazel That's true. Or a great violinist must have an expensive instrument.
@wolfgirl569 (16805)
• Marion, Ohio
6 Dec
I think it takes a good camera but also a good operator for the camera.
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@JudyEv (148678)
• Bunbury, Australia
6 Dec
A really fancy camera would be wasted in my hands as I'd get it adjusted how I wanted to then never tamper with it.
@wolfgirl569 (16805)
• Marion, Ohio
6 Dec
@JudyEv I am happy with a point and shoot.
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@JudyEv (148678)
• Bunbury, Australia
6 Dec
@wolfgirl569 Me too.
@Courage7 (26989)
• United States
7 Dec
Both of course..it takes both Judy. I love this photo.
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@JudyEv (148678)
• Bunbury, Australia
8 Dec
Yes, you are right but it is the human element that is most important I think.
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@Courage7 (26989)
• United States
9 Dec
@JudyEv I can agree yes.
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@Janet357 (7689)
7 Dec
For me, both of them. You just said you love to take pictures, meaning you have an eye what is the best angle. And such wouldnt be achieved without the help of a good camera. By the way, this is the best picture i have ever seen here on mylot!
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@JudyEv (148678)
• Bunbury, Australia
8 Dec
Thank you. My husband took it. He is really into photography but I like taking photos too.
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@Janet357 (7689)
8 Dec
@JudyEv it’s a work of a professional.
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• Anchorage, Alaska
7 Dec
I just like to use my own camera. I like to use my camera on my phone because it's quick and easy and more affordable than buying a general camera.
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@JudyEv (148678)
• Bunbury, Australia
7 Dec
Some phones now take really great photos, equally as good as many cameras.
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• Anchorage, Alaska
8 Dec
@JudyEv that's true and it's interesting how cameras and phones with cameras have both evolved over the years.
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