Simplicity and Photography. It’s not about the gadgets.

Two links to Ken Rockwell’s site, both of these articles resonant with me.

Regarding the first article, as a somewhat gadget obsessed dude that also like photography I can empathize. I know that some of my best photographs were with relatively ancient cameras; and some of my worst photos have been with the “latest and greatest”.

The second article is similar to the first one,  except going into a bit more of what really makes for good photography.

Article #1 Simplicity

If I put this effort into learning to see better instead of buying more cameras, my photos would be a lot better than they are today.

Article #2 What is Photography?

As most beginners discover instantly, simply having the best tools and technically sharp images doesn’t get the glorious, passion-inspiring results they intended.
Painters and other artists often pick up any crappy camera and make excellent images fast because they know seeing, visualization, composition and lighting, and immediately apply basic adjustments to change brightness and to optimize colors.

Enjoy, and a big thanks to Ken for writing nice articles!

NOTE: one of my favorite photos of all time, taken with a relatively ancient Olympus E-20 camera:

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