Yes. Equipment matters, but wait! You certainly don’t need to spend a lot of money buying sophisticated cameras, expensive lenses, multiple accessories, and cool gadgets. Even some smartphones have good-enough built-in cameras that can produce amazing results. Don’t you believe me? Take a look at the iPhone Photography Awards galleries for example. And even Jerry Ghionis, an Australian photographer, won the fourth place in the Wedding & Portrait Photographers International annual contest with just an iPhone. In this blog I will teach you how to get the most out of your camera, whatever the camera you have.
However, I also must say that if you really want to take photography to the next level, you may want to invest in a good camera. In many cases, the equipment can make the difference. A great camera sensor for poor lighting situations, a powerful lens for really closeups or far away objects, a way to take pictures at night with a tripod and some other camera features or accessories could just make a whole lot of a difference.
A serious and educated photographer knows that a DSLR camera and certain features and accessories are very important and won’t go for less. But before getting there, you need to understand the basics so you know what type of camera, lenses and accessories (if any) you will go after.