Sunday, January 18, 2009

Flags of our tech

Flags of our tech, originally uploaded by dbwalker.

Stages of camera ownership.

Lust: If only I had X camera I could take cool pictures

Acquisition: You get it and take some shots and revel in the newness

Regret: You realize the limitations of the new camera and lament them.

Acceptance: Finally you realize that interesting people take interesting pictures of interesting things. The camera has little or nothing to do with it.


monstergirlee said...

check out the photo I posted using my new lens - turned out pretty cool. I really like that fish-eye distortion, and its fun. I see what you mean tho about losing f-stops.

monstergirlee said...

oh, and like danny always says - a bad craftsman blames his tools. I try to learn from those blue-collar words of wisdom - hee-hee

dbwalker said...
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dbwalker said...

Not as much blaming the tools as a desire to transcend them. It speeks to questions I find I'm asking more and more:

Why do I like photography so much?

What is it about that particular photo that I like so much?

How can I take better photographs?

The more I ask them, the more the answers change...