What Camera Do You Use? That Probably Ain’t The Best Question To Be Askin’ A Photographer – A blog post based on conversations with photographers.
What Camera Do You Use? Here’s Why That Probably Ain’t The Best Question To Be Askin’ A Photographer
The question itself is useful however, the reason why we ask it may not be useful.
In my experience, most photographers ask that question to other photographers because the photographers askin’ the question equate the camera used with the photographers abilities. For instance, if we’re makin’ judgements about a photographer based on the camera a photographer uses we might as well judge a chef based on the pan they used to cook that $30.00 main course we’re chewin’ on.
When I ask the question I’m asking it from the perspective of a photography teacher. To clarify, I want to know about the process of the photographer I may be working with. Of course, the camera that we use is important but the camera is incidental to what we do as photographers. Always, our process should drive our choice of camera, not the other way around.
In The End It’s The Picture That Matters
What matters more? Experiencing of the sensations of the food in our mouth or the equipment that was used to cook the food?
What matters more? The photograph that we see or the camera that was used to make the picture?
I would imagine the sensations of the food in our mouth and the photograph that we’re seeing matters the most.
What Camera Do I Use?
Whatever one I got.
Here’s a picture I made with a Sony DSC-V3, my first digital camera. The camera was a discontinued model when I bought it. I took it with me when I visited Yellowstone National Park and other places out West. When I was at Yellowstone there were plenty of photographers luggin’ around plenty of cameras and plenty of camera gear. My process includes not luggin’ around a lot of stuff. Hence, my choice of camera. Here’s the picture–> https://photographs.samdamico.com/image/I0000.osoc2pOKNI