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Don't blame your equipment if you take a bad photograph

Don't blame your equipment if you take a bad photograph - Damien Lovegrove tells us why you need to invest time in yourself then go out and buy great equipment.

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Damien LovegroveThe Lovegroves burst onto the wedding photography scene in 2000 and it took them just two years to reach the top of their game.  Prophotonut is Damien Lovegrove's extensive resource base for photographers turning pro. Check out his DVDs, book and training workshops. To check out his latest DVD 'Big Day' visit prophotonut and lovegroveconsulting.

Here's his tip:

"Keep the following three core facts in the back of your mind when making equipment or other investment decisions:

  • The photographer sees the picture
  • The lens makes the image
  • The camera records it

It's obvious I know, but it always amazes me to see photographers blaming their cameras for producing bad pictures. A great photographer could shoot a wedding on a Nokia phone. It's what you see that counts. If you are skilled enough to see great pictures, then invest in excellent lenses to make the images for you. Great lenses really do make a difference. If you struggle to see great pictures or you feel you are missing opportunities invest in yourself. Learn how to see the light and understand perspective."




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23 Jun 2010 8:27PM
This is so true.
I'm re-learning photography by using 30 - 50 year range finder or zone focus equipment that does not have sensors or histograms. I'm learning about extinction light meters and composition. I'm also learning to move about and look. If the image I make works then good; but if it doesn't then I use photoshop to look for images within the image. A good photographer knows how to look and seeing an image is the foundation of creating an in image.
Good tip.

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