Saturday, December 06, 2008

It's Not the Camera, It's the Photographer

("Midnight Train to Humber," by Joel Charlebois)

I love to take pictures. My favorite "how-to" website is Ken Rockwell's here. Rockwell is a brilliant photographer who insists that the camera makes NO DIFFERENCE, because it's all about the shooter. Of course. You could be holding a Taylor guitar, but it's not the guitar, it's the player. A real guitar player can make beautiful music even on a Teisco (my very first electric guitar!).

A recent post proves Rockwell's point, as the picture to the right won a photo contest and was taken by an amateur using a point-and-shoot Canon Powershot.