Friday, February 13, 2009

Friday Funnay: 15 Truths About Photography

A poster on the Digital Photography School forum started a thread about this list of "15 Truths About Photography" which were created by the author of the "Enticing the Light" blog. He says these are HIS TRUTHS, so what are YOUR TRUTHS?

15 Truths about Photography

1) All camera brands build great cameras.

2) All camera brands build crap cameras.

3) A good photographer will take great pictures with a crappy camera. A bad photographer won’t take a good picture with any camera.

4) Film is just as good as digital. It’s also just as bad.

5) Expensive lenses don’t take better pictures than cheap ones, they simply let you take pictures in some circumstances where a cheap lens wouldn’t.

6) Most cheap lenses are better than you are a photographer.

7) Don’t buy a new camera until you’ve hit all its limitations and have found your photography restricted by them for at least 3 months. Do this, and you may never have to buy another camera ever again.

8) The grass is always sharper and its green channel displays increased tonal range on the other side of the fence. (Meaning: Everybody else’s pictures will always look better than yours, and everybody else’s camera will always seem better than yours.)

9) There is no such thing as a photograph that isn’t postprocessed.

10) You can tell how good a photographer is by the size of his waste-paper basket (or recycle bin).

11) Most of your pictures suck. So do everyone else’s.

12) If somebody tells you that their camera is fantastic and every picture comes out perfect, they’re lying (see Truth #11).

13) When you improve/upgrade your camera and lens system by 500%, your photographs increase in artistic quality by approximately 0%.

14) The more you complain about your camera system, the worse your photos are.

15) The artistic and technical quality of your latest photo is directly proportional to the number of activations on your shutter.

I definitely relate to No. 15, as I truly believe the best way to become a better photographer is to shoot and shoot often. Not only do you learn how to use your equipment better, but you learn how to compose and light correctly in different situations. My photography has definitely improved over the last nearly two years simply because I keep pushing myself.


Jeffrey Bennett said...

Oh, that's awesome Sheba!! This is really funny, yet so true. LOL!

Sheba Wheeler said...

Every day it seems as if a new one off the list becomes more apparent! :)

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