Oct 18, 2011

The Perfect Camera

What kind of camera do you use?
Something like this....................or more like this?

Or something nicer? Maybe you don't even own your own camera.(borrowing is a great deal ;) )

Whatever you use, I have some encouragement, (and a challenge) for you.

You don't need a big, heavy, and super-nice professional camera to take good photos.
That's what I said.
You can take great photos, even amazing photos, with a point and shoot.

SOOC | From my point and shoot camera
It isn't what you hold up to your eye that counts, it's what you capture that counts.

Photography is art. And art comes in all different shapes, sizes, forms and colors. Don't be discouraged if you don't have your dream camera.

I should point out, too, that a nice camera does not make a good photographer. You could give a really nice camera to someone who isn't a photographer, and still get some pretty bad photos. You could also give a professional photographer a really awful camera, and that person would produce some wonderful images despite the quality of the camera.

Are you getting it? It doesn't always take great equipment to take great photos. Sure, it helps. I won't go as far as to say that it doesn't matter what you use. But for the most part, it is what you do with the camera that makes or breaks the photo.

Know how to use your camera! Learn photography and you will get better! I am an example of that :) 31 Days to a Better Photo is a great place to start.

The right equipment for you might not be the most expensive stuff on the market.

You can outgrow a camera. If you've learned pretty much everything you can on that camera, and you find yourself wanting to take you photography a step further, maybe it is time to start thinking about getting a new camera.

"The right tool will not make the photographer,
it will simply make the right photographer more effective."
from 31 Days to a Better Photo

The hardest thing for me in all this is learning to be content with what I have. I look at photos that some people take, and I see their huge, heavy cameras, and I think, wow, I wish I had a camera like that. I bet I would be so much better at photography if I could just use a nicer camera!

But then I have to stop and remember that I am learning so much still. I really do have a great camera, and an working to get some good photos out of it. Read more about my camera here...

I hope that was encouraging... go take a few photos!

Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, "Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you."
Hebrews 13:5


  1. My camera is like the first one. A photography teacher I once had was famous for saying that the real camera is inside your head.

    ~Joy Caroline

  2. Hi Joy! That is so true... Great quote :D
    Nice to see new readers here too... ;)

  3. Thanks so much, Elise. Your post was such an encouragement to me.