CH: I was just reading through one of my daily photography emails I get (mind you it's from early November as that's where I currently am in catching up on my email) - and the writer of this edition had an interesting thing to say at the end which I thought I would share with you :)
"You can have thousands of dollars worth of gear and not be able to take a good shot to save your life (contrary to what Aston Kutcher might like you to believe). You can also use a cheap, plastic toy camera and do some amazing things. Cameras are tools. Just tools. Don’t think that just because the guy next to you has a lens bigger than a small child, than his shots will be better than yours. Just shoot, have fun, and always keep experimenting." - Tris Hussey
Amen to that. :)
JH: I couldn't agree more. The proof is in the photo! In looking through photography site after photography site in search for photos for my Autism Prose site, I found such garbage out there. Sure, the photographer threw their portfolio up on a flash site. Snappy. Sure, the photographer obviously had a lot of shoots under their belt. Commendable. But I certainly wouldn't pay for their style and quality.
What I love about watching Avery James Photography develop is that I can expect to see something interesting every time I look at a new shoot in your portfolio. It's never boring! Keep up the good work and keep experimenting!
CH: Thanks :) :) And I completely agree with what you said...it's interesting how many people think that just because they have a professional camera, that they are a pro at what they do....I know I have a nice camera (although one day I will have an even better one) - but I also know that I have a LOT of learning to do....and every day I am absorbing as much as I can in several educational ways. It has consumed me. :)
P.S. Thanks for titling the post...I saw it just now and I was like - did I write that? That doesn't sound like something I would have said.....what did I title it? Maybe I didn't title it? Now I can't remember....LoL!