I wanted to call this post why the latest and greatest high resolution full frame camera with all those extra pixels and million frames per second won’t make your photo’s any better. But it just doesn’t roll off the tongue so easy and it seems a bit too long to be a snappy title. So instead I have called it myths of photography because it is a myth that the manufacturers love to slide under our noses regularly so we go out and buy the latest camera or lens or whatever.
So why won’t it then I hear you ask? In my opinion its because cameras do not take the picture it is the operator, the human, us the people that make photographs, not the camera. When we are moved enough to press that shutter release, when we see meaning in a subject that speaks to us, and when we occasionally manage to make it transfer from the scene in front of us to the sensor or film or whatever, then it doesn’t matter whether we are using the best camera that money can buy or a shoe box with a home made lens and a piece of light sensitive paper inside.
what other myths about photography there are floating around there, things like “the camera never lies” …..