The holiday season will soon be upon us and I’ve been starting to think about what goodies I could put on my wish list.
It seems like there’s always some photography-related gadget I’m coveting, and I’ll think, “If only I had __________, then I’d really be ready to _________.”
With photography, it’s so easy to get caught up in the hype of the latest models and newest toys. But in reality, you can get by with very little – so long as you have the right pieces.
These are my only 3 lenses. They’re not considered “the best” by most pros, but they’ve done the job for me and they’re all I’ve ever owned. When I want a better lens, I’ll rent one for far cheaper than buying one new.
Yes, equipment can matter and certain images can only be achieved with the very best tools. But for me, it’s not about what camera model the photographer used, whether it was on a tripod or if they used a fancy Photoshop action to finish off the photo.
Good photography is way more about the method, the technique and the creativity of the photographer.
Sure, there are absolutely things I’d like to have this season. I’ve been wanting to try out a Lensbaby and have wanted a teleconverter for some time. But do I need them? No. Will Santa bring me one of them? Probably not.
I’m okay with this, though, because I really don’t need them and it’s not as high on my list of priorities as some other things. I’d much rather put more money in the piggy bank for my next trip.
But that’s just me. What are your priorities and what are you hoping for this season?