equipment and whether it matters

When they say, “Equipment does not matter.”, what they are really saying is that it matters less – less than the composition, the expression, the moment being captured, the light, the thought behind the photograph, etc. You just cannot get the same results shooting on a 55-200mm 5.6G Nikkor as compared to shooting on a 70-200mm 2.8 VR II Nikkor.

It helps to have a fantastic lens, camera and lights. But it’s terrible if you believe that it is impossible to make a good picture without fantastic equipment.

I don’t have an Octabank, yet. So I cut out eight holes in an old pair of jeans and put that over my Elinchrom. Sure it’s not an Octabank but it’s a lot better than using the light bare.

If you lean on the equipment, you will not be pushed to get creative, which will be quite a sorry loss in the long term. Of course, if you have the money and couldn’t care less about the long term, happy shopping! Send me some too.