There are no rules for good photographs, there are only good photographs.--Ansel Adams
Photography is my passion but it does rile up my Gemini nature.
On the one hand, I firmly believe that the best camera for a shot is the one that you have with you. Let's face it, we don't always have our main DSLRs with us. But we all pretty much have our cell phones, which are equipped with cameras that are improving in quality by the day.
Some of my best photos have been with a cell phone. The picture above is one of them. It has won awards and even graced the walls of local galleries.
So, why is it, on the other hand, I feel that a photo with anything other than a "real" camera is less then. Why do i feel almost like I'm cheating on my camera when I make a great photo with my phone.
I mean in the beginning pin hole cameras, which were pretty low tech, were used to capture some pretty amazing photos.
This is something I think about and have been working on. And I work on embracing the quote above by the great Ansel Adams. Because regardless of the equipment used, since the beginning of photography, there is one constant that has always been there and will always be there. The most important tool to a great photo is YOU--ME--WHOEVER is behind the instrument creating the photo.
What are your thoughts on the matter?