How a Cool Camera Can Make You a Better Photographer

We often hear about how gear does not matter, and while that is a well-meaning sentiment, the truth is a bit more nuanced than that. In fact, the right piece of gear can actually make you a better photographer. This great video essay discusses why that is and will help you find a little inspiration along the way. 

Coming to you from GxAce, this insightful video essay discusses why the right camera can make you a better photographer. I completely agree with the sentiment: while we should not use camera tech as a crutch or the lack thereof as an excuse, at the other end of the spectrum, the right piece of gear can be inspiring to use. After all, if you are having fun and are excited to pick up a piece of gear, you are more likely to head out to take photos and to commit more time and effort to the creative process. There is often a fine line between being excited by gear and falling into a cycle of buying gear to fill boredom, a deficit of ability, or something else, so be sure to check in with yourself often. At the same time, though, work with tools that make you excited to do the job. Check out the video above for the full rundown.

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Alex Cooke is a Cleveland-based portrait, events, and landscape photographer. He holds an M.S. in Applied Mathematics and a doctorate in Music Composition. He is also an avid equestrian.

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Yup, I agree. A GPS camera drone has really improved my photography, along with built-in computational photography with my flagship smart phone!