While it’s true that having the newest, fanciest camera is nowhere near as important as the person behind the lens, there’s much to be said about how a camera’s features can help you to develop as a photographer. In this short video, travel photographer Mitchell Kanashkevich explains how.
As Kanashkevich notes, no individual camera will simply turn you into a better photographer, but certain technologies have arrived in the last five or ten years that give you greater creative possibilities and different modes of working.
For me, one of the biggest changes after having left my Canon 6D behind and moved into the world of mirrorless is the silent shutter. I find myself shooting more and more natural light portraits, and for some subjects, not having that glaringly obvious clunk each time I capture a frame allows for a slightly more natural interaction. The model can relax a bit more, and for people who are uncomfortable in front of the camera, this small change — though very subtle — can make a difference.
So, a camera doesn’t make you a better photographer, but it can allow you to take photographs that you otherwise might not have taken. So therefore, does it make you a better photographer? Thoughts in the comments, please!