It is amazing how many times people say to me "yeah, but you have such a good camera". What I always say is that it isn"t about the camera. Most of the time nobody believes me and thinks if they get a better camera with more megapixels and bigger a lens they will take better photos. That isn"t true, successful photography is about 3 basic things. - The light - the most important thing to create a stunning image. 95% of my photos are taken at sun rise or sun set. The light in an image makes a massive difference and saturates the colours and creates a more dramatic image.
- The composition - All good photos have great composition. Photos should be easy to look at and your eye should be guided around the image. Great photos have great composition
- Timing - even landscape photography is about timing. This maybe the time of year, time of month or time of day. Timing is crucial - sometimes you have to wait for the correct light, the correct weather or the position of the sun and moon.
I often take photos on my iphone - to record a location I want to go back to. Ok - the iphone is never going to be great for creating an A2 print. But - it is amazing the quality of photos that you can get. Take a look at 3 photos I have taken recently...
St Ives at dusk - Taken with iPhone 4
Millenium Wheel, London - Taken with the iPhone 4
Coniston, Lake District - Taken with iPhone 4
All these photos were taken with an iPhone 4 and only cropped - no other editing was done. They all follow the 3 rules above - light, composition and timing. So - don"t go and buy a new camera or lens - use what you have got and concentrate more on your technique - you may be suprised!!