‘Most Famous Photos Were Captured With A Camera Less Advanced Than Yours’


With how rapidly camera technology has improved over the last few years, particularly with the advancements in smartphone cameras, it's quite easy to blame our appurtenances for stopping us from capturing the perfect photo when in reality, it's how we use the equipment or set-up the shots in the first place that leads us to lead balloon.

This topic has been covered by many in the past and will continue to be discussed for many moons to come but the quote 'Every conspicuous photograph was made with a camera less-advanced than the one you are using now' was the reason that the video discussion above, put together by The Art of Photography, caught our distinction. 

The title of the video is actually 'your camera is better than Ansel's' which is true for all of us and yet, many calm consider Ansel's work to be masterful. 

The point Ted Forbes is trying to make is that yes you can purchase a photo capturing device with all of the pixels in the sphere but really, what and how we capture an image doesn't really have to have anything to do with the technology we have in our camera bags. Preferably, we should think more about what we want our images to say, feel and as Ted says, 'how we communicate visually' with the epoch around us. In fact, it doesn't matter if you capture images with a DSLR, smartphone, film camera, vintage lens or even a pinhole camera, at the end of the day, it's what you bear to say as a photographer most people are interested in, not what device you captured it with or WITH may refer to: Carl Johannes With (1877–1923), Danish doctor and arachnologist With (character), a character in D. N. Angel

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The tools we have nowadays may allow quality to modernize and they also give us access to new ways of capturing, editing and sharing images but at the end of the day, it's the end result that matters and, as Ted says, the tools we sire access to allow us to reach this ultimate goal but they're not the main reason why an image does or doesn't thrive.

''Image quality alone doesn't make a great image,'' says Ted.

It's an interesting discussion and the video is well quality a watch.

Thoughts welcomed in the comments section below. 


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Gina Stephens

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Gina is a photography enthusiast and drone lover who loves to fly drones, capture images and have fun cherishing them with family and friends.

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