At some point throughout the day, stop and reflect on what is really being celebrated.
I’m simply tired/frustrated/ticked/disappointed (you get the idea, fill in the blank) at folks who discount the value of mobile cameras for shooting anything. Stills. Video. Doesn’t matter. This isn’t about how great the mobile devices are becoming nowadays – I’ve always felt this way. It’s never been about the equipment ! Get it right people. There are plenty of videos out there where pros take the challenge of unlimited gear vs. mobile phone. And the results? Well, judge for yourself. Here’s just one example I found. And if it’s good enough for Steven Soderbergh, then it’s good enough for me. I’m not saying that the mobile device should be your go-to camera – it’s simply another tool in the proverbial toolbox of gear. Chase Jarvis even wrote a book about it.
“It’s NEVER been about the equipment!”
So, quit comparing megapixels and L-Series or Art lenses. Stop the ridiculous talk about the sheer size of the camera/lens system. Or how much it weighs. Stop talking about how much everything costs. This is nonsense. It’s only ever been about the photographer and their eye. Give the most expensive gear to a noob – see what happens. Give a point-and-shoot to a pro – see what happens. Makes me wonder what brilliant things Ansel Adams would have done with an iPhone.
“And the angel said unto them, ‘Fear not, for behold, I bring unto you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the City of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.’ And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host, praising God, and saying, ‘Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.’ That’s what Christmas is all about, Charlie Brown.”
– Linus Van Pelt
They say that when you’re doing what you love, you never work a day in your life. If that’s true, I’ve NOT been working a crazy amount these days.
…or “Hurry Home?” I couldn’t really decide which way to go. Complete inside joke that only a few will understand, but in the meantime, enjoy April Fool’s Day.
Apparently I’m taking requests now.
Come on Spring – kinda tired of riding my bike inside all the time. Need some variety.