When I first started photography I would constantly think to myself that I needed all this gear to take a solid photo. Whether it be certain lights, light modifiers, lenses, cameras the list goes on. As the years pass and my experience grows I realize you dont need all the top of the line gear or much gear for that matter to take a solid shot.
“A camera is only as good as the person behind it”. Great quote, one ive benefited from since the first time I heard it. I stopped focusing so much on the gear and focused more on me and honing my skills as a photographer. After all you are the one sliding the dials, pressing the buttons and taking the pictures. You could have all the gear in the world and well, if you suck….so will your images. Thats why every shoot, I strive to make it better than the last. Trying new techniques, different poses, new angles, different light set ups etc. The list can go on and on.
Back to that quote though. On a recent test shoot, I had the pleasure of meeting a fellow photographer named Arick Elion. This guy killed the shoot and got amazing results. Whats more amazing? He did it with only an entry level DSLR and kit lens. Heres one of the results. Perfect example you dont need much to take a solid shot. Check out some of his other work as well. Arick Elion Official Website