Monday, January 17, 2011

One a Day Photo Project Blog

So yesterday I was over at my relatives and my aunt showed me the One a Day photo blog by Jon Woodbury. He talks about how the photographer makes good pictures not good cameras. He proves this by undertaking a challenge in which he take a picture each day using only his phone camera on his android. I really liked his posts and how he showed that good cameras don't make good photographers because that is a big misconception. Someone that I know bought themselves a Canon 40D and a L series telephoto lens and was trying to take pictures of swimmers during our meet. This would have been fine, however, she had her on camera flash going off while trying to take telephoto shots which is a big no no and she had her camera set to manual!!! Why even buy such a nice camera if you don't even learn how to use the features that you paid for? She could have bought a point-n-shoot and taken the same pictures and she most likely wouldn't be able to tell the difference between pictures taken with that and her 40D since she didn't know how to use it. The only way she would have noticed is if she were to blow it up huge, but that isn't very likely. This blog is a great way to see that you don't need a good camera to be a good photographer.