(what camera equipment do you use?)

99% of all my shots are taken with a canon 5DM2 paired with a canon 24L. so this is probably the most common question i've gotten in my inbox from the curious minds. and i think it's the go to question people tend to ask when they see a good photo but that doesn't mean if you go out and buy the same exact camera with the same exact lens that you will be able to take the same exact shot. i mean, in literal terms, yes you can. but the whole point is that it's never the equipment you use. this is so cliche to say this but it doesn't matter what camera or lens you use. i can honestly go out and buy an entry level dslr and rock a cheap manual wide angle lens that i picked up at the flea market and still be able to knock out a photo shown below. to be a good photographer doesn't mean to have the most expensive shit. you have to have an eye for it. a taste in composition and visual expression and interpretation. a photo is supposed to mean something to the person that took the photo. it should be able to evoke mood.
a photographer is simply a writer, 
a camera is simply a pen,
a photograph is simply a story.

if you see things in this perspective, you are one step closer into being a better creative. i see a lot of these beginners going out and copping $3000 cameras with a $2000 glass but they put out some mediocre photos. i mean if you got that much money laying around then hell yea, but it just goes to show that just cause you have expensive ass gear, it don't mean that you can put out some killer shots. photography is a skill set that's learned through experience. countless hours of experimenting different techniques. i am no pro and will never consider myself as a professional photographer. i take photos cause i like doing this shit. so for everyone who has asked me advice on what camera to pick up.. just pick up whatever camera is in your budget and master the fuck out of it until you come to the point where you realize you need to upgrade to a better camera. don't force yourself to not have enough money to feed yourself because you wanted to get a baller ass camera... keep yourself fed. start from a comfortable standing and work your way up. best of luck to you all.

keep the questions coming y'all.

 
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