Friday, September 27, 2013

Your Camera Doesn't Matter (most of the time)

Mom's Hibiscus, Metairie, LA  -  2013
(Click on photo to enlarge.)

While down in New Orleans to get my Mother's old house ready for sale, we had to prune all of the shrubs and trees in the yard. This hibiscus is growing near the front door and was about to take over the front step. Before I pruned it back to a more manageable size, I got a few pictures of its blooms. Mom would be pleased with the way her hibiscus is flourishing.

Internet photography writer Ken Rockwell posted an editorial several years back titled "Your Camera Doesn't Matter" in which he made the point that some knowledge of photographic technique is what makes for good photos, not the camera you use. The photo above is another example of the quality that can be had with today's "point and shoot" cameras. My little Canon A2000 was the only camera I brought on this trip, so I had to use it for everything. It has its limitations, but as you can see above, it will do a nice job for a flower photographer in good light. You don't need the most expensive camera in the store to take decent photos.


  1. Yes I agree with you and I love the lovely hibiscus and its color.

  2. More proof that it's the photographer and not the equipment. Beautiful.