There are often discussions amongst people about tech and art.  How do they relate?  Do you have to have a great camera in order to take beautiful photographs?  If you have a great camera does that mean you’re a pro?  Can you make art with cell phone cameras?  Of course, there is no single answer to all these questions… But here’s my 2cents.

Art comes from within.  The most beautiful photos are carefully composed, interestingly lit, and exposed in a way that brings out the best in the image.  I’ve shot some really stunning photos with my cell phone camera!  But when it comes to control, it just isn’t there.

Having a nice camera makes it easier to gain control of an image and compose/expose it the way you want in order to bring out the best in your art.  But having a nice camera is not going to make these things automatically happen.  You  need to understand exposure, light, focus, and composition before you will be able to shoot art that comes out the way you envisioned it would.  And if you do understand these elements, you’ll probably be able to shoot neat images even with the simplest equipment.

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