The camera really doesn't matter

Nearly every photographer will have been asked, by someone admiring their photographs, what camera they use. Some photographers get very irritated by this assuming the enquirer thinks that if they had a similar camera they too could take similar pictures. Such questions don't irritate me as I think they are a good opportunity to educate someone on what does make a good picture.

Richard Dunn parody of Celine Dion singing All by Myself at Las Vagas airportRichard Dunn parody video

The camera is just a tool, what you create with that tool is the important thing. Whilst it is true that some tools have more technical capabilities than others all this means is the photographer must shape their creativity to match the tool available. A great example of this is a video made by Canadian Richard Dunn when he was stuck overnight at Las Vagas airport. Using just his iPhone, some sticky tape, and various items of luggage he produced a fantastic parody of Celine Dion's 1996 cover of "All By Myself."

All by myself from Richard Dunn on Vimeo.

For the record, I normally shoot with either an Olympus OMD em1 or and Olympus OMD em10. However some of my most popular images were shot and edited on an iPhone, and no, I'm not going to tell you which ones. Why? Because it doesn't matter what tool was used only what was created.