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Does a Specific Camera Make Better Pictures?

Great Camera Debate Part 5

Previously we looked at the different categories of digital cameras, such as Point and Shoot, Entry level, Prosumer and Pro cameras and I discussed the reasons you may prefer one over the other. As a matter of fact you may even need more than one kind of camera! For example I have a Pro DSLR and a small point and shoot camera. In this article we are going to look at the images from cameras in all the different categories to find out if the camera really makes good pictures or if there are other important elements to making good pictures besides camera type.

Does a Specific Camera Make Better Pictures?

The answer is NO! You can buy the most expensive violin in the world and give it to me to play a song for you. Will I play a good tune? Definitely not! And for the simple reason that I don’t know how to play a violin. Similar examples are all around us. Photography is an art and, like many artists, we use tools to express our feelings and talents. In THIS ARTICLE you can find more information about the art of photography.

Now back to our topic: all cameras are just tools. Some tools are more advanced and some are basic. The outcome depends on your skills and talents. Learning the techniques and thoroughly understanding your camera will enable you to create good pictures all the time. Look at this sample image:

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What camera was used for this photo? Photo credit to Cheryl Wiens

What camera was used to capture this photo? Was it a point and shoot camera? An entry level camera? Or a pro camera? It’s hard to say, isn’t it? Because the photo is correctly exposed and has good composition, it is next to impossible to say what type of camera was used.

Here is another example. Can you tell what type of camera made this picture?

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Here is the photo to discuss more. Was it a pro DSLR or just a point and shoot camera? Camera does not make better pictures, photographers do!

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Was it an iPhone? Point and shoot? Or DSLR? You let us know!

To find the answers, join our Rebel Photography Group on Facebook as I am going to post more images and invite the group to answer the questions. Even pro photographers will find it challenging to easily answer these questions.

What do you need to make Better pictures?

You need to learn about your camera and its potentials and limitations. You also need to know about photography techniques and how to control exposure. Then you are ready to make better pictures regardless if you are shooting with a compact camera or a pro camera body. Check our Upcoming Workshops to find a workshop to take your photography or photo editing skills to a whole new level. Or contact us for some Private Classes which will be customized to your needs.

That is all for now. Stay tuned for the next article where I am going to talk about lenses and the importance of high quality lenses.

Ted and the Omnilargess Team