With all the cool technology spiraling around us, it is incredibly easy to get caught up in the numbers and specs of our favorite gadgets and devices. Moreover, we seem to always want the newest and the fastest of everything, standing on the flimsy rationale that they will make our lives so much better in every way imaginable.
For photographers, this rationale is a distraction at best, a monolith of an obstacle at worst. If you are unhappy with or uninspired by the photographs you are currently producing, the answer is not to buy new stuff; that will only serve to lighten your pockets, while providing no real solution to your ordeal. So, if your ultimate goal is to create photos that you (and your audience) truly enjoy, photos that grab the attention of all who view them, photos that encourage more than a passing glance, then learning to “see” may just be the shot in the arm that you need as a photographer.