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As with many things, the end quality depends on the weakest link. Because most cameras are quite good, even cheap ones (even from mobile phones), the weakest link is mostly the person behind the camera. When learning some theory and practice, photographers can work around some pitfalls of cameras, but also knowing the shortcomings of a camera. When that ...


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Gear doesn't matter... until it does. While it is true that better gear won't make you a better photographer, it is equally true that any photographer is limited by the capabilities of the gear being used. It's not just "lesser" types of gear that technically constrain photographers. Even the very best available photographic gear imposes technical limits on ...


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Think about it like automobiles. A racing car or a semi-trailer truck would be awful to use on a grocery shopping trip no matter how 'pro' those automobiles are. But, someone who is in the business of moving goods across the country isn't going to pick the racing car or the family car either. Most of the professional photographers I've met or read about ...


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A "Good quality camera" is Very important to good quality photography, however the real question you are looking for is something like "what aspects make for good quality in a camera for a given subject matter?" Cameras are tools, and you use a tool suited to the task at hand. A small tack hammer is not much use in driving railroad spikes or breaking up ...


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A 'good' camera is much harder to use than a phone. The trade-off between being able to snap precisely what you want rather than what the phone will give you is that to get precisely what you want you have to know precisely how to get it. A good photographer can always get the best out of a phone, because they already know what it will do to their shot. ...


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Great answers here, but I will add my two cents. Not as important as the person using the camera. "Good Photographer" Change the word "good" to "knowledgeable". A Knowledgeable Photographer can not only make even a poor camera work its best but will know how light behaves, and how cameras need to be used to capture the light (and that sensors are ...


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How important is a good quality camera for good photography? It's often said that a good photographer supposedly, "Can make any photo good with any camera." Define "good" ;) If you care about things like resolution, low light ability, dof control, raw image format, etc, then yes, the quality and expense of the camera does matter for your photographs. ...


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I take roughly the opposite view to Иво Недев. It depends significantly on what is meant by amateur and pro - both for the user and the camera AND what the situation is. A top photographer with almost any modern DSLR / mirrorless will be able to achieve superb results in most cases and, IMHO, will be able to achieve superior results to an amateur with a '...


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Let's see what photography is similar to.... while deferring to existing advice. Outdoor sport. Hiking especially. Advice for hikers should apply here. Some similarities to team sport too if we are talking about a hectic reportage situation (constantly in motion). Stage/Rigging work - when doing hard core studio setups. Health and safety advice exists ...


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Some good general health practices to consider: If you have special health needs, consult an appropriate medical provider. Use medical providers that follow standard medical guidelines. In the United States, the main guidelines are established by the US Preventative Services Taskforce. Recommendations are graded based on supporting evidence. Limit your use ...


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