In the last blog I talked about how we photographers view our camera equipment. This week I would like to talk about how the general public views our equipment. How many times have you showed someone an image that you took, and they said "wow, what a nice photo. You must have a really nice camera." WHAT!!!! Isn't it funny how photographers are never praised for their skills in photography. When a mechanic fixes a car they are not asked about what kind of tools they have. Artist are never told they must have had great brushes, and paints to have made that art, but us photographers always have to hear "what kind of camera did you use". I am here to set the story correct. A good photographer can take an outstanding picture with the simplist camera imaginable. We have trained our eyes to see things differently, and we also know how to compose, and what makes a good image. For me as a photographer, I get the most joy out of making images using the simplist equipment. I am beginning to look at this "what kind of camera" statement differently. Now when I hear this it makes me chuckle, knowing that I must be learning the art of photography. So remember the next time you get a good tasting meal to compliment the chef on the pots, and pans.