Nope, the camera doesn't make the photographer. Yes, an awesome photographer can create beauty with the crappiest of cameras. Your tool is your eye, your vision, your heart. However, that doesn't mean an upgrade in gear is useless.
"Some things take time. Stay patient and positive."
When I started in 2007, I had a standard point and shoot Nikon camera. I loved it because it snapped when I hit the trigger and to me, although I could be biased, the photos were beautiful.
I saved for a year and purchased my first DSLR, a Nikon D80. That camera was my right hand man! I still have it and use it to this day and will never get rid of it. For one, it wouldn't sell for much cash anyway, but besides that, it's been what I have built my career with. I have captured so many families, so many stories and moments that it holds an incredible amount of value to me. From 2008 to 2013, that's all I shot with. In 2014, I switched from Nikon to Canon with the T5i, only using the Nikon for specific times. I knew a year ago which camera would be my first pro-sumer camera. This sweet little baby, the 5D Mark iii and opening the box to the camera and lens this morning felt amazing.
I wouldn't be where I am today without all of you inviting me into your lives, your families again and again and for that I am eternally grateful. I look forward to so many more memories made with this new addition to my family. ;)
Documenter of love
Wedding photographer. Writer. Empath. Ice cream connoisseur. Feels naked without nail polish.