When a new camera is released, the main question in my mind is always, “Will it make me a more effective photographer?” In other words, will it give me capabilities that make me more valuable to the people who see and use my pictures? Before I replace what I’m currently using, I need to know what it can do. After 10 days with the new Nikon D850, I have the answer.
Getting to the next level is a deep priority for many who want to diversify their skill set and become more visually interesting to those who see their pictures. And really, getting to the next level should be a priority. Because your photography journey is truly endless, and each step you take along that path will get you closer to the photographer you wish to be.
The blinking cursor of social media almost pleads with you to say whatever is on your mind. In that moment, you’re holding a powerful microphone, and it’s connected to the world’s largest amplifier. Who’s listening?
Many people dream of wanting to make photography a bigger part of their lives. They are deeply passionate about pictures and they are often more talented than even they seem to realize. It’s amazing to see their joy when they realize that they can be the photographer they always wish they could be.
Perspective-control lenses are one of my secret weapons. They are tools that allow me to create pictures that would be nearly impossible to capture in any other way. They will always have a place in my camera bag, and they might deserve a place in yours too.
For the last several months my smartphone camera has remained in my pocket and I’ve been carrying around a new camera instead. It’s made an incredible difference in what I see, what I shoot, and most particularly in the quality of the images I capture. Most amazingly though, it’s a professional camera that also allows me to get any image to social media—within seconds.