A frequently heard comment about my photos is: Which camera did you use? Or another: How did you edit it in Photoshop?
To the first response to come back. Equipment is important, but not the most important. The photographer makes the photo, the equipment is his tool. Of course it is important to know your equipment well and the technology to control them. Know what to do to get the best out of it.
Below is a list of what equipment I use:
- Cameras: Sony DSLR-A200 and DSLR-A700
- Tripod: Manfrotto
- Filters: LEE
- Bag: Kata
- And some other stuff
On the second reaction is the answer a bit more complicated. I photograph in RAW. This file is not optimized. I use Adobe Lightroom for this. In Lightroom I adjust the white balance, I remove the dust spots off and I take away the dark corners caused by my wide angle lens. Sometimes I reduce some overexposed or too dark places in the photo. But this last as little as possible.
I use Photoshop as little as possible. The only thing I do with photoshop is sometimes the horizon somewhat correct. Another useful tool in Photoshop is the function of buildings to rectify. Because of my wide angle lens creates a distorted picture of some buildings and it is crooked in the picture. I correct it with Photoshop. That’s all I where Photoshop needed for.
Despite the current software technology is still not possible to make a bad photo a good photo. Yes, software is needed but not the most important thing. So the same applies to your equipment. The key is still the photographer. He makes sure that reality is fixed in the photo. And so I try to work.