|The Milwaukee Museum of Art|
"The best camera is the one that's with you." - Chase Jarvis.
In some ways, I understand that the best camera is the one that's with you, but it's not true for me. I have an iPhone in my pocket everyday and walk past dozens of photo opportunities without seeing them. I know the camera in the phone can capture nice images, but the scene would have to reach out and hit me before I would notice.
For me, the best camera is one that reminds me that I love photography. When I pick up a "real" camera, I become aware of the beauty and texture of the world around me. I see things that I would not take time to see otherwise.
A "real" camera does not have to be an expensive digital SLR. It can even be an iPhone. As long as it initiates the mental transition into "photographer."
|Lake Michigan from the Milwaukee Museum of Art|
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