It's not always the hardware
Updated: Apr 10, 2019
Some of your greatest photos will come from the simplest hardware; it's a matter of being in the right place at the right time. Modern cell phones have some of the best cameras around if you're close enough to get the capture. Trekking waterproof cameras run a tiny sensor and marginal optics - but they're light, durable and with you, as opposed to the 6 pound bag of DSLR, lenses, flashes, battery grips and more.
Example - this simple photo was taken on a Canon point and shoot, the Powershot D30.
That's not a terrible photo right there; a bit flat on the exposure and the cropping could be tighter. A few minutes in Photoshop to crop it to a nice 5x7 desk photo, tweaking the histogram and punching up the contrast you end up with:
A bit better - you can also run a slew of effects, from B&W to sepia to brush-strokes to the image, regardless of what you captured it with. The key though, is to always have some camera with you and ready to go!
I hope you've enjoyed this article - leave your thoughts in the comments!
- Will England