DSLR CAMERAS ARE LAME.

Saigon, 2017 #ricohmafia

If you want to be cool, don’t buy a DSLR camera.

Why not?

First, they are big and heavy. You will make fewer photos with a DSLR. And true happiness in photography is making a lot of photos. I say stick with your phone.

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Second, DSLR cameras just don’t look cool. Ugly design.

Third, Having a bit camera doesn’t mean you are more “pro” or cool. Rather whenever I see someone with a DSLR, I think they’re a “noob.”

Fourth, transferring files from your camera to your laptop is a pain. Using a “connected camera” (aka, a phone camera) makes life easier. You can use your phone to shoot, edit your photos, and share.

Fifth, you’ll never be satisfied. DSLR cameras get outdated very quickly, and you can never have enough lenses.

Solution?

If you cannot afford a DSLR don’t desire one. Honestly, they’re overrated.

The only folks who really need a DSLR are probably wedding photographers.

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If you want an affordable camera, I shoot with a RICOH GR II.

If you’re rich and want good image quality, buy a medium format digital camera like the Pentax 645z. I think digital medium format cameras are the future.

Shot on phone. Mexico City, 2016. Processed with VSCO with a6 preset

Otherwise, just stick with your iPhone or Smartphone camera.

And lastly, don’t care so much about the camera or tool you use.

For street photography and daily photography, just use the smallest camera possible.

Shot on LG PHONE.

If you have GAS (gear acquisition syndrome), my suggestion:

Whenever you have an urge to buy a new camera or piece of gear, buy a photo book instead.

Also invest your money into traveling, having nice espressos at the coffee shop, taking your friends out for dinner or a beer, or investing in education, workshops, or experiences.

#cindyproject on phone

Money can buy happiness. But only if you invest it into yourself, experiences, and improving yourself and mind.

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BE STRONG,
ERIC


HOW TO CONQUER G.A.S. (Gear Acquisition Syndrome)

GAS: (Gear Acquisition Syndrome): wanting to buy new cameras, because you feel like your photos aren’t good enough, because your camera isn’t good enough:

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