The Biggest Myths and Misconceptions in Photography
You need a “real” camera to make good photos. iPhone and android phones are legitimate cameras. They’re essentially cameras with phones attached to them.
You must shoot RAW. I shoot JPEG and prefer it. RAW is for suckers, if your camera has good JPEG settings. JPEG simplifies and quickens your workflow, and often cameras like RICOH GR III have PHENOMENAL high contrast monochrome JPEG filters which actually look superior to processed RAW images. Same goes with RICOH positive film color preset.
You must have Instagram: I deleted my Instagram a few years ago, and I’m 1000x happier, and more artistic and innovative as a result. My self esteem for my photography has gone up, and my overall mood is 100x improved as well.
You must travel to make good photos. I’ve made many good photos inside the house, and also in my own home town and city. My idea: take the familiar and make it exotic (instead of the other way around, what travel tries to do).
You must use Photoshop or Lightroom. As of late, I’ve been using the default Apple Photos app on my laptop, and I actually prefer it. Why? It’s faster, simpler, and its free and open!