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A Quote to Live By - Edward Weston

Last week Zack Arias read a quote that resinated deeply with me. The quote was by a famous photographer named Edward Weston and get this, it was written in 1927.

“The fact is that relatively few photographers ever master their medium. Instead they allow the medium to master them and go on an endless squirrel cage chase from new lens to new paper to new developer to new gadget, never staying with one piece of equipment long enough to learn its full capacities, becoming lost in a maze of technical information that is of little or no use since they don’t know what to do with it”

How true is that quote, it was written over 80 years ago but it seems to be more accurate today than ever before.

It is not about having all of the latest gear or going out and grabbing all the newest hot gadgets for photography. It is about using what you have to the fullest extent before even thinking about what else you may need.

Copy the quote above and read it anytime you think you need to upgrade your camera, lenses and accessories.