I lust after cameras, because it’s easier to think it allows me to capture better pictures.
We know it isn’t true. Otherwise the rich kid with the latest and most expensive football boots would dominate the game. A barefoot child with talent, mindset and practice would run circles around the rich kid.
As everyone is looking at the latest release of iPhone 12, an oldie like iPhone 5s (the best form factor) is still solid and perfectly functional. Plus it takes great pictures.
Of course, the person taking it matters more than the gears. But it’s a stark reminder that rather than chasing new things, our existing ones are often good enough.
Upgrade our skills, not gears. Here’s a fine set of photos by Forest Mankins, taken on iPhone 5s.
Fall transition in Alaska. iPhone 5S pic.twitter.com/EB5joDuAYQ— Forrest Mankins (@forrestfire) November 17, 2020