I've been feeling a little bit uninspired lately. It's normal, everyone has highs and lows in photography.
When I struggle with creativity, there's one thing that almost always comes to my mind: camera gear.
"If only I had this camera or this lens... I could create something different"
I only recently realized that it's not a new piece of gear that I want to buy. I want a better version of myself, a better photographer making better images than the ones I'm making right now.
But it's not about the equipment we have, it's about the use we make of that equipment. A new camera or lens might inspire you to get out, but it will still be you who has to make the images.
A few weeks ago, I started shooting with my old Sony a6000. It's an almost 4-year-old camera, able to create beautiful images. It's always been a backup camera so I used to look down on it.
Not anymore. From now on, it will be my main camera for photography (digital, this is, the Bronica is not going anywhere!).
I also downgraded my 70-200mm big and heavy telephoto lens to the 55-210mm that came in my a6000 kit. The quality coming out of them isn't even in the same league and still, I've made more images I like with the latter. That's due to the size, weight... and also price. Being cheap means I'm more willing to risk it in rough conditions.
This kit should enable me to create most of what I want to create with my photography. Thinking otherwise has only led me to dwell and waste time looking at new gear.
Let's get out and enjoy what we have, let's get out and create something.