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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Street Photography With An Inexpensive Camera

I have been a wildlife photographer using Canon equipment for 25 years. My camera/lens combo (if restricted to one) of choice is the EOS-1D X camera and EF 24-105mm f/4L IS lens for street / travel photography. For wildlife photography, it is either the EOS-7D Mk II or EOS-1D X camera and EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM Extender 1.4x lens.

Fortunately, in most cases, I am not restricted to one camera and lens combo. You can see my equipment bag and read my recommendation on which Canon lens and camera to buy. In the wildlife photography world, the three most important components, in my opinion, are in the following order : luck, skill and experience, quality of equipment. Luck can be enhanced by increasing the number of wildlife trips one goes on.

In the videos below, fashion photographer Lara Jade, Agence France-Presse photojournalist, Alex Ogle, fine art photographer Harold de Puymorin, professional photographer Gary Tyson and Kai from DigitaRev went out on the streets of Hong Kong to see what 'toy' and inexpensive cameras can do in the hands of those who know the art of photography. If you are into street photography, one of the best is Fan Ho (no relation to me). Take a look at this post.


Kenny said...

Well said. Skill always come out in the end.

Michael Daniel Ho said...

In the world of photography, if all things are equal, better equipment will make a difference. In the real world, most things are not equal, better skills will make the difference.