Chapter 2: Gear

This is a chapter about the technical and photographic equipment you need in order to take good and marketable photos. The gear is far less important than most beginners think, although there are some gadgets that make your work easier or significantly increase image quality. Let’s have a look.

2.1  Camera

A question I am frequently asked is whether I could recommend a professional camera. Here’s the good news: For good images, the camera only comes second! Or to quote one of the eternal phrases of photography icon Andreas Feininger:

“There are several kinds of people. One, and strangely most hobbyists belong in here, are simply adoring their high precision cameras, sparkling lenses, fine-grain developers etc. They ...

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