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The Leica M Photographer by Bertram Solcher

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2. Less is More

Selecting Your Gear

Now that we have talked about the importance of your demeanor, I want to help you see your equipment in a different light. In photographic circles, the question of what gear to use is hotly debated, so let’s be clear about it from the start: There is no right or wrong gear! A photo captured using an iPhone can get printed on the cover of Time magazine, while other photos captured using the most expensive gear can be best described as visual pollution.

I have always been curious to hear and read about the gear used by established photographers, and I have often followed suit and purchased some of the items they mention. However, I have never been able to duplicate the images that impressed me just by using the ...

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