I’ve had a ton of questions about “do I need a fancy camera in order to take good photos?” I’m going to be honest, it doesn’t hurt. But, and this is a big BUT (bigger than mine was in college) it doesn’t matter if you’re shooting with a $40,000 Hasselblad or a $5.00 disposable. If you take blurry pictures with a cheap camera, chances are you will with an expensive one. Now, the only advantage with the expensive camera is you’ll be able to enlarge them to life size just to see how blurry they really are..;) Trust me. I know. I’ve been there. My point is simply this: get to know the camera you own. You should know your current camera inside and out. Next, get to a point where you’re shooting good images on a regular basis with that camera. I never upgrade until I feel that I’ve maxed out my current camera’s ability, and trust me, it’s tempting to upgrade. I think to myself….hmmm it’s not me…it’s the camera. Well, truth be told in many cases it’s me. But with that said, when I reach a point with my current camera that I feel like I’m doing good work on a regular basis then, you guessed it ….I’m the first guy in line looking to upgrade. So borrowing a line from President Obama “let me be perfectly clear” it doesn’t matter if you’re shooting with a less expensive digital camera. What matters is are you getting the images you want? To prove my point, today’s photo is from my daughter who is eight. She shot this photo with a $75.00 digital. I’ll let you guys be the judge.