|Great Burr Oak|
The same concept of making the most of resources is also true of doing photography. If a point-and-shoot is what you have, you can use it to make good nature photos if you just go places when the light is good, experiment, and learn from the results. Certainly, it's worthwhile to gain some technical knowledge (most of which is available for free on the internet or available at your public library), and you have to be willing to take the camera off Auto mode, but you don't need professional gear or the most expensive software to make art. Light and nature are the keys: you have to study their qualities, learn about their interplay, and then use the camera as a tool to capture that interplay. I've encountered several snooty nature photographers on forums who say it's all about the gear and then look at their work and see, well......highfalutin garbage that fails to capture the beauty of light in its natural environment. I've also encountered folks who take photos with nothing but cell phones and make great art. So, I wish other photographers the best in making due with what you have and what's around you.
|Fall Forest Rainbow|