Photography: Dreary Geary Syndrome

I’ve been involved with photography for a little over fifty-three years. I’ve owned wonderful cameras: top-of-the-line Nikons, Leicas, and Canons. Yet I find that photo gear is never the most important factor in taking good pictures.

A former girlfriend snapped a lovely pic with a cardboard disposable camera that cost eight dollars. I had it printed and hung it on my office wall. (The photo appears above.)

That’s me. It shows me taking photos with a $3000 Nikon camera and a $1500 lens, and all I got to show for my efforts was some boring pics of pelicans. Meanwhile, my girlfriend took a memorable picture with her cheap little camera and the magic of a warm and quiet heart.

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