Many people want the best and newest gear. We all want to be the best that we can be. But what about the gear you already have? How well has it been working for you. Don’t just drop your camera for the next newest one. We fall into the trap of trying to stay on top of our game with buying the next newest camera or recorder. One should first ask themselves if they really need to buy a new camera or whatever the new may be. Sometimes new gear can cause you to re-learn the camera setup, or even worse; you’ll be slower and need to figure out a way to streamline your output with the addition of your new gear.
Don’t get me wrong, new gear is important, but if your existing camera does what you want it to and does it well why spend on something that will soon become obsolete? As a friend has said to me on several occasions, It’s not the gear, it’s the person behind it that counts.”
I have been working in television/media for over 16 years. My experience includes news photojournalist, editor, and storyteller. It is my belief that you have a chance to better your skills each time you pick up the camera. I strive to be better than I was yesterday.