Education is primary, technology is secondary

You know what they say, “spend money on experiences, not things” and 360 PHOTOGRAPHY AND VIDEO PRODUCTION NYC. Scientific research supports this statement. The fact is that even a fleeting experience will remain a part of your personality, and not just an object that you own.

This is not only great advice for life, but also a completely underrated recommendation for photographers. When choosing between a brand new camera or lens and a seminar or a trip to an amazing place, most beginners will prioritize technology. Don’t make this mistake.

Attend good seminars or go on photo tours to unfamiliar places. Famed National Geographic photographer Jim Richardson once said, “If you want to be the best photographer, be where something interesting happens.”

The Canon EOS-1D X won’t do you any good if you don’t know how to use it…and unless you have something in your backyard that needs to be photographed at 14 fps. Spend money on education, gain experience, forget about photographic equipment for a while.