I saw this statement recently “Make more, need less”.
The feeling that we need more has for a long time been among the top excuses going for not producing.
“Well I can’t do this because I need XYZ”
“I cant be as good as that person because I don’t have the gear they have”
“My life is terrible I don’t have as much as anyone else”
But what do you produce. Look around you, how many people have all the crap in the world and do nothing useful or worth remembering with it.
Weve come to live in a culture of photography that demands us to use the latest gear and have all the expensive lenses. And the gear is great, don’t get me wrong. It’s also not significantly better. I can hear people say in their heads, yes it is! But hang on. Go and find a photographer that changed gear to the next latest and greatest and ask yourself did their work suddenly get better. Did they just take a giant leap forward or does their work look exactly the damned same as it did before. IM going to bet that in 99% of cases it looks exactly the same.
Lets leave the not having gear or needing more to one side and get on with creating. To put my words into action im about to massively down-scale the gear I own. I have a small to large gear investment in Nikon Canon Fuji and Sony gear. Gear I’ve bought as ive hoped it would make things easier or better in one area or another or in hopes of finding something I liked more. Shortly I will chop down what I own to what I actually need. More on this later.