Originally Posted by aladyforty
so do any of you feel that some people are more gifted in the photography area than others or is it all about the best camera? I mean, if two people were given the same camera should they both be as good as each other in using it once they know how it all works? I often wonder if photography is something that comes naturally or not.
Cameras don't take pictures, people do. I don't think it's "natural" talent as much as it is an understanding of photography. You can go out and buy the best camera made and if you don't understand the composition and elements that make a good photograph, a good shot will be merely luck. Just because you buy a Steinway, it won't make you a concert pianist. Photography is an art and one must study it in order to master it.