You don’t need the latest and greatest device to be able to record the beauty of the world. You need an artistic eye, a drive to find it, and a device that you have mastered well enough to capture the moment.
Think about it. Some of the greatest images the world has seen have been captured on what some may call “obsolete” old-fashioned cameras with “out-dated” technology. Henri Cartier-Bresson, the father of modern photojournalism, used a Leica film camera — a ridiculous old contraption that has no place in the modern digital world, right? Well… Keep in mind that the reason few people today can compare their work to that of Cartier-Bresson, despite the fact that practically anyone has access to a fancy DLSR, is because few people have an eye for “the decisive moment.” Capturing a compelling image is not about what electronics you can buy — it is much more human than that.
To say that you must have the latest device in the marketplace to be able to keep an edge as a photographer is to ignore the most fundamental thing needed for creating beautiful images: You.
via Kevin Russ’s Stunning iPhone Photos Prove Technology Won’t Make You an Artist