Most people think that DSLRs take good photos. They conclude that DSLRs, specially those higher-end ones, will ALWAYS give them pro-like photos. Quite the price.
But is it possible that Photography isn't as expensive as you think it could be?
Photography is all about capturing special moments. It means that you need to HAVE your camera with you all the time, accessible and ready to use.
Truth hurts. DSLRs are heavy and expensive. Lens with good quality glass will cost you 2-3 times the price of your camera. And being heavy, you don't want to carry it all day. What's the point of having a pro grade piece of equipment if you can't take it with you every single time? After all, you bought a camera to take good pictures.
Chase Jarvis, a well known Photographer, quoted that "The best camera is the one that you have with you." If you can't carry a heavy DSLR, how can you take a photo?
In the Modern Age with the technological advancement of smartphones, we now have mobile phones that can shoot High Resolution Photos. Some can even shoot RAW files. So why not take advantage of these available features?
Nowadays, I mostly shoot with my Phone's Camera and a SBS Universal 3 in 1 Clip-On Lens. Why? Well, because I'm too afraid to walk around town with my Sony a7 Camera hanging on my neck. Besides, I'm not leaving the house without my phone.
For me, Photography isn't how expensive your gear is but about being as creative as you can ever be. It's about the interpretation of how you see the world around you through your lens. And most of all, it's all about fun.
Here are samples of Photos I've made with a Phone Camera and Clip-On Lenses:
SBS Universal 3 in 1 Clip-On Lens on a Phone Camera
Wide Angle Lens
Fish Eye Lens
Without SBS Lens
Good photos don't base on the type of camera or how expensive your gadget is. It's about how you express your story through your imagination and creativeness.