I told you I was attending a study group tonight and we were going to use David Duchemin’s book, “The Visual Toolbox” as a guide.  While rereading his introduction tonight I knew I needed to learn these words and recite them to myself often!

“Envy, gear lust, and the lie that better gear will make more compelling photographs just pulls your mind and heart from making art. Beauty can be made with the simplest of means.”

I have been guilty of thinking these very things.

If only I had that lens or this camera my photos would be better!

Not true and I know that, but I do get caught up in that way of thinking at times.

Thanks to Mr. Duchemin’s words, I’m going to learn to steer away from those thoughts and be happy with the gear I already have.

Too bad he didn’t write this book a couple of years ago, my camera bag might be a little lighter load to carry.