Twenty20 is a program that allows photographers to develop the skills of taking their photos in the year 2020. The first step is to decide what camera you want to use. The other is to decide what you want to do with your pictures. Both are easy decisions and once you complete these two steps, you can get started on your journey.
It’s a nice idea but I can’t imagine a world where we were all shooting photos in a year 2020. It’s just too ridiculous.
Twenty20 is a good idea. However, I think we need a bit of help in choosing the right camera. The reason I say this is because there are a number of cameras that are good at the task. After you decide on which camera you want to use, you need to make a few decisions about how you want to use it.
The obvious choice would be to go with the most advanced camera. This would make sense for something like high-end DSLR cameras, which are the norm these days. However, many people use a less expensive compact camera, which is great for everything from casual snapshots to professional work.
The more I talk to photographers, the more I realize that the more the professional photographer still makes use of the same film and digital cameras that the amateur photographer uses. This isn’t to say that the amateur photographer can’t do better or that the professional photographer can’t do better. It’s just that it’s not as easy to compare them.
The amateur photographer doesn’t have to pay for the film and chemicals they use to make those photos. He or she may use cheaper cameras, but the same camera will give them a different image in the end. The professional photographer will often use more expensive photography equipment. His or her camera will cost more money but will give him or her a better image.
There are some photographers out there who seem like they have their cake and eat it too by using all the expensive equipment they can find. The question is, “Why does that seem so bad?” To most people, the answer appears to be “Well, you have to buy the expensive equipment.” However, there is also a bit of a more selfish reason for the same equipment being used.
Most cameras today are extremely advanced, with high-definition lenses and incredibly fast sensors. These cameras are capable of taking pictures that are just so incredibly good that they are impossible to duplicate with any other camera. This is true of both professional and amateur photography. However, it is also true of the photography that people take themselves. Even a simple “point and shoot” camera will include a “fisheye lens” that lets you take photos at an angle.
Not all cameras are created equal. Some cameras are more capable than others, but the quality of the images is not determined by the camera. The quality of the images captured by your camera will be determined by your own personal equipment.
This is also true of your camera. You should really learn to shoot more consistently and carefully, so that you can create more beautiful images. If you just shoot everything in one take, as I do, your images will be much inferior to what you can achieve with more natural, focused photography.