A few days back I watched the movie Gattacca. What does it means? its a word with basically no meaning, but letters coming from the DNA make up.
Having a more expensive lens will show that we can produce better photographs. Is that it? I have read enough on forums about how people have looked down on others who either have a cheaper DSLR or none at all.
Do they mean if we're using film we are even worse off?
I always see myself having inferior photographs as compared to others who are even using a D80 like me, I always myself how did they achieve it and I go about out figuring while in doubt wondering that if I can produce their quality finishes.
All this while as I shot, I learnt and practiced different techniques of processing as well. Trial and error was a painful way to learn but never too painful to stop learning. I found some processing styles which I liked and I saw improvements in my photograph.
Of course without the photograph shot well in the first place, processing comes to nothing. All this as a combined recipe helped me gain more confidence and more importantly, better finishes.
There is not shortcut to success, I'm still on my long way there...