Dan Jurak, a landscape photographer whose blog I have subscribed to, has written a very interesting article today: The practical photographers guide to camera equipment or… putting the cart before the horse
It’s easy to fall into the hype that newer is better that often isn’t the case. When you see a group of photographers lined up with their one thousand dollar carbon fiber tripods, twenty plus megapixel cameras and exotic paraphenalia don’t feel inferior to them because if you know what you’re doing, you’ll probably be doing better than them with your little Rebel or whatever you have.
Don’t be fooled by reading all the photo websites or blogs that tell you or rather tease you with stories of equipment. The bottom line is that it’s all about you. You’re the star when it comes to taking photos, not your gear.