Why? Because this photo of a cat looking into a toilet bowl is STILL the most viewed and most commented image I have ever taken and posted on my Flickr page. It was uploaded in April 2007 and I have since upgraded to two different DSLR bodies, spent many $$$ on camera equipment and many many hours learning to use it. Its taken on a Canon S3IS point and shoot, my very first digital camera.
Yet this is still my most popular image, a quick snapshot taken with no control of the situation or environment, a serendipitous moment.
So when someone sees my big expensive camera and lens and comments that “it must take great photos” I have my own response to that now. I tell them that ‘great photos are made with great subjects’. The equipment is just a tool, yes better tools get you better quality of image. But as you can clearly see from this image of my cat, fascinated by water in a toilet bowl, the image is ALL about the subject and the moment 🙂
This is the perspective I need to remember so I can learn and grow as a photographer!