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Photographers at Work: Essential Business and Production Skills for Photographers in Editorial, Design, and Advertising by Martin Evening

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7. Technical Requirements

From F-Stops to Photoshop

Camera Systems

Having worked as a writer for What Digital Camera magazine for over ten years, this is a subject I should know something about, yet I am loath to be too prescriptive as to which cameras are best. It depends foremost on what kind of photography you wish to do and is also subjective, where preferences at times border more on the theological than on practical analysis. Only you can decide if a camera looks and feels right for you. What I would say is don’t become too obsessed with the kit—it’s the photographs you take with your camera that matter most. As Jay Maisel once said, “I generally find it’s easier to be a photographer when I am carrying a camera than when I am not.” (Maisel, ...

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