‘Being Gifted’

Jorge Quinteros:

A new camera means a new incentive, a new enthusiasm to shoot more and most likely, an immediate and substantial upgrade to whatever you might have own before but what it doesn’t mean is being gifted with any additional artistic talent to produce something you may not have been able to create with your previous equipment.

Most common question I get from writers just getting started on the web: what tools do you use? The answer is irrelevant, because having my tools won’t make you any better of a writer (probably would make you worse). What Jorge says in the above passage really rings true to me: good tools are great to have and use, but they don’t instantly make you any better at what you use those tools for.

Originally posted for members on: April 3, 2012
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