Expectation vs Reality

I saw this video going around and thought I'd share it here...

Since this video isn't mean-spirited, I don't really have a problem with what its saying. It's true, most people buy a camera, take terrible photos, then it sits on their bookshelf. That being said, everyone has to start somewhere. I remember getting my first DSLR, it was a Nikon D40. I couldn't afford anything better than the D40, but truthfully, it didn't make a difference. This same website has a video series challenging professional photographers to take their best shot with terrible, god-awful cameras. And guess what the conclusion is: the camera doesn't matter. So the video pokes fun and is worth a laugh. Just remember that everyone has to start somewhere and the gear ultimately doesn't matter, its the photographer.