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Is Less Really More?

A Lesser Photographer

Hey there,

I just finished reading “A Lesser Photographer – A Manifesto” by CJ Chilvers.

CJ explains the idea behind it as below. Taken from his blog page.

“Photographers are being bombarded by content that has only further removed them from their creativity (and money). They’re aching for something to cut through the nonsense and remind them of why they fell in love with photography in the first place.

This is my manifesto; universal truths I’ve learned since selling off my fancy cameras and challenging myself to maximize my creativity by minimizing everything else.”

It is free to download and is an easy read. I suggest you do just that. I especially enjoyed the part where CJ talks about how many blogs and even top photographers are “selling” the idea of “going pro” to wanna-be photographers who are disillusioned with the idea of becoming a pro photographer.

I don’t think I’m ready to get rid of my dslr just yet! :-) I am having lots of fun with my iPhone but I also really LOVE my dslr. I also have a Canon G10 point and shoot that is collecting dust but still has its place for times when I know I’ll have some good photo opportunities, maybe in low light conditions, but don’t want to lug around my dslr.

Let me know what you think about the Manifesto. Do you agree?

Thanks for reading, Patrick