David duChemin wrote this post yesterday which you should read. It’s one of the best things I have read in a long time, and I fully agree with him.
Gear is fun, and I love new toys as much as the next person… but it ain’t worth crap if you don’t have a story to tell. I met with a new client this weekend, and was sharing that even though I love shooting weddings, they serve a purpose… they allow me to fund the kind of humanitarian work that moves us to compassion and action. It was a reminder to me as much as anyone else.
That new D3s I’m lusting after? Yep, it’d be great. (And if anyone wants to gift me one, my birthday is coming up…!)
But that ticket to Rwanda/ Australia/ wherever… better.