Camera or Photographer—What Makes a Great Photo?

It goes without saying that for photographers, photography is love at first shot. It’s the perfect escape from reality and lets you capture the true essence of your surroundings. It’s a chance to take risks and unleash your creative side.

Whether it’s a man proposing to his sweetheart, the bride and groom dancing the night away, or a couple welcoming their firstborn into the world, photography captures the precious fleeting moments of life.

But when it comes to great photography, there’s one question that’s on everyone’s mind—is it a trick of the lens or is it the skill of the photographer?

Let’s take a look:

It All Boils Down to Talent

An experienced photographer can use an iPhone 4S and still manage to capture amazing photos.

That’s because professional photographers know how to work with various types of cameras and lenses. They know how to work with lighting, camera settings, angles, and everything else it takes to take a great picture.

They say it’s not the colors or the brush, but the artist. Similarly, they say it’s not the clay, but the sculptor.

You can have the best camera in the world but still take blurry, badly composed photographs. Only a professional knows how to handle the lens of a good camera.

It’s Also the Camera 

Yes, that’s right! It’s not the camera…but also the camera. Confused? Let us explain.


It’s all about talent when it comes to handling cameras and lenses. But if your camera can’t provide you with exceptional results, your pictures will end up looking dull and lifeless.

The type of lens you use makes all the difference. To capture the vibrant colors of your surroundings, you need to have a good camera lens. And unless you have lighting and studio equipment, taking a poor-quality camera for photoshoots will result in dark and blurry photos.

In Conclusion

So, we can safely say that when it comes to photography, it’s the photographer and the equipment they use!

Just ask Lily Hayes, one of the best photographers in Dallas! When it comes to wedding photography, maternity photoshoots, and engagement photography, Lily Hayes has all the secrets to making the special moments in your life unforgettable!

If you’re looking for a professional photographer in Dallas that covers wedding photography, newborn photography, and engagement photography Rowlett , get in touch with her today by calling 972-832-2595.


Documenting my own children's lives and they're organic way of being day after day, did I truly understand how PRICELESS photographs were. How much I wanted to spend every waking moment documenting their everyday life, before it too, became a faded memory. Soon after that it became an obsession to capture your very own life, and the life you love! :)


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