5 Photography Myth Beginners Should Ignore

When you are new to photography, it is not uncommon to be bombarded with a wide variety of (often conflicting) advice on what gear to buy, how to shoot, how to run a business, and more. Some of that advice is genuinely helpful, and some is incorrect or even downright harmful. This helpful video essay discusses five common photography myths heard by beginners and why you should not fall prey to them.

Coming to you from John Branch IV Photography, this excellent video essay discusses some common photography myths beginners are exposed to and what you should really focus on. One that can end up costing you a lot of unnecessary money is the idea that professionals only shoot with full frame cameras. A decade ago, full frame had a marked advantage in areas like noise performance and often had much better lenses available (though you can use many full frame lenses on crop sensors), but nowadays, crop sensors and lenses are far more capable, and many pros prefer them for their lighter weight, smaller size, and lower cost, opting for cameras such as Fujifilm’s excellent X Series line of bodies. Full frame is great, but you don’t always need it. Check out the video above for the full rundown.


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