There’s no doubt that the higher the spec of a camera, lens, flash or other piece of equipment, the better suited to tough conditions such as poor light or the need for very fast exposure it will be. But do you really need expensive, high-end kit to get a great shot? No – it’s all about light, composition and maybe a little bit of post-processing on the computer. Take the shot below, shot on Sandymouth Beach in North Cornwall with an iPhone. Apart from a bit of processing in Adobe Lightroom, the results are pretty good (a cooperative dog did help too!).
The cover shot to this post (black and white beach shot), was also shot at Sandymouth on an iPhone – it was the only camera I had with me!