I’ve been thinking about a conversation I had with Chase Jarvis. He constantly refers to himself as “gear agnostic” or “platform agnostic.” Whether it’s the highest of the high end video cameras or an iPhone, Chase focuses on the image making. He’s not hung up on which tool he uses. He uses whichever tool seems to fit the job best.
I’ve been trying to do the same thing. I am not quite there on the iPhone yet 🙂 I do use it, but not as often as I should. I’ve been using my Canon G11 more than I thought I would. And of course the video-capable DSLRs are really getting a bunch of attention from me.
I’m taking it a step further. I am working hard to be BRAND-agnostic. I am shooting Canon 7D for video and Nikon D3 for stills along with a Canon G11, Olympus EP-1 and an iPhone. Go figure.
So my pledge is to stop referring to myself as a picture taker or a photographer and start referring to myself as an image maker.