George Washington Carver
"Come on Skip, what's your point?"
Stop making excuses and just pick a new path. I've heard photographers say, "If only I had..." then they branch out into "new gear", "the right lens", " a beautiful studio", "more money" and the list goes on and on. You've got to work with what you've got and for most of the great artists in our industry, creativity grows the less they have, because they're committed to finding solutions.
Vincent Laforet spoke at one of the Skip's Summer Schools three years ago and talked about not having any of the right gear when he started. "When I didn't have a long enough lens, I just moved in closer!" Even when he created "Reverie" six years ago with the, then new, Canon 5D Mark II, he talked about having none of the right editing gear and did it all with no post movie processing. It's worth watching if you've never seen it - "Reverie" was groundbreaking and a great example of Vincent's passion for creativity!
You know how to focus your camera, now it's time to think about the focus on your marketing efforts, your skill set and your network. Passion requires no excuses and so often when something doesn't work out the way I want it to Sheila will hear me say, "You know what I should have done?"
Her response is always the same, "Don't should on yourself!"