by Skip Cohen
It's very simple - don't go anywhere without a camera! I know everybody's got a cell phone, but for use of the images later on, I'm still a fan of small point and shoots. I've seen my good buddy Matthew Jordan Smith pull out his Sony a few hundred times over the last couple of years. It's always with him.
If you're at a convention, and there are lots coming up, have a camera in your pocket just to get a couple of PR shots for publicity releases later on. If you're checking out locations, whether for an upcoming wedding or a commercial shoot that camera will come in handy again. If you're on vacation you're out to capture memories and today's point and shoot cameras are memory-sized and easy to always have along.
Years ago I had a chance to spend the day with Richard Avedon. While looking at an exhibit in Phoenix of portraits he did of his father he pulled out an old Polaroid SX-70 to take pictures of the gallery. There I was watching one of the most famous photographers in the world photograph with an over-the-counter purchased Polaroid.
Hundreds of people have written about it, I've tweeted it, you've said it to your clients - "Cameras don't make pictures, photographers do!"
American Express owns the slogan, but it sure does apply to your camera...don't leave home without it!
Wishing everybody a wonderful Sunday. Hug your spouse, your kids and your friends and don't worry about work today. It'll all be there tomorrow!
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