I have a story from my life that I feel like needs to be shared.
This story has inspired me constantly as an artist.
I hope it can do the same for whoever reads this. :)
My college photography professor told me a story about how one of her best students entered a series of photographs taken with an Iphone into a large judged gallery showing. She ended up winning the whole gallery showing. Anytime people in my college class would brag about equipment or tell others they needed better equipment my college professor would remind every one that her best student she had won the gallery judging just off of Iphone Photography and the fact that it's not about having the most current expensive device, but rather about the eye of the artist.
As I've gotten older it becomes more apparent why my college professor would drill this story into our heads; A lot of people are very concerned about having the best of whatever equipment because "having better equipment equals having a better piece of art"
Well it's not true.
The real source of great art is the artist's mind and their mind's eye.
Not the thousands of dollars or hundreds someone has spent on top of the line supplies.
Please keep this in mind whenever you're making any form of art; you are an artist, equipment doesn't matter. What does matter is the ability to put emotions onto paper or convey images or sounds properly, your goal is to make the viewer feel an emotion (good or bad) and get them to think.