At first glance this photo looks as if it was shot and edited with expensive equipment – the camera was a budget point and shoot and the editing was all done on Snapseed which costs $20. No special skill or expertise was required. The conversion to black and white was straight forward with a little contrast being added and the blur was created using the tilt shift filter. The decision to have the bins in focus more or less made itself.
The point I’m trying to make here is that you don’t have to invest $100′s of dollars or, just as importantly, hours of time watching how-to videos before a decent image can be produced despite what the photography industry and its disciples will have you believe.
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