Through the lens we can see our world framed. Framing corners of time and space to preserve them IS photography at its most magical. Discovering an accident of light or the fall of a shadow unplanned by man is to discover the beauty that IS all around you.
As a photographer, there is no piece of equipment that can exceed or outperform your imagination. The only tools you can’t be without are your eyes, your mind and your soul. If they aren’t in good shape, then they’ll fail you. You, will fail you.