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Should You Pay for Constraints?

This is a chapter from the book A Lesser Photographer.

Should you pay for constraints? Should you pay a lot for constraints?

Leica owners insist that you can and should. I don’t agree.

You can buy your way out of a problem, but it doesn’t mean you’ve found the solution. It definitely doesn’t mean you’ve found the creative solution. It may only mean you’ve bought your way out of creativity.

Constraints come in all price ranges, and the likelihood that your specific set of constraints is perfectly met with the most expensive camera on the market is pretty low.