As a nature/wildlife photographer, I’ve heard this question more than once: “Your photographs look so much better than mine.”. Yes, my camera is often is a better camera—usually near the top of the brand line. And yes, my lenses may have better quality glass. But that is rarely the difference.
I have been a photographer for over 50 years, professionally for 13 years. I have studied with top nature photographers in the country and traveled throughout the world photographing with several of them. I have studied the behavior of birds and animals I photograph. Where appropriate, I go with guides to find the subjects of my photographs. I normally print my own photographs to make sure they are the quality I want—having studied printing with masters in the field.
The real difference is not the camera, but the work the person behind the camera has put in that makes the difference. By James Heupel