Photographer Jason Lanier speaks on the stupidity of arguing over gear in a recent video–explaining that any photographer can use any piece of gear to take a great image. After seeing countless posts on his workshop’s Facebook page, Lanier found himself fed up with topics becoming more about gear and not about photography. As he states, the focus of his workshops is about growing and becoming better photographers so these posts often distracted from the overall point. Despite being a Sony shooter himself, he also states how he values that many of his followers shoot with Canon and Nikon.
Users who insist on posting about gear or getting into heated debates will have their comments deleted or even be removed from the group, he says in the video. Lanier is very clear on his goal: making photographers better shooters regardless of what they use. And this change he hopes will ensure the group stays focused to achieve just that.