Fun: If Clothes Make the Man, Do Cameras Make the Photographer?

This intriguing infographic presents a lighthearted commentary on what our beloved cameras say about us as photographers.

You’ve probably heard of the old adage, “the clothes make the man.” It means that you can infer a lot about someone’s character by their choice of clothing. We’re visual people after all. Appearances play an instrumental part in determining value judgments throughout the many aspects of everyday life. What if we were to apply this same notion to our beloved cameras? Does this mean that cameras make the photographer? Check out this fun infographic from Australia-based retailer Ted’s Cameras after the jump to see what your choice in camera(s) says about you as a photographer.

There are a ton of options available on the market today when it comes to cameras. One thing that we’ve come to realize having reviewed a ton of different cameras during the past decade is that there’s no such thing as the perfect camera: only the right camera for the job. We’re living in an age where basically everyone has a camera within their reach at all times. Using the proper equipment plays an important role in setting you apart from the other amateur shutterbugs out there. Whether you’re shooting with a Full Frame DSLR, a disposable camera, or something in between, your choice in camera reflects quite a bit about the kind of photographer you are. Ready for a laugh? Let’s dive into this infographic.

Are you one of the cool kids still shooting with a Twin Lens Reflex camera? Maybe a point and shoot is all the camera you’ll ever need. Or perhaps you’re one of the folks that spent more than you should’ve on a Full Frame camera only to cut off people’s feet when taking group photos? Obviously, this infographic was created in jest. Do you agree with the assessments included in it? If not, what would you add to the list? We’d love to hear what you think.

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Pauleth Ip

Paul is a New York City based photographer, creative, and writer. His body of work includes headshots and commercial editorials for professionals, in-demand actors/performers, high net worth individuals, and corporate clients, as well as intimate lifestyle/boudoir photography with an emphasis on body positivity and empowerment. Paul also has a background in technology and higher education, and regularly teaches private photography seminars. When not working on reviews and features for The Phoblographer or shooting client work, Paul can be seen photographing personal projects around NYC, or traveling the world with his cameras in tow. You can find Paul’s latest work on his Instagram over at @thepicreative.