8 comments on “The Magic of 4 Megapixels

  1. Hey, Troy. I’m in the TWiP Pro group. Really enjoyed this article. I just bought a Fujifilm SQ 10 Instamatix camera. Why? I don’t know, man. I guess because of sentimentality for one thing. My first camera was one of those original Poloroid instant cameras. Anyway, this SQ 10 is a 3.7 megapixel camera.

    I took a selfie with it of my wife giving me a kiss on the cheek. She put the instant print on her bathroom mirror where she’d see it every day. The little print was magic.

    Everything isn’t about megapixels, as you said. Sometimes it’s just about creating something that is good for the purpose at hand.

    Nice article. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Spicyjello on Nov 6, 2018 7:38 pm

    Thanks Thomas! I could’nt agree more. It’s not the megapixels that matter it’s what the pixels capture. I really believe if we reduce the insatiable need for specs we might be able to focus more on the art and cretiveity that is photography.

  3. Jim Peters on Nov 7, 2018 11:41 pm

    The quality of the top photo emphasizes your point quite well. Your composition is what makes the photo. I probably would not have seen the shot, no matter how many megapixels I
    used to capture the photo. It is a healthy reminder that gear is just one piece of the puzzle, and certainly not the most important piece. Keep writing,

  4. Craig Stampfli on Nov 8, 2018 12:44 pm

    We shouldn’t always be fixated about the gear, I guess though that it helps us get an image that we couldn’t get previously, or at least that’s what we tell ourselves. I was chatting with a friend the other night and mentioned I wanted to get a hold of a tilt shift lens, not because I need more kit but purely to try something new and see what I can make. That will be something I rent for a few days though.

  5. Love these anti-GAS posts!

    Over the last year, especially, I’ve gone from having pretty serious GAS to the point where I really don’t care anymore. I’ve got an original version 6D, which was the last in a series of body upgrades I did over the course of a couple years, and I’m super happy with it. The focusing system is kinda crappy, it’s not the fastest thing in the world, and the new stuff has a bunch of bells & whistles that’d be nice, but do I really need them? No.

    I think all the non-stop focusing on the new mirrorless stuff wore me out, especially all the negativity about how Canon & Nikon’s new bodies were terrible disappointments, completely unusable with single card slots, etc etc. It’s really killed all the GAS I had and made me switch my focus to learning to get more out of what I have, and focus on what really matters, ie: “Am I happy with the images I’m getting?”. Instead of that shiny new camera body, I’d now rather put that money towards a trip to somewhere I’ve never been, or a course on something cool that I don’t know how to do.

    Great posts, dude, I’m signing up to be notified about the next one 🙂

  6. Spicyjello on Nov 12, 2018 11:57 am

    Thanks James. I appreciate the feedback and glad you can relate. Thanks for the feedback.

  7. Spicyjello on Nov 12, 2018 11:58 am

    I agree Craig. Our proijects should guide us to gear. Thanks for the comment.