This morning our pals at PopPhoto tweeted, “The most popular photography story this morning is the Exif of Reuters’ best images of the year. Not the pictures. Doing it wrong.” I have to agree with them here. Instead of focusing on the images, the story is instead focused on what they were shot with. Is that what we are reduced to? Oogling over gear?
Published originally on November 30, Reuters released 95 photos that they categorized as the best images of 2012. The images are of course amazing and deserve a look, but that’s not where the emphasis is being put this morning. Instead, sites are focusing on the gear, the numbers, and the cameras. And I get it, gear is interesting and maybe this data is cool, but I strongly believe that the emphasis on what we are shooting with is overshadowing what we are shooting. [read]