Over the last decade, I have led hundreds of wildlife photography workshops all over the world for every level of photographer imaginable. And during this time, I learned one very important lesson: most people think that becoming technically perfect with their camera is going to make them a better photographer.
Of all the myths, of all the misconceptions, of all the maddingly frustrating untruths that I watch people cling to, it is this, above all else, that holds back 99% of photographers from their true potential.
Over and over, I watched and listened as participants put their hearts and souls into the things that mattered the least when it comes to getting better at this. All the emphasis was on the camera. All the emphasis was on things like noise and autofocus.