Tools in the Toolbox

Tools!  I suppose everyone has tools on which they rely. And, of course, tools come in different shapes and sizes. Carpentry tools. Garden tools. Surgical tools. Kitchen tools. Make-up tools. Educational tools. The list is extensive.

And, yes. Photographers have tools in their toolboxes as well. Cameras. Lenses. Filters. Tripods. External flashes. Software. Etc.


“Don’t be afraid to really use your imagination. Let it run wild. It’s one of the most powerful tools you’ve got.” ~ Laird Hamilton

Imagination — the creative ability to form new ideas, images, or concepts not immediately present to the senses — is a powerful tool.

© Sue Henry


© Sue Henry


“If you get stuck, draw with a different pen. Change your tools; it may free your thinking.” ~ Paul Arden

Often we need to change our tools or add new tools to our toolboxes.

© Sue Henry


© Sue Henry


© Sue Henry


© Sue Henry


“All the tools, techniques and technology in the world are nothing without the head, heart and hands to use them wisely, kindly and mindfully.” ~ Rasheed Ogunlaru

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I admit. I was very EXTREMELY reluctant…

At the urging of many, especially Charles Needle, I’ve added a new tool to my photography toolbox; my iPhone*. And, I’ve found it to be a very valuable tool. It’s a tool that goes with me wherever I go. As is often said by many, “the best camera is the one you have with you.”

Have you added your cell phone to your toolbox yet? If not, you might want to give it a try.

* All of today’s images were taken and processed with my iPhone.   

Contributed by Sue Henry


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