~This is part of a set in which I aim to shoot one high quality photograph for each of deviantArt's photography categories.~
I have a very distinct memory of an family Christmas a few years ago now. A cousin's boyfriend had come along and bought with him some Canon DSLR with a gigantic lens, external swivel flash-head and 3 lens-mounted slave flash. All in all a very big, expensive looking piece of kit. I was only just getting into photography back then and so tried to talk to the guy about his camera to try learn some tricks from the impressively equipped photographer. Sadly, the guy was a total prick. He brandished some derogatory opinion about all-but-his-camera's manufacturer and then continued to compliment himself about his unparalleled skill. I left to go eat trifle, a significantly more enjoyable task.
Time skip to a couple weeks ago and I was asked to do some portraiture photography for a small jewellery business. When I arrived I pulled my camera out of my bag, took off the big, impressive looking zoom lens and swapped it for the small lens featured in the photograph above; a fixed 50mm portrait lens. The lady remarked at the sudden shrinking of my camera and asked if I should be swapping back to the big, more impressive looking lens. As I politely explained how the smaller lens was far better equipped to the particular task I suddenly remembered this guy from many Christmas' ago with an cringing realisation. He didn't have a clue what he was doing. He had a lens capable of shooting a bird mid-flight from 200 meters away with a ring flash attached for macro shots not 10cm away. He wasn't just a prick, he was an idiot, too.