Today Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States. Not long after that happened, I took my girlfriend to the airport so she could visit family on the East Coast. It was a rainy day here in Los Angeles. The highways to LAX were terrible, but I couldn’t help but think how beautiful the mountains must be right after a good snow storm, especially Yosemite. I need to make up my mind on Saturday whether I want to brave the road (and incur the cost) of heading up north to capture some amazing shots of the famous National Park. One factor that plays in my decision is whether I should first upgrade my camera gear before taking another big trip. I’ve had my eyes on the Nikon 800, along with several lenses that can accommodate a full format sensor. The cost will be a cool $2k at the very least. I haven’t justified that sort of expenditure just yet. I keep telling myself that when I get my photography business completely up and running with consistent profits, I can feel confident that upgrading my camera makes sense. I have no idea if that is really just an elusive target.
Whatever the case my be, I’ll either be thinking about the Nikon 800 in Los Angeles or in beautiful snow-covered Yosemite.
(Vincent Lowry – Author of American Vineyard and #LucysLetter)