In 2013, I submitted this photo to the Alberta Weekly News Awards’ ATCO Photographic Awards. I’d been working as a reporter for less than six months, and was just getting more comfortable with using a camera.
The office camera was an older Nikon D3, a high end professional DSLR. Since then, I’ve shot with a variety of cameras both Nikon and Canon.
Gear, in my opinion, is not as important as knowledge. A good photographer can take award-winning photos with a smartphone.
I brought home the second place award for Best Feature Photo.