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Pro Photographers with Amateur Gear vs. an Amateur with Pro Gear

One year ago   |   By Peta Pixel

The photographers at Mango Street wanted to show that it generally takes more than “pro” camera gear to shoot “pro” photos, so they decided to do a shootout to test this.
The two professional photographers each used a discontinued ~$500 Canon Rebel T3i and low-end lenses (a kit 18-55mm and a 40mm f/2.8 pancake lens), and they invited their friend who isn't a photographer (but who possesses a basic understanding of photography) to shoot the same model at the same location using a high-end $3,300 Canon 5D Mark IV with a $1,650 Canon 35mm f/1.4L II lens.
You can watch the shootout in the...
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