I used to chase megapixels, but now I pursue memories with my camera

Don't chase megapixel
(Image credit: Lecia / Phase One)

I'm sure there are many out there, like I once was, when you hear about a camera with a 61 megapixel sensor, like the Sony A7R IV and you will do anything to try and add it to your arsenal of gear because you think it will make you either a better photographer or provide better deliverables to clients.

But when did we start caring so much about megapixels, instead of things that could really make us a better photographer?, like shooting more to get better, practising composition or just trying to get the most out of the equipment you already have, I used to chase megapixels, now I just chase memories, and I promise it will make you a better photographer for doing so!

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Sebastian Oakley
Ecommerce Editor

For nearly two decades Sebastian's work has been published internationally. Originally specializing in Equestrianism, his visuals have been used by the leading names in the equestrian industry such as The Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI), The Jockey Club, Horse & Hound, and many more for various advertising campaigns, books, and pre/post-event highlights.

He is a Fellow of The Royal Society of Arts, holds a Foundation Degree in Equitation Science, and is a Master of Arts in Publishing.  He is a member of Nikon NPS and has been a Nikon user since the film days using a Nikon F5 and saw the digital transition with Nikon's D series cameras and is still to this day the youngest member to be elected into BEWA, The British Equestrian Writers' Association. 

He is familiar with and shows great interest in street, medium, and large format photography with products by Leica, Phase One, Hasselblad, Alpa, and Sinar. Sebastian has also used many cinema cameras from the likes of Sony, RED, ARRI, and everything in between. He now spends his spare time using his trusted Leica M-E or Leica M2 shooting Street photography or general life as he sees it, usually in Black and White.