I have an Olympus E-510 I bought it in 2008 and it's my baby But it's not only about the camera and the lenses (of course if you are in an extreme situation -as in, want to photograph the 100m Olympics sprinters - then you need a camera and a lens that is quick enough to be able to capture such photos), but there's a lot you can do with a camera even if it's not 'THE' most expensive out there (and trust me, I have seen a lot of people with really expensive equipment who really have no idea how to use their expensive equipment ) Lighting is very, very important for me. And composition. A good composition can make or break your photo I would say work on your basics, practice, practice, practice, try to use your current camera to the full extent and once you've realized you've really 'outgrown' it and need a 'better' one, you can invest the money in it (There are also a lot of people who think Olympus is horrible and I always say 'Don't blame the equipment, blame your lack of skills, because it's not the equipment, it's you. You don't know how to work with your Olympus.' )
I'm sure you'll get there, judging from the few pieces in your gallery you seem to be a creative person! And if you ever need help, feel free to ask me, I'll try my best to give a satisfying response
Thank you! Yes, I've come to realize that light is really important. The lack of it can result in a disaster. One may think that graphic softwares can fix anything, but it's not true. If the quality of your photo is low, then there's little you can do to improve it. I also think that colors and objects are really important. I've seen well made shots that lacked originality. Anyway, I can assure you I've taken better pictures with my analogic camera than with my digital camera. The colors were brighter, more intense, and the quality was way better! The photos looked like paints! My digital camera is an old Sony Cyber Shot, not the best if you want to take artistic pictures. If I want a really good shot, I need a lot of light, and I can't take pictures while the object is moving as the quality would be really low. Furthermore, I can't use the flash: the pictures come out darker than they would if I didn't use it! I need a better camera, and I know it, but I don't have enough money to buy one. And I can't use my analogic camera (which has got a fantastic and and professional equipment), 'cause the cartridge would cost me an eye! I'll just have to wait till I can efford to buy a digital camera that matches my analogic one.