My Camera Gear
I feel obligated to start an article on my photography equipment with the oft-repeated phrase, "It's not the equipment, it's the photographer." Still, the gear that I use really does matter to the photos I take. Without a polarizing filter, I wouldn't be able to remove reflections from the rocks in my waterfall photos. Without a sturdy tripod, I would have far less flexibility with my settings, and my photos wouldn't be as sharp. I need a backpack to comfortably carry this gear on long trips, and I need software to process my resulting images. The lenses I use let me push my camera to work well in situations that I couldn't otherwise take any photos. For my large-format acrylic prints, a lack of sharpness is easily visible.
So, yes, the photographer is far more important than the camera equipment. But good equipment can make photography far easier, and I couldn't achieve many of the photos on this site without my gear.
Here's a quick list of the photographic equipment that I use regularly.
As well as the drone photography equipment that I use:
It's a relatively short list, but it covers all the essentials: a camera, a lens, a tripod, filters, a bag, and software. And a drone, of course! With the right equipment, the quality of my photos is limited by nothing but my own skill.