This is an unmistakable masterpiece. Please post your bank account, I would like to wire you a million dollars. :-)
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Caveat: Art is in the eye of the beholder, it's all subjective.
... ironic since few of your can shoot 8x10 ...
... This software does not exist , and when there , will cost much more expensive than all plastic surgery and aesthetic treatments that money can buy...
That's assuming this format gets adopted. I doubt it.
Are you serious? $6800 in lenses for a 70D? You need to balance the quality of the body with the type of lenses. I'd not spend $6800 on lenses for a consumer grade crop body.
Do get some good lighting and software. Light is the essence of photography.
You should be able to do very well buying reasonable lenses for a 70D for considerably less.
A 10-22mm ef-s, a 17-55mm ef-s would be a good start. If you want telephoto, consider a 70-300mm L.
Photographers have a rather high opinion of themselves. They are probably the least earners in terms of industrial average and have rather substantial investments in their assets, but take offense when somebody gives credit to their gear.
If you are a painter, you could argue that it is your talent and skill that contribute most to the product you are developing. After all, having good quality canvas or paint alone is not going to translate into good painting. But a good quality lens and a good quality camera will give a good quality photo UNLESS the operator sucks. Of course, great photographers can get great results with great cameras, but the skill and talent necessary for great photos is not as great as photographers would like to believe. No offense, but we are in this rumor site where we talk nothing but gear -- so, gear does matter quite a bit in photography.
So, when somebody compliments your gear, just smile and reply back, "Thank you, without this expensive gear, my photo would look shitty just like coming from your iphone." That is the truth.
As a seventeen year old with a 5D mkii, my biggest pet peeve is that everyone always says, "oh your parents bought you a nice camera" and things like that. No, I payed for it, I actually sell prints, shoot weddings, do ad work and photograph for local magazines. I have literally over a million hits on several of my photos and have been featured on petapixel.
My pet peeve at the moment is the use of the word 'photographer'....