SLRs and other high-performance cameras tend to be used as tools for specific jobs. An expensive, large-format camera tends to be brought out for a clear-cut purpose: a family celebration, a trip, a special event. Those shots are fun to take, and certainly pack an emotional punch. But if you had to choose your own best-ever picture, would it be one you took on a special occasion? We're guessing it wouldn't.
That glimpse of unexpected beauty on your daily commute, early in the morning or late in the evening. The subtlety of human drama encountered on a street corner. The dewy petal of a nameless roadside flower. As anyone who loves photography could tell you, those crucial moments can't be contrived. There's only one place you find them: the often overlooked corners of ordinary life.