Photography is all about having a tool you love with you as much as possible which lets you create the type of photography you want to do. Does it matter if its a small compact or a dslr? I dare to say it doesn’t. Everyone has a different style of shooting and a different sense of creativity. There are togs who love their dslrs and are quite creative with them and yet there are others who prefer to use small compacts to really explore their photography and creativity. The point is, find a tool you feel comfortable with, learn it, know its buttons, fine tune it to your needs, and let your creativity flourish. Don’t let yourself be in cased  into a specific category ie. street photography, abstract photography, et al. just go out there and practice. I’m sure in time you’ll become a better photographer. Sometimes we don’t need all those bells and whistles to be creative — simple is better.

Panasonic GF1, Olympus 17mm 2.8