I’d like to share two recent, related experiences:
I was walking home from work today through Vienna’s Stadtpark and passed some tourists who took pictures of each other. They pointed their DSLRs at each other, almost directly facing the setting sun in the west, and I doubt their photos turned out as more than an underexposed mess.
A friend recently asked me what camera they should buy to “shoot beautiful photos”.
Yellow Flowers in Stadtpark, where I pass through on my way to work. (Shot with my digital compact.)