There are countless cameras, lenses, and other accessories on the market today. We spend a lot of time reviewing them at Photography Life, and it’s true that some are better than others. Much more important are your creative skills and knowledge of camera settings. Focus your effort on those, not on collecting camera equipment. Probably the single most important part of photography is light. If you take a photo with good light, you’ve taken a huge step toward getting a good picture. If the light is too harsh, you could get bad shadows going across your subject, which is especially a problem for portrait photography.