Many of us in photography have gear envy, thinking that we need the most expensive gear in order to take a great shot. However, great photographs can be taken with the most inexpensive gear. If you learn to use the gear that you’ve currently got and understand it’s limitations you can take some fabulous shots. I recently took a trip to Oahu, HI and the only thing I took was my Canon 60D, a 50mm f/1.8, an 18-55mm f/3.5 to f/5.6 kit lens, a 430EXII flash, a pocketwizard miniTT1 and FlexTT5, and a mini tripod. With this minimal set of gear I was able to capture some amazing shots around the island.