There's a notion among amateur photographers that spending thousands of dollars on high-end DSLRs will instantly turn every shot into a masterpiece. But in reality, a talented and skilled photographer can create magic with any caliber of hardware—even a $20 Buzz Lightyear camera designed for three year-olds, as David Hobby of Strobist proves.

Accompanied by only a trio of low-end flash units, David joined DigitalRev's Kai Wong on a Hong Kong shooting challenge that forced him to rely on his skills and resourcefulness in lieu of highly customizable hardware. And not surprisingly, the results are far more impressive than what most DSLR-touting tourists are able to capture.

A Pro Photographer With a Crappy Toy Camera Proves Hardware Doesn't Matter

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