Yes, under two conditions:
- the light is right
- the subject, pose, facial expression, and setting are right.
Learn to look for and find good light, and the rest will fall into place.
A decent DSLR makes it more possible to take a technically proficient picture in less-than-ideal conditions.
Photographic lighting equipment makes it possible to create your own light when the existing light is no good, or supplement the existing light when it's not quite enough.
Last edited by nathancarter : 02-05-2014 at 11:22 AM.