"Documenting your family’s timeline - the various trials and tribulations, the tears, the joy, the exciting, the mundane, the… the anything - is one of the most important things you can do with a camera."
It is with that exact point, the author argues that you should own the absolute best photographic equipement you can afford and learn to use. I agree COMPLETELY. Since 90% of my photos will be shooting my family and friends, I feel justified for purchasing an expensive camera, such as the Leica M9. There's no doubt in my mind that if I can't learn to produce beautiful photos of my family with it, I will not hesitate to sell it to fund some other camera that can. At least I owe it to myself to give it a try because it can be so rewarding, based on the photos I've seen that are produced by this handsome hunk of brass covered in black paint and leather.