People often ask which camera (brand and model) do I use and how many lenses do I have. They want my recommendation because they believe one can only take good photos with a “formal” camera like a SLR, TRL, or DSLR.
I always tell them while I do use all of the above, the camera I use everyday is a toy film camera and my mobile phone.
In fact, I had won 2 awards with photos taken with my mobile just last year.
Equipment can only take you so far. Photography is a life-long learning process and most important lesson I learn is this -
Cameras do not defines you. Your photos do.