Tuesday, 23 August 2011

The Price of a Photographer's Dreams, by safteyhammer

I stumbled on this video via aphotoeditor a couple of days ago, and other than pretty much recognising that park over in Randwick... I was very much struck by Doug Bayne's aka safteyhammer's argument against; or was it a warning about; the impossibility of instant excellence as a film maker simply by buying a DSLR camera!

An open letter to Canon from safetyhammer on Vimeo.

For those of you who may not have the time to watch I made some screenshots of Doug's graphics illustrating his experience, captioned my Moi!

safetyhammer, an open letter to canon screenshotGo On, buy one its cheap, the world will be your Oyster..

safetyhammer, an open letter to canon screenshotUm, more to this than I thought..

safetyhammer, an open letter to canon screenshotMaybe I need more than a camera, like a budget!

safetyhammer, an open letter to canon screenshot"And I need to come up with some good ideas"

"IDEAS! that's not in the box"

safetyhammer, an open letter to canon screenshotThat second largest quadrant, its NOT professional cinematographers by the way, just sayin'

safetyhammer, an open letter to canon screenshot

And this is who & what it was all about!

Mind you this is just what happened to film photographers with the release of affordable digital cameras, people started believing it was just a matter buying the camera and picture excellence would be theirs. Instant Fashion Photographers anyone? Sadly or perhaps not surprisingly it isn't so, Ideas and Experience don't come in the box with the camera. My thanks to Doug Bayne for pointing this out in such an amusing and concise manner.

Bloody well done!


  1. Clearly I have the same problem as the guy in your video! I don't even have a 5D! Maybe that is my problem. Of course if I have $10,000 of prime lenses it would help. Maybe cannon can donate me some!

  2. Hilarious! Brilliant post (and I still want one of those amazing lenses.)