Buy Me This: No really BUY ME THIS!!!!!

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Buy Me This: No really BUY ME THIS!!!!!

a blogumn by CH

When I was in high school I thought I wanted to be a photo journalist. The idea of traveling around the globe taking photos of world-changing events seemed like the glamorous life I wanted to live, and I actually shot stuff for the local Carpenteria newspaper.

When I went away to college I still thought I wanted to be a photographer but when I got there I had to take an Introduction to Technical Theatre class before I could take the photography classes. Well I fell in love with the theater and left the idea of being a photo journalist behind.

Flash forward 4 years. I’m at Cal-Arts and decide to take some photography classes as a elective. I fell back in love with it and thought about changing my major. But as fate would have it I was getting so much financial aid from the design school I couldn’t bring myself to do it.

I love my work and wouldn’t change what I do for anything but I do miss taking photos.

Flash forward to about a month ago. I was cruising the Internet  and I found this amazing video:

Beached from Keith Loutit on Vimeo.

I was blown away by this and found that the artist had done a few other videos which you can find here.

I became obsessed with how he created this video. I did some research and was shocked to find it was most likely done with Canon EOS 5D Mark II


and a lensbaby lens system.



Then I  saw some of the still photos you can get with the lensbaby.

I was full of desire to get myself this system and start working with it. I know it’s somewhat weird that I want to buy a camera with  21 mega pixels and then put a $50 piece of glass in front of it, but I have always loved the idea of working with tools as part of the art as opposed to regarding them simply as the things that you use to make the art.

So I decided to go for it and drop some serious change on this system only to find out that is out of stock everywhere. And now I am patiently waiting for it to come back into stock. Sad.