Thursday, April 22, 2010
Cameraphone replace Dslr? Anssi Vanjoki told a good joke!
Reuters made a news of Anssi Vanjoki, Executive Vice President in Nokia, who had spoken i Helsinki in a congress. The news tells that Vanjoki says that in near future professional photographer don´t need to carry those heavy lenses, and pointed a photographer i front of him, same photos can in future be taken with cameraphones. He pointed on me, when I happen to stumble with my gear. I was the only photographer there. I think his comment on about my gear "Canon 5dII body + 70-200 f2.8" may have been spontanic reactions after seeing how clumsy I am.
As my point of view, the audience was very strictly oriented in hard substance, almost with a humourless attitude. Vanjoki's comment got the whole congress audience laughing, including me. I would definitely said that it was most of all an icebreaker joke. Definitely a good one.
I work as a freelance-photographer, every now and then I´ll do some financial press -photographings too. In this case I happen to work there for the congress. I have a certain personal interest in how journalism is done. It may de done in text or photos. If somebody tells a good joke, and gives 1000 people a good laugh. It´s absolutely a good thing. Some says it's only marketing. How should, or could the editor or reporter write about it? Just a theoretical question and a interesting case in how a comment is decoded and understood?
Here is some reactions what I found:
and many other pages, blogs and forums where issue has been discussed. Conclusions?
Henrik Kettunen, freelance-photographer
ps. Photo is taken with Eos 5DII+70-200 2.8 is, asa 2500, f 3.2, 1/160s.