Photographers, please stop following damaging TikTok trends

TikToker smashes lens with hammer and rocks
(Image credit: TikTok / illumitati)

Surely it can't be true? But it is. A photographer and content creator on the video-based social media platform TikTok was inspired to ruin their real Canon EF series lens, after seeing another photographer on the platform scratch up an old filter using a rock, and proceeded to shoot images with it.

If you haven't facepalmed just yet, it gets worse. The effect in question could very very easily be applied to images in post-production instead of having to ruin photographic equipment for absolutely no reason, just out of curiosity.


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Beth Nicholls
Staff Writer

A staff writer for Digital Camera World, Beth has an extensive background in various elements of technology with five years of experience working as a tester and sales assistant for CeX. After completing a degree in Music Journalism, followed by obtaining a Master's degree in Photography awarded by the University of Brighton, she spends her time outside of DCW as a freelance photographer specialising in live music events and band press shots under the alias 'bethshootsbands'.