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Being a Professional Photographer is Easier Than You Think!

A woman who calls herself “Missy” has launched a new channel on YouTube dedicated to tongue-in-cheek videos on how easy being a professional photographer is. It’s pretty funny how much bad advice she can give while staying in character and keeping a straight face. The informative first video above is on using the professional mode (“P”) on your camera to take advantage of your professional DSLR.

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If you think about it, the videos are actually quite informative… just as long as you do the opposite of everything she teaches!


 
 
  • Tony guillaro

    My stabbing hand is getting a little twitchy !!!!

  • Thomas Valenzuela

    this is hilarious! 

  • Shiva

    P- Pissed-off photographer, not Professional.

  • kazza

    Haha great stuff. Only problem is that I know people who are exactly like this. This is hitting too close to home and is making me want to kill things!

  • guest

    Jesus christ. did you not read anything on this page? Moron

    *Cough* “It’s pretty funny how much bad advice she can give while staying in character and keeping a straight face. ”

  • Jason

    She’s a great writer! Very funny! “I talked it over with my husband and we decided I’d be a professional photographer.” Awesome!

  • Jason

    She’s a great writer! Very funny! “I talked it over with my husband and we decided I’d be a professional photographer.” Awesome!

  • Jason

    These are jokes people, you all do realize that right? This lady is a great comic! She should be a professional comedian. It’s probably really easy to be a professional comedian!! haha

  • Jason

    These are obviously jokes. Humor. It’s hilarious!

  • Anonymous

    I think this woman is brilliant and she’s been taking everyone for a ride, she mocking the industry by creating this silly character she knows will get in everyone’s nerves. Peta Pixel bought into it and that is funny.

  • Marja

    I only watched the first video, but it became obvious she’s acting if you listen to her smoothness, and careful lack thereof, in key places.

    Sit down in front a video camera to talk unscripted, and any of us would probably stumble through some words, have awkward pauses, use a lot of “umm” and “uhh.”  She is as smooth as your local newscaster.   Except when it came time to name things like shutter speed, the pauses, the grasping for words only happen there.

    But I agree, if a person wasn’t paying attention to that stuff, it might not be obvious. 

  • Marja

    LOL!  But no joke, I think she’s an aspiring actress that hopes to be the next big Youtube thing.  Nothing wrong with that, and what I saw was funny, providing people get the joke.

    Although thanks to your comment, now I want to make a video about the quality of airline food, while I’m wearing a jacket with the sleeves rolled up…

  • Jan Maklak

    Those videos are just too funny

  • Annabelle

    This is a soccer mom on CRACK!
    Can she voice burp any morrrreeee?

  • Meg

    Kinda funny. I get the joke. I don’t think her delivery is very good. She takes too long to get to the point and goes off on tangents.

    Next one she should make is “Being the next big thing on Youtube is easier than you think”. All you need is a computer, web cam and no talent!