The Macbook Air as a Concert Camera

Redditor bottleface was watching the live stream of Jay-Z’s first annual “Budweiser Made in America” festival this past weekend, when something caught his eye. One of the concert goers standing in the front rows had made a pretty unique camera choice: a Macbook Air. While the fans around him held up smartphones to snap photos and record videos, the Macbookographer was proudly holding up his laptop with the FaceTime camera pointed at the performance.

Here’s a closer crop in case you desire a better look at what’s going on:

We’ve seen plenty of cases of people using giant tablet computers as cameras, but using a laptop as a camera is definitely a first for us. The Macbook Air is equipped with a camera that shoots 720p video, which results in decent footage. However, this also means that still photos only pop out at 1280×720, or 0.9 megapixels.

Here’s to hoping that this doesn’t catch on and become a thing.

(via Reddit via Cult of Mac)

  • Fabrice Bacchella

    Really nice for peoples behind him.

  • David Portass

    Double Facepalm – For when one facepalm doesn’t cut it…..

    (I did try to post the Picard double facepalm meme image to express my loss of faith in humanity but don’t think the moderators liked it)

  • michaelp42

    What a cock.

  • jordan

    mc book? or Asus Zenbook?

  • Tomi Tarkin

    ‎.. at least it’s not an interchangeable lens pro-cam, but i can also very well see why apple is developing the location based camera disabling! :D

  • Tomi Tarkin

    .. and it’s a macbook *AIR*, how else are you supposed to hold it anyway? duh! :D

  • Scott Comptois

    Kind of like photographing a wedding with an iPhone.. oh wait, people do that now… I quit…

  • ennuipoet

    Having someone jam their ipad up in your frame when you’re working…it’s a special feeling. So, you scream a few choice words laced with colorful invective and they turn and look at you shocked and confused. “We have a right to take picture too!” I would never advocate violence, but I sure understand the desire.

  • Don Noll

    Maybe he was adding the concert to a Google Hangout?

  • Anthony Burokas

    Nice hard sunlight shadow on the laptop, soft, overcast shadows on everyone else.

  • Anonymous

    oh and i thought the german army jacket jay was wearing was the interesting part of this picture…

  • Sum_it

    gives a whole new meaning to the “best camera is the one you have with you”

  • alex

    no way..
    i saw this happening in sydney when i was shooting supafest.
    this guy had AA pass but was still snapping away on his macbook.

  • Eric DiFebbo

    reflection from rig lights…

  • Eric DiFebbo

    I want to see the footage of his recording or picture… for the price of a macbook air… I bet it takes AMAZING quality photos and video. I mean… It has to right? LOL

  • pete n pete

    Ugh…Philadelphia. Stay classy.

  • Kris J Boorman

    This comment gets through, but my comment of “twat” doesn’t? Boo.

  • jra219

    As a resident of Filthadelphia, I hope somebody stole his Macbook. We always be keepin’ it classy – _ -

  • Roy

    Still looks ‘shopped. The MacBook looks too contrasty compared to the rest of the photo.

  • Urs

    yeah, I’m also calling shenanigans here. That guy is clapping. Contrast, no whatsoever shadow on his (to us) left palm, and: (admittedly, in delightful ignorance about the weight of that thing, still…) take your laptop, raise it above your head – where are your fingers? Why is the screen black? bullcrap

  • Kebvn Svara

    wah hahahahah

  • Al Webb

    Wow, people are really taking this seriously aren’t they? It’s shopped…