Posts Tagged ‘comedy’

The Mirrorless Party of 2015: A Fun Stop-Motion Look at the State of the Industry

Back in 2012, The Camera Store released a lighthearted stop-motion video of mirrorless cameras attending a party. It reflected the state of the industry at the time — particularly how the Canon EOS M was late to the game and how it had a painfully slow autofocus system.

The video above is a followup: it’s shows the mirrorless party of 2015 and offers a witty look at how the camera industry landscape has changed over the past three years.

Shoot Tank: A Shark Tank Parody with Photography Entrepreneurs

Director David Robin created this humorous spoof of the TV show Shark Tank for the WPPI conference and expo that took place in Las Vegas a couple of weeks ago. It features a number of well known photography industry figures (Roberto Valenzuela, Bambi Cantrell, Jerry Ghionis, Melissa Ghionis, and Gary Fong) as the investors and entrepreneurs.

Although they portray a couple of inept inventors in the parody, Melissa and Gary have found success with their actual products in real life. The Ghionis’ are behind the new Omega shoot-through reflector and Fong is well known for his Lightsphere diffusers.

(H/T ISO 1200)

Humor: Marky Ramone Invents a Product for Dealing with Smartphone Snappers at Concerts

Here’s a tongue-in-cheek sketch in which Ramones drummer Marky Ramone shows off a new product he developed called the Smartphone Swatter. It’s a cheap and simple fix for dealing with annoying concertgoers who ruin your view by constantly holding up their phones to capture photos and videos.

(via CH2 via Boing Boing)

Fauxtography: A New Comedy Web Series About the Struggles of This Instagram Era

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Need a new show to watch? Fauxtography is a new comedic web series that’s geared toward people who love photography. It’s about the life of a young photographer who’s struggling to figure out his work and personal life in the midst of the ongoing Instagram revolution.
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How to Protect Your Camera Gear from a Robber

Renowned Magnum and National Geographic photographer David Alan Harvey offers this sweet 40-second tip on how you can protect the theft of your camera gear. It’s pretty simple: you just need to be wise about how you wear your camera bag and knowledgable in the art of judo.

(via David Alan Harvey via ISO 1200)

Humor: What Canon Actually Thinks About the DSLR Video ‘Revolution’

Andrew Reid of EOSHD created this parody video imagining what the big wigs over at Canon actually think about the DSLR video ‘revolution’ they helped kick off. He added his own subtitle translations to a viral meme video of a Spanish man laughing during an interview. (Sorry if you’re a Spanish speaker.)

The clip was made for a review Reid recently did of the $11,500 Canon C300 cinema camcorder. “…at the back of my mind throughout my C300 experience, I couldn’t help imagining this,” he writes.

(via EOSHD via Reddit)

Australian Comedian Captures His Own Humans of New York Portrait

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Here’s something lighthearted: While in New York City, Australian comedian Hamish Blake decided to create a parody of photographer Brandon Stanton’s Humans of New York portrait. “Unable” to snag a feature through Stanton’s camera, Blake decided to take matters into his own hands with a #hamishsofny shot.
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Funny Business: Funny Portraits of Funny People Being Ridiculous at Home

While usually reserved creatures, there is no more spectacular sight in the natural world than a British person flying through the air in a defensive body position.

While usually reserved creatures, there is no more spectacular sight in the natural world than a British person flying through the air in a defensive body position.

There’s something almost intimate about the comedian portraits in Seth Olenick‘s new photo book Funny Business.

Not intimate in a candid moment sort of way — that sort of candid is difficult to capture when your subjects have dedicated their lives making other people laugh. Seth’s portraits seem to capture unguarded moments of humor, the kind you might imagine you would see daily if you were friends with these celebrities. Read more…

Humor: Comedians Key and Peele Show You How to Take the Perfect Duo Photo

Here’s a little something for those of you who need a good laugh this Saturday. YouTube comedy duo Rhett & Link need help… specifically, they need help figuring out some creative duo photo poses. And who better to show them some REALLY creative ones than Comedy Central stars Key and Peele? Read more…

Humor: Conan O’Brien Debuts Funny New ‘Complete Waste of a GoPro’ Segment

GoPro cameras, or rather action cameras in general, are amazing little devices that have enabled people to capture everything from the exciting to the harrowing to the downright weird. But there’s something they don’t put on action cam packaging that they should. The question: “do you actually do anything exciting worthy of an action cam?”

For late night show host and comedian Conan O’Brien the answer is a definitive ‘No,’ and so he put the GoPros he supposedly got for Christmas (it feels a bit more like an advertising stunt to us) to use in the most mundane ways imaginable as part of a funny new segment called ‘Complete Waste of a GoPro.’ Read more…