Samsung created this humorous ad a couple years ago teaching how you can take better self-portraits of yourself for social media profile pictures. It all has to do with harnessing the power of angles.
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Here’s a funny prank that Canadian hidden camera show Just For Laughs Gags did involving a Polaroid camera and asking strangers to help take a picture. Pictures don’t lie, right?
An old lady brings her newly purchased Canon T2i and kit lens back to a camera store in Toronto claiming they were defective.
Clerk: So whats wrong with your camera?
Lady: It only takes blurry shots, it’s broken.
Clerk: Were you shooting indoors?
Clerk: What mode were you shooting in?
Lady: I don’t know.
Clerk: So auto… Was the flash going off?
Lady: No, I hate the flash.
Clerk: Were you using a tripod?
Lady: Now you’re asking the really hard questions!
Clerk: … Lady I could sell you any lens behind me and none of them would help you take a better picture until you learn how to use your camera.
Clerk: We can point you towards some places that can give you excellent short classes, or sell you a book.
Lady: I don’t need lessons, my camera is broken.
You’ve probably heard people say that you shouldn’t try to get a cheap photographer for wedding photography. Here’s a good example of why.
Can you point out all the things this wedding photographer is doing wrong? Leave a comment and we’ll get a running list going here.
Customer: I’m wondering how much a certain lens costs.
Clerk: OK, which one?
Customer: I can’t remember, but I know it’s around $2,000.
Thanks Looking Glass Photo for this submission!
You know all those not-so-awesome portraits found all over social networking services like Facebook and Myspace? If you’ve felt like there’s something strangely uniform about them, perhaps the reason is because they were all taken by Sheffield Quigley, the world’s first and only professional Myspace photographer.
Customer: Hi, I am looking for a Canon lens.
Shopkeeper: Certainly, which one specifically or what’s the purpose?
Customer: I am looking for a lens that can shoot pictures with sharp foreground objects and sharp background objects.
Shopkeeper: Right, you mean a lens that is good for close-ups and landscape?
Customer: Well, not exactly, I want a lens to shoot pictures that everything is in not blurry, especially not those blurry backgrounds with people.
Customer: Should I buy the 70-200 2.8 IS II? What do you think I should buy?
Shopkeeper: I think you should buy a photography book first.
The shopkeeper proceeded to show the customer a photography book, but he decided to leave.
Here’s a fun blast from the past: in the early 2000s The Daily Show ran this short segment in which Ed Helms (now known for playing Andy Bernard on The Office) introduces viewers to digital cameras. It’s an interesting glimpse at how some people felt about the emergence of digital photography as it was starting to become popular.
Keep your eye out for old-school Photoshop!
Thanks for the tip, @davevogler!
You won’t really learn anything about how to use cameras from this short film, but it’s pretty amusing and can be a nice photography-related 2-minute diversion from your work.
If only there were educational videos of this style for every camera on the market… That would make learning quite enjoyable.