Posts Tagged ‘comedy’

The Battle at F-Stop Ridge Continues

Back in May 2011, Canadian camera shop The Camera Store released a humorous advertisement that quickly went viral, amassing millions of views. Here’s the sequel to that video, showing another violent engagement between two groups of well trained photographers.

Brothers Add Director’s Commentaries to Old Home Videos

Filmmaking brothers John and Richard Ramsey came up with the brilliant and hilarious idea of unearthing some old home videos and adding directors commentary over them. It’s a great way to have a laugh with family members, and could make a fun present.
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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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How Not to Shoot School Portraits

Here’s a cute and funny little short by filmmaker Nick Scott about school portraits, children, life and innocence.

How Not to Do a Family Photo Shoot

Here’s a scene from NBC’s comedy show Parks and Recreation that can give you some ideas on how to direct your subjects the next time you’re doing a family portrait session.

First Episode of Shutterbugs Now Out

Here’s the first episode of Shutterbugs, the new web series we mentioned a couple weeks ago that’s geared towards photo enthusiasts. Each episode is pretty short — this one is just 3.5 minutes long — and a new one will be released every Tuesday. You can also follow the show by subscribing to the channel through YouTube.

Hilarious Customer Reviews for the Sigma 200-500mm Lens on Amazon

Of all the camera lenses offered on Amazon, the $26,000 35-pound giant green Sigma 200-500mm f/2.8 probably has the funniest customer reviews and images.
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Shutterbugs: A Comedy Web Series About Obsessive Photographers

Shutterbugs is a new comedy web series geared towards photo geeks:

Set in Melbourne’s creative heart of Fitzroy, Shutterbugs centres on analogue photographer Chloe and her socialite best friend Samantha. Together they get into trouble as they trespass, steal and bend the truth during their various photography exploits. Trying to keep them under control is Isaac, an OCD portrait photographer who secretly harbours a crush on Chloe. Rounding out the crew are unhinged video blogger Bo and malicious time-lapse specialist Trent, who takes joy in tormenting the others. The show follows the gang as they undertake crazy and dangerous adventures, all in the name of taking a good photo.

The season kicks off on September 27th, and a new episode will be released every week on Tuesday. Finally there’s a show focused on photography humor (similar to what What The Duck did for web comics), but let’s just hope it’s well done.

A Theory on Leica’s Red Dot Logo

Maybe when Leica’s designers were brainstorming ideas for the company’s logo, they noticed the flag of Japan and said, “Okay, lets go with that.”


P.S. Co.Design has a great piece on Leica’s brand management.

Spoof Video Pokes Fun at DSLR Rigs

In 2008, the Nikon D90 became the first DSLR to offer HD video recording, a feature that has become pretty standard on new DSLR models. Third-party companies have also taken advantage of the HDSLR craze by offering a boatload of specialized HDSLR filmmaking products, including camera rigs that are constantly becoming larger and more crazy-looking. DSLR film school Neumann Films created this funny short film poking fun at huge and expensive rigs.

The gear game of DSLR cameras is getting out of hand. When a camera rig costs more than your camera something is wrong. These were the thoughts that fueled the creation of our latest video “DSLR Camera Rigs”. [#]

So this is what goes on at the brainstorming sessions of rig makers…