Posts Tagged ‘comedy’

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…

How to Look Good in Self-Portraits Using the Power of Angles

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.

Funny Prank Involving a Polaroid Camera

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?

Overheard in a Camera Shop: My Camera is Broken

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?
Lady: Yes.
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.
Lady: …
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.


Thanks basic_hydronium!

How Not to Do Wedding Photography

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.
Read more…

Overheard in a Camera Shop: $2,000

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.
Clerk: …


Thanks Looking Glass Photo for this submission!

Behind the Scenes with a Professional Myspace Photographer

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.

(via DigitalRev)

Overheard in a Camera Shop: A Special Kind of Canon Lens

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.
Shopkeeper: Hmm?
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.


Thanks akechi!

Ed Helms Introduces Digital Cameras on The Daily Show

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!