Posts Tagged ‘funny’

DHL Went to Hilarious Lengths to Ship This Tiny Nikon Battery Charger Safely

When we order camera gear, it’s expected that it will be packed and handled with care… but this is just absurd.

Uploaded to YouTube by user Ottar Gislason, the ready-made DHL commercial above shows how the shipping company decided to send this camera store a single Nikon MH65 battery charger in its box… that was taped to the bottom of another box… that was very securely strapped down onto its very own wooden palette. Read more…

A Simple Chart Every Photographer Should Keep in Their Back Pocket as a Reminder

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It doesn’t get much simpler or more accurate than this silly little pie chart. Shared by photographer Jeremy Cowart on his Facebook page yesterday, the most socially influential photographer on the Web (according to EyeFi) simply captioned the image, “‘Tis true.” We really have nothing more to add beyond that.

So the next time someone you know asks you what the latest and greatest camera is, or you think about upgrading your gear before you ‘upgrade’ your skill set, remember this little chart.

(via The Phoblographer)

Tongue-In-Cheek Video Pokes Fun at What Not To Do When Shooting a Wedding

Getting into wedding photography can be stressful. And if there’s one thing I’ve learned in my years of shooting weddings, it’s that if something can go wrong, it probably will. Of course, that doesn’t mean you can’t (or shouldn’t) minimize your risk of looking like an imbecile in front of everyone.

Here to help is a video from the Toronto Star’s MasterGlass series that shows off what not to do when photographing a wedding. In the video, Toronto Star photographer Randy Risling takes a tongue-in-cheek approach to showing you some typical faux pas. Read more…

A New Old Lens

Giving Lomography's Petzval lens the full Photo Geek treatment.

Jul 09, 2014 · Roger Cicala

‘Selfies Anonymous’ Parody Takes On Our Favorite Instagram Clichés

The didn’t-turn-off-the-flash mirror selfie, the plane wing cloud porn photograph, the ‘this is my office for the day’ humblebrag, overuse of hashtags… all of them make an appearance in this humorous parody sketch by comedians Tripp Crosby and Tyler Stanton.

Dubbed ‘Selfies Anonymous,’ the video imagines what “a 12-step group for people who struggle with selfies” would look like.

(via Laughing Squid)

Craigslist Ad Seeks Digital Artist to Make it Look Like Abusive Boyfriend is Cheating

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This is, bar none, the strangest Craigslist ad we have ever seen. In the past, the few ads we’ve shared typically involve people trying to hire photographers to work for free, but this is completely different.

Posted by a concerned family, they would like to hire a professional digital artist who can make it look like one of their relatives’ boyfriends is cheating. In other words, they would like you to insert this guy’s face into several pictures with another girl and make it look 100% believable. Read more…

Humor: Photography-Themed T-Shirt Tells Everybody that You “Shoot People”

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Lovers of fun photography T-Shirts are gonna enjoy this one. A common play on words in the photo community, this shirt from Teespring warns innocent bystanders that you “shoot people,” and then goes a step further by letting them know that you also “sometimes cut off their head.” Read more…

Faux-laroid Toilet Paper Lets you Literally Wipe Your Butt with Retro-Style Photos

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If you’re looking to spruce up your bathroom decor with some photography-inspired pieces that demonstrate both your love of old Polaroids and your disdain for the apps that try to recreate them with crappy filters, Modcloth has something that might just fit the bill. Read more…

Blast from the Past: The Daily Show Slams Camera Phones as a Useless Combination

In 2004, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart took on a burgeoning technology that they saw as a completely nonsensical mix of two things: the camera phone. As Ed Helms puts it in the “digital watch” segment above, the technology “combines the rapid battery depletion of a high-powered digital camera with the image production capability of a phone.” Read more…

The Problem of Word Inflation in the World of Photography

When did every photo become stunning? And if every photo is stunning, is any photo stunning?

Jun 27, 2014 · Frank McKenna