Posts Tagged ‘funny’

Funny Comic Takes on the Idea that Taking Photos Takes Away from Experience

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It’s a pretty popular opinion these days: taking photos keeps you from experiencing the moment. It’s why concert venues and musicians are starting to ban photography, and why the top comment on the video of Dubai’s record setting fireworks show we shared was reprimanding the people in the video who were viewing it all through a cell phone screen.

Randall Munroe of the sarcastic and often hilarious web comic XKCD begs to differ, however, and he’s doing it through the comic above. Check it out for yourself and feel free to tell us what you think about the comic’s point of view in the comments down below.


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I’ll Take 1,000 Facebook Fans for $49.99

Editor’s Note: After the piece was published, we were made aware of a deal WeSellLikes is running that gives away 1,000 likes to anybody who writes about their website. We wanted to make it clear that we did not know about this deal nor do we have any intention of taking them up on their offer… although the irony did make us chuckle.

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I had a really great Christmas.

I asked Santa for several things, among which were pink slippers, pajamas with the bear from the movie “Ted” on them, a new cell phone case made out of big fake pearls, and a mini-vacuum to suck up all the sunflower seeds that accumulate around my desk while I work. Yes, I am a seeder.

I was a reasonably good girl this past year. I suppose it all depends on one’s definition of “good,” but I always did my best and tried to stand up for what was right in the world and only got heavily intoxicated a few times and paid for the person behind me in line at Starbucks as much as possible, so all in all, I figured I was on the “Nice List.” Read more…

Talented French Photogs Create Miniature Worlds Using Figurines and Food

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Sorry, Mom, but playing with your food rocks. Especially if you do it with the imagination and exacting detail that French photographers Akiko Ida and Pierre Javelle have poured into their series MINIMIAM. Read more…

Humorous Photography Flowchart Helps You Decide Whether or Not to Take a Photo

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Here’s a little funny to get you through your Sunday afternoon: a flowchart that can help you decide whether or not that photo you’re thinking of taking is actually worth going through with. Read more…

South Park Takes on Photoshop in Season Finale Episode

Editors note: Be advised, the video below contains some strong language that might not be to the liking of all our readers.

There have been a lot of viral attacks on the retouching industry lately — from these striking ads created by a student to this funny tongue-in-cheek version of another viral anti-retouching video — but the cherry on top of the Photoshop-hate sundae came in the form of the South Park Season 17 finale. Read more…

A Festive Custom SLR Team Puts Together the World’s Biggest Tripod Christmas Tree

The folks at Custom SLR are in the holiday spirit, there’s no doubt about that. After all, why else would you take on the pointless (but awesome) task of creating the world’s largest camera tripod Christmas tree? Read more…

Photographer Has Blower Confiscated by TSA Because it ‘Could Fly Like a Missile’

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It’s common knowledge that the Giottos Rocket Blowers and the TSA don’t get along. In the past we’ve told you to just leave it at home unless you want it confiscated with no more reason than “it looks like a bomb.” But the reason photographer and Canon Rumors forum user Surapon got was a whole lot more entertaining than that. Read more…

Humor: ‘Body Evolution’ Model Turned Into Santa Claus by Cheeky Ad Agency

Last year, a time-lapse called ‘Body Evolution – Model Before and After‘ went viral as people the world over had their eyes opened to just how much a model can be altered with the help of hair, makeup and, most of all, Photoshop. That video has accrued almost 8 million views, and is still shared today in hopes of convincing magazines to begin putting disclaimers on images that are significantly altered in post.

The video above by ad agency Victors & Spoils takes that video and does something hilarious with it. Almost as if to say “You think that’s extreme? We’ll SHOW you extreme!” the agency Photoshopped the model further, from the beautiful Barbie-like cover girl into none other than Santa Claus! Read more…

Fake News Site ‘New Camera News’ Brings The Onion’s Satiric Style to Photography

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Being “journalists” more or less restricted to “facts,” we can only look with awe and envy at New Camera News: a blog that tells the truth about the photography industry by making up witty, insider satire in the mode of The Onion (an apt comparison we owe to the folks over at DIYPhotography) Read more…

Photographers Put Together Hilarious NYC Taxi Driver Pinup Calendar for Charity

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We love a good photo series that can put a smile on our faces, and when those photos are also being taken for a good cause, well, we really couldn’t ask for more. Such is the case with the 2014 NYC Taxi Drivers Calendar. Read more…