Posts Tagged ‘funny’

NBA Player Lamar Odom Calmly Destroys Paparazzi’s Gear on the Street

If you’ve ever questioned the wisdom of insuring your camera gear, witness the methodical fury of basketball star and Kardashian spouse Lamar Odom wrecking a photographer’s equipment.
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Musician Takes on the Dreaded Vertical Video Syndrome in Song

“Please film in landscape mode, turn your phone please turn your phone…” sings musician Jonathan Mann in his most recent video extolling the virtues of shooting videos in landscape. It’s a humorous short PSA music video in which Mann takes on the dreaded problem of Vertical Video Syndrome (or VVS) by taking to the streets. Read more…

Funny Portraits of Men Dressed in Their Girlfriends’ Clothes

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When Spanish photographer Jon Uriarte first started exploring relationship dynamics and gender roles in his work, he did so by photographing couples together in their shared homes. But at some point, he realized that this method wasn’t getting his message across — that’s when he switched to a stranger, more humorous approach. Read more…

Retired PE Teacher Wore the Same Outfit for 40 Years’ Worth of Yearbook Photos

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It started out as a mistake. Back in 1973, PE teacher Dale Irby wore an era-appropriate polyester shirt and brown sweater-vest to picture day. The next year, entirely by accident, he wore the exact same thing. At first he was horrified, but the next year, his wife Cathy dared him to do it again.

What started as a mistake, turned into a dare, and then ultimately into a 40-year tradition that ended this year when Irby chose to retire.
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Girl Rushes the Field at a Baseball Game, Captures a $1,500 Selfie

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The fine for rushing the field at the College World Series final is $1,500, but who can put a price on becoming an overnight viral Vine sensation? Well, whatever price Kayleigh, Emily, and Torrie Hill assigned to viral fame, it was more than $1,500, because they rushed the field and captured some expensive selfie footage in the process. Read more…

A Brief Exchange: Why You Takin’ Photos of My Car?

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Photographer Karl Baden (a part time faculty member in Boston College’s Fine Arts Department) tells us of a brief and humorous encounter he recently had while shooting on the street.
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Humorous Samsung Video Takes on the Perception that Bigger Cameras are Better

When it comes to cameras, is bigger always better? Samsung didn’t try to answer that question, but the company did shoot a funny video that shows pretty clearly that the general public seems to think the answer is “yes,” even if there’s no difference at all. Read more…

Did You Know: TIME Magazine Once Gave Away Free 35mm Cameras to Subscribers

Back in 1985, TIME magazine was determined to get more subscribers. We know this because of the special TV offer you see above. If you happen to be around when this commercial aired, all you needed to do was call the number to get a TIME magazine subscription for 40% off, and a free 35mm camera! Read more…

The Wrong Way to Adjust the Diopter on Your Camera’s Viewfinder

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Most high-end cameras come with diopters that allow photographers to calibrate the viewfinder to match their eyesight. Adjusting the diopter is easy: simply stare through the camera while turning the little dial or knob found next to your viewfinder (the one with the +/-). Once the scene is sharp (assuming the lens is focused), you’re done!

Apparently one of the dangers of diopter adjustment—for some camera owners at least—is accidentally stabbing your eyeball with your finger.
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Satire: Work for Free and Eat!

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Hey, professional and aspiring photographers! Are you tired of responding to attractive assignment offers only to find later that compensation for the work consists only of “valuable exposure” for your work? And then you have to explain that you can’t feed your family on exposure?

Well fret no more. with the new Exposure Helper™, you can feed your family on exposure, allowing you to accept all the free assignments you want!
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