Posts Tagged ‘funny’

GPP 2014 Shootout: An Entertaining Battle Between Two Top Photogs

The video for this year’s Gulf Photo Plus Shootout has been released and it’s a good one. Going head to head this year were photographers Zack Arias and Sara Lando, both of whom had 20 minutes to go from hearing their assignment to final image, all in front of a 400-person audience. Read more…

This Camera-Shaped Building Isn’t Quite What You’d Expect It To Be

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Every so often, something comes across our desks that makes us do a bit of a double-take. This was one of those moments.

What you see above is a building shaped like a compact camera. What is the building used for? That’s where it gets interesting. It’s not a camera store or an electronics repair shop, it’s a public restroom… seriously. Read more…

Headshots: Funny Self-Portraits that Show Stuff Hitting the Photographer in the Face

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Here’s a set of fun and funny self-portraits to get you through the rest of your Wednesday with a smile on your face.

Created by literary translator, editor and grad student Kaija Straumanis, the Headshots series is more frequently referred to these days as “Stuff Being Thrown at My Head” — a deceptive title since nothing is actually being thrown at Straumanis’ head at all. Read more…

Embarrassing Stock Photography Slip Up Discovered on PayPal’s Campaigns Page

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A reader over at Gizmodo sent a tip their way yesterday pointing to an embarrassing situation involving PayPal’s use of a certain stock photograph.

Although it has since been removed, a photo of a small pocket watch over on PayPal’s Political Campaigns page with a “donate” button located over it was found bearing a rather obvious iStock watermark… oops. Read more…

Hilarious Camera Issues During Live BBC News Broadcast

Alright, we’ll be the first to admit that this isn’t strictly photography related, but it’s a funny camera issue and a great way to start Tuesday off on a light note. The viral BBC News clip above is quickly spreading to all corners of the globe as people giggle their way through what may be one of the funniest transitions in serious news history. Read more…

Will It Beard: Fun Photo Series of Random Household Items Stuck in a Man’s Beard

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Here’s something that’ll help you start off the week with a grin (or a grimace, if you harbor an aversion to beards). Will it Beard is a fun photo experiment of sorts created by art director Pierce Thiot and his photographer wife Stacy Thiot.

They wanted to determine what household items ‘will beard’ — meaning what random objects they could successfully pack into Mr. Thiot’s beard — and got a fun, viral photo series for their troubles. Read more…

Hilarious Valentine’s Ad Shows How Much LensRentals Really Love Their Lenses

For some of us photo types, the enduring relationship we’ll be celebrating this February 14th will be the one we share with our beloved gear. Fortunately, the wonderfully quirky people at LensRentals understand, and have created a hilarious ad that takes “loving” your gear to the literal extreme. Read more…

Humor: What Would Instagram be Like if it Had Been Invented in the ’80s?

Here’s a fun little thought experiment for you: what would Instagram have been like if the filter-tastic service had been invented back in the 1980s? Well, in the most recent episode of Wonders of the World Wide Web, the folks at Squirrel-Monkey try to answer that question… with a little touch of humor of course.

We won’t ruin the details for you, but suffice it to say 1980s Instagram offers a lot less filter options and requires that you take a short jaunt to the local gas station every time you want to turn a snapshot into a slightly blurry, pixelated or sepia-toned versions of the original.

(via Doobybrain)

Pro Photographer on Craigslist: Why Don’t You Work for Free?

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You don’t exactly have to be telepathic to know where this Boston-area photographer is coming from. He/she was probably checking over his accounts receivable, wondering how he was going to make it to the next gig, when some clueless would-be entrepreneur contacted him with a fabulous opportunity to do head shots of his entire staff in return for exposure and goodwill, aka bupkis. Read more…

Funny Video Puts a Slightly Creepy Spin on Asking Someone to ‘Take’ Your Picture

Dominic, the guy behind the popular web comic Domics, put together this humorous animation about asking a stranger to take your picture. We’re not sure why, but this really cracked us up, even as it sort of creeped us out at the same time.

Given the massive amount of gear news and other more serious posts that have made their way onto the site over the last couple of days, we thought this would provide some much-needed comic relief. So check out the video at the top and if you want to see more Domics comics and animations, head over to the comic’s website and/or Facebook page.