Posts Tagged ‘funny’

Comic Genius: Matt Hoyle’s Funny Portraits of Funny People

comicgenius

If you haven’t heard of celebrity photographer Matt Hoyle‘s photo book Comic Genius: Portraits of Funny People, then you’re in for a treat. We’re talking about a book full of hilarious portraits of hilarious people that is being sold for a good cause… what more could you want? Read more…

Photog’s Funny LEGO Dioramas Creatively Depict Each of the 50 States

50stateslego_1

Sometimes inspiration strikes when you’re out in the wild, climbing mountains and taking in breathtaking vistas. Other times, it happens when you’re looking after your 7-year-old daughter and playing LEGOs. You can probably guess how photographer Jeff Friesen’s 50 States of LEGO series came about. Read more…

Humor: Portraits of Wet Dogs Taken Mid-Bath

wetdog2

Our quest to continue giving dogs the attention they deserve in the photography world continues (for the record, we don’t dislike cats… we just think they get too much attention). We’ve had dogs shaking, dogs licking and now, for the sake of rhyming, dogs dripping.

This series is called Wet Dog, and it’s a fun and funny series by pet photographer Sophie Gamand of Striking Paws Photography. Read more…

Denver TV News Anchor Goes Viral With Rant on Boring Snow Photos

On the off-chance you thought photo blogs had some kind of monopoly on rants about lazy and thoughtless photography practices, witness the majesty of Denver TV news anchor Kyle Clark in action. Read more…

Shitty Rigs: A Site Dedicated to the Crappy Rigs Filmmakers MacGyver Together

shittyrigs2

You might have found yourself in this situation before: you’re in the middle of a photo shoot and you find that you badly need to set up a shot or lighting that is, in fact, impossible to do ‘professionally’ given the gear you have on hand.

So what do you do? You go all MacGyver of course! You put together an off-the-top-of-your-head DIY fix that gets the job done (even if it doesn’t look all that good doing it). The Tumblr blog Shitty Rigs is dedicated to showing off those brilliant, if a bit silly, creations. Read more…

The Devil’s Photography Dictionary

devilsdictionary

Picture — A representation in two dimensions of something wearisome in three. – Ambrose Bierce

I’m a fan of the satirical and cynical definitions of Ambrose Bierce, first written as a daily newspaper column and later collected in The Devil’s Dictionary. (It was originally called the Cynic’s Word Book, but so many politicians of the day called Bierce a Devil that he felt the new title more appropriate). Read more…

Humor: Walmart Warns You of Flammable Liquids in Your Canon P&S’s Tanks…

walmartfail

This one is just too silly not to share. While browsing through Walmart’s website looking for deals to share with their readers, the folks over at 1001 Noisy Cameras ran across a strange warning. Read more…

Brothers Surprise Mom by Recreating Her Favorite Photos 20 Years Later

20yrs_13

Romanian bothers Toma and Paul Alexandru were trying to think of a creative surprise for their mother Simona’s 55th birthday when it dawned on them that she might enjoy seeing her favorite photos of the pair… shall we say… updated.

So, 20 years later, they set out to all the old holiday locations to re-shoot all of their mom’s favorite photos again, leading to a surprise that was equal parts funny and touching. Read more…

Histagrams Imagine How Historic Moments Might Have Been Shared on Instagram

histagramsheader

The idea isn’t entirely new. At one point, photographer Allen Murabayashi experimented with re-imagining famous photos as if they had been taken with Instagram to dispel the thought that filters and a square crop often somehow “improve” a photo.

The website Histagrams is similar, only it takes it a step further and lends a comedic edge to the whole experiment. Site creators Gusto NYC and Gavin Alaoen imagine how historically significant moments might have been shared if the people behind them had had Instagram at their disposal. Read more…

Humor: Job Alert! Flapjack Fortune Awaits Lucky Photographer

pancakes1

Who says there are no paying photography jobs anymore? Just shift your attention to Liberal, Kansas, where the organizers of International Pancake Day are now accepting bids for an official event photographer. Read more…