Posts Tagged ‘hilarious’

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…

‘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)

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…

Humor: The Daily Show Makes Fun of the Intolerance Faced by Google Glass Owners

Here’s a little chuckle for your Monday morning. You may have heard the stories of discrimination and sometimes outright violence faced by Google Glass users in some parts of the country.

People who are afraid they’re being inconspicuously photographed or videotaped (and they sometimes are) by Glass wearers are at times lashing out against the would-be invaders of their privacy. Read more…

Humor: What The Duck Comic Depicts the Woes of the Photographer’s Spouse

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Here’s a little bit of funny to get you ready for the week ahead. In What the Duck’s comic #1436, creator Aaron Johnson shows some sympathy for all of the poor (in this case both literally and figuratively) spouses of photography enthusiasts.

Also, be careful of being that guy who offers advice/help… never know when you might on the receiving end of that slap. To see more of What the Duck’s hilarious comics, click on the image above.

(via DPReview)

Clever Photo Series Imagines the Everyday Life of an Earthbound Astronaut

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Say you’re a space enthusiast; and say you find yourself bidding on an old Russian high altitude spacesuit; and then, say you win that auction. What would you, as a skilled photographer with a brand new, awesome prop on hand, do with it?

We can’t speak for you, but we can show you what photographer Tim Dodd did, and it’s just plain fun. Read more…

Tumblog Shares the Hilarious Text Convos Between Photojournalists & Photo Editors

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The conversations that take place between photojournalists and their editors and/or writers can run the gamut between weird and hilarious. I’ve even had a few interesting ones myself, but never did I think to screencap them and share them as the creators behind the Tumblr Photo Editor Texts did. Read more…

Stephen Colbert Goes After Amazon and Its Ridiculous Photography Patent

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Last week, we reported on the news that Amazon had actually patented the age-old practice of photographing things against a white background. This led to much ridicule from the photography community, but one of the big guys just got in on the well-deserved roast, and his name is Stephen Colbert. Read more…

Art Director Creates a Hilariously Dramatic Car Ad to Sell His Crappy Old Volvo

The great thing about creatives — be they photographers, filmmakers or, in this case, an art director who does a bit of both — is that they can capture even the most mundane of things in a dramatic and compelling manner. Case in point: art director Castor recently had to sell his crappy old 93′ Volvo 245GL. Read more…

DigitalRev: 5 Tips for Making You Look Like Less of a Tool While Taking Selfies

The week is coming to a close, and if you find yourself in desperate need of a giggle or two, we have just the thing for you: none other than Kai from DigitalRev offering tips for taking selfies without looking like a tool.

Kai has broken it down into five things you should avoid when you turn the camera on yourself, in hopes that even when you do decide to take the dreaded/beloved selfie, you look as professional as possible while doing so. At just over five minutes, the video offers a quick chuckle for those of you who need a laugh to help get you through the rest of the week.

(via ISO 1200)