Posts Tagged ‘hilarious’
Jordan Drake of Canadian camera shop The Camera Store just published this great hands-on field test of the Canon EOS M. Even if you don’t have 10 minutes to watch the entire review, you’ve got to check out the two short stop-motion animations that start at about 21s and 7m50s. They’re a hilarious (and accurate) sketches that poke fun at how “the Canon EOS M is a little bit late to the mirrorless party” and how the camera has a pretty shoddy autofocus system.
Here’s an oldie but goodie: Scofield Editorial released this tongue-in-cheek video back in 2009 titled, “The Vendor Client relationship in real world situations.” It pokes fun at how clients try to bargain with creative professionals in ways that they would never do in “real world” situations (e.g. eating at a restaurant, buying a movie, getting a haircut).
If you look at the product page of any “exotic” piece of camera equipment on Amazon, there’s a good chance that you’ll come across some humorous fake reviews left by photographers looking to poke fun at the product’s features. Last September, we shared some funny reviews left for the Sigma 200-500mm, which looks more like a bazooka than a lens. Another one is the Hasselblad H4D-50, a medium format DSLR that costs $19,000… as an open box demo. You can probably guess what the reviews poke fun at.
What would happen if Apple made a DSLR? Web video artist Adam Sacks thinks it would be a hit with iPhone users who use their phones for the sole purpose of taking pictures of food, applying filters to them, and then sharing them online. He created this humorous parody of an Apple commercial in which Greg Mansfield, the “Vice President of iPhone Product Design”, introduces the iPhone 5. The new phone is reinvented as a DSLR to make everyone’s life easier, and features a single app: Camera.
Some fashion photographers are known for hyper-conceited attitudes and nasty personalities — traits that aren’t usually shared by infant photographers. What if they were? This humorous sketch by Paulilu Mixtape is titled “Anne Geddes: Beneath the Diaper”, and offers a behind-the-scenes look at famous baby photographer Anne Geddes in action.
If you’ve ever been to the Leaning Tower of Pisa in Italy, you’ve probably seen the countless tourists standing around with their hands in the air, pretending to push the tower of (or hold it up) in forced perspective photos. Prankster Darius Groza decided to take advantage of this unique tourist tradition by photobombing the pictures with high fives.
During the past week, a new meme called “Texts From Hillary” has been taking the web by storm. It involves two photographs of US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton checking her phone on a flight while wearing sunglasses. By combining the images with other photographs and witty captions, the creators imagined what her texts conversations with other famous individuals might be like. Not everyone found the meme hilarious: the Washington Post writes that photographer Diana Walker wasn’t amused when she first saw her images being used:
[...] the incident underscores the conflicts between photographers, who want to control their work, and the wide world of the Internet, where everything seems free. “There needs to be a dialogue about this,” she says.
And she wishes that people who want to grab photos from the Internet and use them for their own purposes would make an effort to contact their original creators. “Before they used it, how about a call to me?” she asked. But, she admits, that might have resulted in no such memorable meme. “I’m not sure I would have said yes.”
However, the site’s creators soon added a credit line for Walker with each photo and the photographer — along with Clinton herself — is now “amused and taken with the idea that this picture is all over the world.”