Posts Tagged ‘humor’

Reminder: This is Why You Don’t Shoot the Wedding Party on a Flimsy Dock

Consider this a friendly reminder for any wedding photographers who haven’t already heard it or maybe even forgot the tip when we shared it almost exactly a year ago.

When you’re trying to find the perfect location to photograph the wedding party, take into account the stability of the location of choice, and particularly avoid flimsy docks. If you don’t, your subjects might end up like the poor folks in the short video above. Read more…

Humor: Can This Group of 40 Get a Single Person to Take 40 Photos of Them?

There was a time, before selfies and social networks and WiFi built in to most consumer-level cameras, that getting a group shot in a busy tourist setting required two steps. Step one: ask a stranger to take your group’s photo, and Step Two: apologize profusely as, one by one, every person in your group keeps handing the kind stranger ANOTHER camera so they can have a picture too.

Those days are, for the most part, gone. But back in 2009, an Australian comedy show called The Chaser’s War on Everything had some fun with ‘step two.’ Read more…

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…

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…

Humor: DigitalRev Shows You How to Look Like a Professional Photographer

Forget classes and skill and gear and taking good photos, what you really want is to LOOK like a professional photographer, right? Good, because Kai Man Wong and the DigitalRev TV team are here to show you how to do just that. Read more…

Hilarious BTS Ad for the WALLEY POS-86 Mocks Typical Prosumer Camera Marketing

We hope you’re ready for a gorgeous BTS look at one of the most beautiful cameras to ever hit the market, because this short video takes you behind the scenes with the revolutionaryWALLEY POS–86” camera. Featuring a 483mm long design, a 183mm lens, and coming in at only 25lbs, this thing is an absolute beauty from the ground up. 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.

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THIS is How You Sell a Lens on Craigslist: The Classified Ad to End All Classified Ads

Talented photographer and web designer Sasha Juliard just won Craigslist for photographers everywhere, because even if you’re not in the market for a Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 lens, you’re going to end up reading his entire classified ad from start to finish. (Warning: The ad contains a big helping of strong language). Read more…

A Hilarious Collection of Insight and Insults From a College Photography Professor

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What do you do when your photography professor at college goes on daily rants and rages, critiquing work with an iron fist while doling out priceless lessons? Well, thankfully, some student thought to start writing said rants and rages down.

But not only did he write them down, he shared them via a Tumblog so that the rest of the world could see, read and laugh hysterically at the brilliance and brutality of this awesome photo prof. Read more…