Posts Tagged ‘humor’

Virtual Photo Album for ex-Pope Benedict XVI Mocked Over Comic Sans

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Benedict XVI officially resigned yesterday after eight years as the Pope of the Catholic Church. The Vatican decided to commemorate his papacy by publishing a digital photo album to its website. It’s a serious set of photos that marks a serious occasion, but it’s attracting attention for the wrong reason: most sites that are reporting on it seem to be focusing on the font selections rather than the images themselves.

The text in the album is Comic Sans and the watermarks on the photos are Papyrus.
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Fujifilm Shows Off Chicken Head Image Stabilization in Commercial

Back in 2010, we humorously reported that chickens have image stabilized heads. Some people took the idea further, turning chickens into organic Steadicams and doing further research into the subject.

Now Fujifilm has gone and turned that funny property of chickens (and certain other animals as well) into a humorous TV spot. The ad above is meant to promote the image stabilization powers of the Fujifilm X-S1 bridge camera. We delved deeper into the science behind this (called the “vestibulo-ocular reflex”) last year in this post.


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Filter My Life: A Humorous Short About Instagram, Its Rise, and Its Debacle

If you’ve been closely following the story of Instagram and its role in the world of casual photography, you might enjoy this humorous short film by photographer Grant McGuire. It’s titled “Filter My Life.”
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Satire: How to Be a Photographer in Four Simple Lessons

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Looking to jump into a particular genre of professional photography? Instead of shelling out money and time for lessons, workshops, and/or internships, check out the handbook, “How to be a Photographer in Four Lessons.” Written by Brussels-based photographer Thomas Vanden Driessche, it offers the basic gist of how you can instantly become great in contemporary photography, war photography, conceptual photography, and more!
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Humor: Camera Sutra T-Shirt of Popular Photography Positions

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Travel photographer and HDR guru Trey Ratcliff is selling this clever T-shirt over in his Stuck In Customs online store. It’s titled “Camera Sutra,” and shows various shooting positions photographers assume in order to capture the perfect shot.
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That Explains It: The Difference Between Instagram and Vine

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The tech world has been buzzing over the past couple of days about Vine, Twitter’s new app that lets you share 6-second video loops through an Instagram-style service. If you’ve been out of the loop and need a primer on what the difference between Facebook’s Instagram and Twitter’s Vine is, the above web comic by Willa’s World will bring you up to speed.

Instagram Vs. Vine [Willa's World via Laughing Squid]


P.S. Another big story surrounding Vine today is that the service is dealing with the problem of being flooded with inappropriate content. This comes less than one week after 500px’s mobile app was yanked from the Apple App Store for making nudity available to users.

The Humorous Photobombs Dropped at Obama’s Inauguration

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Here’s a bit of lighthearted humor as we heat up the bloggin’ machine today: at the second inauguration of Barack Obama this past Monday, a number of humorous photobombs were spotted in the live television coverage and in the press photos that emerged afterward. A few of them have the web talking (and laughing).

In the photograph above by Jim Bourg of Reuters, we see New York Senator Chuck Schumer photobombing during the oath of office.
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A Graph of New Camera Gear’s Perceived Worth Over Time

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For several years now, my occupation has been to basically read everything written about new equipment. In order to help everyone save time, and to save the Internet millions of electrons, I have developed a concise method to summarize all such discussions for all newly introduced imaging equipment.

I modestly call this Roger’s Law of New Product Introduction and have summarized it in the graph above. You will notice there are two possible paths a new product may follow. To date, these two paths accurately describe every introduced product.
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Humorous Portraits of People with Faces Pressed Against Glass

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The Ugly Truth” is a bizarre series of portraits by photographer Rut Mackel. Each photo features a not-very-pleasing photo of a face that looks flatted and disfigured. No, the subjects don’t actually look like that, and no, Mackel didn’t use any kind of digital manipulation for the photos. She simply asked her subjects to hold a pane of glass and then press their faces against it.
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Comic: The Difference Between Taking Analog and Digital Photos

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Here’s Shoebox’s humorous take on the difference between film and digital photography.

Taking Pictures: Film vs Digital [Shoebox via Laughing Squid]