Posts Tagged ‘humor’

Chicago Tribune Accidentally Publishes a Placeholder Cat Photo on Front Page

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This is awesome: someone over at the Chicago Tribune made a hilarious mistake this morning, accidentally publishing a placeholder photograph of a random cat on the newspaper website’s front page. For 16 glorious minutes, visitors to the site were greeted with what’s seen in the screenshot above as the featured headline story.

The Tribune is the 8th largest newspaper in the United States by circulation, and its website is one of the top 500 websites in the United States by traffic. Brian Barrett of Gizmodo calls this “the best Internet mistake of the day.” It’s certainly one of the funnier photo-related mistakes we’ve seen.

(via Jacqui Cheng via Gizmodo via Coudal)

Photographer Zack Seckler’s Conceptual Photos with a Dash of Quirky Humor

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Pay a visit to photographer Zack Seckler’s website, and you’ll find “Humor” as a category next to “Lifestyle,” “Landscape,” and “Personal.” The images in the collection are like miniature jokes in the form of pixels: each one is a strange and quirky scene manufactured by Seckler to make you think and smile.
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Man Photobombs Disney World Proposal, Gets Turned Into an Internet Meme

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Some unlucky fellow was minding his own business in Disney World recently when he happened to accidentally walk in front of a couple as the man was proposing to his girlfriend. The moment wasn’t just captured on camera (shown above) — it has spawned a quirky new Internet photo meme.
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A Brief Exchange: Why You Takin’ Photos of My Car?

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Photographer Karl Baden (a part time faculty member in Boston College’s Fine Arts Department) tells us of a brief and humorous encounter he recently had while shooting on the street.
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Satire: Work for Free and Eat!

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Hey, professional and aspiring photographers! Are you tired of responding to attractive assignment offers only to find later that compensation for the work consists only of “valuable exposure” for your work? And then you have to explain that you can’t feed your family on exposure?

Well fret no more. with the new Exposure Helper™, you can feed your family on exposure, allowing you to accept all the free assignments you want!
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Wedding Party Running from Imperial AT-AT Walkers

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It appears that “wedding party running from _____” is at risk of becoming a meme among wedding photographers. After seeing that photo of a wedding party running from a T-Rex that went viral last month, photographers Danielle and Tony Lombardo of Little Blue Lemon decided to do their own remix.
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Upcoming PS4 Game ‘Outlast’ Pits Digital Camera Against Zombies

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Here’s yet another reason why it’s a bad idea to think reporters outfitted with cameras can replace actual photojournalists — the reporters apparently are dumb enough to wander into an abandoned insane asylum full of zombies.

(The first thing a real photojournalist would do, of course is ask “Do I get paid mileage?” before refusing to take the gig.)
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Humor: The Pain of Being Rejected as Someone’s Passerby Photographer

Here’s a little bit of photographic humor to help get you through to hump day. Have you ever been asked to take someone’s picture in public? Most of us have had this experience: a tourist or a family comes over and hands you their smartphone so they can get a complete family pic.

But after you’ve taken their photo — a photo, mind you, that you with your photographic expertise deem to be the most beautiful photo they’ve ever had taken — have you ever seen them go up to someone else just minutes later and ask them to take the same photo? What the!? Read more…

That’s No Way to Treat a Perfectly Good Viewfinder!

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Living in a tourist town like San Francisco, I have frequent opportunities to observe how people use their cameras. Inevitably, these lead to “Why, oh why?” moments in which advanced technology collides with general cluelessness.
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Old Video of Comedian Louis CK Making Fun of ‘Avant-Garde’ Photography

Here’s a little dose of humor to brighten your Saturday. Back in the 90s, in a jab at both MTV and “avant-garde” photography, a young Louis CK put this funny little clip together. In it, his name is David Cross (perhaps another jab at his fellow comedian by the same name) and his specialty? Toilet photography. Read more…