Posts Tagged ‘humor’

Bodybuilders and National Doughnut Day

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(Today is National Doughnut Day. I am of the opinion it should be a National Holiday, but other people in my studio don’t share the belief. They would be wrong.) 

(The DH stands for “darling husband,” although in light of the following conversation that took place upon entering the studio this morning, I am doing away with that adjective.)

DH: “Hey, last minute change this afternoon. Got a shoot for two bodybuilders, so I need your help.”
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The Colbert Report’s Take on the Chicago Sun-Times’ Photojournalist Layoffs

In a short segment titled “Photojournalists vs. iPhones” on The Colbert Report yesterday, Stephen Colbert weighed in on the Chicago Sun-Times’ decision to lay off its entire photography department. Colbert pulls no punches:

But the paper will continue to have great photojournalism, because reporters are now required to learn iPhone photography basics. But only the basics, like pressing the button. If the Sun-Times is still around in a week, the reporters can move on to the advanced stuff, like using a flash, and asking flood victims to say cheese.

Canadian version here. For a non-tongue-in-cheek view, check out the photographer responses that we published earlier this week.

(via Colbert Nation via Fstoppers)

“I Don’t Even Know”: A Viral Stop-Motion Video of a Boy Riding a Broomstick

Here’s a dose of humor and creativity to put a smile on your face as we’re rounding the corner into the weekend: a Bracebridge, Ontario-based teen named Ethan Nudd created this funny — and incredibly strange — 12-second-long stop-motion video showing himself riding a broomstick. He writes,

I saw a video like this and laughed my a** off so i decided to make one of my own :) hope everyone enjoys!

The video shows you don’t need more than an outlandish idea, a camera, and some stop-motion creating skills for a viral sensation; Nudd’s video has been online for only about a week, but has already amassed nearly 4 million views!

(via Laughing Squid)

When Photojournalists Get Fired

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(I’m not saying this is how the conversation went down at the Chicago Sun-Times last week, but I’m saying it could have.)

Good morning, everyone.

Is the entire photography staff here? …26, 27, 28…yes, it looks like everyone is present and accounted for, so let’s begin.

We don’t need you.
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Craigslist Ad, Spoofed Screenshot Mock Sun-Times After Photographer Layoffs

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The Chicago Sun-Times has raised quite a furor talking after unexpectedly laying off its entire photography staff yesterday. Everyone seems to have something to say about it, with some commentators calling it “a sign of the times,” while others are wondering whether the newspaper is trying to pull “a union-busting move.”

Los Angeles-based writer and comedian Jason Sereno decided to weigh in a different way: he created a tongue-in-cheek Craigslist job listing in Chicago.
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Wedding Photograph Features a Hungry T-Rex Chasing the Bridal Party

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Here’s a fun wedding photo idea we’ve never seen before: dinosaur photobombing. Baton Rouge, Louisiana-based wedding photographer Quinn Miller created the photograph above this past weekend showing a hungry (and massive) T-Rex chasing after a bridal party that’s running for its life.
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Photoshop Chimeras: Fantasy Creatures Created by Splicing Photos

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Want to have some fun as you’re learning how to use Photoshop for image editing? Try creating a “Photoshop Chimera.” In Greek mythology, the Chimera was a monstrous creature composed of three different animals: the lion, snake, and goat. The term “chimera” has since come to describe any imaginary creature that’s the mashup of two or more real animals.

Reddit user Arne Olav has attracted some attention as of late for his humorous chimeras created by compositing two different photographs of animals.
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What Photographers Would Look Like if Google Glass Took Over the World

Google Glass is set to arrive in the hands of the general public later this year. There are already apps that can trigger the shutter by detecting winks, and some people are already thinking of how the wearable camera can be useful for various photographic applications.

Having always-ready glasses strapped to your face may be convenient, but how will photography look? The video above by Grovo offers a humorous look at what photographers would look like if Google Glass becomes widely used as a camera and camcorder.
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Latest Photo Fad Involves Photographing Your Cat as Your Beard

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Need a chuckle? Look no further than the latest bizarre photo fad to sweep across the Internet. Called “Cat Beard,” the meme involves shooting a self-portrait with your face above a cat’s head. If you can nail the right perspective, you get a humorous photograph that looks like you have a strange beard covering your face (and a frown as well).
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10 Things a Photographer Should Never Do While Photographing a Wedding

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With over 2 million weddings taking place each year nationwide, there are over 2 million opportunities to make mistakes-countless pitfalls just waiting for the unsuspecting wedding photographer to stumble into. Sure, they seem harmless, until you realize the danger they impart to you and your business. I don’t want you to be just another wedding photographer statistic, so, I’ve compiled a list of my top ten things a photographer should never do while photographing a wedding. If you recognize yourself in any of these, don’t beat yourself up. Remember, it hurts to grow. Now, let’s begin…
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