Posts Tagged ‘humor’

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…

MIOPS: Smartphone Controllable High Speed Camera Trigger

MIOPS is a new smartphone-controlled camera trigger that combines all of the features photographers want in a high-speed camera trigger into one convenient device.

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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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