Posts Tagged ‘humorous’

Venezuela Accidentally Used a Photo of an American Detainee in a Tourism Ad

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Here’s a rather humorous example of why it’s important to source your photographs correctly and carefully. Venezuela’s state run television has taken down a photo after it was discovered that they had been trying to promote tourism with a photo of an American that had been detained.
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A Tongue-in-Cheek Take on Camera Test Videos

Chicago-based photographer and videographer Jon Cole made this test video for the Sony FS7 that puts a humorous tongue-in-cheek spin on generic camera test videos. It features a “model’s commentary” voiceover by his wife that imagines what the subjects in these videos are thinking when their friend or family member gets a new camera and asks them to stand in for a “quick test”.

(via Jon Cole via cinema5D)

Former Prime Minister Tony Blair’s Christmas Card Photo Dubbed ‘Fabulously Awful’

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There’s no getting around it, former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair should have picked a different photo before he and his wife sent out this year’s Christmas card (yes… that’s their actual card). Sent to us by a reader, this wonderfully awkward image is good for a laugh and perhaps a cringe or two. Read more…

It’s All In The Name…

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Recently, during a period of extreme self-examination (this is pretty much that time of year — is it not?), I set about tackling the age-old question… why ain’t I famous yet? Why am I not in every gallery, museum and private photography collection — when I so obviously deserve to be?

So I set about examining this age-old mystery, dissecting every possible raison de jour. Boundless talent — check; unrivaled originality — check; sheer, unbridled charisma — check, check and check! Stumped as I was, this time I pushed forward — this time, there would be no rest or retreat until I broke through the bonds that would unleash me from my ill-begotten anonymity… Read more…

Dixie Dixon Tells the Nightmarish (Now Funny) Story Behind One of Her First Huge Production Shoots

It’s easy to assume the successful photographers in the industry have always had it figured out. Commercial shoots fell in their laps and they took to the experience like they were born with a Hasselblad in their hands. But that, of course, is not always the case.

In the episode of Behind the Glass above, Nikon Ambassador Dixie Dixon tells the tale of one of her first major campaign shoots… and how it almost went terribly wrong. Read more…

Humor: Why Guys Hate Being in Pictures

Do guys, in general, hate taking pictures? Comedian Robbie Sherrard thinks so, and in this tongue-in-cheek video that’s currently going viral he breaks down all of the most awkward reasons why that is. Read more…

Here are Portraits of Dogs Flying Through the Air

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We’ve featured photos of dogs underwater, mid-shake, during bath time and in the middle of a gratuitous lick… but this is the first set of portraits we’ve seen that capture dogs in-flight.

Well, not quite flight… more like ‘falling with style,’ to borrow a line from Toy Story. Read more…

Home Alone Meets Photography: Using Triggertraps to Catch Would-Be Christmas Present Thieves

As a means to both promote their product and get a giggle out of would-be consumers, Triggertrap put together this witty short video that highlights a few ways you can use their robust triggering system to catch would-be Christmas thieves ala Home Alone.

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Humor: 5 Easy Steps to Becoming an ‘Official Photographer’

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The folks at the not-always-politically-correct Facebook page Being Satan hit the nail on the head with this list of 5 steps that describe how to become an ‘official’ photographer.

If you need a laugh to start off your week and you’re not easily offended, check out the full list below. Read more…

A Hardcore Photography Pride Hoodie by Teespring (that Needs One Small Edit)

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What do you get when you mix some hardcore photography pride with winter clothing? You get something like the hoodie above by Teespring: a fun-if-a-bit-cocky gift idea for the photographer in your life. Read more…