The anti-Photoshop movement is serious business. Videos that demonstrate what the liquify tool and an overzealous retoucher can do deliver an important message about unrealistic expectations and the need for transparency when significant Photoshopping is involved.
Of course, that doesn’t mean we can’t have a little bit of fun with the subject, which is exactly why CollegeHumor put together the spoof above. The video shows by far the most drastic Photoshop transformation we’ve ever seen and nails all of the anti-Photoshop video clichés in the process. We won’t give anything more away, but we have a feeling this one will give you a good chuckle.
A reader over at Gizmodo sent a tip their way yesterday pointing to an embarrassing situation involving PayPal’s use of a certain stock photograph.
Although it has since been removed, a photo of a small pocket watch over on PayPal’s Political Campaigns page with a “donate” button located over it was found bearing a rather obvious iStock watermark… oops. Read more…
Here’s something that’ll help you start off the week with a grin (or a grimace, if you harbor an aversion to beards). Will it Beard is a fun photo experiment of sorts created by art director Pierce Thiot and his photographer wife Stacy Thiot.
They wanted to determine what household items ‘will beard’ — meaning what random objects they could successfully pack into Mr. Thiot’s beard — and got a fun, viral photo series for their troubles. Read more…
For some of us photo types, the enduring relationship we’ll be celebrating this February 14th will be the one we share with our beloved gear. Fortunately, the wonderfully quirky people at LensRentals understand, and have created a hilarious ad that takes “loving” your gear to the literal extreme. Read more…
Here’s a fun little thought experiment for you: what would Instagram have been like if the filter-tastic service had been invented back in the 1980s? Well, in the most recent episode of Wonders of the World Wide Web, the folks at Squirrel-Monkey try to answer that question… with a little touch of humor of course.
We won’t ruin the details for you, but suffice it to say 1980s Instagram offers a lot less filter options and requires that you take a short jaunt to the local gas station every time you want to turn a snapshot into a slightly blurry, pixelated or sepia-toned versions of the original.
You don’t exactly have to be telepathic to know where this Boston-area photographer is coming from. He/she was probably checking over his accounts receivable, wondering how he was going to make it to the next gig, when some clueless would-be entrepreneur contacted him with a fabulous opportunity to do head shots of his entire staff in return for exposure and goodwill, aka bupkis. Read more…
Dominic, the guy behind the popular web comic Domics, put together this humorous animation about asking a stranger to take your picture. We’re not sure why, but this really cracked us up, even as it sort of creeped us out at the same time.
Given the massive amount of gear news and other more serious posts that have made their way onto the site over the last couple of days, we thought this would provide some much-needed comic relief. So check out the video at the top and if you want to see more Domics comics and animations, head over to the comic’s website and/or Facebook page.
Here’s a bit of humor to help drive away the thought that Monday is just around the corner. At a recent Liverpool Soccer match against Aston Villa, player Gabby Agbonlahor took a dive over the advertising hoardings on the side of the field and right onto the ground in front of a few Liverpool fans’ seats.
So what did the fan standing right there do? Did he try to help the beleaguered soccer player up? Did he look concerned and call for help for the player (who was probably in a bit of pain)? Of course not! Like any good photo enthusiast, he whipped out his camera and grabbed a snapshot of the scene with a look unrestrained glee on his face.
(via PetaPixel Reader Tip)
I didn’t want to like this show. Cross my heart, I didn’t.
Zombies? The undead? Not really my thing. I liked to think I was a little more cultured than that. Sure, I’ll eat Nutella straight from the jar but I DO use a spoon and I always heat up my Pop-Tart before eating it, which is a true sign of refinement. So, I held out for the entire first season. I felt it to be just another apocalyptic zombie show like a gazillion that had come before it.
But then, while editing on a long winter’s night, I clicked on Netflix to occupy myself while I worked and there, in my “Suggestions for Cheri” list was none other than the AMC hit series,“The Walking Dead.” Read more…
GoPro cameras, or rather action cameras in general, are amazing little devices that have enabled people to capture everything from the exciting to the harrowing to the downright weird. But there’s something they don’t put on action cam packaging that they should. The question: “do you actually do anything exciting worthy of an action cam?”
For late night show host and comedian Conan O’Brien the answer is a definitive ‘No,’ and so he put the GoPros he supposedly got for Christmas (it feels a bit more like an advertising stunt to us) to use in the most mundane ways imaginable as part of a funny new segment called ‘Complete Waste of a GoPro.’ Read more…