Posts Tagged ‘humorous’

DHL Went to Hilarious Lengths to Ship This Tiny Nikon Battery Charger Safely

When we order camera gear, it’s expected that it will be packed and handled with care… but this is just absurd.

Uploaded to YouTube by user Ottar Gislason, the ready-made DHL commercial above shows how the shipping company decided to send this camera store a single Nikon MH65 battery charger in its box… that was taped to the bottom of another box… that was very securely strapped down onto its very own wooden palette. Read more…

Tongue-In-Cheek Video Pokes Fun at What Not To Do When Shooting a Wedding

Getting into wedding photography can be stressful. And if there’s one thing I’ve learned in my years of shooting weddings, it’s that if something can go wrong, it probably will. Of course, that doesn’t mean you can’t (or shouldn’t) minimize your risk of looking like an imbecile in front of everyone.

Here to help is a video from the Toronto Star’s MasterGlass series that shows off what not to do when photographing a wedding. In the video, Toronto Star photographer Randy Risling takes a tongue-in-cheek approach to showing you some typical faux pas. Read more…

A New Old Lens

Giving Lomography's Petzval lens the full Photo Geek treatment.

Jul 09, 2014 · Roger Cicala

‘Selfies Anonymous’ Parody Takes On Our Favorite Instagram Clichés

The didn’t-turn-off-the-flash mirror selfie, the plane wing cloud porn photograph, the ‘this is my office for the day’ humblebrag, overuse of hashtags… all of them make an appearance in this humorous parody sketch by comedians Tripp Crosby and Tyler Stanton.

Dubbed ‘Selfies Anonymous,’ the video imagines what “a 12-step group for people who struggle with selfies” would look like.

(via Laughing Squid)

Blast from the Past: The Daily Show Slams Camera Phones as a Useless Combination

In 2004, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart took on a burgeoning technology that they saw as a completely nonsensical mix of two things: the camera phone. As Ed Helms puts it in the “digital watch” segment above, the technology “combines the rapid battery depletion of a high-powered digital camera with the image production capability of a phone.” Read more…

The Problem of Word Inflation in the World of Photography

When did every photo become stunning? And if every photo is stunning, is any photo stunning?

Jun 27, 2014 · Frank McKenna

Humor: Mr. Forthright Teaches You How to Take a Selfie

Mr. Forthright — YouTube’s own ‘old and bold’ advice giver who has taught people how to do everything from ‘how to say no to drugs’ to ‘how to pretend to work at work’ — today takes on the dreaded selfie. Read more…

Hilarious and Tragic Photo Series of People Posed as if They’ve Just Fallen… Hard

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Italian photographer Sandro Giordoan has taken to creating an ongoing series of tragic-but-humorous images that brilliantly depict people’s willingness to put the safety of their material objects ahead of their own. Read more…

Humor: The Daily Show Makes Fun of the Intolerance Faced by Google Glass Owners

Here’s a little chuckle for your Monday morning. You may have heard the stories of discrimination and sometimes outright violence faced by Google Glass users in some parts of the country.

People who are afraid they’re being inconspicuously photographed or videotaped (and they sometimes are) by Glass wearers are at times lashing out against the would-be invaders of their privacy. Read more…

Reminder: This is Why You Don’t Shoot the Wedding Party on a Flimsy Dock

Consider this a friendly reminder for any wedding photographers who haven’t already heard it or maybe even forgot the tip when we shared it almost exactly a year ago.

When you’re trying to find the perfect location to photograph the wedding party, take into account the stability of the location of choice, and particularly avoid flimsy docks. If you don’t, your subjects might end up like the poor folks in the short video above. Read more…