Posts Tagged ‘humorous’

Funny Comic Takes on the Idea that Taking Photos Takes Away from Experience

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It’s a pretty popular opinion these days: taking photos keeps you from experiencing the moment. It’s why concert venues and musicians are starting to ban photography, and why the top comment on the video of Dubai’s record setting fireworks show we shared was reprimanding the people in the video who were viewing it all through a cell phone screen.

Randall Munroe of the sarcastic and often hilarious web comic XKCD begs to differ, however, and he’s doing it through the comic above. Check it out for yourself and feel free to tell us what you think about the comic’s point of view in the comments down below.


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I’ll Take 1,000 Facebook Fans for $49.99

Editor’s Note: After the piece was published, we were made aware of a deal WeSellLikes is running that gives away 1,000 likes to anybody who writes about their website. We wanted to make it clear that we did not know about this deal nor do we have any intention of taking them up on their offer… although the irony did make us chuckle.

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I had a really great Christmas.

I asked Santa for several things, among which were pink slippers, pajamas with the bear from the movie “Ted” on them, a new cell phone case made out of big fake pearls, and a mini-vacuum to suck up all the sunflower seeds that accumulate around my desk while I work. Yes, I am a seeder.

I was a reasonably good girl this past year. I suppose it all depends on one’s definition of “good,” but I always did my best and tried to stand up for what was right in the world and only got heavily intoxicated a few times and paid for the person behind me in line at Starbucks as much as possible, so all in all, I figured I was on the “Nice List.” Read more…

Crab Tries to Steal GoPro, Reinforces Our Belief that Animals Love Action Cams

We’re starting to suspect that wild animals the world over are collecting action cams for some nefarious plot… well, either that or wild animals like carrying away shiny objects, but we prefer our first theory. We’ve seen birds, cheetahs and hyenas all make away with GoPros, and now it seems the crustaceans are getting involved too. Read more…

Humorous Photography Flowchart Helps You Decide Whether or Not to Take a Photo

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Here’s a little funny to get you through your Sunday afternoon: a flowchart that can help you decide whether or not that photo you’re thinking of taking is actually worth going through with. Read more…

Fake News Site ‘New Camera News’ Brings The Onion’s Satiric Style to Photography

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Being “journalists” more or less restricted to “facts,” we can only look with awe and envy at New Camera News: a blog that tells the truth about the photography industry by making up witty, insider satire in the mode of The Onion (an apt comparison we owe to the folks over at DIYPhotography) Read more…

Comic Genius: Matt Hoyle’s Funny Portraits of Funny People

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If you haven’t heard of celebrity photographer Matt Hoyle‘s photo book Comic Genius: Portraits of Funny People, then you’re in for a treat. We’re talking about a book full of hilarious portraits of hilarious people that is being sold for a good cause… what more could you want? Read more…

Humorous Makeover Portraits Bring Joy to Cancer Patients as Part of Touching Project

A portrait is a powerful thing. Programs like Help Portrait — which is dedicated to spreading joy, inspiration and hope by taking portraits of people who have never had one taken before — are easy proof of this. But just in case you find yourself in need of more proof, the If Only for a Second portrait project is here to provide it. Read more…

Photog’s Funny LEGO Dioramas Creatively Depict Each of the 50 States

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Sometimes inspiration strikes when you’re out in the wild, climbing mountains and taking in breathtaking vistas. Other times, it happens when you’re looking after your 7-year-old daughter and playing LEGOs. You can probably guess how photographer Jeff Friesen’s 50 States of LEGO series came about. Read more…

Humor: Portraits of Wet Dogs Taken Mid-Bath

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Our quest to continue giving dogs the attention they deserve in the photography world continues (for the record, we don’t dislike cats… we just think they get too much attention). We’ve had dogs shaking, dogs licking and now, for the sake of rhyming, dogs dripping.

This series is called Wet Dog, and it’s a fun and funny series by pet photographer Sophie Gamand of Striking Paws Photography. Read more…

Histagrams Imagine How Historic Moments Might Have Been Shared on Instagram

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The idea isn’t entirely new. At one point, photographer Allen Murabayashi experimented with re-imagining famous photos as if they had been taken with Instagram to dispel the thought that filters and a square crop often somehow “improve” a photo.

The website Histagrams is similar, only it takes it a step further and lends a comedic edge to the whole experiment. Site creators Gusto NYC and Gavin Alaoen imagine how historically significant moments might have been shared if the people behind them had had Instagram at their disposal. Read more…