Posts Tagged ‘joke’

These CGI Images Are So Realistic That They Look Like Actual Photographs

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Photography jobs may soon be more threatened by breakthroughs in computer generated imagery (CGI) technology. Newly developed light ray simulation algorithms are opening the door to digital images that are so realistic that they are easily mistaken for actual photos.
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Nikon Unveils the P∞, the First Compact Camera with a 1458x Zoom Lens

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Nikon has unveiled the new Coolpix P∞ superzoom, the world’s first compact camera with a 1458x zoom lens. While most of the design, specs, and features are identical to the camera’s predecessor, the Coolpix P900, the P∞ has a new 24-34992mm (35mm equiv.) lens that opens up new worlds of possibilities.
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If Your Photos Aren’t Good Enough, Your Camera Isn’t Expensive Enough

Berkeley, 2014. Shot on a smartphone.

The best camera in street photography is the most expensive one.

If I gave myself advice in street photography if I started all over again I would tell myself, “Eric, buy yourself the most expensive camera out there for street photography. You are a newbie and not very good at shooting street photography. You are nervous. You don’t know any technical settings. You are afraid. You aren’t inspired. You don’t have any good work. Buying a really expensive camera will make you great.” Read more…

A Photograph of Your Face in a Jar Makes for a Creepy Halloween Prank

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Looking for a personalized photo-related gag to pull for Halloween this year? Look no further than this head-in-a-jar prank. It’s quite easy to pull off and doesn’t require too much time or money.
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Fun Photoshop Tutorial Shows You the Ins and Outs of Photoshop… Version 1.0

Yes, we know it’s the day after April Fools’, but we couldn’t pass up the opportunity to share this little gem. We’re all fans of tutorials, right? Well, today we have for you a tutorial that will dramatically improve your capabilities in Photoshop. Photoshop 1.0, that is. Read more…

The Canon EOS 1 Smartphone, Powered by Android … and Sprinkled With Fairy Dust

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From the looks of a recent rumor over on Canon Rumors, we might soon see a Canon branded smartphone. While there’s no information on what cell phone manufacturer they’re working with, it’s safe to say with Canon entering the market, this device may become the smartphone camera to beat.

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Humor: A Curious Goat-Antelope and a Chimping Photographer

Russian wildlife photographer Igor Shpilenok captured this perfect Kodak moment of another shooter at a reserve in Kabardino-Balkaria. It humorously illustrates the dangers of chimping too much — stare too much at the back of your camera and you might miss a great photo opportunity!

In Kabardino-Balkaria Reserve [Shpilenok via Reddit]


P.S. In case you’re wondering, that photobomber is a Caucasian tur, a type of mountain-dwelling goat-antelope. Here’s an Animal Planet clip about it.

Ridiculous Mockumentary on Imaginary Photographer Clayton Sotos

Tech companies often like to create mini-documentaries featuring creatives who use their products — last year both Intel and Brother made videos about fashion photographer Scott Schuman (The Sartorialist). Well, it appears that some creatives are trying to troll Dell by spreading this ridiculous short video that explores the work of “renowned photographer Clayton Sotos“. It’s supposedly part of a new “Visual Innovators” series by Dell, and has amassed tens of thousands of views already since being uploaded yesterday. The most common comment left on the video is, “…”. Be warned: Soto’s subject matter may be disturbing to some of you and probably isn’t work safe for most of you.


Thanks for sending in the tip, Tom

Meme: What Photographers Actually Do

Photo meme alert: here’s a series of humorous images that have been spreading across the Internet like wildfire. They show the differences between what various groups of people think about what photographers do.
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A Realistic Adobe Photoshop Simulator

Here’s something that might give you a chuckle (or be too painfully accurate for some of you): Visual Idiot created a web-based Adobe Photoshop simulator that attempts to faithfully reproduce how the program works in Mac OS X.

Adobe® Photoshop® Simulator [Visual Idiot]