Posts Tagged ‘parody’

Pranksters Put Up Fake ‘Shot on iPhone 6′ Ads Next to Real Apple Billboards

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Apple recently launched a global advertising campaign touting the camera quality of the iPhone 6. As part of the campaign, the company put up billboards all over the world with its favorite photos captured by iPhone 6 users with the phone.

Two pranksters from the advertising industry recently decided to poke fun at the billboards by putting up their own fake “Shot on iPhone 6″ ads next to them.
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Shoot Tank: A Shark Tank Parody with Photography Entrepreneurs

Director David Robin created this humorous spoof of the TV show Shark Tank for the WPPI conference and expo that took place in Las Vegas a couple of weeks ago. It features a number of well known photography industry figures (Roberto Valenzuela, Bambi Cantrell, Jerry Ghionis, Melissa Ghionis, and Gary Fong) as the investors and entrepreneurs.

Although they portray a couple of inept inventors in the parody, Melissa and Gary have found success with their actual products in real life. The Ghionis’ are behind the new Omega shoot-through reflector and Fong is well known for his Lightsphere diffusers.

(H/T ISO 1200)

NASA Creates Movie Parody Posters Featuring Its ISS Expedition Astronauts

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The image above may look like a poster for the upcoming Star Wars movie, but it’s actually a portrait NASA just released of its Expedition 45 crew. It’s a long-standing tradition of the space agency for its crews to pose for a wacky photo shoot for posters that are often parodies of popular Hollywood movies.
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Humor: What Canon Actually Thinks About the DSLR Video ‘Revolution’

Andrew Reid of EOSHD created this parody video imagining what the big wigs over at Canon actually think about the DSLR video ‘revolution’ they helped kick off. He added his own subtitle translations to a viral meme video of a Spanish man laughing during an interview. (Sorry if you’re a Spanish speaker.)

The clip was made for a review Reid recently did of the $11,500 Canon C300 cinema camcorder. “…at the back of my mind throughout my C300 experience, I couldn’t help imagining this,” he writes.

(via EOSHD via Reddit)

A Photographer’s Parody of Taylor Swift’s ‘Blank Space’

James Tyler Shores and some friends in Macon, Georgia created this parody of the popular song “Blank Space” by Taylor Swift. Titled “Make You Look Like Taylor,” the new lyrics change the song from a love song into one about the life of a professional photographer.
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Australian Comedian Captures His Own Humans of New York Portrait

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Here’s something lighthearted: While in New York City, Australian comedian Hamish Blake decided to create a parody of photographer Brandon Stanton’s Humans of New York portrait. “Unable” to snag a feature through Stanton’s camera, Blake decided to take matters into his own hands with a #hamishsofny shot.
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Artist Jeff Frost Inches Past Recently Set World Record for Most Expensive Photograph Ever Sold

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Multimedia artist Jeff Frost sold his major masterwork, “Standing in the Circle” in photograph form to a collector for 6.5 million dollars and ten cents last week, exceeding by one single dime the previous world record of 6.5 million recently set by Peter Lik Photography.
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Canon See Impossible Parody Teaser Skewers the Company for Not Innovating

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Canon’s big ‘See Impossible’ reveal turned out to be a pretty big disappointment for us gear heads. Most headlines dripped with disappointment and one article led off its coverage with an image of Bart Simpson writing “I will never hold my breath for a Canon announcement again” over and over on a chalkboard.

But the parody teaser above by a Canon Watch reader has got to be the most brutal of all. Read more…

‘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)

After Six Years of Poking Fun of Canon, the Man Behind ‘Fake Chuck Westfall’ Comes Forward

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It was announced last week on the Fake Chuck Westfall Twitter account that the controversial Fake Chuck Westfall blog would be taking a permanent hiatus. The center of plenty of controversy since its inception, the Fake Chuck Westfall blog has had an interesting existence, marred by legal action and takedown threats, and helped along by the Streisand effect.

Now, as the blog prepares to go offline for good, the man behind the site has come forward for the very first time, revealing his identity and the story behind the controversial blog through a PDN interview and his own final blog post Read more…