Redditor bottleface was watching the live stream of Jay-Z’s first annual “Budweiser Made in America” festival this past weekend, when something caught his eye. One of the concert goers standing in the front rows had made a pretty unique camera choice: a Macbook Air. While the fans around him held up smartphones to snap photos and record videos, the Macbookographer was proudly holding up his laptop with the FaceTime camera pointed at the performance.
Apparently some people are becoming so rich through China’s economic boom that they’re using Canon 5D Mark IIs as ashtrays now. These are probably the same people that might use this Canon coffee table.
If you order a 5D Mark II off eBay from a seller in China in the near future and find that it smells strongly of smoke, this might be why…
Original post on Weibo (via photoblog.ecpz.net)
Instructables member willferrari599 recently posted a funny tutorial on how to turn a cheap $20 disposable camera into a ridiculously ghetto looking fake Leica. It’d be sad if you took this tutorial seriously, but a camera like this might make a hilarious present for a photography-loving friend!
How to Leica-ify a $20 camera
This has got to be one of the saddest uses of imagery ever. The Daily Mail is reporting that iPhone owners in the UK are using satellite photos and GPS to cheat at getting out of corn mazes. By seeing their current location in a birds-eye view of the maze, visitors can quickly solve even the most challenging corn mazes.
Adventure seekers usually spend anything up to 90 minutes getting lost in the Hedge Maze at Longleat Safari Park, Wiltshire, before finding the exit.
But staff at the attraction have noticed people are working their way round the labyrinth of two miles of pathways and 16,000 yew trees in just a matter of minutes.
The idea is clever, but super lame. Can you think of anything else that satellite imagery can help you cheat at?
iPhone cheats crack Britain’s biggest hedge maze in minutes (via Wired)
Image credit: Cheating in the maze by Andrew*