Posts Tagged ‘satire’

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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The Real Meanings of Common Photographic Words and Expressions

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We photographers do love our catch-phrases, but what do they all mean? Here’s my not-so-serious and very tongue-in-cheek rundown of some of the more commonly used terms and their meanings. And yes, I’m as guilty as the next guy:
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Comic: The Trend of One-Photo-a-Day Art Projects

It's my most ambitious project yet, judging by the amount of guacamole.

Here’s a little comic titled “Art Project” by xkcd that pokes fun at the way people are using cameras to capture the passage of time and create art. One of the pioneers in this space was photographer Noah Kalina, who has been shooting a selfie every day since the year 2000. His latest “Everyday” compilation video released in 2012 showed 12.5 years of his life in 7.5 minutes. People have since taken this project into all kinds of creative directions.

In case you didn’t catch it: the two people on the left are simply capturing an ordinary photo and 24fps video, respectively.

How to Protect Your Camera Gear from a Robber

Renowned Magnum and National Geographic photographer David Alan Harvey offers this sweet 40-second tip on how you can protect the theft of your camera gear. It’s pretty simple: you just need to be wise about how you wear your camera bag and knowledgable in the art of judo.

(via David Alan Harvey via ISO 1200)

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)

Dear Bridezilla: A Letter From Your Photographer

Author’s note: Warning: I wrote this last night when I was sleepless, sick and snarky.


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Dear Bridezilla,

It was great to meet you yesterday! I still can not believe that 6 photographers you have spoken to said they may not be the “right fit” for you! I thought you, your mother, future mother in law, and 12 bridesmaids were lovely! It was so cute that your Uncle Joe came along to take some photos of our meeting for your scrapbook. I sure hope he brings his iPad to the wedding just in case I miss something.
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A Tongue-in-Cheek Take on Camera Test Videos

Chicago-based photographer and videographer Jon Cole made this test video for the Sony FS7 that puts a humorous tongue-in-cheek spin on generic camera test videos. It features a “model’s commentary” voiceover by his wife that imagines what the subjects in these videos are thinking when their friend or family member gets a new camera and asks them to stand in for a “quick test”.

(via Jon Cole via cinema5D)

This Just In: Peter Lik’s Record-Breaking Photo Sale May Constitute Torture

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(Newswire, December 13th, Las Vegas) — A group of leading photographers, curators, and general taste arbiters has determined that Peter Lik’s sale of a photograph may constitute torture under the Geneva conventions.

The photograph in question, an open edition of a mundane Southwestern landscape, sold recently for $6.5 million, the largest figure for a photograph in history.
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The Types of People You Find in a NEW Photographer Facebook Group

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The title kind of says it all, so why don’t we just jump right in? Here are the ten types of people you’ll find in a new photographers Facebook group. Read more…

Hilarious Hipster Marketing Video Explains What it Takes to Be ‘Photographer of the Year!’

If you’re wondering how to be the best photographer in the world, look no further than Chris Bauer. He’s been deemed the “Male Photographer of the Year!” — likely by his mother — and he has some tips and inspiration for you

All joking aside though, this little 85 second video is a humorous parody of what it takes to be a hipster photographer in 2014. Give it a watch, be prepared for a few laughs and don’t take it too seriously. Or do. We suppose that last part’s up to you.

Male Photographer of the Year – Chris Bauer [YouTube]