Posts Tagged ‘tongueincheek’

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)

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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It’s All In The Name…

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Recently, during a period of extreme self-examination (this is pretty much that time of year — is it not?), I set about tackling the age-old question… why ain’t I famous yet? Why am I not in every gallery, museum and private photography collection — when I so obviously deserve to be?

So I set about examining this age-old mystery, dissecting every possible raison de jour. Boundless talent — check; unrivaled originality — check; sheer, unbridled charisma — check, check and check! Stumped as I was, this time I pushed forward — this time, there would be no rest or retreat until I broke through the bonds that would unleash me from my ill-begotten anonymity… Read more…

Fuji Trolls DSLR Users with Clever ‘Evolution of the Photographer’ Illustration

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Fuji, like everyone else, is getting ready for a gear-packed week at Photokina, but they’re doing it with a little bit of tongue-in-cheek flare. Posted yesterday at the very top of their Photokina 2014 teaser page, the company decided to troll DSLR users a bit with a clever ‘Evolution of the Photographer’ graphic. Read more…

How to Save Big Money by Not Hiring a Professional Wedding Photographer

Do you REALLY need to spend thousands on a pro? I don't think so.

Oct 04, 2013 · Frank McKenna

Satire: Work for Free and Eat!

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Hey, professional and aspiring photographers! Are you tired of responding to attractive assignment offers only to find later that compensation for the work consists only of “valuable exposure” for your work? And then you have to explain that you can’t feed your family on exposure?

Well fret no more. with the new Exposure Helper™, you can feed your family on exposure, allowing you to accept all the free assignments you want!
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A Photography Biz in a Box

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I feel stupid. I admit I’m not the sharpest tool in the shed. I have to use my index finger when figuring out clockwise vs. counter-clockwise; it wasn’t until recently I found out that capers are the buds of a flower and not teeny tiny olives; and I made it all the way to my sophomore year in high school before discovering the name of the book is “Catcher in the Rye” and not “Catch HER in the Rye.”
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The Colbert Report’s Take on the Chicago Sun-Times’ Photojournalist Layoffs

In a short segment titled “Photojournalists vs. iPhones” on The Colbert Report yesterday, Stephen Colbert weighed in on the Chicago Sun-Times’ decision to lay off its entire photography department. Colbert pulls no punches:

But the paper will continue to have great photojournalism, because reporters are now required to learn iPhone photography basics. But only the basics, like pressing the button. If the Sun-Times is still around in a week, the reporters can move on to the advanced stuff, like using a flash, and asking flood victims to say cheese.

Canadian version here. For a non-tongue-in-cheek view, check out the photographer responses that we published earlier this week.

(via Colbert Nation via Fstoppers)