Posts Tagged ‘tongueincheek’

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)

A Roundup of April Fools’ 2013 Jokes in the World of Photography

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April Fools’ Day: the beautiful (or painful) day of the year on which the Internet is teeming with fabricated stories designed to fool and humor. We used to participate in the jokes and cover the silliness, but last year we started doing a single roundup post instead to keep you up to speed on April Fools’ Day humor in the world of photography.
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Make Photos “On Nights And Weekends For The Rest Of Your Life”

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The Onion has published a humorous tongue-in-cheek piece that many non-professional photography enthusiasts may find very thought provoking. It’s titled “Find The Thing You’re Most Passionate About, Then Do It On Nights And Weekends For The Rest Of Your Life.” In the commentary, author ‘David Ferguson’ writes,

I have always been a big proponent of following your heart and doing exactly what you want to do. It sounds so simple, right? But there are people who spend years—decades, even—trying to find a true sense of purpose for themselves. My advice? Just find the thing you enjoy doing more than anything else, your one true passion, and do it for the rest of your life on nights and weekends when you’re exhausted and cranky and just want to go to bed.

It could be anything—music, writing, drawing, acting, teaching—it really doesn’t matter. All that matters is that once you know what you want to do, you dive in a full 10 percent and spend the other 90 torturing yourself because you know damn well that it’s far too late to make a drastic career change, and that you’re stuck on this mind-numbing path for the rest of your life.

If you’re reading this blog and you can relate to this satire piece, that ‘thing’ for you is probably photography. It seems to be hitting home for many, many people, as the article has gone quite viral online over the past few days.

Find The Thing You’re Most Passionate About, Then Do It On Nights And Weekends For The Rest Of Your Life [The Onion via Reddit]


Image credit: Photo illustration based on Cubicle Sweet Cubicle by DDFic

Humorous Tongue-in-Cheek Posters for Photographers

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Template and Photoshop action maker The Shoppe Designs has been making a humorous series of posters called Shoppe Satire. Each graphic pokes fun at some aspect of the photography business, with inside jokes that certain types of photographers will be able to relate quite well with.
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