Posts Tagged ‘tongueincheek’

Satire: How to Be a Photographer in Four Simple Lessons

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Looking to jump into a particular genre of professional photography? Instead of shelling out money and time for lessons, workshops, and/or internships, check out the handbook, “How to be a Photographer in Four Lessons.” Written by Brussels-based photographer Thomas Vanden Driessche, it offers the basic gist of how you can instantly become great in contemporary photography, war photography, conceptual photography, and more!
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A Graph of New Camera Gear’s Perceived Worth Over Time

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For several years now, my occupation has been to basically read everything written about new equipment. In order to help everyone save time, and to save the Internet millions of electrons, I have developed a concise method to summarize all such discussions for all newly introduced imaging equipment.

I modestly call this Roger’s Law of New Product Introduction and have summarized it in the graph above. You will notice there are two possible paths a new product may follow. To date, these two paths accurately describe every introduced product.
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Nickelback “Photograph” Parody Pokes Fun at Instagram Stereotypes

There are certain photographs subjects that you often find while browsing the photo sharing service Instagram. Examples might include feet, the foam art in cups of coffee, old doors, and duck-face self-portraits shot using a bathroom mirror. CollegeHumor released a parody music video yesterday that collects a whole bunch of these stereotypes into song.
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Satire: Woman Uploads 12 Million Photos from Vacation to Facebook

The Onion has published a humorous tongue-in-cheek news article on how a college student named Arielle Stevens finally uploaded 12 million photos from a 6-day vacation to her Facebook account:

The online album, entitled “Eurotrip 2012!!!” was reportedly assembled from more than 15 terabytes of data spanning 960 16-gigabyte memory cards, each thoroughly documenting the landmarks, food, drinks, streets, buildings, plants, animals, people, signage, hotels, museums, sports, modes of transport, weather, and “miscellaneous fun” that Stevens and close friend Danielle Lu encountered along the way.

“It took me a while to get my vacation pics organized, but I’ve finally gotten them all uploaded and added a caption for each one,” said Stevens, who in the course of shooting the 12 million photos went through a few dozen Nikon Coolpix digital cameras. “Everything is now available to see, from the 400,000 shots of the Madrid skyline taken at dusk from the roof of our hostel to the 120,000 of the row of cute Vespa scooters parked on the sidewalk next door—even the 1.2 million from the night we arrived and went out to dinner with a group of Americans we met.”

Area Woman Finally Uploads All 12 Million Pictures Of Her Vacation To Europe On Facebook [The Onion via The Click]

Humor: What Some Photography Clients Act Like in the “Real World”

Here’s an oldie but goodie: Scofield Editorial released this tongue-in-cheek video back in 2009 titled, “The Vendor Client relationship in real world situations.” It pokes fun at how clients try to bargain with creative professionals in ways that they would never do in “real world” situations (e.g. eating at a restaurant, buying a movie, getting a haircut).
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A Tongue-in-Cheek Explanation of How Stuff Actually Goes Viral Online

Ever wonder how some of the strangest videos manage to go viral online and generate huge profits for their makers? It all has to do with Buyral, a secret program that serves as the kingmaker behind all viral videos. Simply pay the fee, and Buyral will use its carefully developed worldwide program to ensure that your content gets the millions of clicks it deserves. The humorous satirical advertisement seen above, by Aircastle Films, explains how Buyral works.
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Hilarious Customer “Reviews” for the Hasselblad H4D-50 on Amazon

If you look at the product page of any “exotic” piece of camera equipment on Amazon, there’s a good chance that you’ll come across some humorous fake reviews left by photographers looking to poke fun at the product’s features. Last September, we shared some funny reviews left for the Sigma 200-500mm, which looks more like a bazooka than a lens. Another one is the Hasselblad H4D-50, a medium format DSLR that costs $19,000… as an open box demo. You can probably guess what the reviews poke fun at.
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Satirical Sketch Imagining the Life of a Fine Art Instagram Photographer

What if there existed a high-profile, high-powered, and high-art photographer who worked exclusively in Instagram? That’s the premise of this sketch by comedy webshow K-LOL. It offers a glimpse into the life of a fictional photographer named Flam Wenders, who’s called the “Andy Warhol of Instagram”. As with other sketches we’ve shared here, Wenders is portrayed as an angry, verbally abusive photographer with a small, colorful vocabulary. Please avoid this video if you were turned off by the “mean Anne Geddes” sketch we shared last month.
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Anne Geddes-style Baby Photographs Featuring Adults Instead of Infants

Anne Geddes is known internationally for her trademark-style of baby photos showing infants dressed up like tiny animals, flowers, and various fantasy creatures. VICE magazine recently decided to parody her work, and enlisted the help of photographer Lee Goldup to photograph adults instead of babies in Geddes’ iconic style.
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Internet Scam Warning! Kickstarter Used to Fund Useless Projects

The Onion’s Tech Trends has a hilarious satirical video warning of the “insidious” Internet scams through Kickstarter: bad projects that guilt people into donating in order to fulfill a life-long dream:

Internet criminals are using a website called “Kickstarter” to bilk friends and families out of money for terrible, ill-conceived, and unnecessary “personal projects.”

If you’ve been following this blog for a while, you know that we regularly feature photography-related projects that pop up on Kickstarter. Sorry about that.

The Onion (via A Photo Editor)