Posts Tagged ‘tongueincheek’

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)

10 Photographers You Should Ignore

Editor’s note: This is a piece by photographers Bryan Formhals and Blake Andrews on how famous photographers’ styles are copied over and over again. Please do not read or comment if you take things too seriously.


The other day while reading the Internet I came across “The 10 Most Harmful Novels for Aspiring Writers.” I wondered whether there could be a list for photographers as well. I thought about it and then sent my list to Blake Andrews to see if he wanted to contribute and have some fun with it. Here’s what we came up with.
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“When I Borrow Someone’s Car for a Couple of Hours I Slip Them Fifty Quid”

Last week we reported on a dispute between photographer Jonathan Kent and The Telegraph over the newspaper’s “use first and ask/pay later” policy. After contacting the paper over an image of his that was used without permission, Kent received a response from picture editor Matthew Fearn, who informed him stating that their policy is standard and due to the “ever-shifting nature of news”. In response, Kent wrote up a tongue-in-cheek letter likening the paper’s actions to borrowing a car for a joyride and paying for the use afterward.
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How to Increase the Performance of Your Canon Kit Lens

This is your standard kit lens that comes with most entry-level DSLRs from Canon. It does an okay job for most things, but here’s how to make it better.
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