Posts Tagged ‘viral’

Dancing Around the World with a Camera in Hand

Seattle-based techie Matt Harding became an Internet celebrity back in 2005 after a video of him dancing in various locations around the world went viral online. Now he’s back again with a new 2012 edition that’s sure to go just as viral. Harding spent months traveling to tens of countries around the world, capturing short clips of himself dancing with thousands of people. The project is titled, “Where the Hell is Matt?“.
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Happy Moments Caught on Security Cameras Around the World

Security camera clips that make the news usually show bad things, but Coke decided to “look at the world a little differently” in this heartwarming viral video. They found security camera footage from around the world showing happy moments: people stealing kisses instead of possessions, dealing potato chips instead of drugs, and offering car assistance rather than road rage.

World Photo Games: A Humorous Fusion of Photography and the Olympics

Canadian camera shop The Camera Store are the masters of viral photography-related ads (they’re the ones behind the Battle at F-Stop Ridge and its sequel). Now, with the Olympics just around the corner, they’ve released this humorous new video showing an imaginary “2012 World Photo Games” in which photo gear is used for Olympic sports.

Almost (I’ll Make Ya) Famous

One year ago today I took a photograph that would change my life. A single frame turned my whole world upside down, and brought on a storm of media attention, praise, criticism, confusion, wonder, and doubt. After one hell of a ride this past year, I think today is a good day to finally tell this photo’s story…
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Images That Magically Appear Through Long Exposure Photos

Here’s amazing concept: use a seemingly random display of dots (like the static you see on a signal-less television set) to share photographs that only a camera can see. The International Federation of Photographic Art created this clever interactive video that asks you to grab your camera and follow the instructions. Set your aperture to f/5.6 and your shutter speed at 1s. Snap a photo of the screen filled with static, and prepare to be amazed!

P.S. If you don’t have a camera handy (or are extremely lazy), here’s a second video that reveals what happens.


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Nikkor 1200-1700mm: The Mother of All Super Telephoto Nikon Lenses

This is, in fact, the proper way to carry the Nikkor 1200-1700mm f/5.6-8.0 super telephoto lens. Weighing in at 36 pounds and measuring nearly 3 feet in length, the manual focus lens was introduced in 1993 and had a hefty price tag of $60,000. It would be interesting to see how it stacks up against the magical Sigma 200-500mm.

(via MIR and Reddit)

The World’s Most Downloaded Man

This is probably the strangest and most awkward thing you’ll see today. It’s a short 5-minute video titled “The World’s Most Downloaded Man” that chronicles photographer Fernado Martins’ journey to meet Jesper Bruun, the world’s best-selling stock photography model. It’s actually part of a marketing effort for Martins’ photo studio, Câmera Clara Photography Studio in Brazil. For some strange reason the video is going viral online, despite the fact that Yuri Arcurs (the world’s top selling microstock photographer who works with Bruun) has come forward to say that Bruun isn’t actually the world’s top selling model. The whole thing doesn’t make much sense to us — kinda like this performance art piece.

(via PopPhoto)

Filmmaker Spends Nike Ad Budget on a Trip Around the World

Filmmaker Casey Neistat (whose peanut butter jar lens fix we featured recently) was recently commissioned by Nike to create an advertisement for its new FuelBand. Instead of spending it on a standard ad, he decided to “go rogue” and spend the money traveling around the world with his friend Max. They captured video of themselves traveling 34,000 miles across three continents, 13 countries, and 16 cities over a span of 10 days. Neistat states,

We only packed backpacks—they were big backpacks, but one of the rules was we had to have both hands free at all times. That meant no duffels and no rolling bags. We only had underwear and socks, because we each had two cameras, chargers, extra batteries, laptops, and hard drives. That’s the bare minimum, and that takes up a lot of space. We had total redundancy, because if one of us were kidnapped, and never seen again, we had to make sure we could still make the movie.

The resulting video they made has gone viral and will probably reach many more people than a traditional advertisement would have.


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Viral Photographs Bring Instant Success

Photographers used to spend lifetimes building up their portfolios and networks before their work became widely known to a global audience, but with the advent of the Internet, the fact that anything can “go viral” is completely changing the equation for success.
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Ridiculous Mockumentary on Imaginary Photographer Clayton Sotos

Tech companies often like to create mini-documentaries featuring creatives who use their products — last year both Intel and Brother made videos about fashion photographer Scott Schuman (The Sartorialist). Well, it appears that some creatives are trying to troll Dell by spreading this ridiculous short video that explores the work of “renowned photographer Clayton Sotos“. It’s supposedly part of a new “Visual Innovators” series by Dell, and has amassed tens of thousands of views already since being uploaded yesterday. The most common comment left on the video is, “…”. Be warned: Soto’s subject matter may be disturbing to some of you and probably isn’t work safe for most of you.


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