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Dad Bod: Recreating Modern Senior Pictures with Dads as ‘Models’

One of the greatest joys in life as a father is the ability to embarrass our kids. Nothing makes us happier than throwing out some completely irrelevant and perfectly timed dad joke. Or maybe it’s the joys of embarrassing our teenage daughter while she's hanging out with her friends—that's the best time to bust a dance move, even if it’s in line at Chik-Fil-A.

Woman Tries to Get Out of Work with a Photoshop Fail

An unnamed woman recently called into work to notify her boss that she was running late because she had gotten a flat tire. She sent over a "photo" as proof of her plight. Unfortunately for her, the badly Photoshopped photo gave away her lie and sparked laughter at her job (and across the Web).

f/0.95 and Be There: Fixing 10 Famous Photography Quotes

If you know me, then you know I love a good one-liner. In fact, I put together what may be the best collection of portrait photography quotes in history. But even I can get sick of hearing the same old pearls of wisdom from the same old boomers. So I’ve upgraded 10 famous photography quotes so they make more sense in our modern photography world.

How Kodak Ruined Christmas: Creepy Ads, Lawsuits, and Dead Film Formats

In an entertaining holiday-themed video that's part educational and part "bah humbug," YouTuber Azriel Knight explains how Kodak managed to ruin Christmas for two decades of photographers. It's a fascinating story of schmaltzy ads, dead film formats, and a huge patent lawsuit that cost them almost $1 billion.

Couple’s Attempt to Recreate Pinterest Photo Goes Hilariously Wrong

When engaged couple Alyssa Snodsmith and Collin Hewett joined friend and photographer Chandler Lefever on-location for their engagement shoot, they decided to try and recreate a cute Pinterest photo that they had found online. So far so good... except the couple's attempt to create their own version of the shot didn't quite go as planned.

Why I’m Hanging Up My Cameras to Become a Conceptual Artist

After 14 years as a professional photographer, I've decided to become a real artist. The pieces above, which I’ve birthed over the past 72 hours, show what I’m evolving into as a creator. I present to you my Suspended Sustenance, Part 1 (foodstuffs, wood, paint, tape, 2019).

Dad Takes Over Daughter’s Instagram as Punishment, Adds 10K Followers

When 15-year-old Madelynn Sumpter (@madelynn.ellagrace) was caught helping "sneak boys into a sleep-over," her parents gave her a choice: one month without your phone, or 2 weeks without your phone and we get full control of your social media accounts. She chose the latter, and boy are we glad she did.

See the Hilarious Winners of the 2019 Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards

After revealing the finalists of this year's contest in September, the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards have finally revealed the 2019 winners. If you need a dose of humor in your life—and after all the dire financial news lately, who doesn't—scroll down to see the photography equivalent of "wildlife does the darndest things."

The Professional Photographer ‘Life Cycle’

For the last four or five years, I have tried to produce one annual workshop for aspiring architecture and interior photographers. While I hope that they are technically helpful and the students come away with new skills and knowledge, one thing that I’ve noticed is that every year each workshop inevitably transforms into a session of group therapy for all involved.

Brutally Honest Caricatures of ‘Typical’ Male and Female Photographers

Artist Pixelcrush has put together a series of brutally honest caricatures that are equally likely to entertain and ruffle a few feathers. The series captures the "typical" male and female photographers "the everyone knows"—and like most caricatures, not all of these characters are... flattering.

This Guy Created a ‘Tazer Camera’ that Electrocutes His Subjects

The Internet is a strange place... and YouTuber Michael Reeves is doing nothing to dissuade us of the fact. The developer, who likes to tinker with and alter electronics on his channel, recently decided to create a "tazer camera" that will electrocute willing subjects the moment he presses the shutter.

Social Media Influencer Woes

I had read this story about a social media influencer who posted professional photos of her accident on Instagram along with what appeared to be a product placement. I thought it unbelievable until... it happened to me.

Model Horror Stories: The 10 Worst ‘Types’ of Models to Work With

Photographer Jordan Matter of Dancers Among Us fame has worked with hundreds of models over the course of his career. Recently, he teamed up with fashion model Natalia Taylor to "spill the tea on some of the craziest fashion models I've photographed" in a fun, tongue-in-cheek video.