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Why Real Photographers NEED To Keep Buying New Gear

I can’t think of any other profession outside of photography where the pros obsess about their tools quite as much as we do. I’ll pause for a moment so you can write your own joke.

8 Unfortunate Stages Every Street Photographer Goes Through

This article is a (tongue-in-cheek) description of the progression of your everyday street photographer -- the 8 stages every street photographer will inevitably find themselves journeying through. Enjoy!

S**t Leica Photographers Say…

German freelance photographer Samuel Lintaro Hopf made thus humorous 8-minute video that features a whole bunch of things you may hear coming out of a Leica photographer's mouth.

Wildlife Photographer’s Camera Fails, Humorous Drawings Ensue

When nature photographer Donny Moore went out to shoot an annual bird migration last month, his camera unexpectedly failed during the outing. To "bring some levity" to the sad situation and to make the most of his time in nature, Moore decided to start sketching instead with his kids' art supplies.

Your Instagram Clichés Are Not Welcome in New Zealand

New Zealand has released a humorous new tourism commercial that pokes fun at the tired old Instagram clichés that tourists on the island nation flood social media with. The 2.5-minute ad above is titled "Travelling Under the Social Influence."

Photog Breaks Down the 8 ‘Phases’ of Becoming a Photographer

The photographer's "journey" is, generally speaking, a pretty predictable thing. We all go through certain "phases" as we pick up and learn this craft—some more gracefully than others—and so, in the spirit of lighthearted candor, photographer and YouTuber Evan Ranft has decided to share his take on the 8 major phases of being a photographer.

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).

An ASMR Video for Photographers

ASMR videos have exploded in popularity over the past few years. Capitalizing on this trend, photographer Noe Alonzo of South Korea made this 6-minute tongue-in-cheek video titled "Camera ASMR" with sounds photography lovers will appreciate (you may need to turn up your sound for the full effect).

This Music Video is About Camera Gear Lust

Canadian photographer Taylor Jackson just dropped this new music video for a song titled "Gear Lust." It's about the never-ending desire some photographers have for getting more and more camera gear -- something popularly referred to as Gear Acquisition Syndrome (G.A.S.).

The Terrible History of Photographs, Sesame Street-Style

It has never been easier to shoot and share photos than in our modern Instagram age. The YouTube puppet web series Glove and Boots made this tongue-in-cheek 5-minute video on the "terrible history of photographs" to explain how much time and effort it took to do photography in past eras.

9 Signs You Might be Turning into a Lifestyle Photographer

It started out innocently enough. You were a landscape photographer, a solitary scenery hunter, a planet-loving, tree-hugging, mountain-climbing, river-crossing, track-scrambling wanderer in the wilds. You loved documenting our planet and all of its hidden little nooks and crannies.

The Dark Truth Behind the Sensor Size War

Want to learn about the history of digital camera sensor sizes? Camera Conspiracies made this entirely serious and fantastically educational 11-minute video on the dark history behind the digital camera industry's sensor size war (warning: it contains profanity).