This Photographer’s eBay Order Took a Comical Route Around the World – Photography Article

Photographer Gary Gruber recently purchased a Hasselblad lens accessory on eBay. As he waited for the order to travel from South Africa to his home in the United States, Gruber was baffled by the route DHL sent it on. “I buy and sell a ton of photo gear on eBay,” Gruber tells PetaPixel. “99.8% of the transactions I’ve made in the last 18 years have moved from seller to me flawlessly. “I’ve made many purchases from Japan and China and…

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Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards Finalists Prove that Nature Has a Sense of Humor – Photography Article

The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards just revealed this year’s finalists. And, as always, they offer a bit of comic relief, and the reminder that nature is occasionally as funny as it is ruthless… especially if you anthropomorphize it a tiny bit. This year’s finalists run the gamut: from the a fox who seems to be performing a proctology exam, to a deer experimenting with camouflage, to a grizzly bear who’s destined to become the next popular facepalm meme. The awards…

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

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. Editor’s Note: The video above contains strong language. The conceit behind this odd invention is that Reeves is short, and while he doesn’t mind this most of the time, he…

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Travel Influencer Called Out for Having the Same Clouds in Multiple Photos – Photography Article

Well, this is a little embarrassing. Argentinian travel influencer Tupi Saravia is being called out online after some eagle-eyed fans noticed that several of her images feature the exact same clouds… despite being taken in different parts of the globe. Oops… The gaff was first pointed out by Twitter User @santilishi, before being amplified by social media industry commentator Matt Navarra. Navarra tweeted a four-photo collage that seems to show the exact same sky in every shot, despite three of…

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Social Media Influencer Woes – Photography Article

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. Editor’s Note: In case it’s not clear from the outset, this is a parody. Okay guys… the first thing you need to know is that I am okay. Seriously, I’m okay, but in the interest of self-promotion, here’s the scary, magical series of…

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This Influencer Posts Her Outtakes to Show that Instagram Isn’t Reality – Photography Article

Typically, when we write about influencers it’s not a terribly positive piece. But one Amsterdam-basedInstagram influencer is breaking that mold by doing something uplifting: posting outtakes next to polished photos as a “reality check” for followers who envy her social media image. Rianne Meijer is a style and beauty influencer whose 408K-follower Instagram account is chock full of the kinds of beautiful images we’re used to seeing: gorgeous sunsets, glamorous meals, and cute selfies set the stage for an enviable…

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The 10 Worst ‘Types’ of Models to Work With – Photography Article

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. Over the course of the video, Matter and Taylor reenact his experiences with the ten “types” of nightmare models Matter has had to work with: the control freak, the hungover model, the germaphobe,…

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This Photographer’s Passport Photo Shoots Are… Different – Photography Article

Photographer Max Siedentopf has a new project that examines one of the most boring types of photography: the passport photo. The series shows that even though passport photos need to be boring, the photo shoots themselves don’t. Official passport photo requirements are extremely restrictive and specify the exact framing (centered with the subject facing straight on), lighting (a clear background with no shadow), and facial expression (no smiling). “It seems almost impossible for any kind of self-expression,” Siedentopf says. His…

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Watch Two Tiny Owls Discover and Take Out a Wildlife Camera – Photography Article

The UK’s Hawk Conservancy Trust recently earned quite a bit of attention for their cause when a pair of Burrowing Owls they were trying to document discovered their hidden camera. The resulting video, which shows the owls “taking out” the camera, makes for a humorous entry in the battle of man vs beast. The video was originally posted to the Hawk Conservancy’s Twitter account a couple of weeks ago, in a tweet that said the owls had immediately found the…

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Photography Newbies Try Using the $52,000 150MP Phase One XF IQ4 – Photography Article

What happens when you put a $52,000, 150MP medium format monster of a camera into the hands of complete newbies? The folks at Gear Patrol wanted to find out. So they got some of the non-photographers on their staff to come in and try out the Phase One XF IQ4 before telling them just how expensive the camera really is. The setup was pretty straight forward. Deputy photo editor Henry Phillips put a radio trigger on the IQ4 and tethered…

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Woman Calls Out Her Own Sister for Faking Instagram Snap, Goes Viral – Photography Article

You might be able to fool the Internet, but as one Florida woman found out the hard way, you’d better hope your sister isn’t around when you’re doing it. Your little lie might just go viral. Casey Sosnowski recently posted your typical, inspirational hiking photo to her Instagram. Athleisure wear on point, the Lake Okahumpka Park and Trail beneath her feet, nature-loving caption locked and loaded. “Nature is the ultimate healer to all our problems,” wrote Casey, adding #NatureLover for…

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500px Blog » 40 Inspirational Photography Quotes… and 10 Funny Ones – Photography Article

Need some inspiration to get you through the rest of the week and into the sweet embrace of the weekend? Or maybe you prefer humor? Whatever the case, we’ve got you covered with some inspirational photography quotes. We’ve scoured the Internet and compiled some of our all-time favorite quotes about photography — from the deeply inspirational, to the snarky, to the hilarious and potentially misattributed (did Abraham Lincoln ever REALLY say that?) — and placed them all on top of…

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Stranger Things Fan Goes Viral for Not Knowing what a Darkroom Is – Photography Article

A young fan of the popular Netflix show Stranger Things earned a bit of Internet fame (or is it infamy?) this weekend when they asked a question about that strange “red room” in the show where Jonathan goes “to ‘refine’ his photos or something.” In other words: a darkroom. The original question was posted to a StackExchange forum, where the confused fan described the darkroom in a post titled “What is the purpose of this ‘red room’ in Stranger Things?”…

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Newborn Photographer Adds Teeth to Baby Portraits with Hilarious Results – Photography Article

Professional photographer Amy Haehl of Coffee Creek Studio recently put some of her newborn portraits through FaceApp to create a hilarious (if mildly unsettling) series of images titled “If Babies Had Teeth.” This isn’t the first time we’ve seen this. Last year, a photographer from Texas did the same thing using YouApp. But while those photos were everyday snapshots, Haehl actually added teeth to her professional newborn images. The resulting photos combine sometimes shockingly realistic adult teeth with professional posing…

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Amazon Didn’t Hire This Guy, But Still Used His Photo on Their Jobs Website – Photography Article

Years ago, VP of Technology at Edelman Jordan Guthmann interviewed for a job at Amazon, and had his picture taken while he was there. He didn’t end up getting the job… which is why it’s kind of funny that, until yesterday, Amazon was using a photo of him on their talent acquisition website. Oops… Guthmann noticed the gaff two days ago, and posted about it on Twitter with appropriate good humor: Years ago I went to Amazon for a job…

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High-Quality Binaural ASMR for Photographers – Photography Article

Capitalizing on the increasing popularity of the ASMR video movement, Jared Polin of Fro Knows Photo has created a high-quality, binaural ASMR video for all the photographers out there who really enjoy the sounds of the trade. ASMR, for those of you who aren’t familiar with the term, stands for “autonomous sensory meridian response.” It’s a tingling sensation that some people get when they hear certain sounds like close-up whispering, tapping on wooden objects, the scratching of a pen on…

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The 4 Worst Types of Photographers You Know – Photography Article

If you’re looking for a quick laugh, Marc Newton over at The School of Photography put together a short video describing “the 4 worst types of photographers that you probably know or will definitely meet at some point.” If you’ve spent any amount of time out in the wild taking pictures, you’ll definitely recognize at least one of these four types: The Purist – If Henri Cartier-Bresson didn’t use it, neither do they. All the Gear, No Idea – Deep…

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Amateur with Fuji GFX 50R Takes On Pro with Google Pixel 3 – Photography Article

The folks over at popular tech channel Linus Tech Tips recently did something fun. They combined your standard Amateur vs Pro photography challenge with the Pro Gear vs Smartphone trope to answer a different kind of question: Can a rote amateur with an expensive camera beat a professional who’s using only a smartphone? For this video, the amateur was Linus himself using a mirrorless medium format Fujifilm GFX 50R, and the professional he’s pitted against is Linus Tech Tips cinematographer…

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Curious Monkey Tries Out Wildlife Photographer’s Camera – Photography Article

Danish biologist Mogens Trolle recently captured this charming video of a curious young monkey at the Tangkoko Nature Reserve in Sulawesi, Indonesia who decided to give wildlife photography. Or, at least, that’s what it seems to be doing. Obviously we’re anthropomorphizing a bit here, but the monkey really does seem to go beyond just groping at the Canon camera. As Trolle himself put it, “You see a youngster looking very much like a wildlife photographer standing behind my camera, looking…

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The Silliest Online Reviews of Beautiful Landscape Photo Spots – Photography Article

Our lives are ruled by ratings. We 21st-century humans seem to spend an inordinate amount of our time attaching star ratings to stuff for the benefit of complete strangers. We rate comments, we rate photographs, we rate articles, we rate products and we rate places. Such is the modern obsession with ratings that it impacts our experience of a thing or a place, either because we are influenced by others views or because we’re so keen to share our own…

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Pakistani Official Accidentally Uses Cat Filter During Live Press Conference – Photography Article

The face filters built into the cameras of social media apps such as Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat are all the rage these days, but not usually in official government settings. But when a Pakistani politician live-streamed a press conference on Facebook Live last week, a cat filter was accidentally turned on. Hilarity ensued. Regional minister Shaukat Yousafzai was holding the presser last Friday when viewers suddenly began seeing him with pink cat ears and whiskers. “I wasn’t the only one…

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Happiness Through Gratitude with AJ Jacobs – Photography Article

AJ Jacobs is a multiple NYT bestselling author, a journalist, a lecturer as well as a warm and hilarious human soul.  He’s on this weeks podcast and is…SO GOOD. In this show we learn why AJ intentionally puts himself in the most extraordinary circumstances … like when he strove to be “the world’s healthiest man” going from Dad bod to ultimate health (Book = Drop Dead Healthy). Or when he lived according to the bible for a year, beard, goats and all……

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