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YouTuber Mocks Travel Influencers for Romanticizing Mundane Locations in New Parody Video – Photography Article

An Australian YouTuber has put together a parody video mocking travel influencers, poking fun at those who post photos with faceless boyfriends, against mountains they didn’t climb, and changing outfits during hikes to look as Insta-worthy as possible. Australian YouTuber Currently Hannah partnered with her friend Just Jess to create the video: You don’t need a storyline to make your travels look epic. All you need is a voiceover and a soft, airy voice, and with the right dramatic pauses… it’ll sound inspirational.…

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A Painfully Accurate Parody Video – Photography Article

Australian YouTuber Currently Hannah recently teamed up with her friend Just Jess to create a brutally honest, hilarious video that answers the question: what would travel videos look like if influencers were honest? The first three minutes of the video is the parody itself: filled with beautiful, mostly slow-motion travel footage paired with an airy voice-over that describes each trope as you see it. “I learned so much about myself on this trip, but there was one thing that really…

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Canadian Political Party Caught Using Photoshop to Add Reusable Straw to Leader’s Photo – Photography Article

Earlier this week, the Canadian Green Party was caught in a Photoshop gaff that toes the line between silly and troubling. As reported by the National Post it seems a photograph of the party’s leader, Elizabeth May, was Photoshopped to add a green party logo and a reusable straw, putting it more in line with the party’s environmental policies. Nobody seems to know when, how, or why this edit was made, but a party spokesperson did admit that Photoshop was…

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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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What Can You Do if People Keep Stealing Your Work? – Photography Article

If you’re a content creator in any industry, I can almost guarantee that someone somewhere will steal your work. Unfortunately, it’s pretty much inevitable now, especially with the advent of social media. The question is: what can you do if someone steals your work? First thing I’d recommend is to actually identify if your work has been stolen. There’s very little you can do if you’re not aware that someone has stolen your work. One super quick and effective way to…

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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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Emirati wife seeks divorce because her husband loves her a lot – Photobook Photography Article

It is simple and clear that every woman wants a perfect relationship where her husband showers his love, affection and kind feelings on her with zero arguments in their relationship.  Most of the married couples know that even if they have a strong bond, they do go through arguments. Which is, in fact, the worse part. We want a relationship where we could communicate and let another one understands without arguing. At least all wives out there wished that their…

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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 Vivitar Film Camera Commercial Didn’t Age Well – Photography Article

Here’s a commercial Vivitar ran about a decade ago to convince older picture-takers to switch back to simple film cameras from the frustrating world of digital. The TV spot, produced by Blue Moon Studios and shared to its YouTube channel in 2010, bemoans the changes in photography brought on by the digital revolution. “Digital cameras take good pictures,” the ad says. “The problem is, your photos end up staying your camera, or you’re forced to sit at your computer to…

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The Instagram Feature I Want the Most (But Will Never Get) – Photography Article

Let’s pretend for a moment that you’ve found a magic lamp, and it’s going to grant you one and only one Instagram-related wish. I can think of what I’d wish for. Can you? Let’s also establish a guideline for this hypothetical scenario so as to stay focused. We’ll assume that your wish has to be something feature-related. That is to say, you can’t wish for millions of followers, or infinite engagement on your posts, or similarly self-styled wishes. This social…

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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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These Owls Have Had Enough of This Camera – Photography Article

A common piece of advice given to street photographers is if your subject seems unhappy about the presence of your camera, it’s better to simply not take the picture and remove yourself from the situation. It would appear that that advice should extend to owls, as these rather ornery owls took out a camera that was supposed to be secretly observing them, and the resulting video is hilarious. The Hawk Conservancy Trust in the UK set up a hidden camera…

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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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Nikon at Top, Leica at Bottom – Photography Article

The quality of a camera’s shutter sound probably isn’t high on the list of what any photographer considers when looking to buy a new body, but Lensrentals has just published a tongue-in-cheek review/comparison of shutter sounds anyway. “As a leading authority on optical testing and product reviews, it occurred to the Lensrentals staff recently that we owed it to The Internet to explore the final frontier of camera comparisons, a comprehensive examination of shutter sounds,” the camera gear rental company…

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These Lights Get so Hot That You Can Fry an Egg on Them – Photography Article

Newer LED lights run quite cool, so much so that you can generally touch them without even feeling uncomfortable. On the other hand, older light designs can run quite warm, and some can run downright hot — hot enough to literally cook an egg. Check out this fun video in which a photographer grabs some tungsten lights and does exactly that. Coming to you from Sweet Lou Photography, this great video follows him as he grabs some ARRI Fresnel tungsten lights,…

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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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These Are the Worst Photographers You Know – Photography Article

Let’s face it: photographers can be a fairly annoying and infuriating bunch. We have all met a photographer who simply annoys the living daylights out of us. This funny and lighthearted pokes fun at the most common types of those photographers. Coming to you from The School of Photography, this fun video pokes fun at some of the most common and annoying types of photographers we’ve all likely run into (or even been ourselves at some point). I don’t know…

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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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Watch What Happens When a Photographer and Model Switch Roles – Photography Article

As photographers, we might spend our entire lives behind the camera without ever experiencing what it is really like to be the one in front of it. This fun and interesting video follows a photographer and model as they switch roles to see just how difficult life is on opposite sides of the camera. Coming to you from Manny and Diana Ortiz, this great video follows them on a shoot in which Manny hands the camera over to Diana and…

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‘Buy My New Presets’ Said Every Targeted Ad From a Sony Shooter – Photography Article

We’ve all scrolled past a targeted ad on Facebook or Instagram with a caption screaming for us to buy their new Lightroom or Photoshop presets if we want to take better photos. Is it just me, or does it usually seem these ads are often from folks shooting Sony cameras? This is definitely not a camera brand versus brand discussion, there are already way more than enough articles trying to have that debate. This is more a humorous observation that struck me…

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Fresh and Funny Take on a “Pro Versus Amateur” Camera Challange – Photography Article

I’ve been watching Linus Tech Tips for about six years. I’m not even a massive tech geek, but I do use it to get the latest low-down on new processors or graphics cards. But mostly, I just really like their content, and the way it’s presented by the man himself, Linus. Cheap camera versus expensive camera is a common video idea on YouTube and for good reason too — it’s entertaining and usually quite illuminating. After all, who doesn’t like…

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This iPhone Thief Posted a Selfie to His Victim’s Instagram, Police Say – Photography Article

Here’s a bizarre story out of New Jersey: a man reportedly stole an iPhone and then proceeded to shoot a grotesque close-up selfie of himself to share on his victim’s Instagram account. Police are now widely distributing the strange selfie in hopes of identifying the man. A man reported to the Kearny Police Department in Kearny, New Jersey on May 16th that his iPhone had been stolen. Shortly afterward, the victim’s followers on Instagram were greeted with a story featuring…

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