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Fun With Angles: Photo Optical Illusions

Lately I have been forcing myself to try different points of view and angles when I am shooting. Just taking a few extra seconds to move up or down, left or right, can bring a shoot from good to great. And then there are some photos that are defined by the specific angle that they are taken at. Here is a collection of photos from around the web that achieve some really cool optical illusions due to angle/orientation. Enjoy! [more]

David Hobby Now Shoots With A 2MP Buzz Lightyear Camera

For the past few years DigitalRev has done the “Cheap Camera Challenge” with a professional photographer and a crappy little toy camera. This year’s challenge consisted of Strobist‘s David Hobby, a 2MP Buzz Lightyear toy camera and 3 of the best named speedlights of all time, the Family Jewels FUQ 690. Kai of DigitalRev gives Hobby 5 photo tasks in 5 different locations and Hobby handles it pretty dang well considering the slight limitations. Enjoy!

Take a Look at This Bizarre Banner Ad for the Canon 7D

I’m originally a marketing/advertising dude, so I’m always looking at ads. I actually watch commercials intentionally to see what brands are doing to promote their product. I just stumbled across this banner, and it’s baffling to me how this got past the creative director’s desk. I mean, really? [more]

Now You Can Wear Pantone Around Your Neck

Do you really, REALLY love Pantone? Did you forget to send your all important retoucher a gift this holiday? Do you have some Christmas money left over that you want to blow on your beloved Pantone? Check out the new Perfect Matching Scarf. This collection of 6 scarves will leave you set for life to match any outfit you could ever wear. Also, you will look like a moron. Enjoy!

Victoria’s Secret Models: Great On The Eyes, Painful For The Ears

After all these years, Victoria’s secret has just been revealed. She can’t sing, not a lick. A recent VS Christmas commercial features their Angels getting ready for the holiday and singing carols while placing presents under the tree and waiting for Santa to show. The girls mess up lyrics, sing horrible notes, drop props … and look fantastic the entire time. MERRY CHRISTMAS from me. Enjoy!

What Google’s Predictive Text Says About Photographers And Models

Google’s predictive text can be a funny thing, especially with some of the suggestions it gives you. It seems to be partly based upon what other people may search for in relation to the specific keywords that you enter. I decided to see what would come up if we entered a few phrases regarding photographers such as ‘Why do photographers…’. The results were hilarious and kind of sad!  [more]

Rewind Youtube Style! Youtube’s Tribute to 2012

Youtube put together a tribute video where the biggest viral sensations of 2012 were invited to star in a mash-up of culturally defining moments from the year, directed by Peter Furia. Can you spot all the references? We’ve also got the BTS, so check that out once you’ve had a good laugh. [more]

Canon’s Terrifying Recommended Way to Remove a Stuck Filter

Ever have a filter get stuck on the front of your lens? I personally have not, but I can imagine how irritating it can be. Travel photographer (and friend of mine) Craig Pulsifer posted the method he was instructed to use by Canon Professional Services to his blog. His warning: this is not for the faint of heart. [more]

Air Pump Baby: Creative Maternity Series

Quebec photographer, Patrice Laroche, took an interesting approach to his personal maternity photos. He took several self-portraits of himself with the mother of his child, Sandra Denis at a convenience store air pump machine. The series of photos were taken a different times within the nine months of waiting for their daughter, Justine, to make an appearance into the world. A very unique and humorous way of documenting the whole length of the pregnancy, that I hope becomes a trend.  [more]

Hilarious Instagram Song (To the Tune of Dated Nickelback)

UPDATE: Apparently video was removed from Youtube. Link to original CollegeHumor video is here.
Taking a break from any serious discussion about whether or not Instagram is a good thing, let’s all take a moment to appreciate the hilarity that is this video, which pokes fun at Instagram to the tune of Nickelback. I remember when I actually liked this song… a lot. [more]

A Lion Goes to Town on a Canon 5D Mark II and Lens

Ed Hetherington was photographing animal life in Kenya from a remote on-the-ground setup when a lion approached and found it rather odd…and oddly tasty. The series of images that followed show the lion sniffing, carrying, and enjoying the camera for a while. The lens survived despite getting a little dirty, but the body wasn’t so lucky… [more]

Funny New Commercial From Canon – “Inspired”

Gearing up for the holiday season Canon released a funny new commercial advertising their T4i camera. I really enjoy how companies these days are focusing on videos that gain viewers through creativity and humor rather than pop down millions on a celebrity or buying a prime television commercial ad. I believe all of us can relate with this video and insert ourselves into many of the clips. Take a minute and enjoy their latest commercial just released; then be the first to share it with your friends.

A Little Humor for Your Day – Fauxtographers and their DSLR’s

Everyone knows “that” guy or girl who should have stuck with a point and shoot when picking out their camera. From the gear head to the overly enthusiastic “artist,” Youtubers DSLRnoidea have a little fun with the type of people who really weren’t meant to own a dslr.

BTS: Air New Zealand’s Hobbit Inspired Safety Video

Air New Zealand has been known for their original, themed and very well made safety videos. Just recently they released their newest safety video featuring a plane full of Tolkien fans called, ‘An Unexpected Briefing’. Air New Zealand partnered up with the people over at Weta Workshop to create the amusing safety briefing. The video made in anticipation of ‘The Hobbit‘ features a few actors from the movie, real Tolkien fans, J.R.R. Tolkien’s great-grandsons, actual working Air New Zealand employees and even has a cameo from the man, Peter Jackson, himself. [more]

Is Photography Dead: An Infographic History of Photography

I’m not sure how valid the question is. Isn’t it obvious…? Photography is more alive than ever. But this little graphic story gets to that point. For those interested in some of photography’s most humble beginnings and boldest moves forward, or to see how much you really know, check out Overgram’s infographic about the invention of the photograph and its transition from analogue to digital to everywhere… [more]

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