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How to Easily Remove People from Your Frame: Yell at Them Really, Really Loudly!

Enduring hard travel just to have your photo ruined by other people is the worst!

You have spent thousands of dollars and hours upon hours to travel to the end of the world. You have fought blizzards, been stuck in snowdrifts, driven off the roads several times, destroyed your rental car, survived freezing nights, questioned several times why you were born with such an adventurous spirit that always brings you to the edge of what is possible for humans to endure, and finally arrived at your exotic, rough, and cold Nordic destination.

You battle the harsh winds, setting up your gear, and with frozen fingers, you adjust your ballhead, finding your composition and framing the shot. And, just when you are about to hit the shutter, some bloody wannabe landscape photographer walks into your frame.

You can feel how your body starts to heat up, how the rage builds up in your head, remembering all you have endured just to get this perfect exotic and unique photo, just to have it completely ruined by a person walking into your frame! It is not as if that person endured all you did, right? You came so far, and then, such an egomaniac just walks into your frame?! I mean, how inconsiderate can you be?! Who does that person think he is ruining your unique experience?! With the rage having built up to maximum level, you remember how to easily remove people from your frame: yell at them really, really loudly!

The local Icelandic photographer Óli Haukur, who often finds himself in these situations, shows in the short video above the best way to remove people from your frame. (Beware there's a bit of language.)

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Eugene Braack's picture

Man, you cannot be serious. YOU are incredibly rude. If some narcissist with a camera and a sense of entitlement yelled at me like that, there would be consequences. You do not own the landscape for exclusive use just because you have a camera.
This REALLY is in the spirit of Christmas. Nice one, Fstoppers. Unbelievable.

Linus Talltjarn's picture

Several other people in the comments need to see this image.

Mads Peter Iversen's picture

Don't worry Eugene, it's satire.

Robbie Keene's picture

Yup.

Ferry P.'s picture

lol

Konrad Sarnowski's picture

As a bonus tip: throw vulcanic rocks in their direction! B)

Gold :D

Mads Peter Iversen's picture

That's a brilliant idea! 🤣

Konrad Sarnowski's picture

Got another one: undress, scream and run a bit in their direction - the less in-shape you are, the better effect :-D

Mads Peter Iversen's picture

HAHA!

Mihir Shah's picture

Lol, I am assuming this was meant to be satire. If not, this photographer deserves a royal fart salute for being such an a@#$.

Mihir Shah's picture

oh no! And here I thought this could never happen to me.

Fritz Asuro's picture

It's under the Humor tag. That should have been a giveaway

lynneo's picture

Is this suppose to be funny? IF not ..UNBELIEVABLE....you don't own the landscape or the view and other folks may have spent just as much as you to get there. You cannot be serious? Relax, wait or find another shot, or hey even go and talk nicely to them....

Alejandro Ilukewitsch's picture

He is definitely trolling, is a satire. but the funniest thing is the end results, snapshots from Iceland promoted as beautiful landscapes.....

Linus Talltjarn's picture

*checks out your gallery* Yup, snapshots seems to be your thing.

Alejandro Ilukewitsch's picture

So you are saying my gallery is full of snapshots? Funny thing you don't even have images in yours... Actually many will differ from your comment, in regards to my gallery :) I guess I should take your feedback seriously :)

Linus Talltjarn's picture

Thanks for proving my point. You give negative non-constructive feedback to others but resent the thought of receiving some yourself.

Alejandro Ilukewitsch's picture

You do realize the video is a trolling video right? He is not asking for any kind of advice or feedback, why should we come back with it? Second how can I even consider your feedback if, you are just saying pictures are snapshots, without any explanation to why you find them snapshots and you don't have any material to back up your comments....

Yes my comment towards the creator of the video is not constructive cause his video is not constructive either. He is mocking tourists, that's it, and at the end posts average pictures.

Deleted Account's picture

That awkward moment when you don't know the difference between "trolling" and satire.

Alejandro Ilukewitsch's picture

True, as you say it's a satire, I passed through his YouTube channel and has some nice material.

Linus Talltjarn's picture

"...you are just saying pictures are snapshots, without any explanation to why you find them snapshots"

Now look at your first comment again. Keep on digging that hole man.

Also, his video is satire of an often discussed topic in the photography community. So to say he doesn't have a point is just you missing the point. And his pictures has nothing to do with the rest of the video, but regardless you had to make a comment calling them "snapshots of Iceland promoted as beautiful landscapes".

Alejandro Ilukewitsch's picture

Okay....

Linus Talltjarn's picture

No need to back up my point. Keep on being a dick, I'm sure it will help you in the community! And I recommend wasting your energy elsewhere since I will be ignoring any further comments from you (since people like you have a tendency to HAVE to have the last word, which would even further prove my point).

Alejandro Ilukewitsch's picture

Okay...

Jordan McChesney's picture

I should try this technique when people take longer than 5 minutes at the ATM or stop on the stairs to text.

Lars Daniel Terkelsen's picture

I just came to read the comments from the people (always non-scandinavians) who are not familiar with the concepts of satire and irony. Always an interesting read; so strangely fascinating.

Mads Peter Iversen's picture

Can't help but giggle inside :D

Mattias Hedberg's picture

I mean this is like classic straight-face Monty Python stuff. People who don't understand satire shouldn't be allowed out in public. /Scandinavian

Jonathan Reid's picture

For a lesson in satire and irony, ask the Australians. For a masterclass, ask the Kiwis.

Deleted Account's picture

Why "non-Scandinavians"??

Mike Kelley's picture

because in comparison, we're all a touch more dense

Deleted Account's picture

You mean we're more muscular or they're a little light? ;-)
Actually, I was serious. I'd never heard of satire or irony being especially associated with Scandinavians.

Michele Buttazzoni's picture

LOL

imagecolorado's picture

Any photographer who can't figure out how to get the shot he/she wants without being an a$$hol@, isn't a photographer. Your job as a photographer is to not photograph the distraction and to photograph the subject.

All that aside, the video is a joke. But some numb-skulls will take it seriously, bet on it.

Carl Murray's picture

Like, half the people in the comments section don't seem to get that it's a joke. XD

imagecolorado's picture

Another rule of comedy is, if you have to explain why the joke is funny, it's not really funny.

You'll never hit any higher than you aim.

Jens Sieckmann's picture

Not convincing enough for me. Did someone try Karate? Or are there any tanks in Iceland? ;-)

Jay Jay's picture

Unable to find the Thumbs Down button for this article

Einar Gudmann's picture

Put the Cohen brothers, Quentin Tarantino, the Monty Pythons and Jim Carrey in a pot. In that order. Shake-don´t stir. The outcome is Icelandic humor.

barry cash's picture

Oli I love it you go dude! I personally would put a limit as to how high I jump and loud I whistle based on distance. My rule used to be 13 feet but now Im more inclined to whistle if they are say 50-100ft and jump and scream if more than 100 ft.

Im really depressed I have not been to Iceland to shoot and want to go there badly, but I heard the buses of people have ruined (are ruining the environment)

Oli H's picture

Hi people... I am Oli, the crazy, incredible rude/insane guy that made this video. Thank you all for all your comments... I had a blast reading through them :-)
I see some of you are not crazy about my stuff... and that is all good... if you try to please everyone you end up pleasing nobody :-)

I made another video few months ago... it does feature this short video, but... I also talk about this more seriously... so if you are interested to know where I really stand on the subject, this video explains it better.

https://youtu.be/VnQRX8cpdEk

But thank you for your interest... and Mads, thank you for introducing me to your friends :-)
Peace out!

Carl Murray's picture

I enjoyed the original video (haven't had time to watch this one yet!)! Keep up the good stuff! :)

David Glazebrook's picture

Loved the vid. If you enjoy a little satire, sarcasm, irony and more there's plenty of that in Australia .... c'mon on down!

Carl Murray's picture

"Have you ever.... ever felt like this?"

David Glazebrook's picture

"When strange things, are you going round the twist" :P