Antti Karppinen, a talented Finnish photographer and digital artist whose work was featured on Fstoppers last year, created this video to lightheartedly take digs at how different types of photographers behave.
The four-minute clip, starring Karppinen himself, mocks every kind of photo-taker, from reenacting the way wedding photographers frantically switch between several camera bodies, to parodying an amateur trying to work their new DSLR.
It’s no secret that we photographers get ourselves in to some questionable stances in our attempts to get the right shot, and you can’t help but laugh seeing what we look like. He nails impressions of the paparazzi and even mocks the selfie generation with impersonations of mobile photographers and selfie-stick users. For others, he takes their title seriously, wearing a builders' outfit for his industrial photographer joke.
Karppinen goes all out for the video, including sourcing a drone for and even making the screen black and white for his black and white photographer sketch. A risqué twist on “nude photographer” even sees Karppinen himself stripping off. Check out the video above, and see if you can spot a stance that resembles yourself.