Selfies may not have too many purposes, but at least some of them can make you laugh. Rain Yokohama made sure to create a series of selfies that will definitely make your day. He took several “photos with his girlfriend”, which would be totally usual – if he had a girlfriend. In this humorous gallery of “couple photos”, he poses and takes photos on his own. He makes it look like his significant other’s taking photos of him, or even as they are posing together. And the photos actually seem legit, until you see the BTS photos and choke with laughter.
We’ve already seen that boyfriends can be very dedicated to taking the best photo for their girlfriends’ Instagram profiles. These photos mainly cover holidays, and even more often some everyday events.
But what happens when the moment should involve only the couple, such as engagement? Does this once-in-a-lifetime event (hopefully) get buried under the search for the perfect angle, choosing the right hashtag and counting the likes? This humorous video by John Crist shows what an engagement in the era of social media looks like. Do you recognize anyone you know?
Instagram has a wide range of different users. But you’ll agree a great portion of this social network belongs to girls and their photos of everyday life. “Candid” shots from a night out, spontaneous selfies (feel the irony) with a best friend… But all we see is the result, and we know nothing about the photographers.
Well, Boyfriends of Instagram are about to change this. Their Facebook and Instagram page pay a tribute to all the boyfriends out there, who are responsible for the perfect Instagram photos and all the “candid” moments that aren’t actually candid. I’m sure they’ll give you a good laugh.
Everything about a wedding is important. Including how they’re documented. Whether it be through photographs or video. Coverage often begins long before the wedding itself. Telling a couple’s story leading up to the big day. Ideally, you want this story to show some of your subjects personalities and humour.
That personality and humour is exactly what the crews from Paul Seiler Photography and Jon Clark Weddings caught in this fantastic “First look” video with Tom and Beth Gardner. Filmed by videographer Jon Murray, this is certainly one they won’t forget any time soon.
Being able to talk to cameras and other devices to give voice commands is a relatively recent development. What’s not so new is having our devices talk back to us. Check out this recent video of a Minolta AF-Sv “Talker”, posted to Reddit by user 240DL. Released in 1984, It features all of the minimalist features of compact cameras one would expect, but it also yells at you when you screw up.
Given the fully auto nature of these cameras, there’s very few things that you could actually screw up, though. Still, when you did, that condescending voice sure lets you know just how dumb you are!
Every time the Dallas Cowboys score a touchdown, intercept, win, lose, tie, you need to get a shot of Jerry Jones. And it’s cameraman Dale’s job to cover that angle. “Filming Jerry Jones for three hours is… rough”, says Dale, “I know him so well”. As you would, if you’ve got your camera pointed at him for three hours at each game.
For Dale, it’s the hardest job in sports. And it probably would be, if it were a real job. Of course, the whole thing’s made up. It’s an amusing look at an imaginary job. But it does make you wonder who’s responsible for some of the shots we see regularly in sports games and on TV.
I suppose it shouldn’t come as much surprise that drones have become the hot gift this year. There’s more drones on the market now than ever before. They range in price from $10 to thousands, and anybody can get hold of one. But, what surprises me is the number of them that seem to crash within 24 hours of emerging from their box.
It’s almost like the manufacturers don’t even pop any suggestions in the box at all. You know, like “If you’ve never flown a drone before, take it easy”, “Try to avoid hitting trees, houses, and peoples heads”, etc. But, then, humanity isn’t really the best at reading instruction manuals anyway. I just feel bad for all the poor Christmas trees.
Charades is a pretty common game to play with the family at Christmas. You know the one. Where one person tries to mime out a word or a phrase, while everybody else attempts to hilariously guess what it is. Well, this year, the folks at Analog Process decided to give the name a new twist, with Light Charades.
In the game, one person had to light paint a picture to represent the word, and another had to guess what it was. In order to capture the light painting, they used a 4×5 large format camera with instant film. Despite the lack of drawing ability by some of them, and the fact they’d probably never light painted before, their results were surprisingly good.
I’ve been a big fan of Joe Penna (aka MysteryGuitarMan) on YouTube ever since I saw his stop motion rendition of Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro about 7 years ago. With over 2.8 million subscribers, he doesn’t post as often these days as he once did, but when he does, you know it’s going to be entertaining. His latest video is no exception.
In the video, Joe inserts himself into a number of stock photos while he mimes along to the song Believer by Paper Lions. We’ve seen this done before with stills, but this is the first time I’ve seen anybody do it with video. As well as being well made, it’s as entertaining as we’ve come to expect from MysteryGuitarMan.
These are actually from last year’s Black Friday sales, but they’re too funny to not share for those who missed them. Created by serial prankster Obvious Plant (AKA, Jeff Wysaki) these fake flyers were placed in Target last year to promote some pretty good deals.
Thinking about switching over to a standing desk for your photo editing? Want to create some Star Wars action scenes with miniatures? Why not check out Date Time R2-D2 and C-3P Fro. Need a runner to replenish memory cards and fetch spare batteries on your shoot? Well, spend over $75, and you’ll get a free falcon!