Study Shows Photographers Are Among The Sexiest Of Creative Types

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The numbers don’t lie, being a photographer is a sure fire way to secure your status as a sex symbol.

Good news, photographers, it turns out we’re some seriously sexy mother jumpers. Though we’re still pretty ugly compared to musicians, we are more attractive than comedians and poets. The study, conducted by the University of Pennsylvania’s Scott Barry Kaufman, lists the ability to take “artistic photographs” as the seventh most sexy creative characteristic a person could possess.

Here’s the Top 10 finishers according to the group of 815 “ethnically diverse” under-graduates polled for the study, which consisted of 119 males and 696 females. [Read more...]

Photographer Comically Photoshops Himself Photobombing Actors In Stock Images

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There’s some pretty interesting and bizarre stock photography floating around the Internets and we’ve also undoubtedly seen some pretty clever uses for it. But, The Stock Photobomber (Matt Vescovo) may have just stole the show with his tongue in cheek series of Photoshopped stock images.

After painstakingly looking at about 845,742,923,012 stock photos during his 20-year long career as an art director in advertising, he’s come up with a way to make looking at boring, unrealistic stock images a whole lot more fun.

“I find that when I look at stock photos, I experience the same uncomfortable feeling I have when my bank teller asks me with a forced smile, how my morning is going or when I eat “Chick’n” or see an interview with Tom Cruise. It’s not simply that my teller’s greeting, the vegan meat substitute and the celebrity scientologist are fake, it’s how hard they pretend that they’re not…”

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Italian Soccer Superstar, Francesco Totti, Celebrates Record Goal With A Selfie

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Photo: Gregorio Borgia/AP

A.S. Roma of the Italian Serie A scored two goals to make an impressive comeback in the country’s most passionate soccer derby. Their indisputable star scored both goals becoming the joint top-goalscorer in the history of the Rome derby, but none of that will be remembered.

One moment will be remembered from that match – the moment Francesco Totti celebrated with a selfie.

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5 Things You’ll Need at a Photography Convention

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I’m getting ready to go to Nashville later this month for Imaging USA. I actually just got back from a trip and figure that if I put off unpacking my suitcase long enough, I will already be packed for Nashville. I am nothing if not a problem solver.

Now, I’ve attended my fair share of conventions, so when my friend, Brian, shared a link to an slrlounge.com article entitled, “5 Must Have Items When Attending Photography Workshops,” I got real excited to see if the items in my suitcase made the list.

Not one of them did.

And it shocked me. It was as though the article rubbed it’s socked feet against the carpet and touched my shoulder. Shocked. For the article states the following five items are must haves: a camera, lens, business cards, a notebook and a portable charger.

Please, not even.

Come…take my hand and let me guide you through the murky waters of packing for a photography convention. You can take the aforementioned items, but what you’ll really need are the following:

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The Belfie Stick Lets You Take Selfies… Of Your Bottom

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I’m sure you’ve all heard of the selfie stick, and based on the huge quantities sold most of you probably own one, but you don’t have one of these.

Popularized in late 2013 by Kim Kardashian, the belfie (butt selfie) is regarded as an expert-level self-portrait, to be attempted only by those who posses copious amounts of experience and a keen eye for selfie composition.

If you’ve ever tried taking a belfie, and feel free not to try if you haven’t, you’ll know that a good one is not an easy feat to accomplish. That is about to change.

Enter (or leave us alone before you even arrive) the camera accessory every (or no) person should carry at all times (or never) – the Belfie Stick.

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An Sói Will Stop At Nothing To Get The Bride And Groom To Smile

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We all know that getting a bride and groom comfortable and relaxed for a shoot is not an easy task. The better you connect you better the photos are. And while each photographer have their tricks for making the session a pleasant one, Vietnamese photographer An Sói (who goes by the page Nguyễn Đình An) stops at nothing to get the giggles and smiles.

At the age of 24, it seems that the young photographer cares more about how his subjects feel that about how he looks. He is known for moon walking, rolling, jumping and yet somehow being able to focus and take a sharp photo.

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Want a Natural Density Filter – Best Buy Has them On Stock

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If we had a breaking news section, this would probably be breaking news. Best Buy just introduced a new family of filters - “Natural Density Filters“. You can get them right here.

So, this is obviously a typo (confused with Neutral Density Filters) and thing will resume to normal as soon as the Department Of Web Sites Categories gets their hands on this and makes a fix. (Hopefully, they will not have to throw all their stock of Natural Density Filters and replace them with Neutral Density Filters as throwing away so much stock can be quite expensive.

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[Natural Density Filters | Best Buy. Thanks for the tip Simon]

P.S. If Best Buy says that they don’t carry this kind of filter, just point them to this screen grab.

How To Become A Pro Photographer In Four Steps

With the rise of digital cameras it is becoming increasingly easy to become a photographer. It is not enough to own the gear for the job anymore and you need to bring something extra to the plate.

With this in mind we shared a tongue in cheek post a while back demonstrating how you can become a wedding photographer in ten easy steps. It looks like satire facebook page Being Satan did us one over and is now sharing an easier way to become a pro in only four steps.

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Have you had a job taken by a pro photographer like that?

[via 9gag]