Humor: Using A Drone For Better BBQ

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While here on DIYP we’ve been obsessed with the moral implications of using drones (or UAVs, or quadcopters) some people have found a uses for those machines which are much less controversial.

Hamburg based photographer Neunzehn72.de shared a video freely translated as Lighting the Barbecue Like a Boss, where he sets up a grill. Unconventionally, getting his gill up to heat involved using the wind generated by a DJI Phantom carrying a Gopro camera. Hit the jump to see the wonders of BBQ and Drones.

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DHL Ships a Nikon Charger in The Most Comically Ridiculous Manner

Typically, when packages are shipped internationally through DHL, they’re put on large wooden pallets so that they stay separated from other larger packages that might crush them along the way. They’re one of the reasons international shipping costs you so much. Here’s a video of a pretty unusual scenario; This camera store got a Nikon battery charger – the NH65 – shipped via DHL. When they receive the package, it comes with an entire pallet, loaded with a big box, with the  1 pound, 2″ by 2″ by 7″ product  box taped inside. Looks like DHL might have forgotten to take off the extra box and pallet at some point.  [Read more...]

Jason Jones Hilariously Reports on the Discrimination Google Glass Explorers Face Today

For those who may not know, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart is a satirical fake-news show that airs nightly in the US on Comedy Central. Jon Stewart’s been hosting it for about 18 years now, and it’s become fairly well known these days for giving more factual information here than actual news networks.

Just before last week ended, Jason Jones – a correspondent on the show – did a segment on Google Glass and the people who wear it, comparing the discrimination they endure to the hardships of the 1960s Civil Rights movements. With all the controversy that surrounds Google Glass today (or even smartphone cameras), sometimes we forget the amount of absurdity that comes with it. Whether it’s getting turnt up on a group of 20-year-old Glass explorers, or going out onto the playground with his own homemade Google Glass, Jason Jones makes us remember that absurdity all over again.

This video also marks the birth of the term “iDouche”.

[Via The Daily Show]

Unphotoshop – Barbie Model Photoshopped into Santa Claus

A few weeks back we shared an inconvenient clip showing how Photoshop is used to turn a beautiful looking model into a plastic barbie that is the current demand by advertisers. The movie has gone viral, receiving ricochets from all over the net.

Unphotoshop - Barbie Model Photoshopped into Santa Claus

Well, each coin has a flip side – ad agency Victors & Spoils took that video and flipped it over. V&S took the barbie looking model from the end of the video and used the very same tools to turn her into an charming, chubby Santa Claus. [Read more...]

Photographer Advocates “Pro” One Handed Lens Screw – Drops $2.3K Canon 24-70L Glass

Every now and then we will share a productivity tip here on DIYP. Be it A quick lens replacement, using power bars on travel or anything that we think will make your life easier.

Photographer Advocates "Pro" one Handed Lens screw - Drops $2.3K Canon L 24-70 Glass

Here is one tip we will probably never share (outside of this context anyways): How to show a lens screw move which results in dropping a $2300 Canon L lens.

You tuber C Led (who only has one online video) shares what should have been a lens swapping tutorial and ended up as an epic fail with a Canon 24-70 2.8L lens dropping on the street floor. It seems that while the lens exchange is indeed fast, it is not secure enough to keep the lens unharmed. [Read more...]