John Aldred is DIYP’s video editor. If you liked our videos from the UK photoshow or our interviews with some of the worlds top creatives, he is the one to thank. I was asking John about a deadline for one of our videos and he sent me this clip from Lixi studios as a reply.
When it comes to nude photography, respect and decorum are the words of the day. Even for professional models that are used to working nude in front of the camera, you certainly don’t want to offend or embarrass them, or come across as just plain creepy.
So if you’re ever asked to assist on a nude shoot, or even if you’re the photographer, this video from Japanese Neko TV shows us how one absolutely should not act on such a shoot. Don’t be like this guy.
It’s typical. You wait forever for a bus to come along, and then they always seem to show up right when you don’t need them any more. The creator of this video, which was supposed to be of the demolition of a high rise block of flats a few days ago in Glasgow, Scotland, certainly didn’t need this bus coming along to block his shot.
Our latest “victim” of what has become known as The Streisand Effect is Peter Dutton, Immigration Minister for Australia. Fairfax Media photographer, Alex Ellinghausen caught this one as he was about to step up to the microphone and address the media.
Having previously used the humble balloon as a soft light diffuser for a camera’s popup flash, the Koldunov Brothers received a question if you could switch out the balloon for a condom to achieve similar results.
While they quickly determined that a condom didn’t work quite as well as the balloon as a softbox, the pair also experimented to see what other photography tricks could be pulled off with their little latex friends.
(Please Note: I can neither confirm nor deny this letter was sent. I personally think the portrait is marvelous, but I’ve been called “Old School,” so what do I know?)
Dear Annie Leibovitz,
I am writing in regards to the most recent photographs taken of me for my 90th birthday. I shan’t delve into all of them, but I feel it only right to make mention of my disappointment in the portrait of myself and the children.
Annie, this is NOTHING like what I emailed you from Pinterest. Furthermore, one is hard pressed to even find stuff like this on Pinterest so I’m not certain as to where you even came up with this idea. (Yes, I did just use the word “stuff.” I realize “stuff” is not befitting of a Queen’s vocabulary, but I am quite miffed and it just slipped out.)
In an attempt to save face, Bridgend County officials have christened a pair of benches located on the shore in Porthcawl as the UK’s first “selfie benches”, although that was not their original intent.
It turns out, the benches were just installed the wrong way around, and instead of pointing at the beautifully picturesque seaside, it points towards the not-so-scenic Seabank Hotel.
British Diver and Olympic Bronze Medalist Tom Daley ran a brief competition on his Twitter feed recently. The brief was simple. Modify a photograph with the winner being chosen to become the new banner for his Twitter profile.
With 2.6 million followers, Tom had no shortage of entries, and the competition was soon hijacked by Photoshop pranksters, as was inevitable.
Tokyo, Japan. March 4, 2016
For Immediate release:
“Steve” Mikimoto of Nikon’s professional imaging division announced this week that Nikon will be preemptively recalling both the D500 and D5 cameras nearly a month before their actual scheduled release. While neither camera has evinced any technical problems to date the company wishes to prevent another episode such as the “oil and garbage” on the sensors of recent product, the D600; and also the repeated and inconvenient recalls of the popular D750 cameras, with their sensor shading lens mounts.
“We made the decision to preemptively recall most of our professional products in order to maintain our high standards.” Claims “Steve”.