Watch GoPro Capture This Fish Leaping Through the Air to Bite This Man’s Nipple

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Nature is a wonderful thing – there are times it entrances us with its hypnotic beauty…and there are other times when it just makes us laugh a ball off.  Today, we’re exploring the latter.

Wyatt Green of Boater’s Outlet was chilling with the fishes (literally, no metaphor implied) at Lake Powell in Utah when things got a little frisky.  While filming some tiny fish swimming around him (why, exactly, we’re not sure), one of them leapt from the water and quickly got to second base with Wyatt, latching onto his nipple.  (Yes, Mr. Media Censorship, men have nipples, too.)

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Photography Karma – I’ll Trade You A Lens For A Kitten

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Wedding photography can be a roller-coaster of ups and downs.

Here’s one way to tell if you’re having a good day:

Leave a brand new Nikon 20mm f/1.8 lens laying on the ground during the park photos.  Have it found by a random passerby who proceeds to jump into her car, drive in the general direction she thought the limo went, spot the bride’s dress while she’s having her photo taken in the garden of the banquet center, pull over and return the lens.

Yes, someone found a $1000 lens sitting on the ground – then tracked down the wedding party just to return it to the wedding photographer (me).

The whole experience left me feeling really awesome about the state of the world – and also feeling like I owe someone some serious karma.

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Photographer Crafts Epic ‘About’ Page With a Single, Hilarious Image

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Some people have all the fun…something I’ve never really ever been accused of.  But, that’s not the case for photographer and Yale MFA graduate Victoria Hely-Hutchinson.  In what is probably one of the most epic About pages I have ever seen, Victoria wastes no time with the usual BS about awards and accolades and exhibits.  Who really cares anyhow, right?  The page contains a single image that is not only uproariously hilarious but describes so much about the artist at the same time.

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Amy Schumer’s Hilarious Narration Of Her Glamour Magazine Cover Shoot

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Ever wonder what kind of thoughts are running through model’s heads as they’re sitting through hair and makeup or on set trying to make sexy, sultry faces while having wind blown into their face? According to Amy Schumer, it may not be as exciting as we like to think it is. Just take a moment to watch this hilarious behind the scenes footage of the comediennes recent Glamour Magazine photoshoot.

Schumer personally narrates the entire clip, giving viewers a laugh as she invites us into the mind of a model at work. Between sarcastic jabs at the over zealous wind machine operator and giving herself whimsical little pep talks, her unfiltered opinion of the experience had us bursting at the seams with laughter. [Read more…]

Humor: This Diagram Shows The Creative Fear Of Committing Work

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Committing work is not an easy task. Hitting that save button for the last time and shipping your work may be frightening. Your work is leaving your hands and it no longer under your control. Whatever greatness or mistakes that you’ve put in are there forever now.

I guess, this is why committing to a final version of a file is so hard and creatives go back to editing their files again and again. This phenomenon should probably have an entry in the DSM next to GAS (Gear Acquisition Syndrome). Maybe something like RCS (Re-editing Compulsion Syndrome).

This funny diagram by @akshar (Akshar Pathak) and @theyashbhardwaj perfectly illustrates this fear of commitment (and also a shocking lack of file versioning system).  While originally for designers, this applies to any photographer too. Can you relate?

 

Selfiology: the Story of the Selfie

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More than once I have succumbed to the pressure to be in one and together with me, only few have been able to escape the phenomenon of the selfie. 

Selfies seem to have become just another part of life. Over time the wonderment about people striking the strangest of poses in front of their telephones has vanished. Younger generations will even find themselves in selfies that exceed their memory. We have simply learned to see upon the selfie as a part of modern day society and the debate surrounding it slowly fades away.

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Prince Philip Yells At Photographer To ‘Just Take the F***ing Picture’

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Any of us who have ever done portrait or wedding photography know what it’s like to work with a fussy client/model/subject who has a tendency to think they are royalty.  Granted, those cases are often few and far between, and it’s just par for the photography business course.  But, what happens when your subject is fussy AND royalty?

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh and husband to Queen Elisabeth II, was at a photo-op at the RAF Club in London to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain.  Apparently, the photographer wasn’t moving the procession along fast enough which is when the royal gentleman and veteran of the Royal Navy lost his royal temper.

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Australian Fugitive Asks Police to Replace ‘Horrible Mugshot’; Gets Invited to Have a New Photo Taken

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Victoria Police asked their 290,000 Facebook fans to help them locate a person named Daniel Damon, who is wanted for traffic and drug matters. The warrant was issued after Damon failed to answer bail and the police had hoped social media users would come to the rescue.

Among the many responses was one they weren’t expecting; Damon himself had responded and asked that another photo of him be used. “Can you use a better photo tho. This is a horrible mugshot”, his commented.

Proving they have a sense of humor, and perhaps hoping Damon’s running low on brain cells, Victoria Police asked him to check in for a new photo.

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Operator Crashes Drone Into His Own Head

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Source: YouTube/doctorsnaketown

Drone fans, amateurs and professionals alike, dread hearing about safety incidents involving their beloved flying devices.

Knowing that any crash can put them at risk of even more restrictive rules, especially if a person is hurt, responsible operators make sure they follow the guidelines and take the necessary precautions.

One FPV (first-person view) mini quadcopter operator, who goes by the name doctorsnaketown on YouTube, discovered the hard way that there’s a risk even when flying outdoors with no other people around… as he flew the drone directly into the back of his head.

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