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.
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.
Most often, photo-bombers are those annoying, inebriated trolls lurking in the shadows at parties or on the street. But, every now and then, they come in the form of an innocent and hilarious child.
Knoxville-based photographer Leah Bullard was shooting the wedding of clients Michelle and Anthony when she asked the bride and groom to kiss. It was at the moment that Michelle’s four-year-old daughter, Anderson, decided to steal the show and, with arm wrapped around his neck, plant a kiss firmly on the ring bearer’s lips.
I have never had the privilege of seeing the Queen’s Guard in person, but with hats like that, one can only assume they are not very well-humored. One poor photographer found out the hard way that nothing, or no one, will stand in the way of their duty to proudly march about.
With the holiday season in full swing, I thought that it might be a good time for a fun article.
I don’t know a photographer that doesn’t enjoy a drink or ten in the middle of a marathon photography editing session, so here are my choices for the top 5 drinks to pair with photography post processing.
In our previous post where I reviewed the 34 Inch 21:9 UltraWide Display – LG 34UM95, I had to include a few photos of the display sitting on my desk. I could have used an advertising photo, but for a hands on review, I wanted to show the monitor sitting on my actual desk.
As it turns out, the final shot was a teeny bit more involved than I was planning and I think that you might find the thought process along the way pretty interesting.
The content you’re about to see is a bit painful to watch just because of how emotionally heartbreaking it is, but I really hope it will help remind everyone out there of how important it is to back up your data.
Like any other person can before her, 4-year-old Candace caught herself in a situation where she didn’t pay enough attention to what she was doing with the pictures on a camera that her Uncle Dave loaned her. When she accidentally deleted one of his beloved photos, Candace was struck with guilt that I’m sure we can all imagine; she had to face her uncle and tell him that his pictures “went away forever.” And though it may be hard to hear that your memories were tampered with and gone in the matter of a second, Uncle Dave managed to capture his niece’s confession on camera and upload it here to show us what it feels like.
NSFL: Camera Death.
There’s a new trend on YouTube these days: making parody videos of all the horrendous tutorials we find so often there. They can be of someone holding a camera like it’s in the middle of a magnitude 7.6 earthquake; or what about the ones where the uploader goes off for about seven minutes on the premise of why he’s making the tutorial? And then there’s the videos that just… give plain bad advice in general. This video hilariously depicts exactly that by teaching you how to clean a Canon 5D – by submerging it into a tub of water and soap.
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]
I guess after the megapixel wars are behind us and we are nearing the end of the ISO wars the next war will be about image stabilization. With mobiles phone used as on-the-go hand held video cameras the native videos are quite shaky and unusable.
This is why almost every decent phone has some sort of image stabilization. This commercial from LG takes an idea from Smarter Every Day, and build a complete concept around it – The Chicken Steady Cam.
The commercial takes the concept to the extreme with the GallusCam using Lizzy, a chicken as a living stabilizer.[Read More…]