Ok, so maybe it goes a little further than suggesting it. It states quite bluntly that it’s gone too far. I’ve still never seen an example in real life quite like that shown in the video posted to Facebook page Hot Date, though. But, I definitely see a lot more bad contouring makeup jobs when I wander through the local high street than I used to.
Being a maid of honor is a big privilege and carries great responsibility. Sharilyn Wester performed her duty and made her best friend’s wedding photos unforgettable.
While Rebecca Foster and her husband James did the wedding photoshoot, Sharilyn proposed to take some photos where she’ll be tossing the bride’s veil. Photographer Ashley Hempel agreed, and in no time, Sharilyn took her task. But it turned out her and the bride had a different idea in mind, and Sharylin started acting so goofy, that both the groom and the photographer were caught by surprise.
Taking photos of food before the meal has gone so far there’s even a restaurant giving you a kit for taking better photos. But if you just don’t understand this trend, a recent video from Kevin Freshwater will make you happy.
Kevin destroys the Instagram food photos for his friends a split second before they take the snap. I couldn’t stop laughing at their reactions, and I must admit – this is something I’d gladly do sometimes.
We’ve seen a lot of rants about wedding guests taking photos with their phones. They not only get in the way of professional photographers, but also the marrying couples aren’t happy to see a bunch of phones instead of their guests’ faces. SLF Weddings made a fantastic video about this named Unplugged. And rather than being a rant, it’s a parody calling out on these guests in a pretty funny way.
The video doesn’t only mention the guests who get in the photographer’s way with their phones. It doesn’t spare the photographer guest “who came to take some shots for his portfolio,” the auntie with a DSLR and a pop-up flash, or the uncle who takes photos with an iPad. If you are a wedding photographer (or you had your wedding in the past decade or so) – I think you’ll love this.
There are some things that one just shouldn’t do or say to a photographer. Doing so is bound to upset them. Sometimes it’s just that they don’t know any better, but often it’s a lack of simple common decency.
In this video from Lok Cheung, we see some absolutely perfect examples of how to not act around a photographer. Lok is joined by his good buddy Warren Ng, acting as our antagonist in this little story. If I didn’t know he was just pretending, I might have liked him a little less after watching this.
It’s said that the truth is often stranger than fiction. I’m not entirely sure about that, although it can be far more hilarious. In this example of a man who’s confident in his words, we have a sports reporter talking about the light levels on the cricket field. It can become difficult see the red ball when it starts to get dark. So, light meters are often used to measure the light levels. If it’s below a certain amount, the game is called.
To illustrate his point, he pulls out his “light meter” to take a reading and show the viewer. Unfortunately, his “meter” was an iPhone running the calculator app. It showed a “reading” of 6.5, which indicated that it was getting rather dark.
Photography is a lot of fun. For the most part it’s a solo pursuit where you are completely responsible for your own success or failure. But anyone can be a great photographer! Most people in the world are professional photographers now that phones are taking world class, billboard worthy images. If you want to stand out in this sea of photographers, you’re going to have to learn how NOT to swim. So here are some tips on how to become a successful failure in the Photography Age.
Usually, it’s female bodies that cause the Photoshop controversy. This time, not so much. It seems that Nikolaj Coster-Waldau has had a little Photoshop treatment for the Shot Caller movie posters, and it hasn’t gone unnoticed. It looks suspiciously like the Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s body from the four year old Snitch movie poster.
It was spotted by Scott Wampler of Birth.Movies.Death. It’s not surprising that many others had noticed it, as Snitch wasn’t met with the best of receptions. So, perhaps the Shot Caller poster designer was relying on the fact that so few people ended up seeing it. Scott’s initial tweet has now had more than 10,000 shares and spawned several parody images.
Posting groups of people has always been one of the most difficult things for me. I’m ok with an individual or a couple of people, but groups just rarely work for me. There’s always one person not looking at the camera, or blinking, or sneezing, or looking bored waiting for everybody to be ready. And different people in a group all respond to direction differently.
But one thing I’ve found that often makes for great photos, even if not the one you want, is humour. Getting people to be silly in front of the camera. It loosens them up, relaxes them, gets them in a good mood, and can create some hilarious shots. And this video from VGAG certainly qualifies as getting people silly in front of the camera.
“How to work in a free music video on set… when the client isn’t looking.” Guys from Droptree Productions show you how they did it, and how they ended up with one of the most hilarious videos I’ve seen this year.
Droptree Productions is a commercial video production company located in Portland, Oregon. It took them 2 years to make the video for the “HD Delivery” song. They were recording it only during breaks on commercial sets, so you can imagine why it took so long. But it was definitely worth it because both the song and the video are pretty darn awesome.