Even though it’s not their primary purpose, stock photography websites can be a source of hilarious images. But the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) made a stock photo gallery with the sole purpose of being funny. The gallery is filled with photos that poke fun at most common stereotypes about Canada, and it’s absolutely hilarious.
It’s funny how commercials have a way of completely escaping your memory, and then seem to resurface again every few years. This is one of them. Directed by Trevor Clarence, this 2009 ad for South African franchise of the restaurant chain Wimpy illustrates just how careful you need to be as a microphone boom operator, especially around delicate sets.
Parody songs can be a bit hit and miss. Some are amazing (just look at the career of Weird Al) while others can be pretty awful. This one, though, from Dave Maze at Kinotika definitely describes a few people I’ve met.
It’s a take on Billie Eilish’s “Bad Guy” music video, called “Gear Guy”. It follows the tune pretty well, and even includes vocal processing to simulate similar effects to the original. It’s aimed at a specific demographic within the photo and video communities and, well, it’s pretty spot on.
If you know me, then you know I love a good one-liner.
But even I can get sick of hearing the same old pearls of wisdom from the same old boomers.
So I’ve upgraded 10 great photography quotes so they make more sense in our modern photography world.
I urge you to read them now and become inspired to make 2020 your best year of photography ever!
If you are a photographer (or any kind of creative, really), I’m pretty sure you’ve had some nightmare clients. And it’s no secret that those kinds of clients can sometimes drive us insane. So, Tony and Chelsea Northrup imagined what a group therapy would look like for photographers who’ve had enough of those clients from hell. Even though it’s a comedy video and it made me laugh, I still found it painfully relatable. Let’s see if you can relate to these stories, too.
When I was a kid, social media didn’t exist. Certainly not popularity-based photo platforms like Instagram. If I did something bad, I’d just get grounded. This modern dad, though, when he discovered his 15-year-old daughter Madelynn had helped sneak boys into a sleepover party, gave her two punishment options. No phone for a month or no phone for 2 weeks but their parents get control of their social media.
Madelynn chose the latter, and immediately regretted it. But his antics on her Instagram account have grown it pretty big, and the posts themselves are receiving far more engagement than her own did.
You know, it’s funny. When we featured Mike Roshuk’s last series on typical male photographers I was expecting more people to be offended. At least, I was expecting more men to be offended. Funny thing, though, it was women who seemed to be upset that they’d been left out.
Well, by popular demand, Mike has now made a series on typical female photographers that everyone knows. If the groups I’m in on Facebook are anything to go by, this is by no means an exhaustive list, but I definitely recognise every single one of these. I imagine you probably do, too. Or, perhaps, if you’re a female photographer, you can identify with at least one of them.
Every so often, something comes along in the name of parody that really hits home. In my time working with a camera, I’ve come across every single one of these at some point or other. This wonderful series of illustrations were created by Mike Roshuk at pixelcrush_ca and while they do play on stereotypes, we’ve almost certainly all met them at some point.
We’ve featured Mike’s work here on DIYP before, and it’s really excellent. Hopefully, you’re not one of the photographers featured in his latest series. Or, at least strive to not be one of these. But on the off chance that you haven’t met any of these people in your photographic journey, watch out, one of them might just be you.
Note: I had read THIS story on Buzzfeed about a social media influencer who posted professional photos of her accident on Instagram along with what appeared to be a product placement. I thought it unbelievable until…it happened to me.
Okay guys…the first thing you need to know is that I AM OKAY. Seriously, I’m okay, but in the interest of self-promotion, here’s the scary, magical series of events exactly as they happened.
When I mention the most boring, uninspiring type of images, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Passport photos, of course. But Namibian-German visual artist Max Siedentopf found his inspiration in them and he managed to turn them the other way around. In his project Passport Photos, these images are anything but boring! They’re amusing, quirky and hilarious, and unlike the actual passport photos, they’ll put a big smile on your face.