We can argue forever (and we most likely will), but we can also turn this common argument into a great joke. This is exactly what Eric Floberg did with his latest video. It lasts under one minute, and that’s all it took for Eric to show that gear does matter. And to troll YouTubers a bit along the way.
We love seeing a good music video here at DIYP. Over the years, we’ve featured quite a few super-creative ones. But today here’s something a bit different. Filmmaker Sam Newton has created a song and a music video that cracked us up. It pokes fun at all kinds of folks in the industry: those who wanna be instant photographers, those who use photography to get girls… But also subtly calls out Premiere Pro, Lightroom presets, and Nikon.
If I had to describe 2020 in a single word, it would probably be a swear word. However, it’s always good to go through tough periods with some humor, and Adobe recently showed us how it’s done.
In this gloomy time, I think we all need a bit of laughter, but also a bit of inspiration to start observing the world around us. Hong Kong-based photographer Edas Wong brings humor and street photography together. His “accidental” photos will give you the giggles I’m sure you need, but also motivate you to get outside with your camera and look at the world from another point of view.
You know those parodies that are funny, but at the same time painfully accurate? Well, Jacob a.k.a. MasterChiefin1 has one just like that. In this video, he pokes fun of “high school photographers” and their perception of photography at this age. I believe all of us know a photographer like this… Or we used to be one.
This whole coronavirus situation is sending some of us a little bit mad. And it definitely seems to be getting to the developers of Infinite Color Panel. They’ve just released the new Infinite Jokes Panel. It’s an add-on for Photoshop that… well, it tells you jokes. And it doesn’t just put text on the screen, either. It actually talks to you.
At some point or another, many photographers will get the idea into their heads that maybe, one day, they’d like to have a go at shooting large format film. For those who shoot digital, it’s often a far-fetched fantasy. But for those already working with 35mm and medium format film, the idea isn’t quite so crazy.
In this hilarious short film, Jason Kummerfeldt from grainydays beautifully expresses that first 8×10 large format film experience and he does it in the entirely pretentious way that most of us hear from some large format film shooters. And it’s absolutely brilliant.
We’ve all had our frustrations with software over the years, although in the photo and video industry, probably no more so than with Adobe – especially since they switched to the subscription model and forced updates. It’s not that Adobe’s software sucks – if it did, it wouldn’t be as popular as it is – but features change, disappear, don’t work the way they used to, and new updates can be filled with bugs and crashes.
Well, animator James Lee decided that he’s had enough and created this short film that represents what I think all of us have either done or at least felt like we wanted to do at times. And it’s pretty epic. You’ll definitely want to wear headphones for this one, or at least make sure there are no delicate ears nearby.
Gear shootouts pop up on YouTube all the time, usually touting the benefits of this bit of kit over another. But this particular video doesn’t do any of that. Instead, this “shootout” is a bit more literal, with a little gang warfare using weaponised cameras and a not-entirely-unexpected twist at the end.
It was posted to the YouTube channel Mediastorm影视飓风 (which apparently means “Mediastorm film and television hurricane”, according to Google), and while the audio is Chinese, it features English subtitles. It goes on for about five minutes, but it’s just awesome. Really nicely done effects, a few good jokes and fantastic filming and editing.