Printed and framed photos are among the best Christmas gifts in my book. For this holiday season, motivational speaker Kyle Scheele made one such gift for his dad, but with a twist. He took a family portrait his dad hates, used his Photoshop skills to “fix” it, and the result made his parents laugh to tears.
I’m always up for some good pranks and humor, especially if they involve photography. Well, motivational speaker Kyle Scheele did something that really made my day. He recently used his Photoshop skills to make a life-size poster from a photo of himself, and he pranked a local gas station by putting it up in the middle of it.
Now, we’re not making any claims or suggestions about the average intelligence of Canon users here, but this is pretty hilarious. A photographer who shall remain nameless received a text from a friend of his who’d recently acquired a Canon DSLR, but somehow was struggling to remove the lens cap from the front of the lens.
We all have friends that are new to photography coming to us with the same simple questions, but this one is quite unusual. And while it may seem obvious to so many of us how to remove a simple lens cap, it wasn’t so obvious to his friend. After receiving the text, a pretty hilarious, but brief, exchange followed.
That social media is full of fakery is old news. But what fascinates me is just how easy it is to fake your life on Instagram. YouTuber Natalia Taylor recently decided to test it out herself. She “traveled” to the nearest IKEA store and took some photos, even purposely leaving some IKEA price tags in them. She shared them on Instagram, and she managed to prank her followers to believe that she was on a vacation in Bali. Natalia shares more details in her recent video, and it’s a useful reminder that social media isn’t real.
While it’s not quite April 1st in London yet, Kodak Moments UK were a little eager with the pranks. They took to the streets of London to get people try out a “super fast phone charger”, which would then wipe all the data on their phone before their eyes. This one seems particularly cruel and heartless, but it does make a very good point. Your phone could get lost, stolen or die at any time and you could lose everything.
It’s a feeling many of us have felt at some point, even if only briefly. We get up out of our seat, fumble around in our pocket, phone missing. Panic sets in for a second until we notice it fell out of our pocket and onto the chair we were just sat on. Panic over. But what would you do if your phone disappeared or died one day?
These are actually from last year’s Black Friday sales, but they’re too funny to not share for those who missed them. Created by serial prankster Obvious Plant (AKA, Jeff Wysaki) these fake flyers were placed in Target last year to promote some pretty good deals.
Thinking about switching over to a standing desk for your photo editing? Want to create some Star Wars action scenes with miniatures? Why not check out Date Time R2-D2 and C-3P Fro. Need a runner to replenish memory cards and fetch spare batteries on your shoot? Well, spend over $75, and you’ll get a free falcon!
For years Magic Lantern has been loved and trusted by many Canon users, and envied by Nikon users, thanks to the host of features the free software adds to the camera’s firmware.
A miserable April Fools’ joke, however, has many users irritated with the developers.
Turns out Magic Lantern though it would be funny to set the camera to have a 1 in 1000 chance of getting the blue screen of death, as long as the camera is not busy recording video. That’s right, ML intentionally crashed cameras.