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An ASMR Video for Photographers

ASMR videos have exploded in popularity over the past few years. Capitalizing on this trend, photographer Noe Alonzo of South Korea made this 6-minute tongue-in-cheek video titled “Camera ASMR” with sounds photography lovers will appreciate (you may need to turn up your sound for the full effect).

The Completely Bonafide and Entirely Unfalsified History of the Camera

Here’s a 6-minute short animation by The Royal Ocean Film Society that offers a cynical and tongue-and-cheek account of how the camera came to be. Creator Andrew Saladino says this film was partially inspired by a 1962 short film of Richard Williams’, titled “A Lecture on Man.

This Music Video is About Camera Gear Lust

Canadian photographer Taylor Jackson just dropped this new music video for a song titled “Gear Lust. ” It’s about the never-ending desire some photographers have for getting more and more camera gear — something popularly referred to as Gear Acquisition Syndrome (G.

This Short Film is About the Agony of Waiting for a Pre-ordered Camera

If you’ve ever pre-ordered some camera gear, you may know the struggle of spending days, weeks, or months waiting and wondering about when you’ll ever hold the equipment in your hands. That’s the pain that’s captured in this 3-minute tongue-in-cheek short film by SkyVista Productions.

The Terrible History of Photographs, Sesame Street-Style

It has never been easier to shoot and share photos than in our modern Instagram age. The YouTube puppet web series Glove and Boots made this tongue-in-cheek 5-minute video on the “terrible history of photographs” to explain how much time and effort it took to do photography in past eras. Back in 2012, Glove and […]

The Dark Truth Behind the Sensor Size War

Want to learn about the history of digital camera sensor sizes? Camera Conspiracies made this entirely serious and fantastically educational 11-minute video on the dark history behind the digital camera industry’s sensor size war (warning: it contains profanity).

5 Camera Tricks… for Cheapskates

Need a chuckle? Alex over at I did a thing made this 4. 5-minute tongue-in-cheek video showing 5 creative camera tricks you can use… if you’re a cheapskate. “Can’t afford to buy expensive camera gear or you would prefer to spend it on beverages?” Alex says.

This Guy is a Professional Divorce Photographer

As the wedding photography industry gets more and more saturated with competition, some photographers may switch over into different niches that aren’t as hot. Here’s a 1. 5-minute video that offers a glimpse into the work of Tom Byrd, a professional divorce photographer.

If Photographers Were 100% Honest with Clients…

Canadian comedian Lilly Singh made this 2.5-minute tongue-in-cheek video that imagines what some photo shoots would be like if the photographers were 100% honest with their clients. “This is what your photographer REALLY meant to say to you when he made you take 400 photos and not one was in focus,” Singh writes. An alternative […]

21 Signs You’re a Cocky Photographer

Over the years, I’ve joked frequently with my best friend Marc and my brother about things that are cocky in life. We sort of have this ongoing dialog pointing out cocky things and cocky people in the world, which is pretty cocky of us. They’ve also given me a lot of s**t since I became […]

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The Diamond Ratio: The Ultimate Rule of Photo Composition

You have no doubt heard of the Golden Ratio, which is somehow or other connected to the Golden Mean and the Fibonacci Spiral, which is oft-touted as the basis of all great compositions. It is less likely that you have heard of the Diamond Ratio.

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The Essence of the Street Photographer

Since the availability of Phase One’s new 150-megapixel system hardware, the prices on lesser equipment have fallen surprisingly. I was therefore able, recently, to purchase a lightly used Hasselblad H6D-100c, with a couple of lenses, at a relative steal.

The Milk Bath Portrait and How it Changed Everything

Through his most famous character’s lips, Arthur Conan Doyle once lamented “There is nothing new under the sun.” But he was wrong. Because I recently saw a photograph that was so utterly unique and awe-inspiring that it instantly froze the Lucky Charms-laden spoon that had been traveling toward my waiting craw. I’d just seen my […]

How to Successfully Fail at Photography

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 […]

Living a Satisfying and Fulfilling Life Won’t Improve Your Photography

Recently, I have seen a number of misconceptions floating around regarding the best way to improve oneself as a photographer. As a highly experienced photographer whose photos have been on the bottom of the Flickr Explore page on numerous occasions, I feel qualified to correct many of these assumptions and damaging tendencies. Most photographers of […]

Tim Cook Joins Adobe, Promises to Remove the Healing Brush

In a shocking move that came unexpected to the industry, (now-former) Apple CEO Tim Cook has agreed to join Adobe this morning at Photokina. The move startled tech insiders. “It made sense to no one,” one senior analyst reported with an utterly confused look.