Photoshop CC Easter Eggs: Monkey, Banana, Coffee, and Toast

Did you know that hidden within Photoshop CC are a number of “easter eggs” that customize the photo editing app in wacky ways? Three that you can activate in the latest version of Photoshop CC are “Layer Monkey,” the “Banana Toolbar,” and “Coffee & Toast.” Here’s a quick look at how you find each one (keep in mind that these are entirely for fun, i.e. completely useless):

Layer Monkey

While you have a document open, select Window->Layer Comps. Create a new Layer Comp. Rename that Layer Comp to “Layer Monkey 0”, and you’ll suddenly see a
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As Far as Photobombs Go, This One Is Pretty Hilarious

As Far as Photobombs Go, This One Is Pretty Hilarious How's your Monday going? While I'm not psychic, I'm willing to guess it's probably going better than this Weather Channel camera-person's day. Check out this hilarious example of what happens when all your preparation and planning for that one shot is ruined by something you never saw coming. [ Read More ]

The Disappointments of a Newbie Photographer Nobody Talks About

The Disappointments of a Newbie Photographer Nobody Talks About Photography today is more accessible than ever before because cameras are everywhere: not only shaped as DSLRs, but in phones, tablets, laptops, and in the James Bond ball-point pen. It is easy to press a button a capture something your camera is pointed to. Lots of people are thinking about taking the snapshot game to another level: buying a professional camera and making professional photographs. Most of these purchases end with disappointments, but there's not much talk about them. This article will take a peek behind the scenes of the failures newbies face when they first try using a DSLR. Continue reading "The Disappointments of a Newbie Photographer Nobody Talks About"

Photoshop Turns Rock Climbing Photos Into Rock Worshiping Photos

Here’s a strange and hilarious idea that the Internet has spawned: if you Photoshop rock climbers out of bouldering photos and leave the spotters in the frame, the resulting images look like photos of rock worshipers. @allmightystone is a new Instagram account dedicated to collecting and sharing these Photoshopped creations.
Just for reference, here’s what unaltered bouldering photos look like when they contain both the spotter(s) and the rock climber:
Photo on left by Jarek Tuszyński
Here are some more examples of Photoshopped rock worshiping
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This Guy Ruins His Friends’ Instagram Food Photos

In the age of Instagram, snapping a photo of a picture-perfect meal before eating it has become something of a ritual (science also suggests it helps food taste better). But one guy has made it a ritual of his own to ruin his friends’ Instagram food photos and capture their horrified expressions. Kevin Freshwater posted a compilation video showing how his friends react to having their Instagram food snap ruined as it’s being shot (warning: there’s some strong language):
It seems there’s some kind of universal disdain for this type of Instagram photo. In less than a week after
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DJI Spark: The Best Beginner Drone?

DJI Spark: The Best Beginner Drone? I've had the chance to try out the fairly new DJI Spark and have to say it is a great drone for what it is. This drone was designed specifically for portability and consumer use as opposed to heavy commercial use. At this price point, it is everything a consumer needs in a drone and would possibly be the best one to buy if you are looking to learn how to fly. [ Read More ]

This Crew Made a Music Video on Set When the Client Wasn’t Looking and the Results Are Hilarious

This Crew Made a Music Video on Set When the Client Wasn't Looking and the Results Are Hilarious Best idea ever? The crew over at Droptree Productions took every chance on breaks and in between takes to capture clips for a ridiculous (and amazing) music track, just for funsies. And we love funsies. It's not just a lip dub of a popular track either, it's all about film production and has everything from a fresh beat to a rippin' guitar solo from a dude with a giant beard. Stop what you're doing and watch this. [ Read More ]

Are Your Vintage Lenses Going to Kill You?

Are Your Vintage Lenses Going to Kill You? If you stop and think about it, it's pretty difficult to exist in today's world. Vaccines are(n't) out to get your children, there could be Daleks around every corner, and even that vintage lens you scored on eBay might be radioactive, lurking between the sheets, following your every move, wreaking havoc on your DNA when you're not looking. Maybe even stealing your french fries. Or, at least that's what Mathieu Stern was concerned about before he made this video. [ Read More ]

The Curious Case of Coincidence

The Curious Case of Coincidence Life… is funny. I don’t need to tell you that. Anyone afforded the great privilege of living long enough will be finely attuned to the vast absurdities that occur on a daily basis. The anomalies. The coincidences. The luck. The misfortune. And as I was gratefully subject of such a peculiar day of coincidences last week, I couldn’t help but to share a brief tale and try to explain what it all means to me. [ Read More ]

Parody: A Fast-Posing Tutorial with the Model Who Pioneered It

Fast-posing for rapid-fire portrait shoots has been getting quite a bit of attention in recent times — last week we showed how Chinese models pull of two poses per second for retail fashion photos. Photographer Slater King has a humorous take on the trend: he made the 2-minute parody tutorial above with one of the models who helped pioneer fast posing. “Sometimes your client wants you to do a hundred, two hundred shots in a day,” King says. “Impossible. No… if you get fast posing right.” To demonstrate fast posing, King invites a model named Lena who revolutionized the
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Nikon Made the Weirdest Music Video for Its 100th Birthday

To celebrate its 100th anniversary on July 25th, 2017, Nikon decided to make one of the weirdest and wildest music videos you’ll see. The 4-minute long video above is the “Nikon Version” music video for the song Oz by the Japanese rock band Mrs. Green Apple. The video seems to be set in some kind of magical Nikon dreamland castle. Inside, an army of Oompa Loompas are doing a massive synchronized dance to celebrate the anniversary. In another part of the castle, other Nikon employees are dancing and strutting around while being photographed by tiny figures who have DSLRs for
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The Best Use of a Polaroid Camera…

David Hollenack was in an alley southeast of Columbus, Ohio, when he noticed that one of the garages had this unusual Polaroid “security camera” installed. The 21-year-old Ohio State civil engineering student was in a low-income neighborhood working as an inspector for an engineering firm. “I was sitting in my truck in an alley doing paper work and I looked up and saw the sign,” Hollenack tells PetaPixel. It read, “Stop littering your on my camera,” with an arrow pointing up to a Polaroid camera aimed at the ground. Yes, the flash is closed and covering the lens, but perhaps
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20 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Date a Street Photographer

Photographer Rohit Vohra, a Leica Ambassador and the co-founder of APF Magazine, came up with a humorous list of 20 reasons why you should never date a street photographer. Here they are: 1. They will zone focus, rather than giving you their undivided attention. 2. You ask them to take one decent picture of them and they will try to juxtapose or form layers. 3. They will take you to train stations for lunch. 4. They will have a ready answer for what draws them to street photography but draw a complete blank when you ask them what
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I Asked Photographers for Ideas for Photography Horror Movies

I asked photographers to come up with a premise for a photography-based horror movie, and the answers did not disappoint. Some of these situations quite literally terrify me to think about, and others make me outright laugh!