Emilia Clarke’s True Calling is Posing for Stock Photos

Vanity Fair created this tongue-in-cheek 4.5-minute video in which actress Emilia Clarke recreates some of the most generic business stock photos. “I feel confident that making stock footage is what I’ll be known for forever,” says Clarke, who’s currently best known for her roles in Game of Thrones and the new Star Wars movie, Solo. “Making stock footage… that’s the new high bar.” (via Vanity Fair via Laughing Squid)

This Astronaut on a Spacewalk Left His Camera’s SD Card at Home

Have you ever pulled out your camera to shoot, only to be horrified to find that you forgot to put a memory card inside before leaving home? That’s what just happened to a NASA astronaut while he was in the middle of a spacewalk outside the International Space Station. The 1.5-minute video above is an extended version of a livestream clip NASA shared on Twitch, titled “Left SD card at home LUL.” In it, the astronaut (reportedly Andrew Feustel) is trying to start recording footage with a GoPro camera when he suddenly asks mission control a
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GQ Mocks Vanity Fair Photoshop Fail on Comedy Issue Cover

Is it April Fool’s day yet? Because GQ just won next year’s contest (if there were one). In jest of all the botched jobs on other magazine covers, they decided to release this cover for the Comedy Issue with the best/worst issues! How many can you spot? I swear I am now tempted to make one just for fun! Perhaps just as great is the statement they released with the cover:
GQ would like to apologize to Kate McKinnon, Issa Rae, and Sarah Silverman for the egregious mistakes made in the process of creating the cover for our
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Everyone is Pointing Out Hilariously Bad Stock Photos of Their Jobs

Stock photos generally aren’t the best at showing realistic views of what different jobs are like, but sometimes they’re hilariously inaccurate. People have recently taken to social media to point out the worst offenders, and the new viral hashtag #BadStockPhotosOfMyJob has been a solid source of laughs. IFLScience reports that the hashtag began among scientists, but the hashtag has since spread beyond that realm and into all kinds of job fields. Here’s a sampling of stock photos being lampooned with #BadStockPhotosOfMyJob:

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Industry News Roundup and AI in Photography

Industry News Roundup and AI in Photography Today we've got some industry news roundup via Jared Polin complete with his traditional “sarcasm above all else” approach. As an added bonus, we're treated to the reminder that technology companies out there are steadily working on AI programs that will eventually replace everything creative and useful about us. [ Read More ]

Conan O’Brien’s Take on the ‘Stuffed Anteater’ Photo Contest Scandal

Photographer Marcio Cabral‘s disqualification from the prestigious Wildlife Photographer of the Year photo contest for allegedly using a stuffed anteater has been huge news around the world — so big, that it’s even made it onto a late night talk show. Here’s a new 1.5-minute clip in which Conan O’Brien pokes fun at the scandal. “An award-winning wildlife photographer put a stuffed anteater in one of his compositions and now people are starting to question the authenticity of his other photos,” Team Coco writes. Earlier this week, we shared a closer look at the photos at the center
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The Best Photography April Fools’ Jokes of 2018

April Fools’ Day rolled through on a Sunday this year, but there was no shortage of tongue-in-cheek stories published in the world of photography. Here’s a roundup of some of the best jokes put out by companies and publications.

Extreme Lunar Landscapes Photography Workshop

Aperture Academy announced a new landscape photography workshop on the moon. The 10-day workshop allows photographers to shoot famous features on Earth from a perspective that few have been privileged enough to enjoy. You’ll need a Nikon DSLR, a weighted tripod, and some sunscreen. Dehydrated meals and lodging are included in the price of $1,225,000.

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Wedding Photographer Captures Owl ‘Attacking’ Best Man

UK wedding photographer Stacey Oliver was photographing a castle wedding ceremony earlier this month when an owl was brought out to bring the rings down the aisle. Things didn’t exactly go according to plan, resulting in a series of very memorable wedding photos. The bride and groom, Jeni Arrowsmith and Mark Wood, had decided to use a trained owl as their ring bearer as a surprise for their guests during the ceremony at Peckforton Castle in Cheshire, England, on March 17th. At first, the owl did its job well: it obediently flew from the trainer to the gloved hand of
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Sixty-Second Portraits on the Streets of Las Vegas

Sixty-Second Portraits on the Streets of Las Vegas Last week wrapped up another successful year for WPPI and a great learning experience for so many photographers. One of the things that people often don't take advantage of at these large conferences is the chance to work alongside other photographers, challenging themselves to shoot outside their comfort zone. These photographers did just that and filmed it for our benefit. [ Read More ]

Sixty-Second Portraits on the Streets of Las Vegas

Sixty-Second Portraits on the Streets of Las Vegas Last week wrapped up another successful year for WPPI and a great learning experience for so many photographers. One of the things that people often don't take advantage of at these large conferences is the chance to work alongside other photographers, challenging themselves to shoot outside their comfort zone. These photographers did just that and filmed it for our benefit. [ Read More ]

We Pirated Our Own Video and This Is What Happened

We Pirated Our Own Video and This Is What Happened Piracy is a major issue among all types of creatives. Regardless of if you make handbags, design websites, create beautiful paintings, produce movies, or craft amazing photographs, at some point or another, someone is going to steal and rip off your work. Recently, we decided to run a social experiment; we actually pirated one of our own tutorials and put it online for free before it was even released to the public. What happened next was pretty interesting. [ Read More ]

It’s Arrived: The Joy of Bringing Home a New Camera

It's Arrived: The Joy of Bringing Home a New Camera After many long months of waiting, my new D850 has finally arrived! If you read my previous article about the joy/trauma of being on backorder, you’ll probably have some inkling of how excited I am at the moment. But as this is not my first new arrival and most, if not all of you, have experienced the same situation, I thought I’d take a moment to try and describe our universal moment. [ Read More ]