[Humor]: Some photographers *really* need an articulated LCD screen :-)

Discussion in 'Casual Photo Conversations' started by tom_mann|1, May 22, 2012.

  1. In case you haven't seen the hilarious photos on this page, take a look. Feel free to add your own pix to this thread.
    ;-)
    Tom M
     
  2. We are a much more sophisticated group. We'd never look like those yokels.
     
  3. Thanks for the laughs. I like the upside down one. I have yet to figure the thinking in that one
     
  4. "I like the upside down one. I have yet to figure the thinking in that one..."
    I suspect it's a nod to the old joke that goes something like -
    Q: How many (photographers, ski instructors, professors, etc. ) does it take to replace a light bulb?
    A: Two. One to hold the bulb and the other to turn him.
    Tom M
     
  5. How many photographers does it take to change a light bulb?
    • None. ("I'll just use flash.")
    • None. That's the assistant's job.
    • Just one, but if he's using a film camera it has to be done with a filter.
    • No, don't change that light bulb! This is the perfect opportunity to test the high ISO capabilities of my D800/5DIII!
     
  6. Off the photography topic, but my favorite light bulb joke is . . .
    How many Zen masters does it take to change a light bulb?
    Two, one to change the light bulb and one not to change the light bulb.
     
  7. Or ...
    How does a Frenchman change a lightbulb.
    He grips the bulb and whole world revolves around him.
     
  8. "...Feel free to add your own pix to this thread...." ... or, even better, your own joke.
    Great humor everyone!
    Tom M
     
  9. There are more photos from the original page which Tom's linked from:
    http://thechive.com/2012/03/26/phot...-take-the-better-the-photo-i-guess-32-photos/
    Many of these pictures were reposted old photos; somewhere in my bookmarks is a huge collection of these. Let me see if I can dig them up.
    What I find particularly worth noting is the typical physical posture of casual Chinese photographers. I can say this with certainty because I'm Chinese and have observed these awkward postures many times through the years. Not quite sure what the cause is, though.
    I wonder if there are similar attributes unique to other countries.
     
  10. Thanks, Michael.
    BTW, I can say with certainty that at least some of these poses aren't uniquely Chinese: My wife's family is from northern Europe, and if she needs to take in a bit more of the subject, rather than simply take a step back or zoom out, she will inevitably bend backwards from the waist to the point where she's about to fall over backwards. (BTW, sorry, but I dare not post a photo.)
    :)
    Tom M
     
  11. Tom, have you ever entertained the notion that they are really from China and only told you they're from Northern Europe? :)
     
  12. Hum ... Maybe she is going incognito - her closest friend is a woman from Beijing who makes Amy Chua look like a pushover. ;-)
    T
     
  13. You're onto something, Tom. Maybe it's the tiger moms that causing photography posture disorder! Amy Chua is a fine lady.
     
  14. You're onto something, Tom. Maybe it's the tiger moms that causing photography posture disorder! Amy Chua is a fine lady.
     
  15. she will inevitably bend backwards from the waist to the point where she's about to fall over backwards.​
    Tom, something like this?
    00aQDr-468693584.jpg
     
  16. MC: "Amy Chua is a fine lady..." - I seem to recall a thread about this when the book first came out. I happen to more or less agree, but I don't want to trigger *that* discussion again.
    @CC: Sorry, but the woman in your photo is just a newbie at bending backwards to take photos. You can tell because she has reflexively moved one foot backwards to stabilize herself. Advanced practitioners can defy the laws of physics by having their center of gravity far in back of their feet and still not fall over. ;-)
    T
     
  17. Tom, you are right, the back leg position is way off. I give a 5.9 for the hair but only a 4.8 for the backward lean.
     
  18. I have used the pose of holding the camera out on a monopod before. I was trying to take a picture down the center of a stairwell and using the monopod was able to get the camera out in the middle. Granted, it was not the most comfortable or stable, but it worked, kind of.
     

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