The Internet is a strange and wonderful place. While there are many tutorials on how to become a better photographer or which gear is better than the other, sometimes you just need to have a little fun.
So, after many years of watching YouTube photography videos under my belt, there are a few that have proven to be particularly humorous. These are the six that still stand in 2021 as the funniest photographic videos on the market.
6. Canon 7D Extreme Durability Test
In DigitalRev TV’s heyday, Kai Wong put the OG Canon 7D to the test. It wasn’t measuring image quality or ergonomics, but rather whether the camera could survive a fire, a crash with a truck, a shot, a fall and a freeze. While Wong described the camera as smelling like a “smoking and burnt condom” and looking like “the bastard child of Hulk and Elephant Man,” the camera surprisingly always took pictures. This video is not for the faint of heart.
5. A wedding photographer falls into a lake
While this falls under the schadenfreude category, there is no shortage of funny YouTube videos of photographers falling into bodies of water, whether in the lake above or in a Bowl or one Fountain. This one takes the cake, however, because if the crowd reaction is what catches your eye initially, it’s the photographer’s concern that all the guests show off that puts you in the spotlight. It must hurt, though, to see all that gear and memories fade away. I certainly hope everything went well for these poor photographers.
4. Nickelback: look at your photos
Okay, this is technically an ad for Google Photos, but it’s a great parody of the ultimate photo punching bag of a song, “Photograph by Nickelback. “The way they were able to cut old footage from the original video but Chad Kroeger holding a cell phone instead is odd. It’s good to see that even the lead singer of the band can have a sense of humor. about the years of the song. Is this also the space where I have to admit I went to a Nickelback concert in 2002?
3. Double exposure: Canon versus Nikon
Anyone who is a fan of the Counterstrike video game series can appreciate this realistic approach to urban warfare on the camera shooter. The special effects and clever use of photographic tools like umbrellas are cheesy enough to elicit a good laugh, but the kicker is the failure of the Pocket assistant in the end which leads to the loss of terrorists. Anyone with a Pocket Wizard who failed on them (and if my experience with Pocket Wizard is correct, that would be all Pocket Wizard users) can identify themselves. There is even a video making.
2. Nikon Girl video clip, the photo club
Remember the mid-2000s when Nikon and Canon shooters were like oil and water? Users of each brand appeared to be locked into a holy war when in reality, as this clip makes clear, they both took photos that were sufficiently similar. That said, the idea that a Canon user was losing a few dates to make fun of Nikon shooters doesn’t seem so far-fetched. Two big takeaways from this video: Pentax was still the butt of every photo joke even over a decade ago, and you’ll never watch your UV filter on your 70-200 mm lens always the same thing. Practice safe photography, folks.
1. Battle at F-Stop Ridge 2
Have you ever joked that the continuous shooting mode on your new EOS-1D X Mark III sounds like a machine gun? Maybe your telephoto lens looks like a howitzer? Canadians need to take these jokes at face value because the folks at The Camera Store in Calgary, including a young Jordan Drake and Chris Niccolls (of renowned DPReview TV) have created a video series called The Battle at F-Stop Ridge, which features war games played with cameras. While the former is a little scary and calm (and Chris and Jordan explain why in the video making), the second was an epic battle scene that could rival anything you see in “Saving Private Ryan,” minus the actual guns. I don’t know about the person in the video with the Nikon D700 not captured. I would at least use the battery grip to boost the motor up to 8 fps. This video is a classic not to be missed if you like humor on the camera.
Do you have any favorite photo humor videos? Do you disagree with those I have listed here? Leave your thoughts and share your videos in the comments below.