All work and no play makes you a dull… photographer! Check out our fun photography stories for a pinch of inspiration!
Sometimes you can forget that photography is all about being fun. Hard work is important, too, but we know how difficult it can be to overcome the artist’s block. Our fun stories are a source of inspiration for your inner creativity, so check them out and let your imagination run wild!
Surreal photos of newborn appearing to be floating
Parents and photographers Ania Waluda and Michal Zawer have captured a series of playful portraits of their one-month-old daughter Emilia. The surreal photos of newborn Emilia are the real deal and they have not been manipulated with Photoshop. Instead, Ania and Michal have used creativity to make their daughter float.
“Fifty Fifty Selfie Barber Shop” project by Adriano Alarcon
A Brazilian artist has spent four months growing an epic beard only to have to shave half of it off. Upon realizing his mistake, Adriano Alarcon has decided to replace it with candy or toys, thinking that other people will not notice it. Well, it was all part of a plan that resulted in the creative and fun “Fifty Fifty Selfie Barber Shop” series.
Photographer makes strangers wear tiger suit for his project
What would you do if a random stranger comes to you and asks you to wear a tiger costume as well as to strike a pose? Well, put yourself into that man’s shoes and you become photographer Adam Rabinowitz, the creator of an amusing photo series called “Tiger Suit”, in which strangers wear a tiger suit and strike a pose.
“foolsdoart”: famous paintings recreated with a funny twist
A photo project requires a lot of dedication and hard work. However, this does not mean that stress must worn you out. In fact, photography should help you relieve stress, so photographers Chris Limbrick and Francesco Fragomeni have decided to do it through the “foolsdoart” project, in which they recreate famous paintings.
Amusing photos of the adventures of Super Pringle
Bearded dragons are very popular pets, but they seems like they are always up to something, always looking to play a prank on you and to laugh at your misfortune. Well, a similar thing can be said about Super Pringle, a bearded dragon living in Melbourne, Australia, whose adventures are captured on camera by Sophie Hayes.
Age is nothing but a mind-set: photos of toddlers as seniors
Is age nothing but a mind-set? Well, if you are old, but you feel young, then you are actually younger than you look. Is this valid the other way around? Well, photographer and illustrator Zachary Scott is presenting a photo series of children dressed as old people in an attempt to make viewers reflect on their true age.
Olivia Muus shows subjects in art paintings taking selfies
Whatever you may think about selfies, they are very popular these days and they are all over social networking websites. In order to put a different light on these self-portraits, photographer and art director Olivia Muus has revealed the #museumofselfie project, which is composed of subjects in art paintings taking selfies.
Kristin and Kayla: Jason Lee’s daughters in a creative project
Have you ever wanted to capture creative photos of your children? Well, here is the perfect source of inspiration! Photographer Jason Lee is capturing playful photos of his two daughters, Kristin and Kayla. The two sisters are always up to something, but their father is always there to watch over them and to capture amazing photos!
Google Desert View comes to life courtesy of a camel
Google has expanded its Street View services by documenting more interesting locations across Earth. Now you can refer to this project as Google Desert View, as the company has explored the Liwa Desert in the UAE. Everything has turned into a reality thanks to a camel, which has carried a Trekker Camera on its back.
“A Selfie a Day Keeps the Doctor Away”, says Mike Mellia
How many selfies are you uploading on your social networking profiles? If the answer is “many”, then you should probably revise your attitude. Photographer Mike Mellia could be an eye-opener for you, as the artist is making fun on the selfie-loving crowd using the amusing “A Selfie a Day Keeps the Doctor Away” photo project.
In Extremis: funny photos of people falling awkwardly
It may have been a while since you have laughed. Photographer Sandro Giordano is trying to put a smile on your face using his “In Extremis” photo series that depicts people falling and landing in awkward positions. Be advised that the collection may also serve as a wake up call and force you to set your priorities straight.
Booboo and her friends are the cutest guinea pigs ever
The official DeviantArt account of photographer lieveheersbeestje (which means “ladybug in Dutch) is filled with the cutest and funniest guinea pigs ever. Booboo and her friends is an amusing photo series that consists of portraits a 2-year-old guinea pig, Booboo, and her furry friends that love to eat and wear human-like glasses.
Andy Prokh’s adorable photos of his daughter and two cats
Remember that popular black-and-white photo of a cat with glasses? Well, the photographer who captured it is back with more shots. Andy Prokh is back with a new series of adorable photos of his daughter and not one, but two cats. Katherine and LiLu have been joined by a Scottish Strite kitty and they are having more fun than ever before.
John Wilhelm’s photo manipulations are amazing and funny
Photographer John Wilhelm captures photos of his girlfriend and three daughters, which are then edited to create “something completely new”. John Wilhelm’s photo manipulations are both amazing and funny, so they are worth a closer look, while providing a source of inspiration for all the photographers in the world.
Witty photos making fun on the weirdest laws in the US
Photographer Olivia Locher has created an amusing photo series called “I fought the law”. It consists of images making fun of the weirdest laws in the US. The photos would surely need some explaining if there were no context! However, here is a gallery with some strange things that you are not allowed to do in the US.
Spot a hidden dog in Andrew Knapp’s “Find Momo” photo book
Hide-and-seek and “Where’s Waldo?” are two of the most popular games in the United States. Photographer and artist Andrew Knapp has found these two games to be a source of inspiration of a photo book called “Find Momo”. The shots contain Knapp’s hidden dog somewhere in the scene and viewers have to find him.
Exotic animals take over the Paris metro in Animetro project
Photographers Thomas Subtil and Clarisse Rebotier have created an amusing project consisting of photoshopped images of exotic animals taking the metro to visit Paris. Called “Animetro”, it proves that animals and humans can live together in a city. The collection is also on display at the Millesime Gallery in Paris until April 17.
Ahmad El-Abi’s #stuffedhair photo project is amazingly funny
Instagram’s Weekend Hashtag Project 2014 has provided a means for photographers to show off their skills and vision. One photographer in particular, called Ahmad El-Abi, has taken advantage of it and participating in the community project, he has started an amusing series of his own. It is called #stuffedhair and it is amazing.
Samsung, Google, and others celebrate April Fools’ Day
Samsung and HTC are introducing a new type of wearable devices through the Fingers and Gluuv wearable gloves. Google is looking for Pokemon Masters and allows users to love themselves with the help of “shelfies” for Gmail. Nokia brings back the 3310 and launches some new paper maps. They’re all here on April Fools’ Day!
All April Fools’ Day jokes in the photography industry
A photo of Canon’s first smartphone has been leaked on the web along with a preliminary specs list. Canon has also launched a DSLR exclusively for wildlife photographers, while preparing to buy Panasonic’s Micro Four Thirds business. In other April Fools’ Day jokes, cats absolutely hate your guts for taking photos of them.