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Ron Leach  |  Aug 15, 2017  |  0 comments

The Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphone may be a few generations old, but it’s a rugged little device and shoots some decent video under turbulent conditions as you can see in the insane two-minute clip below.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 14, 2017  |  0 comments

We’ve all heard that photography “rules” are meant to be broken on occasion, but in the video below photographer Benjamin Jaworskyj takes this notion a bit further—claiming that five common precepts of photography are out-and-out ‘lies.”

Ron Leach  |  Aug 01, 2017  |  0 comments

Have you ever noticed a yellow tint to the glass in a vintage lens? That may be because certain lenses in the 60s and 70s used a Thorium coating that yellows over time. Thorium has a high refractive index that improves light transmission, but it also turns out to be slightly radioactive.

Dan Havlik  |  Jul 05, 2017  |  0 comments

It’s July 5th and a lot of folks in the U.S. are just coming back to work after celebrating Independence Day. And yes, it’s been hard to concentrate today after downing hotdogs and cold beer and watching fireworks explode over our heads the night before. So why not watch a fun photography video to lighten the back-to-work doldrums?

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Jun 22, 2017  |  0 comments

To our younger readers, film is how we used to take pictures. We called them “photographs” and had to wait (a long time) to see how they turned out. To our not-so-young readers, here’s a quiz to test how much you remember. We also sneaked in a couple questions about current film products because after all, film is not dead. Ready? 

Ron Leach  |  Jun 16, 2017  |  0 comments

Benjamin Jaworskyj is a self-taught adventure photographer who you might say is just a bit “zany.” Not only does he shoot awesome images, but he uses a great sense of humor to offer some helpful tips and tricks.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Jun 08, 2017  |  0 comments

I hadn’t planned to write a “Dads and grads guide for gifting” this year, but then I heard a radio commercial suggesting a DNA analysis kit for Father’s Day. You may have heard it, too—handy little $99 spit-testing thing that tells your dad where he got his genetics and such.

Now, back where I grew up, using the phrases “DNA test” and “Father” in the same sentence was not an event to be celebrated. So I decided that the onus is on Shutterbug to offer some gift ideas that don’t involve chromosomes. Here are seven that have clean genes but crazy names.

Ron Leach  |  May 10, 2017  |  0 comments

Photographers tend to be very particular about the bags, straps and holsters they use to carry their gear, and some of us have a veritable “bag mountain” somewhere in our home. In the humorous video below, Chris Niccolls of TheCameraStoreTV demonstrates the options he loves and those he doesn’t.

Ron Leach  |  May 03, 2017  |  0 comments

Image-editing expert Ed Gregory typically offers tips and tricks for improving your images, but in this hilarious video he presents a compilation of what he considers the 19 best (or more accurately, worst) Photoshop fails of all time.

Ron Leach  |  May 03, 2017  |  0 comments

Gear Acquisition Syndrome (GAS) is a serious affliction common to many photographers, resulting in severe back and shoulder pain, budget cramping, and other maladies affecting quality of life. Fortunately there’s an effective cure for this illness as you can see in the video below.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 17, 2017  |  0 comments

Conventional wisdom is that the best way to photograph pets and little kids is to kneel down and shoot them from eye level. But rules are meant to be broken, as you can see in these images from Andrius Burba who literally has a different perspective on photographing our furry friends.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 06, 2017  |  0 comments

One of our most popular humor stories of 2016 was a feature on last year’s Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards, designed to bring attention to the importance of threatened species. And now, in a similar vein, we decided to share this year's early entries in the 2017 Comedy Pet Photography Awards (CPPA).

Dan Havlik  |  Mar 31, 2017  |  0 comments

This oldie but goodie turned up on Kottke today and, for us, it’s the perfect way to end the week: with a few laughs. (At least we thought it was pretty funny.)

Ron Leach  |  Mar 31, 2017  |  1 comments

Kaylee Greer is an award-winning professional pet photographer known for her whimsical portraits of dogs being dogs. Her pet portraits delight dog fanciers everywhere, and also display a great mastery of her craft.

Dan Havlik  |  Mar 30, 2017  |  0 comments

Though it's a commonly used term in the photography world, opinions vary on how the word “bokeh” should be pronounced. The term is said to come from the Japanese word “boke,” which translates as “blur” or, in some cases, “senility.”

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