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Ron Leach  |  Jan 09, 2018  |  4 comments

If there’s one universal rule of sports photography, it’s that you have to actually use your camera if you want to get the shot. Evidently these sideline photographers at last night’s College Football National Championship game between Alabama and Georgia missed the memo, because none of them has a camera eye up to their eye as the ball is in the air.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 03, 2018  |  0 comments

Our friends at the Cooperative of Photography (COOPH) are back with a new collection of fun photo hacks, designed to boost your creativity and help you achieve several zany effects. And, as always, these hacks require nothing more than a few household items you already own.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Dec 31, 2017  |  0 comments

Zorki Wins TIPA Award; White House Denies Russian Collusion
Members of the Technical Image Press Association (TIPA) today announced that the Moscow Zorki TTL, a newcomer on the digital camera scene, has won the 2018 award for overall best product. Second place in the voting is the Zenit A, manufactured by the same company which is located in the foothills of Mount Narodnaya in the Ural Mountains. Although some competitive camera makers allege possible vote tampering, the White House has issued a strong statement labeling the accusations a ‘witch hunt’ and fully denying the insinuation of Russian collusion.

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Ron Leach  |  Dec 11, 2017  |  0 comments

Of all the contests we’ve featured over the years, the annual Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards (CWPA) is among the most popular with Shutterbug readers. So we thought we’d help you kick off the week with a chuckle, by sharing these finalists in the 2017 competition. 

Ron Leach  |  Nov 30, 2017  |  0 comments

Here at Shutterbug we pride ourselves on comprehensive product reviews of great imaging gear that will help you choose the best equipment for your style of photography. So it’s a bit of a departure for us to present the WORST cameras and photo gadgets of all time.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 27, 2017  |  0 comments

Before you do something you will seriously regret without watching the video below, we need to point out that there’s a filter on the lens that’s being doused with honey in the photo above. As for that shiny, metal claw hammer you see in the third photo below, it’s being used to create interesting reflections—not to destroy a lens.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 22, 2017  |  0 comments

Whether we’re talking about Facebook, Instagram, Reddit, or Twitter, social media sites owe much of their popularity to photography. And one Facebook user has attracted over a million fans, because of the hilarious Photoshop mashups he creates from images sent to him from followers.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Nov 02, 2017  |  0 comments

Last week New York City played host to the annual PhotoPlus Expo event. More than just a consumer shopping show, PPE shines because the sponsors do a terrific job of assembling useful seminars, knowledgeable speakers, photo walks and more. Thousands of photo enthusiasts converge on Jacobs Javits Center to mix with hundreds of professional photographers, photo manufacturer employees and a few journalists. 

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Oct 26, 2017  |  0 comments

We haven’t had a photography quiz since July, so everyone’s brain should be rested and fresh. Here are 13 fun questions to probe the depth of your capacity for frivolous information about our favorite pastime. Let us know how you score!

Ron Leach  |  Sep 11, 2017  |  0 comments

Since you’re visiting our website, chances are you take photography seriously. But regardless of personal style and the images you shoot most, we bet you’ll find it difficult not to laugh at the following video describing five types of photographers.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 30, 2017  |  0 comments

Phillippe Echaroux is a French celebrity and advertising photographer who typically uses the best cameras and studio gear available. So what happened when the folks at ISO 1200 challenged him to shoot portraits with an iPhone, a cheap flashlight, and a Big Mac Box for a light modifier? The awesome portraits he shot speak for themselves.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 23, 2017  |  1 comments

There are a variety of technician-approved methods for cleaning a camera’s sensor, but the cringeworthy video below is definitely not one of them. And just in case you’re watching this “tutorial” with the volume turned down and you are seriously lacking in common sense, what you see below is meant to be humor.

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.

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