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Dan Havlik  |  Apr 03, 2020  |  0 comments

Yes, there are times when you may not have your trusty DSLR or mirrorless camera, tripod and a bag full of lenses with you, and want to capture a gorgeous landscape. What do you do?

Ron Leach  |  Mar 27, 2018  |  0 comments

Not that any of us need a reason to avoid shooting selfies, but this humorous video provides a good one: Selfies make your nose look HUGE!

Henry Anderson  |  Jun 01, 2022  |  0 comments

The point-and-shoot camera is dead? They’ve been saying that for years, especially as the popularity of smartphone photography grows and grows.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 20, 2017  |  0 comments

We’ve all been there: You’re in a scenic spot about to take a selfie of you and a companion, when a passerby offers to take the shot for you. So you accept the kind gesture and hand the person your phone. Unfortunately, if you forget to turn off the phone’s selfie mode and wait until later to look at the results, the photograph may not be what you expected.

Henry Anderson  |  Dec 16, 2019  |  0 comments

Smartphones have gotten really good at shooting photos but how good? In the below video, photographer Pierre T. Lambert pits an $800 Google Pixel 4 smartphone against his trusty $5000 Sony A7R III & 16-35mm f/2.8 lens combo in a series of photo challenges.

Barry Tanenbaum  |  Jul 24, 2017  |  0 comments

Not long ago, pro sports photographer Brad Mangin wrote a story for the PetaPixel website that was titled, I Earned More From Photo Gigs in 2016 With My iPhone Than My DSLRs!

Barry Tanenbaum  |  Apr 07, 2017  |  3 comments

Longer story short: With a high-flying imagination and no shortage of necessary technical skills, Ali Jardine turned a creative hobby into a creative business by networking the new-fashioned way—with Instagram, Snapchat, Flickr, Facebook, and probably some other social sites she didn’t have time to list or mention.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 20, 2022  |  0 comments

We don’t often post tutorials on mobile photography because most Shutterbug readers prefer to shoot with a “real” camera instead of their phone. But let’s face it: today’s advanced mobile devices are capable of capturing great images, and the quick video below offers some very sound advice.

Barry Tanenbaum  |  Mar 09, 2018  |  0 comments

I was pretty sure I wanted to talk with Eric Ward when I saw his iPhone pictures at various sites around the Web. I was absolutely sure when I read, at one of those sites, his best photography secret: “Perspective. I’m 6’4” and I see the world differently than my 3 year-old. Change your perspective while shooting a scene and you’ll find a whole new scene to shoot.”

Ron Leach  |  Apr 06, 2016  |  0 comments

The long anticipated collaboration between Leica and Chinese smartphone maker Huawei is finally a reality with the unveiling of two flagship models, the P9 and P9 Plus. Both models feature dual 12-megapixel cameras – one monochrome and the other color – and together the sensors are said to increase the amount of light the camera can detect by 300%, with a 50% improvement in contrast.

George Schaub  |  Jul 01, 2010  |  0 comments

While we don’t normally review camera phones and similar devices, when offered a test period with the Nokia N86 and its 8-megapixel capture we wanted to see just how far one could take the image. Because the device captures in JPEG only there is of course a good deal of compression on every file, but still, 8 megapixels in this device reaches into the realm of point-and-shoot digicams from...

Henry Anderson  |  Apr 28, 2022  |  0 comments

Is Instagram still a good place to share your photography or has it been taken over by annoying short-form videos, aka "reels," much like one of its main rivals, TikTok? Or to put it more bluntly, is Instagram dead as a platform for serious photographers?

Ron Leach  |  Feb 12, 2018  |  0 comments

Apropos of the old adage that, “The best camera is the one you have with you,” the video below explores a question a lot of photographers have been asking; namely, do you really need a high-end compact camera if you own a state-of-the-art camera phone?

Ron Leach  |  Apr 06, 2016  |  0 comments

Samsung, one of the leaders in wearable technology, may be taking miniaturization to a whole new level with a patent for smart contact lenses equipped with a camera, sensors, and an antenna with the ability to transfer images to a smartphone for processing. All you have to do is blink to take a picture!

Cynthia Boylan  |  Dec 09, 2015  |  1 comments

The creative minds of the Mystery Hour present this humorus (and all too true, because we all know someone like this) video about the perils and pain of having an Instagram obsessed spouse. 

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