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Dan Havlik  |  Aug 22, 2016  |  0 comments

We've alll seen them: people who want to ruin a perfectly good meal by taking a lame photo of it to post on Instagram.

Henry Anderson  |  Sep 24, 2019  |  0 comments

Shooting portraits with a telephoto lens can be a very good idea. Long lenses help you isolate a subject by providing attractive compression while producing beautiful background blur, aka bokeh. But how long is too long of a lens to shoot a portrait with?

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!

Ron Leach  |  Oct 24, 2016  |  0 comments

When Christopher James was a kid he frequently got lost in his daydreams, a place full of imagination and exploration he calls “The Deep.” These days as a photographer with an obvious sense of humor, he frequently returns to “The Deep” for inspiration.

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.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Apr 23, 2020  |  0 comments

It’s widely known that a lack of photography in your diet can cause untold miseries. Symptoms include excessive cat photos, too many fresh-from-shower selfies and in some extreme cases, TikTok videos that practically beg for body shaming. Being housebound and isolated from photo ops can break any man or woman down. But don’t despair! Shutterbug has the prescription to relieve your aches and pains.

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.”

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.

Shutterbug Staff  |  May 02, 2018  |  0 comments

Some videos we feature on Shutterbug are serious and some are fun, but the one below might just amaze you. We all know that photographers can use a variety of tricks and tweaks to manipulate images (oftentimes through the use of software) but the 15 images featured in this clip from Facts Verse take editing to the extreme.

Henry Anderson  |  Sep 14, 2021  |  0 comments

Nothing is worse for a portrait than a subject who looks irritated or angry when they're supposed to be relaxed. Unless that's the angle you're going for, and even then, you still need your model to look engaged in a photo. Otherwise, the image will look awkward.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 08, 2020  |  0 comments

Boudoir photography is really popular these days, but if you’ve ever tried this type of work, you know that sometimes images don’t look as enticing on the computer as they did through the viewfinder. The goal of this humorous-but-helpful tutorial is to keep you from saying, “Oh my goodness, this is embarrassing” when you review your results.

Henry Anderson  |  Dec 15, 2021  |  0 comments

Here's a humorous, satirical, and surprisingly helpful tutorial that offers you bad photography advice…on purpose. In the video below, pro photographer Mark Denney flips his regular tips and tricks on their head to share the worst things you can do if you're shooting landscapes.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jul 05, 2019  |  0 comments

We're not entirely sure how serious photographer Dani Diamond is in the below video titled "MUST WATCH: The Correct Way to Hold a Camera," but we appreciate his moxie. In the short humorous clip, Diamond shares his unique handgrip technique for holding a DSLR.

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.

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