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Jowling: Photos of Violently Shaking Heads at Fast Shutter Speeds

Yesterday we shared some fun portraits of dogs taken while they shook of water, but you can take similar portraits of people too. It’s called “jowling”, and is far less adorable. Here how Urban Dictionary defines “jowling”:

The violent shaking of one’s head side-to-side in order to obtain a photograph of one’s face distorted from the intense side-to-side motion.

One useful thing you can do with this technique is to simulate a heavy punch to the face.

If you want to try your hand at jowling photography, just make sure you use a fast enough shutter speed to avoid any motion blur. A good way to do this is simply to use flash.


Image credit: sweet jowels by notorious d.a.v., Toothpaste for Dinner Shirt Modeling by Alex Mahan, jowling 7 by kaetea9872, Jeff’s Shake Face by Scott Robbin, Jowling by corykrug


 
 
  • http://www.facebook.com/samueljerichow Samuel Jerichow

    did that too long time ago with my first digicam. it’s fun!

  • who cares

    Somebody please end this madness . . what the hell is this world comming to.

  • who cares

    Somebody please end this madness . . what the hell is this world comming to.

  • who cares

    Somebody please end this madness . . what the hell is this world comming to.

  • who cares

    Somebody please end this madness . . what the hell is this world comming to.

  • Sugar4me

    Dude who cares that you don’t care. Don’t be an ass

  • Sugar4me

    Dude who cares that you don’t care. Don’t be an ass

  • http://twitter.com/Myrddon Henning Nilsen

    First is decent, rest are poor snapshots.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Nathan-Caulford/571563007 Nathan Caulford

    Pull the stick out @who cares, hopefully the world isn’t coming to the utter lack of pathos that you demonstrate. And @Henning, they’re not portraits, that’s not the point. As you said, they are snapshots.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Nathan-Caulford/571563007 Nathan Caulford

    Pull the stick out @who cares, hopefully the world isn’t coming to the utter lack of pathos that you demonstrate. And @Henning, they’re not portraits, that’s not the point. As you said, they are snapshots.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Nathan-Caulford/571563007 Nathan Caulford

    Pull the stick out @who cares, hopefully the world isn’t coming to the utter lack of pathos that you demonstrate. And @Henning, they’re not portraits, that’s not the point. As you said, they are snapshots.

  • who cares

    I was being ironical in that it is something that has caught on, seemingly, after the dog photos . . . . and yeah it’s like everybody is trying to do that now with a digital camera and some flickr time . . that’s the only annoying part of it. chill.

  • who cares

    I was being ironical in that it is something that has caught on, seemingly, after the dog photos . . . . and yeah it’s like everybody is trying to do that now with a digital camera and some flickr time . . that’s the only annoying part of it. chill.

  • who cares

    besides . . . some of the faces ARE annoying as hell.

  • who cares

    besides . . . some of the faces ARE annoying as hell.

  • who cares

    besides . . . some of the faces ARE annoying as hell.

  • who cares

    besides . . . some of the faces ARE annoying as hell.

  • Fatso

    its called “dont click the link if u aint interested” 

    noone is forcing you. move along troll.