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Barack Obama Adds ‘Instagram Husband’ To His Resume

By Shivani Reddy on April 18th 2017

Dear Camera Companies,

An image of former president Barack Obama has been making its rounds on the interweb, not sure if you had the chance to see it but here it is:

Look closely? What do you see? He’s waiting for Michelle to strike a pose on a yacht so he can snap the perfect photo on his…iPad. Can someone please get our former Commander-in-Chief a mirrorless system or a DSLR? How is it that the 44th president of the United States, whose administration was the first to implement social media in a major way, doesn’t have a better device to capture this moment? If I was a camera company, this would seem an opportune moment to send him my best travel cam.


People have taken to Twitter to voice their adoration and, of course, other opinions, earning him the title of “Instagram Husband of The Year”:

As he’s been busy serving the country for 8 years and likely hasn’t had the time to play with new camera, here are a couple of solid options to join him and Michelle as a travel companion:

Regardless, someone get this man a better camera. Even an iPhone 7+. I heard Portrait Mode does wonders…


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Shivani wants to live in a world where laughter is the cure to pretty much everything. Since she can’t claim “Serial Bingewatcher” as an occupation, she’ll settle for wedding/portrait photographer at Lin and Jirsa & marketing coordinator here at SLR Lounge. For those rare moments when you won’t find a camera in her hand, she will be dancing, eating a donut, or most likely watching Seinfeld.

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Q&A Discussions

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  1. j m

    hey! …at least he doesn’t have the lens hood on backward!

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  2. Charles Putnam


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  3. adam sanford

    He’s cool, don’t worry.

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    • Kishore Sawh

      Nice find man. Canon people should be pleased as punch. 

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    • adam sanford

      I jest.  That rig above is not his, Kishore.  That 5D2 + 35L is undoubtedly Pete Souza’s, and I believe the President just grabbed it as a one-off here.

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