When it comes to photography, we like to root for the little guy.
He’s the picture taker that works hard, is easy going and is always around when you need him.
Yep, we’re talking about one of our old favorites: the disposable camera.
While we love adding filters to our phone pics and making masterpieces with our DSLRs, there’s something magical about disposable cameras we can’t forget…
They’re cheap, fun to play with and can do almost anything!
Here’s our top 20 list of didn’t-know-you-could-do-that ways to use, abuse, modify, and make the most of your disposable camera!
Hey, you got a new camera strap! Wow, that looks really good on you.
So what are you gonna do with your old one? What?! No way, you can’t just let it lie around in a drawer.
Tell you what. Dig out that old tote bag and put the strap on that. Oh you know — the bag you never use because the handles are too short.
It’ll be easy. Just put an eyelet in each side of the bag and attach the camera strap to those.
Here, look, we’ll show you how. C’mon, it’s gonna look great!
Could you pick your laptop out of a lineup?
We’ll be honest, we probably couldn’t.
While we love computing at the local cafe, (our fav place to tweet) we can’t help but notice that everyone else sipping cocoa seems to have the exact same aluminum “book.”
That’s why we transformed the light-up logo on our laptop into a 35mm slide viewer.
This quickie project not only makes your laptop stand out in a sea of computer clones but also shows off your photo + DIY skills to your co-workers and cafe cohorts.
Voilà! A laptop that shows off your DIY photography talents in less than 10 minutes.
*We used electrical tape. If you’re worried about tape residue, test a small area first.
Published on March 10, 2011 — See more DIY
Boy, do we love digital photos.
They’re easy to make, and we can take hundreds of pictures every day without wasting a single roll of film.
Yet after hours of photo-editing and Instagramming from our phones, sometimes we’re left yearning for some old fashioned hands-on photographic fun.
So, imagine how happy we were to discover a super fun, easy, and chemical-free method that you can use to transform your digital pictures into homemade photo sunprints!
While we’d love to spend lots of time in darkrooms printing all our photos, this method let’s us get into some analog printing fun while playing with our digital-based creations.
Marsupials are jerks.*
Look at ‘em, with their beady little eyes, lording it over us because they’ve got pouches. “Look at us,” they say, “our young don’t even have to walk because we’ve got these rad pouches.”
We found the cure to pouch envy.
It’s an amazing way to turn photos into pouches. All you need is some easy-to-find photo fabric and some glue: you don’t even need to sew.
These are just like the pouches you see in hip shops that look like cassette tapes, tacos or PB&J sandwiches. You can make your pouch look like any object you can find!
Now we can carry anything: cameras, credit cards, spare batteries, tiny fetal marsupials…Take that, smug koalas of the world.
p.s. Facebook called. It said you should probably “like” us.
It’s inevitable; sooner or later (probably sooner) you’ll find yourself trapped in the dreaded Fridge Zone: forever peering into an open fridge pondering “What am I in the mood for?”
There is only one way out of The Zone; you gotta dig deep and discover your mood…with photography!
Get in some acting practice, snap some photos and make a handy magnetic go-to-guide of your emotions.
You’ll be wearing your heart on your sleeve and your mood on your fridge.
Published on January 20, 2011 — See more DIY
Recently, we showed you how to make color photos from black & white pics using century-old photo methods, our digital cameras, and a few extra tools.
We couldn’t resist playing around with this incredible method, and we ended up discovering some seriously amazing stuff.
We’re talking color channels.
Who knew separating them would create digital photo concoctions more colorful than a fruit salad!
This time, you won’t need any filters or special items: just 3 digital pictures and a photo-editing program to mash ‘em up!
Published on January 13, 2011 — See more DIY
With the holidays sadly behind us, we had to do something tragic last week. We bade farewell to our office Christmas tree.
Packing up all our twinkle lights and decorations, we wondered: Why bother doing away with our DIY Photo Ornaments just because the tree is gone?
We quickly devised a plan to decorate with them, and our crafty pal Emily taught us how to take our method a little further. Of course, we had to share!
Now we’re going to show you how to make beautiful papercraft photo globes that will look great whether they’re hanging in your house, given as a gift, or stranded to spice up your party!
Published on January 6, 2011 — See more DIY
With 2011 just two short days away, we thought we’d teach you how to make a calendar to keep track of all your important photo dates next year.
Of course, we couldn’t just make any photo calendar!
We had to make the best photo calendar EVER.
We’re going to show you how to make a sweet, sticky (think magnets, not honey) photo calendar that you can use and re-use all year long to keep track of your tasks, photo shoots, play dates, and everything else!
Want to know how? Read on!
Published on December 30, 2010 — See more DIY
Darn you Ikea:
Okay, so Ikea haiku may not be the Next Big Thing. But Mykea might be!
This clever collective lets you design custom photo decals (or any artwork) to cover up your bland, standard-issue Swedish furniture.
Upload a photo, use their template to make it fit your Ikea furniture from the Malm to the Billy bookcase and they’ll send you the decals to transform “meh” into “meee-yow!”
It’s a radically new way of displaying your photos. Think of all the photographic splendor that has yet to grace your room and/or office — the gorgeous snap from your trip to Maui, the badass pic of you and your BFFs, or the sweet mural you shot the other day.
And as a bonus, there’s no more need to be embarrassed when you watch that scene in Fight Club.
p.s. Follow us on Tumblr! It’s like Photojojo “Uncut!”
Published on December 27, 2010 — See more DIY
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