DIY: Turn Phone Photos into Mural-Sized Prints!

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What’s on every phoneographer’s wishlist? A phone with resolution to rival your DSLR’s!

What you may not have known is that you have all of the photo power you need with the phone in your hand.

Couple your phone with a scanner, pump up the res and BAM, giant print!

Phoneography is evolving far past Facebook default photos. It’s a legitimate art form.

Here’s a guide to turn your phone photos into prints big enough to blanket gallery walls.

Phone + Scanner = Infinite Resolution!

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Photo Food Tags: A Thanksgiving DIY Project

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Thanksgiving at your house. You know how it goes.

Poppa Bob has to have rolls with real butter, Uncle Dave made a vegan pecan pie, Cousin Michelle brought vegetarian green bean casserole.

You’ve got enough on your plate! Try photo food tags this year, a clever photo project for easily identifying dishes.

Pre-empt any unseemly food confusion with your camera, a few slices of cheese and a set of alphabet cookie cutters!

Make DIY Photo Food Tags

p.s. We’re on Twitter tweeting all kinds of amazing photo stuff everyday, like these absolutely amazing photo recreations. Don’t miss out!

Photo Fabric Dye: Make Multicolored Sun Prints!

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What do you call dye that uses sunlight to develop photos on fabric? Frakkin’ amazing, that’s what.

You could also call it our Photo Fabric Dye Kit! A kit of red, orange, and blue gives you enough dye to create some serious awesomosity.

It’s a little like making cyanotype sun prints, only in a jillion different colors.

The Photo Fabric Dye Kit
$35 at the Photojojo Shop

BONUS!: We’ve been playing around with this amazing stuff. Here’s what we learned!

How to: Make Sun Prints on Fabric with the Kit


DIY: Turn Photos into a 3-D Tunnel Book!

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What do moles, Fantastic Mr. Fox, and photos have in common?

Why, they make awesome tunnels, of course!

Yup, photos can make tunnels! By separating the layers of your photos into cut-outs, you can turn your photos into a sweet 3-D diorama.

Use this project as a crafty way to study depth of field or turn your photos into magical miniature worlds.

The last time you tried to reach out and touch a 3-D photo? You got a handful of air. Womp-womp. Here’s the kind of 3-D photo you can really touch!

How to Make a 3-D Tunnel Book


Two Easy Ways to Add Texture to Your Photos

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Gritty cell-phone photos are the new faux-vintage, but we’ve got another way to add filters to just about any photo.

We’ll teach you two ways to add pattern to your pics. A little lace and some sunlight will re-invent your shots with shadows.

…While a scanner and crumpled paper will make people want to reach out and touch your photos (mind the fingerprints on the screen!).

Add Texture to Your Photos

p.s. Our pals at Artsy Couture are giving away 3 free photo wood block sets on Facebook today! (Plus a 25% sale on their site, w00t.)


DIY: Make Easy & Fun 35mm Film Stickers!

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Everyone loves stickers, but if you love film just as much and have a bajillion surfaces that are crying out for some much needed attention, we have an idea for you.

Combine the two loves of your life and make your very own film stickers!

Use these nifty 35mm stickers to decorate your world – everything from your water bottle to your notebook or your computer (just maybe stay away from sticking them on your cat).

So get your camera, expose some slides and make your very own sticky film!

Make Stickers from 35mm Film!


How to Turn a Flatbed Scanner into a Handheld Camera for Spooky Photos!

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Pumpkins, witches and Wes Craven.

That time of year has come again when the ghouls and ghosts come out to play, but why should they have all the fun?

With the help of the homemade scanner camera, you can set up your own warped and wonderful photo booth.

Celebrate all things spooky by taking eerie and distorted images complete with long exposures, glitches and vignetting! It’ll turn you and your pals into unearthly creatures and make your party the talk of the town.

Give yourself two heads, wiggle your fingers or simply smile. Just hit scan, say cheese and let the freak show commence.

How to Make a Scanner Camera

p.s. Rad! There’s an iPhone photography conference called 1197 on Oct. 22nd in SF. We’ll be there demoing some goodies!


How to Make a Fun Interlocking Photo Display!

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What happens when you combine the idea of building blocks with photo prints?

An unconventional way to show off your pictures — that’s what!

Turn your photos into an awesome and interactive tower o’ pictures that flaunts your photo and construction skills!

Leave it unassembled for friends to put together at a party or see how high you can make it tower.

Cuz who says photos can only be in frames or albums?

Make a Buildable Photo Display!


How to Make Your Own DSLR Viewfinder

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You’re walking down the beach on a sunny day and spot a sweet shot, but the sun is making it impossible to see anything, including the LCD screen on your camera!

Your sweet shot? Your friend’s head is chopped off, and you’ve focused in on a surly seagull. Not cool.

Fortunately, there’s a smart solution to using live view mode outdoors: a DIY DSLR viewfinder!

This crafty viewfinder is kinda like the DSLR equivalent of an old timey photographer using a cloak with a large format camera.

It shades your screen from the sun, letting you compose your shots 10x more easily. With a little DIY action, you’ll get the shot you meant to get from here on out!

Make a DIY DSLR Viewfinder


How to Make a Journal With Photos for Pages

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When one of us was a wee youngster, she wrote her initials plus Cody Henderson’s in big hearts on every available surface.

On the walls.
On the sidewalk.
On the carpet.

She got in a lot of trouble.

If only she’d known then what she knows now, she’d have made this book instead. A journal with pages made of photos of walls, sidewalks, bathroom mirrors: anything you could write graffiti on in real life.

Note to self: next time.

How to Make Journals With Photo Pages
[Inspired by The Walls Notebook!]

p.s. Our pals at Smugmug are giving away a set of our cell phone lenses. Check it!