Ever tried painting with light but got an amorphous blob instead of the heart you meant to draw? Us, too.
That’s why light stencils are so so so great!
Instead of free-hand drawing with an LED light, you’ll use a cardboard box with a shape inside of it to shoot super detailed light paintings.
You don’t even have to cut out a stencil!
Just print out an old photo or a silhouette and slide it into your homemade lightbox. Pop the flash a few times, and create surreal dreamscapes even Salvador Dali would be envious of.
What better way to take advantage of those daylight savings hours?
p.s. Make a light stencil photo, and share it with us on Twitter! We’ll spotlight 3 winners on the Photojojo Tumblr. Just 1) Follow us @photojojo and 2) Hashtag it #photojojodiy. We’ll pick winners Monday morning 11/26 PST!
The Holidays are quickly approaching, and it’s time to get crafty.
So what are you bringing to the table?
It may be all about the turkey, dressing and casseroles, but these handmade table place holders are sweeter than pumpkin pie.
This DIY tutorial incorporates some of our favorite things: photos (duh!), tiny pumpkins (yay!) and Thanksgiving (yum!).
They’ll make your dinner table look *awesome*, and they’ll show your loved ones how much they mean to you.
Now isn’t that what Thanksgiving is all about?
Aaah Fall, how we’ve missed you!
The cooler air, colorful leaves, and pumpkin-spiced
Yup! That’s right.
This tutorial will show you how to turn your photographs into tasty candied treats in any flavor you like for Halloween or for general eating pleasure.
In under an hour, your images will taste as good as they look.
Now isn’t that sweet?!
The reflector is one of our favorite tools; simple, easy to use, and *shiny*.
This DIY has those same great features, with added sparkle!
We’re going to show you how to make your own disco-ball-esque reflector using mirrors. You can use this DIY reflector to make a cool grid of light to shine on your subjects or to ward off vampires.
If you <3 shiny things as much as we do, then you’ll love this DIY that will turn your plain old silver and white reflectors green with envy.
Your photographs are good at being held *in* things: albums, boxes, frames …
But are they good at holding things?
Put ‘em to work! Transform your photos into a useful DIY photo-roll pencil holder.
It’ll brighten up your desk, and make daydreaming of summer days that much easier.
In just a few steps, you can roll your photographs into picture-perfect container.
Thanks to our pal Tali Schiffer who showed us how to make this one of a kind photo-roll box!
Light is everything.
Without it, we’d walk into walls, and worst of all, photos would be non-existant! Blasphemy, we know.
Here are three tips to eke out extra lighting in dire photo situations. You can use these tips whether you’re shooting film, CF card, or camera phone!
Problem: Too shadowy.
Problem: Not enough light.
Problem: You want color flash!
p.s. Photojojo will be in Germany next week for Photokina! Get in touch if you’re in Cologne & Berlin. Who knows, maybe we’ll go on a photo walk!
What’s that you say, wall? You’re tired of the same old frames?
Lucky for you, we’ll be switching things up this month (and beyond!) with an instant photo gallery.
The DIY photo ledge takes a simple strip of plastic molding and turns it into an easy-photo-switching, exquisite photo wall sprucer-upper.
In other words, it’s a simple photo holder that makes your wall look awesome.
It looks especially sharp with Polaroids and Instax photos, but you can use it to display any collection of snaps! Your photo ledge will transform your walls from eh, blah … to aaaahhhh in under an hour.
Thanks to our pal Tom Watson who showed us how to make this photo ledge!
Forgetting to bring an extra roll of film is like leaving the house with no pants on!
We all know that’s a bummer.
This DIY Film Ammo Strap will give you the sleekest, chicest way to securely carry your extra rolls of film with you.
The strap is inspired by those handy vintage camera straps that came with elastic loops for film.
You’ll never lose another shot because you’ll always have another roll of film.
Published on August 30, 2012 — See more DIY
Film lovers unite!
This tutorial will give you the power to recreate a tiny 35mm film canister into a larger-than-life reminder of the good ol’ days.
Use it as a prop for photos, store unused rolls of film and other camera related goodies, or just make yourself feel really small!
This film canister will hold more than you ever thought could fit onto a 24-exposure roll.
We’ve seen record temperatures this summer. Sometimes, it’s just too hot to be outside!
But that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy scenic views from the comfort of your living room (and air conditioner).
Learn how to turn your photos into glowing photo spheres!
You’ve seen those plain paper lanterns at the store, and now you can convert them to show off your own bright and colorful photographs.
And when the temperature drops, you can take your photo spheres out on the porch. Your neighbors will appreciate the view.
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