DIY

How to Make a Film Ammo Strap

main

Extra photos for bloggers: 1, 2, 3

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.

How to Make a Film Holder Strap

p.s. Whatever you do, DO NOT pull the levers in our shop today. You could get $5 or even $100 in Photojojo Dollaroos. ;) READ MORE

How to Make a Gigantic Roll of Film

35-further-giant-film-082-600

Extra photos for bloggers: 1, 2, 3

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.

Make a Giant Roll of Film!

p.s. Win an Instax Camera on Photojojo’s Pinterest today! Follow us & see how to enter at Brit & Co’s blog.

p.p.s. Photojojo’s seeking the world’s best web designer! Learn more.
READ MORE

How to Make Glowing Photo Spheres


Extra photos for bloggers: 1, 2, 3

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.

Make Photo Lanterns that Light Up the Night

p.s. Now hiring: World’s Best Web Designer. Learn more. READ MORE

DIY: Turn Photos Into Beautiful Watercolor Portraits


Extra photos for bloggers: 1, 2, 3

Photography and stencil art go hand-in-hand quite merrily, but it’s not so great if you’re not chummy with the scissors.

Well, Mr. Snippy Scissor, meet your match with the nifty masking liquid, or what we like to call liquid magic.

What is it? Well, painters use it to prevent parts of their paper from getting stained with watercolor. Think of it as a stencil!

Our handy DIY will show how you can harness this liquid-stencil goodness to easily turn your photographs into dreamy watercolor art!

Make Watercolor Paintings from Photos!

p.s. Thinkin’ about making a website or sprucing up the one you have? Our pals at Squarespace can help you make something amazing. Try it for free! READ MORE

DIY: Turn Your Fridge into a Gallery Wall, Make Photo Magnet Mosaics!

00 cool photomagnets 069

Extra photos for bloggers: 1, 2, 3

They say opposites attract.

Big, boring fridge, meet cute magnetic photos. We think you’ll get along just fine!

It’s time to spruce up that lonely appliance, sitting in the corner, begging for attention.

Follow this tutorial for a step-by-step guide to make miniature works of art in the form of magnetic photo tiles.

You can make a mosaic or a lovely grid of your favorite Instagram photos.

Either way, you’ll make your other appliances envious and turn that big blank canvas of a fridge into a stunning gallery.

Turn Your Fridge into a Photo Gallery

p.s. If you’re in NYC or San Francisco, Skillshare’s hosting a load of awesome looking photo classes taught by some truly great photographers! (Including one by our very own photographer, Kim Thomas!) READ MORE

How to Shoot Dreamy Double Exposure Portraits + 5 Awesomely Inspirational Photographers


Haunting, dreamy, and gorgeous all at once, double exposures of silhouettes are the kind of photos that make you stare a while.

It’s been on your projects-to-try list, so here’s a friendly nudge with a few tips on this ethereal brand of portrait-taking.

The basics

  • 1st image: Shoot your subject with the sun or a bright sky behind them.
  • 2nd image: Shoot a well-lit textured backdrop, a landscape, flowers, grass etc. This fills in the silhouette with that image!

If you’re shooting with your phone or a digital camera

  • Overlap photos in Photoshop and play with their transparency to blend them.
  • Or use apps like Image Blender or Little Photo to combine photos.
  • If you’re shooting on film:

    • Use 200-400 ISO. Underexpose by 1 stop, since you’re exposing the film twice.
    • Shoot a roll of silhouettes. Then, rewind and reload to shoot over those exposures with textures.
    • Or line up your frames more precisely by marking your film when you load it and writing down what you’ve photographed on each frame.

    With methods ranging from 35mm to iPhone, there are a handful of photographers who have really mastered the double exposure portrait. Check out their work below for inspiration!

    5 Amazing Double Exposure Photographers
    (Photo above by Japser James)

    A Guide to Double Exposure Photography

    p.s. We wanna see your double exposures! Follow us on Tumblr and post your double exposure with the tag #photojojo. We’ll pick our favorites to post on 7/13!

    DIY: Surprise Friends with Polaroid Pop-Up Cards!

    1

    Extra photos for bloggers: 1, 2, 3

    Remember the time your grandma gave you the most amazing–yet equally embarrassing–pop-up card that played your fave Miley Cyrus song?

    Well here’s a pop-up card with all of the amazing and none of the embarrassing.

    It’s a pop-up Polaroid card that actually delivers a tiny photo of you and your buddies!

    Send them as hellos in the mail or use them as name cards for your next dinner party.

    Our pals at Brit & Co gave us the step-by-step, so get ready to put your paper-craft chops to work. Soon enough, you’ll have delightfully poppy cards, sans the music.

    Make a Polaroid Pop-Up READ MORE

    How to Turn Film Roll Canisters Into Rad Invites!

    large_main_fri1

    Extra photos for bloggers: 1, 2, 3

    Film roll canisters: these little but sturdy metal containers protect our precious film.

    Yet for all their help, they get discarded during the film process, made to wander aimlessly through a sad landfill.

    Restore them back to life (and glory) by turning your film roll canisters into nifty little invitations!

    It’s the perfect way to give your pals the FYI about your next snazzy summer shindig or announce that wedding bells are a-ringing.

    Recycle and indulge in your love for all things photography with this DIY!

    Make Film Roll Invites

    READ MORE

    Scent-o-graphy: Add Aroma to your Photos!


    Extra photos for bloggers: 1, 2, 3

    Did you know your nose has secret teleporting powers?

    Think about your last trip to the beach: the salty scent of surf, your coconut-scented sunscreen, and the smokey smell of bonfires.

    Just thinking of the smells makes you feel like you’re really there.

    Now just imagine what adding scent to your photos will do for all those memories you caught on camera!

    You can add smell to your photos at home in three DIY ways, and we’ll show you just how below.

    Make Delightfully Fragrant Photos

    p.s. We’re giving away a Tattly Camera Tattoo Gift Box! It’s today only, so hurry and enter! READ MORE

    How to Make A Photo Album Treasure Box!


    Extra photos for bloggers: 1, 2, 3

    If you were a pirate, your gold would be all the photos you’ve taken.

    And like any pirate, you need a good place to store your precious treasure. Well, we’ve got just the DIY for that: a photo album treasure box!

    Think of it as a locket, but with room to put in more than one photo.

    It’s a sweet little twist on the average photo album that’d be perfect for portraits of friends or family! Plus, they make blogworthy little gifts.

    It’s time to think inside the box.

    Store Treasured Pics in a Mini Photo Box!

    p.s. Is it your dream to write awesome tutorials for Photojojo, just like this one here? Well, the day has come! Apply to be a tutorial writer! READ MORE