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What’s your photo sign? Black and white? Maybe you’re a die-hard Fuji fan. Or it’s Kodak Portra that really makes you swoon.
This DIY film canister bracelet will tell your new photo friends what your favorites are! They won’t even have to ask.
With a little plying, you’ll be able to recycle your film canisters into jelly-worthy cuffs.
We can see it now. New friendships blooming over your shared love of grain!
p.s. Having trouble finding time to learn more about photography in your packed scheddy? Check out our pals at the New York Institute of Photography! They have primo classes you can take from anywhere on your own time.
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Your stockings are hung, your halls are decked, and it’s time to wrap up all of those presents. But you’ve got a problem. You’re tired of boring old candy cane paper and ribbons.
We’ve got an answer for this holiday head-scratcher, the 35mm film bow!
Get excited to wrap, this DIY will you have your showing off your festive craftiness AND your love of photography at the same time. It’s nothing short of a holiday miracle!
So you’re 90% sure you’re getting an iPhone 5 this year.
Maybe it’s the wishlist you e-mailed out to your family or all the circled photos of iPhone 5s you left around the house.
Now that you’re going to have that fancy camera, new A6 processor and all, you’re going to want to build up your iPhoneography camera bag.
Think of it as an arsenal of photo tools that’ll help you take full advantage of the camera you’ll use the most!
- The iPhone Lens Wallet, a tiny camera bag, fully stocked with phone lenses
- The Glif/Glif+, a handy stand that also lets you use your iPhone with tripods
- The Lens Dial, a complete 3-lens system, just rotate the dial to switch lenses
- Wood Camera Case, a handsome wooden case, engraved to look like a camera
- The Fisheye Lens, a 180-degree magnetic lens that turn any ‘scape into a tiny globe
- The Holga 9-in-1 Lens, 9 ways to amp up photos with color & multi-image lenses
- The 12x Telephoto iPhone Lens, take zoomed in photos without losing image quality
- The Swivl, an iPhone stand that follows your every move, like a mini cam crew!
- The SLR Mount, an adapter for using Canon & Nikon SLR lenses with your iPhone!
- The iPhone Cable Trigger, a shutter release for shooting from afar
- The Wide Angle/Macro Lens, a two-in-one lens for fitting twice as much into your photos & capturing rad detail
p.s. Spend at least $50 in the shop today and we’ll throw in a surprise with your order. It could be anything from Magnetic Photo Rope to our Wide/Macro Phone Lenses!
Soon you’ll be launched into a food-nomming, photo-snapping, gift-searching frenzy.
Here to help: our roundup of delectable photo goodies. Wipe that drool off your mouth and dig into Photojojo’s Very Last Gift Guide!
Don’t forget, free priority shipping on orders over $50.
p.s. Not sure what to get the photog fanatic in your family? Check out our first ever Photojojo Present Picker!
For Christmas delivery, order by Fri Dec 16 by Priority Mail (FREE) or UPS Ground, Wed Dec 21 by UPS 2-Day*, and Thurs Dec 22 by UPS Next Day*. *Order by 1pm CST.
SX-70 Polaroid Camera
FREE SHIPPING! Fully functional, lovingly restored Polaroid cameras will have you shooting instant photos just like the good old days.
These refurbished originals are a limited edition (only 100!), so don’t let them slip away into photo history without you!
35mm Movie Camera
FREE SHIPPING! It looks like Super 8, it feels like Super 8, but it’s 35mm film made into movies!
Load your finished movie in the included movie viewer, and hand crank it to watch your masterpiece old-school style.
iPhone Carabiner Clip
No more phone fishing!
This Carabiner lets you securely attach your iPhone (aka your favorite camera) to your belt loop or camera bag so it’s always ready to shoot.
Click Click Camera Print
Each of these camera-loving posters is printed by hand on a vintage letterpress.
Hang one in your office, studio or bedroom. You’ll be inspired to go outside and “click!”
The Folding Tripod
Here’s a tripod that folds up small enough to fit in your bag!
When you’re ready to use it, just shake it, and the jointed legs spring into shape in seconds.
Sterling Lens Wrist Cuff
FREE SHIPPING! A refined take on photo love.
This aperture ring bracelet will grace your wrist with sterling silver precisely engraved with f-stops from f/2.8 to f/22.
Cloak Camera Bag
FREE SHIPPING! After using this shoot-through camera bag, you’ll never go back.
Why? Because you don’t have to take your camera out to use it!
It protects your camera from bumps, rain and potential thieves while keeping your lens always ready to shoot.
iPhone Panorama Lens
FREE SHIPPING! This iPhone lens shoots 360 degrees of footage using the magic of mirrors!
The result is an interactive video that lets you capture more in one frame than you’ve ever been able to before.
Remember that sleep deprived, sugar high, OMG-it’s-almost-the-Holidays excitement that you felt as a kid?
Well, get ready to feel it again! Presenting: The Photojojo Gifty Guide #2!
Chock full of your Holiday dreams come true including free shipping on orders over $50!
For Christmas delivery, order by Fri Dec 9 by First Class, Fri Dec 16 by Priority Mail or UPS Ground, Wed Dec 21 by Express Mail or UPS 2-Day*, and Thurs Dec 22 by UPS Next Day*. *Order by 1pm CST.
Telephoto Lens Adapter
FREE SHIPPING! Thread this sharp-shooting glass onto your existing SLR lens for crisp photos with a 2X closer view!
All at 1/5 the cost of buying a new 300mm Canon L-lens!
Camera Cookie Cutters
Here to revamp the Holiday cookie party: The Camera Cookie Cutter Set!
3 cookie cutters (SLR, rangefinder, and twin reflex) will have you ready for some sweet camera style culinary art.
The Pocket Pod
For those times when carrying a tripod is too much of a hassle (or not allowed), the Pocket Pod is here for you.
It steadies your shots using a simple tension system, and you can keep it in your pocket! (Ever tried to do that with your tripod?)
Shot Glass Lens Set
These shot glasses in “Canon” or “Nikon” (new!!) bring camera love to your kitchen, bar or anywhere else you need a swig!
All the details of your favorite lens, just smaller.
The Lens Pillow
FREE SHIPPING! A camera lens that you can actually hug!
This awesomely detailed Lens Pillow is hand made to give you some real photo geek pride.
Make sure to nab yours today since this is a limited edition of 100!
Macro Cell Lens Band
Get awe-inspiring cell phone pics from a macro lens that works with any cell phone!
The lens is built into a band that slides quickly over your phone for on-the-go shooting.
Camera Table Dolly
FREE SHIPPING! Mount your camera to this dolly for smooth pro-level movie panning at any angle.
With an adjustable arm, it opens up about a zillion new ways to experiment with your shooting!
Buckles, zippers, and straps — covert architects of lost photo opportunities everywhere.
We can’t count the number of times our trusty SLR was at our side but we missed the shot, thwarted by a case too slow to open.
Then we found it.
Our new fave camera bag, the Cloak, lets you shoot while your camera’s still in the bag!
How it works: a zippered bottom can stay open while you walk because the bag’s strap doubles as the camera’s strap. And stealthy elastic side slits let you get your hands on the controls in a flash. It’s as if the camera’s right there in plain sight. But only you can see it. (learn more)
Now when that perfect moment occurs, we just lift our camera bag to our face and snap! (Scroll on for more Father’s Day Gift ideas…)
A classic alternative to the drab strap that came with your Daddy-o’s Rebel.
Sturdy silver swivel clips, leather-wrapped buckles and a rich hunter green shade are just the stuff to put some strut in his photo walk.
$30 at the Photojojo Store, available now!
Gifts for the Spy Dad
The Spy Lens is a 90° zoom lens adapter that lets dad go undetected for candid street photography, photo-reportage weddings, and kid photography.
Available in a wide range of sizes (and fits-all Ultimate Kit) for any SLR lens.
$50-55 at the Photojojo Store, available now!
The You-Vision Video Glasses make your dad’s nerd dream a reality.
A stealthy little camera in the bridge records full-motion video at the press of a button!
Built-in rechargeable batteries, 2GB of memory (enough for hours of video), works with Macs and PCs, charges via USB.
$149 at the Photojojo Store, available now!
For dads looking to take their photo sorcery to the next level (which should be all of ‘em)… this is the stuff.
These liquid drops combine to form INSTANT SMOKE! Imported from Italy.
$49 at the Photojojo Store, available now!
Gifts for Go-Go-Gadget Dad
Is dad a rapid-fire shooter? Fixing dozens (or even 100s) of photos with just slightly different colors, one-by-one, is a pain only too familiar.
The White Balance Lens Cap is the simplest way to white balance photos when you take ‘em, the right way. Best of all, there’s nothing extra to carry.
$45-65 at the Photojojo Store, available now!
Dad may not have go-go-gadget tripod arms, but the Collapsible Camera Extender is almost as good.
This telescoping monopod fits in dad’s pocket and is perfect for vacations, group shots, and getting dad in the photo. For once.
$25 at the Photojojo Store, available now!
If re-shooting, cropping, and re-shooting again is the closest dad’s been to virtue and balance — perhaps we can help.
This 3-axis bubble gauge slides into any SLR hot shoe, and makes sure dad stays on the level.
$15 at the Photojojo Store, available now!
The Bottle Cap Tripod fits on top of pretty much any kind of bottle, turning it into an instant camera tripod! 1″ square, and it goes everywhere
Self-portraits, group photos on self-timer, and steady low-light shots just became a whole lot easier!
$10 at the Photojojo Store, available now!
Dad may sleep with his Nikon, but he can’t take it everywhere.
For those times when he has to leave his precious at home, this easily-applied, easily-remove decal will remind others his your other laptop is a DSLR.
$18 at the Photojojo Store, available now!
Gifts for the Dads with it All
For the dad with everything, there’s only one thing: A Photojojo Gift Card good for, well, everything!
Customize an eco-friendly electronic version, or buy a paper version with bonus camera keychain and let dad get whatever he wants this year.
Many amounts. Customize and send instantly!
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Our laptop, a.k.a. “Our Really Expensive Email/Facebook/Twitter/Flickr Machine”.
We can’t always be shooting, so here’s a way to say, â€œMy Other Laptop is a 5D Mark II”.
Our brand new Camera Dial Laptop Decals are a cinch to apply (and remove) and bestow instant personality in a sea of silver.
Your secret handshake into the camera club, available now in Canon and Nikon versions.
Here comes Valentine’s Day! Yes, again.
For those of you who just love love, Photojojo has matched up the cutest, sweetest, huggiest and kissiest photo gifts of the season.
Our gift pairings are just right for romantic romps in the park, strolling along the shore (Jersey or otherwise), or for undertaking exciting projects in the comfort of home.
And if the season finds you all too keenly aware of your solitude, perhaps one of these items will be enough to catch the eye of that flirty creature who always sits across from you at lunch.
Happy Valentine’s Day one and all! Now, if you’ll excuse us, these candy hearts aren’t going to eat themselves.
Valentines Day Ship Deadline for US Priority Mail is Monday 2/8.
You’re a fashionable photog and your sweetie is too. Woo her with this shop newbie: a handmade laser etched alder wood Polaroid necklace. Instant cute!
COLLAPSIBLE CAMERA EXTENDER
Finally get your photo obsessed honey into the shot with you. This collapsible pocket tripod extends your camera’s view to capture both of you being too cute for words. Gross.
How About Those Multi-Photo-Spanning Collages!
It’s the perfect photogift for your sweetheart: a collage of photos featuring the two of you, with extra shots spilling out of the sides of the frame. It’s a technique we call “Photospanning” and it’s totes easy to do!
A sleek and sexy cam to show off your artsy sensitive side. The Zumi is a digital toy camera that takes the dreamiest lo-fi video and still shots.
w00t w00t The SLR Sloop! Our latest and greatest good-looking cam bag for your person who means everything and all of their every-things (camera, lenses, more lenses flash etc.)
Looking for More Lovey-Dovey DIY Goodness?
This isn’t our first Valentine’s Day, y’know. We’ve done this a couple times now — stick with us, kid, we’ll show you the ropes. Check out these time-tested eyelash-batting projects that’ll woo even the frostiest of paramours:
Valentine’s Day Photo Ideas
The Ones We Love: Portraits of Your Sweetheart
This little 35mm half frame camera takes two frames per print creating the coolest diptychs. You know what they say — double the pleasure!
Your main squeeze is one Bad-ass Betty. Here’s a bag that matches her ‘tude while fashionably fitting an SLR + its lens. Ring-a-ding-ding!
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We looked everywhere for a camera bag that could carry everything (really, ehv-re-thang). But the ones that could were dreary, drab, and very un-cool.
So heck, we made our own. Say hello to The SLR Sloop. A camera bag with room for your SLR, lenses, flash, keys, wallet … and most importantly, room for your style.
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Three years ago, we set out on a mission: to inspire your digital photos to be more than mere megapixels.
So we started a website, and sent out a newsletter. And then we sent out more newsletters. Then the Photojojo Shop was born (while we kept sending newsletters).
And now … WE HAVE A BOOK! You know — paper, ink, a table of contents. The whole shebang.
Complete with 192 full-color pages of our most popular photo projects (all souped up) plus tons of new ones, and some great ideas from the most talented folks we know.
It’s been a year in the works, and we can. not. wait. for you to see it.
Just RT @photojojo … we’ll be picking winners until Friday.
AND we started a Photojojo Book Group on Flickr for everyone to share their first cuddly book moments.
Look! Below the jump! A sneak peek for you, darling reader: one of the projects from our super fantastic master work of literature (plus 3 more crafty tidbits). Enjoy.