Our New Favorite Camera Bag! (plus Father’s Day Gift Ideas)


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…)

The Cloak Camera Bag, our new fave!
$49, available now in the Photojojo Store. Ships free!

Classic StrapA 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.

The Classic Camera Strap
$30 at the Photojojo Store, available now!

Gifts for the Spy Dad

dadsday-spylens.jpgThe 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.

The Spy Lens
$50-55 at the Photojojo Store, available now!

dadsday-videoglasses.jpgThe 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.

You-Vision Video Glasses
$149 at the Photojojo Store, available now!

dadsday-smokedrops.jpgFor 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.

Smoke EFX Drops
$49 at the Photojojo Store, available now!

Gifts for Go-Go-Gadget Dad

dadsday-whitebalancelenscap.jpgIs 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.

The White Balance Lens Cap
$45-65 at the Photojojo Store, available now!

dadsday-extender.jpgDad 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.

The Collapsible Camera Extender
$25 at the Photojojo Store, available now!

dadsday-level.jpgIf 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.

The Level Camera Cube
$15 at the Photojojo Store, available now!

dadsday-bottlecaptripod2.jpgThe 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!

The Bottle Cap Tripod
$10 at the Photojojo Store, available now!

dadsday-decals.jpgDad 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.

Camera Dial Laptop Decal
$18 at the Photojojo Store, available now!

Gifts for the Dads with it All

dadsday-giftcards.jpgFor 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.

Photojojo Gift Cards
Many amounts. Customize and send instantly!

Introducing the Camera Dial Laptop Decal

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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, “My 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.

Camera Dial Laptop Decal  Twitter It!
$18 each at the Photojojo Shop!

Valentine’s Day Gift Guide (of Love)

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!


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!
The Photojojo Guide to Photospanning


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!

The SLR Sloop Camera Bag

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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.

The SLR Sloop Camera Bag 
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$149.00 at the Photojojo Shop!

Photojojo! The Book

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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.

Photojojo! The Book  Twitter It!
$21.99 at the Photojojo Shop & bookstores near you!

p.s. To celebrate our launch we’re giving away tonso stuff from the Photojojo Shop; Bottle Cap Tripods, Level Camera Cubes, Magnetic Photo Rope and ten copies of our book. All week long!

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.

Inside the Book: CD Jewel Case Mural


Eye-Fi Video Wireless Memory Cards!

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Indeedy-deed, what was once a simple vision of the future is now a reality, and just in time for Dad’s Day (it’s right around the corner kids) on June 22nd!

We’re talking NEW Eye-Fi SD Memory Cards with wireless photo (and now video) camera to computer uploading.

Thanks to Eye-Fi technology and a little help from the internetz you are now able to …

  • Wirelessly upload photos and video from your camera to your computer
  • Transfer images from remote locations to file sharing sites
  • And even Geo-tag your images on the spot!

Eye-Fi Wireless Photo and Video Memory Cards  Twitter It!
4GB Share is $79.99 and 4GB Explore is $99.99 at the Photojojo Shop!

Photojojo’s Father’s Day Gift Guide 2009


Pa, Da, Dad, Daddy,
Father, Baba, Papi, Pops…
Whatever you call him, he’s an OK guy.

And he deserves a shout-out this time of year, so do the man a favor, show him some love.

Lure him out of the Barcalounger and take some pictures together, or pick up a little sump’m sump’m for the guy.

We’ve got all you need in that department: presents to procure, gadgets to grab, and projects to perpetrate. Poppa’s livin’ large this year.

Photojojo’s Father’s Day Gift Guide 2009

p.s. Pssst… Father’s Day is June 21st this year. Hop to, kiddos!

Photo credit: maessive


The Photoshop Photo Frame

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Thanks to Photojojo (and designer Irina Blok), you may now enjoy the comforting presence of Adobe Photoshop even when your computer’s off!

Introducing The Photoshop Photo Frame — a nifty little design piece that’ll surely stop your Photo-shopping heart in its tracks.

This (real life) desktop frame is screen printed down to the last pixel: window buttons, scroll bars, “.jpg” title, and even a “transparent” checkered background.

… now, if only life itself had a friendlier GUI.

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$39 at the Photojojo Shop!

The Bad-Ass Bowler Camera Bag

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As a Mom’s Day thanks (for rearing geeks like us) Photojojo searched far and wide for the cutest darn’d camera bag out there.

‘lo and behold,

The Bad-Ass Bowler Bag
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$50 at the Photojojo Shop!

Finally, a case for SLRs that’s a bit more, how shall we say this — vivacious? Bold? Jazzy? Bad-ass?

Our little Bowler Bettie is the spunkiest camera tote around. Complete with a cush quilted liner, adjustable divider, two side pockets, and one serious attitude.

Stocking Stuffers Juuuust For You! Yay!

candy canes and tinsel

You know for a fact that we at Photojojo love you little munchkins.

And, because we love you so very much, we stuffed your stockings last night with twelve little goodies! Merry Christmas everybody!

(If you’re not a Christmas person, we declare today your Unbirthday. That’s the reason we got you all these awesome presents!)

Four things for printing:

Lens hoods: Print these out on cardstock for a disposable alternative to the standard pricey lens protector.

DIY flash bouncer: If you bounce your flash unit’s light off the ceiling, it makes your flash pictures look less harsh. But what do you do if there’s no ceiling or if it’s too far away? Use this handy little device instead, bucko. Ta-dah!

Readymech cameras: Pinhole cameras to print and fold together. Now in five super-stylish designs! Oh my!

Wax paper flash diffuser: You know those little white plastic caps that go over the end of your flash unit to soften the light? That’s what this is, except it’s made out of wax paper and costs about 2 cents to make.

We couldn’t fit everything in your stocking, but there are four more printable projects over at DIY Photography!

Three crafty projects:

Photo ornaments: Got a couple extra prints lyin’ around? Then you got yerself some ornaments, Ace.

DIY snow globes: What says Xmas better than Ye Olde Snow Globe? Ye Olde Photo Snow Globe, that’s what.

Paper elves: Full disclosure here: these have nothing whatsoever to do with photography. But they were such awesome little figures that we just had to put them in your stocking. You can make Santa too!

Two games for playing:

Elf Yourself: Our favorite holiday photographic dancing elf site is back! Slap your face on an elf’s body and virtually boogie to your heart’s content.

There are some changes this year; you can’t turn yourself into Scrooge anymore (Bah! Humbug!), but you can make five different elves and make all of ’em dance at the same time. This season’s dance crazes include country, disco, and the Charleston.

Like that? Head on over to Jib Jab and check out their insert-your-photo-here version of It’s a Wonderful Life!

The holiday alphabet game: Take pictures of holiday things that start with each letter of the alphabet. “T” is for tinsel, “C” is for candy cane. Get it? Post your photos on Flickr, or just put ’em up around the house.

One photo guide:

Photographing the holidays: Everything you need to know about taking photos of lights and presents and shiny shiny baubles.

And a partridge in a pear tree. Hurrah!