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Photojojo’s Father’s Day Gift Guide 2009
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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

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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!
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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!


   
   
Best New Photo Gifts of the Season (2 of 2)

Dear friends, ’tis our final installment of photo goodies for the holiday season, and we’ve got a frame, a lens cap, and a tripod — all with an unexpected twist.

(Orders placed by Thursday will arrive in time for Christmas with our flat-rate $6 Priority Mail Shipping to the USA)

Doodle Frame1. The Doodle Frame

With an 80-page paper pad surrounding its 4×6 frame, the Doodle Frame lets you design a custom frame for any photo.

Use it to draw speech or thought bubbles, write notes or reminders for yourself, or write out the story behind your photo.

Affordable and fun at only $15! (Limited quantity available)

White Balance Lens Cap2. White Balance Lens Cap

Proper white balance is critical to getting the most out of your camera. This is, quite simply, the simplest way to get perfect white balance.

You can finally ditch your gray card, because the White Balance Lens Cap lets you white balance without any extra equipment to lug around!

Available in 52, 55, 58, 62, 67, 72 and 77mm. (Limited quantities)

Bottle Cap Tripod3. Bottle Cap Tripod

Push the Bottle Cap Tripod onto any soda or water bottle and you’ve got an instant tripod — perfect for self-timer shots and still night shots.

Stuff this 1-inch marvel in your bag of tricks and you’ll never be without a tripod.

The most perfect stocking stuffer for a photographer (or a new camera owner), ever. Just $10!

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p.s. Have we gone too commercial? Not quite. But the Photojojo Shop does help put bread on our table, and lets us afford to put together fun photo projects all year long. Plus, we’re quite proud of it. If you’re shopping for fun gifts this holiday season, we hope you’ll give it a look.

p.p.s. There’s plenty of other stocking stuffers in the store! Try our retro Wall Decal Photo Frames, Striped Hoodie Camera Case or Multi-color Magnetic Photo Ropes (now back in stock!)

Flickr t-shirts and Eye-Fi also make great gifts for that special someone.


   
   
The Best New Photo Gifts of the Season

We’ve been scouting out new photo goodies like they’re going out of style, and today we’ve got not one or two, but five new goodies to put a smile on your face.

photo decal frames1. Our new Re-Stickable Decal Photo Frames.

These retro frames are made of high-quality wall decal vinyl. They can be removed and repositioned easily, meaning you can swap in new photos in seconds, or move your frames around on a whim.

They’re way cheaper, and far more fun than a trip to the framer.

Re-Stickable Decal Photo Frames are safe for any kind of wall, and we include 8 in every package. Only $20!

magnetic photo rope2. Redesigned Magnetic Photo Rope.

Our all-time bestseller, this simple and modern photo hanger consists of a flexible metal wire with a loop on one end. Stick a pushpin or a thumbtack through the loop, and use the included 8 super-strong, super-tiny neodymium magnets to show off photos of virtually any size.

It works everywhere, and you can swap in new photos in a split-second!

Just in time for the holiday season our friend’s sporting a new longer length and five spiffy new colors. As low as $9.33 each!

Watch our fun demo video to see how it works.

scoop and hoodie camera cases3 & 4. The Hoodie and the Scoop are camera cases that like to party.

These stripey neoprene-y, felt-lined cases are made to fit a variety of slimline cameras. (Pocketable, less than 1″ thick.)

They feature belt loops, expandable pockets for memory cards or extra batteries, and a hard EVA core to protect your fragile LCD screen.

Retire that boring black case and carry your new camera in style. Each case is unique and just $12 and $15!

flickrverse flickr t-shirt5. The Flickrverse T-shirt from our friends at Flickr.

For the very first time, you can now buy Official Flickr gear online — only from the Photojojo Store!

These tees are the perfect way to show your love for what is quite possibly the world’s best photo-sharing site.

Printed on American Apparel and available in guys and girls sizes. $20!

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p.s. Have we gone too commercial? Not quite. But the Photojojo Shop does help put bread on our table, and lets us afford to put together fun photo projects all year long. Plus, we’re quite proud of it. If you’re shopping for fun gifts this holiday season, we hope you’ll give it a look.


   
   
The Fastest Way to Learn Keyboard Shortcuts for Photoshop, Aperture, FCP, and more
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You know that Photoshop whiz kid friend of yours? The one that plays his keyboard like a Steinway as he dodges and burns his way to photographic perfection?

That could be you.

When we saw these custom-fitted keyboard skins for Macs*, we knew we had to have ‘em.

The color-coded covers show you all the hard-to-remember shortcuts for your favorite apps and are available for Photoshop, Aperture, Final Cut Pro, Pro Tools, After Effects, and Logic Pro.

You wouldn’t learn how to type with a keyboard with no letters on it.

So why learn key commands without seeing them right on your keys?

Photo App Keyboard Skins
$30 – $40 in the Photojojo Shop for Apple Laptops and Desktops

* Prefer Seattle to Cupertino? We’re on the lookout for something similar for you guys.


   
   
Photojojo Mother’s Day Gift Guide 2008
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Add this to your calendar: Sunday May 11th is Mother’s Day.

Now if you forget you can’t tell your mom it was our fault. Not again.

Since you’ve remembered, you might as well get her something nice.

Of course your mom would say it’s the thought that counts, but after you’ve gotten her lavender bath oil three years in a row, it’s getting harder for her to say that without grinding her teeth.

We’re looking out for your mama’s dental work, so here’s a list of gifts that will secure your position as her favorite child.

Do not under any circumstances share this list with your siblings.

Photojojo Mother’s Day Gift Guide 2008

p.s. Check out Susan’s Picture Pass Project and give it a try!

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Free Pinhole Cameras for Everybody!
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Merry Chrismukkahwanzaa, everybody!

Yeah, we know it’s only April. But we just got brightly colored camera toys. For free. So you tell us, doesn’t that sound like Chrismukkahwanzaa?

Corbis just came out with a line of printable pinhole cameras. There are a bunch of designs by different illustrators, and they’re super-duper fantastico. And free! We just can’t get over it.

Pick up some film, print these babies out, and spread the Chrismukkahwanzaa spirit.

Printable Pinhole Cameras
Thanks Danielle!

p.s. Check out one of the first long portraits! We also think Heather Champ’s 10 Seconds series rules.


   
   
Photojojo’s Extra-Jolly Holiday Gift Guide — What to Buy and Why in 2007
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Ever since the Three Amigos brought gifts of gold, frankenstein and maple syrup to the baby Jesus the first Christmas so long ago, mankind has delighted in the swapping of neat stuff with loved ones come this time of year.

Frankenstein and maple syrup might not be on our list this year, but we still put the same careful thought into what gifts we give to our family and friends. Without further ado, here’s our gift-giving guide to what to buy, and why, for the coming holidays….

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