Back Up Your Photos Four Ways!
(Or Choose One And Go With It)

If your phone takes a plunge into a puddle, you’re going to wish you’d backed up your irreplaceable photos…

The video from the time you met Oprah. Photos from the top of Mt. Everest. A timelapse of your first place win at the donut eating contest.

Don’t wait until you wish you would have backed up your photos.

We’ve compiled our four favorite backup solutions, their pros, their cons and their how-to’s. Turns out it’s easy and it doesn’t have to be expensive.

Do not wait until your computer is actually on fire. That is entirely too late.

Find A Way That Suits You, Back Up Your Photos Today


Valentine Photo Gifts For Everyone

Valentine’s Day is February 14th. That’s just around the corner.

Now is the time to grab a gift for your sweetie (or heck, for yourself).

Whether your relationship is a baby f/22 or a full on f/2.8, if you’re head over heals in love, grateful for your friends or flying solo, we’ve got gift ideas for everyone!

Easy Macro Lens Band

Take detailed photos, up close and personal. → More

Instant Cam iPhone Decal

A true friend will stick by your side and this on their phone. → More

The Keyprop

Your friends can lean on you and their phone on this stand. → More

Phone-o-Chrome Filter

Friends don’t let friends photo without a rainbow-y filter. → More

Instagram Like Necklace

No filters here. Give a symbol of your undying like. → More

Snack Caps

A sweet treat that says, “I care for you and your lens’ safety.” → More

Power Boost Keychain

May your heart and battery always be full. → More

The Pocket Spotlight

Shed light on your true feelings and your photos. → More

Instax Mini 90 Camera

This camera makes mini instant prints but it has BIG heart. → More

Sony QX Smart Lenses

Your love’s phone will love this wireless lens camera. → More

Limited Edition SX-70s

Polaroid cameras lovingly restored to perfect condition. → More

Brooklyn Camera Bag

Made of the finest leather for your finest Valentine! → More

Muku Shutter Remote

No photo assistant? Grab a Muku to snap photos for you. → More

Autographer Smart Cam

Super intelligent. Always by your side. It logs your life! → More

Gorillapod Mobile

You and your phone know how to stand up for yourselves. → More

Touch Screen Gloves

Photoing cold? You’ve got your gloves to keep you warm. → More

How to Add Special FX to Instagram Videos

Skimming through your Instagram feed, you expect the usual crop of selfies, cats, lunches and babies. You don’t expect are exploding refrigerators.

… Unless you follow our pal, Okay Samurai.

He uses Adobe After Effects to add special effects to his Instagram videos.

Okay Samurai (aka Dave) put together a guide so that you too can use After Effects to make a fridge explode.

It requires a few more steps than editing on the phone, but it turns out it’s simpler than you’d think!

With Dave’s step by step guidance and a free 30-day trial of AE up for grabs, now is the perfect time to pick up a new skill and spice up your Instagram feed.

Learn How to Add Special FX to Your Instagram Videos


Photo Inspiration: The Best of the Best of 2013

Happy 2014! The future is now.

We love Januaries. They’re a great time to look back at the amazingness of the previous year, and make resolutions for the new one.

We’ve done our fair share of looking back, poring over every “Best Photos of the Year!” list we could find on these here internets.

Then, we resolved to let all the great shots we just saw inspire us to improve our photo skills in 2014.

We’ve compiled a handy list of the top of the tops: our favorite “best photo” lists and what we’ve learned from them.

See the Very Best of The Best Photos of 2013


Photojojo’s Holiday Gift Guide 2013, Part 3!

It’s our last all-new gift guide of the year! So we’ve brought out our very finest photo gifts – beautiful camera bags, photo-themed décor and more.

Plus, we’re showing off our top selling products of all-time, that are sure to be a real hit on Christmas morn’.

Order quick and we’ll be sure to beat Santa down the chimney for ya.

Carry your gear in style! The Brooklyn camera bag is handcrafted out of full grain leather, with a plush interior and plenty of room. Nothing but the finest, for your trusty camera.

In the Shop for $329



Everything you need to shoot the most creative roll of film you’ve ever shot. A camera, two lenses, rainbow filter and a book of inspiration will spark your love for analogue photography all over again (or, for the very first time).

In the Shop for $25



Finally! A huggable camera lens. These limited edition jumbo-sized lens pillows. They’re hand-made with all the detail of your favorite lens (from the f-stops to the auto-focus switch) carefully embroidered by hand into fuzzy fleece.

In the Shop for $80



Get awesome technicolor patterns, lens flare and swirly rainbow hues in-camera without an app! These coated glass gradient filters twist and stack for infinite color combinations. And, their sturdy aluminum mount fits on any phone.

In the Shop for $35



Take your camera on any and every expedition, in this full-sized adventure proof messenger camera bag. It’s made of water repellent waxed canvas, and has enough pockets and interior space to hold all your gear.

In the Shop for $269




Hang your love of analogue on the wall for all to see. The Vintage Film Roll Print features 20 vintage film rolls in their bright and colorful glory. The perfect décor for any photographer’s home or office (just not their darkroom).

In the Shop for $15




Your phone cam is great, but you can give it one that’s super-duper. Sony QX series pro-quality lenses that are also full-fledged cameras! They use your smartphone as a viewfinder, settings panel and shutter release. Then, send the pix they’ve taken wirelessly onto your phone.

Starting at $250



Lots more amazing gifts…


Everyone Loves Them!We’re sure those folks on your gift list will too.

Photojojo Classic Lens Series

$49 → BUY

Camera Lens Mugs

$24 → BUY

Macro Lens Band

$15 → BUY


iPhone Telephoto Lens Kit

$35 → BUY

Bamboo Solar Phone Charger

$35 → BUY

Smartphone Spy Lens

$20 → BUY



Even more amazing gifts…

Free Coupons for All!
Plus, Gift Ideas For Your Camera

We’re giving away $2, $5, $7 and $10 coupons all day long!

Simply follow us on Twitter (we’re @Photojojo), give us a RT and visit the Shop to collect your coupon.

Not sure what to spend your free Photojojo bux on? We’ve talked to your camera and have its wishlist right here.

Check out our gifts for DSLRs, Androids, iPads and more …

Snack Cap Lens Caps

Your camera looks hungry. Give it a tasty (protective) treat. → More

Gorillapod for SLRs

This bendable tripod will hold your DSLR to any surface. → More

The Triggertrap

Turn your phone or tablet into a remote for your DSLR. → More


Send photos from your DSLR to phone or laptop as you shoot! → More

iPad Telephoto Lens

See 10 to 12 times farther, with adjustable focus. → More

Sony Wireless Lens

Give your iPad a massive sensor and professional optics. → More

A charger + built-in battery

The Bolt Charger doesn’t need an outlet to charge you up! → More

Wireless Shutter Remote

Take photos from 30 feet away. Perfect for photobooths! → More

The Instax 90 Instant Cam

The newest from Instax w/ double exposure and bulb modes. → More

Print straight from your cam!

The Polaroid 2300 takes digital photos and prints on the go. → More

Rare Film Pack

Three rolls of rare, imported, or discontinued 35mm film. → More

Mini Instagram Projector

Project a slide wheel of your IG photos anywhere. → More

Polarizing Smartphone Lens

Cut down on glare to up contrast and color saturation. → More

Instagram #Necklaces

Sport your very own #nofilter, #selfie or IG Like symbol. → More

Instant Camera iPhone Decal

A tribute to an old fave, for your phone. → More

Olloclip 4-in-1 iPhone Lens

A fisheye, telephoto, wide angle and macro lens, all in one. → More

Super Fisheye Phone Lens

The widest angle lens in the shop! For fishey phone photos. → More

Phoneography Starter Kit

Everything a new phoneographer needs in a giftable case. → More

Smartphone Spy Lens

See the world from a whole new angle (on the sly). → More

The USB Chargecard

A charging cable that fits in your wallet. → More

Glif+ Phone Stand


$25 BUY!

Egg Carton Film Case


$15 BUY!

Memory Card Speed Reader


$35 BUY!

Instax Mini 50s Camera


$110 BUY!

Handy Dandy Hand Strap


$35 BUY!

The iPhone SLR Mount


$180 BUY!

Photojojo’s Holiday Gift Guide 2013, Part 2!

We’ve got gifts galore: A hyper-intelligent camera that takes photos all on its own, deliciously cool looking lens caps, #jewelry for the Instagram lover in your life and more.

With 7 ALL NEW items, it’s our brand newest gift guide yet!

Plus, we’ve just introduced a new shipping option, that we think your nose is really going to like…


The Autographer is a super intelligent wearable camera with 6 sensors (GPS, compass, accelerometer, thermometer, color sensor and motion detector). It logs your life as you live it. Then uploads the photos and data straight to your iPhone.

In the Shop for $399



A juicy burger or delish donut protect your lens from scratches and add a bit of fun to your favorite gear. *Warning* Snack caps are not guaranteed to protect your lenses from being licked. In fact, they just might invite it. Yummy. Yummy.

In the Shop for $15

The latest and greatest Instax Mini Camera straight from Japan gives you more creative control than ever before. It has six shooting modes including long and double exposure that no other Instax cam has!

In the Shop for $225



The dreamy look that Diana lenses have been bringing to 120mm film is now available for your DSLR. This glass version of the iconic Diana lens gives you all the dreaminess higher contrast.

In the Shop for $60



This remote let’s you take photos on your Android or iPhone from up to 30 feet away! Perfect for outstretched-arm free selfies and starting/stopping videos without wiggling your phone.

In the Shop for $40



Bring back the family slide show! The Projecteo Gift Box comes with one mini projector and a gift card to order a wheel of slides from your (or a pal’s) very own Instagram pix.

In the Shop for $35 



You’ve hashtagged all of your photos. What next? Your friends! Give them a laser-cut acrylic #selfie, #nofilter or Like icon necklace.

In the Shop for $25



If you love something you pin it, right? So pin your love for Photoshop, Instagram and Pinterest onto your sweater, hat, bag or friend.

In the Shop for $12



Tiny gifts starting at $6They’ll fit well in your budget and in a sock!

Phone-o-Chrome Filter

$15 → BUY

Instant Camera iPhone Decal

$6 → BUY

The iPhone Wrist Strap

$35 → BUY

Smartphone Spy Lens

$20 → BUY

Super Fisheye Smartphone Lens

$25 → BUY


Polarizing Smartphone Lens

$25 → BUY

















Guide to DIY Photo Booth Backdrops

Extra photos for bloggers: 1, 2, 3

Party time! Excellent!

‘Tis the season for some serious partying and these days no party is complete without a photo booth.

Setting up a photo booth is as simple as providing a backdrop and encouraging your pals to point their smartphones toward it.

We’re here to help you with that first part (you herd your own friends in front it).

We’ll teach you three easy-peasy ways to craft a party poppin’ backdrop.

Give your party photos that extra schwing and have your friends chanting “we’re not worthy! we’re not worthy!”

Learn to Make 3 Simple Festive DIY Backdrops


Photojojo’s GIF Guide: Your Giffiest Questions, Answered

Our friend Margo (dancin’ on the right there) has a real gift for making gifs.

She can crank out a masterful gif, in a jiff.

Margo has made some jolly good gifs for the Photojojo Shop (and points beyond).

So, we grabbed our most giferiffic questions, and sat her down to gab gifs.

We’ve gathered her answers in The Ultimate Gif Guide. Read it to find how she makes gorgeous gifs, how you can too and just how to pronounce “gif” in the first place.

Read The Ultimate Gif Guide, Then Go Forth And Gif

10 Editing Tips for Making Killer Instagram Videos


Extra vids for bloggers: 1, 2, 3

When it comes to movies, editing is kind of a big deal.

Without it, we wouldn’t have twist endings. (Looking at you, M. Night.) We wouldn’t have out-of-order movies to entertain our brains (Marty McFly 4ever). We wouldn’t even have beginnings, middles, and ends!

Frankly, movies would be pretty weird and probably not very good at all without editing.

Thanks to Instagram’s 4.1 update, you can now upload videos to Instagram, meaning a whole new world of video editing has opened up!

Sound, filters, transitions, sequencing — there is so much you can do to an Instagram video before uploading it. And awesomely, you can do it all on your phone.

Consider this guide an editing workshop that’ll turn your Instagram videos into cinematic artworks served 15 seconds at a time.

10 Tips for Editing Instagram Videos