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You calmly plug your ears at the first hint of a Christmas carol and politely refuse your co-worker’s gingerbread cookies.
The Holidays, already?
Well cheer up scrooge! Here’s a darn good reason to end your holiday denial: The Photojojo Holiday Gift Guide Numero Uno.
We’ve been (really, really) pumped on these photo goodies all year. So without further ado:
The iPhone Lens Dial
FREE SHIPPING! A complete three-lens optical system for the iPhoneographer that’s got it all.
Made from aircraft-grade aluminium and high quality glass, these Fisheye, Wide Angle and Telephoto Lenses are top notch.
Just twist the dial to choose your lens of choice!
Camera Tote & Pouch
This tote bag and zipper pouch are decked out in awesome illustrations of vintage cameras. Both boast plenty of room for all your crafty photo tidbits.
A bag that loves cameras as much as you? Makes sense to us.
The Light Paint Can
Looks just like a spray paint can, but paints light instead of, erm, paint!
This guy is equipped with a super strong LED for drawing with light when your camera is set on a long exposure.
Vintage Camera Mobile
Vintage cameras are our favorite kind of eye candy.
Handmade and intricately detailed, the Vintage Camera Mobile satisfies your old-school camera lust. Without costing you a pretty penny!
DIY Twin Lens Camera
Put your expert camera knowledge to a test! Build your own camera with this DIY kit!
You’ll learn all about how cameras work and have a brand new camera to play with.
And hey, “learning new things” sounds like a great excuse to get a new camera to us!
Lens Cap Strap Holder
Isn’t it nice when really smart solutions are also really simple?
Example: a lens cap holder that keeps the cap safely attached to your camera strap while you shoot.
No more wandering lens caps. No more scratched lenses. No more ruined photos. Ahhh.
Do you remember the first time you held a camera?
Pushing on a button somehow procured a preserved rectangular memory that you could hold in your hand.
From that day on you never looked back…mostly because you were too busy looking into the viewfinder.
World Photography Day is tomorrow, August 19th, and it’s the perfect day to show your camera some love!
Whether your preferred camera is plastic, pinhole, or also known as your phone, we’ve collected the most inspiring ideas and even a photo themed mixtape to celebrate your very own photo day at home.
Hats off to you, Mr. Daguerre.
p.s. Our buddies at Easy Canvas Prints are giving 50% off + free shipping for Photojojoers (you!). They turn your photos into rad canvas prints!
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Like instant film and harem pants, GIFs are making quite the comeback.
They may have had an awkward start back in their earlier days, but now GIFs are easier to craft and looking better than ever thanks to lasers, smart phones, and good old fashioned creativity.
We found the raddest and baddest ways to make and show off GIFs from real-life GIF zoetropes to making your phone’s background animated.
Creepy dancing Ally McBeal baby, step aside. There are new GIFs in town.
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It’s that time of the year again…
Also Known As: A magical week when photographers around the world celebrate all things instant and make photos like crazy.
Because we ♥ you, we’ve rounded up our favorite projects, tips, & inspiration to get your instant ideas developing! (See what we did there? har har.)
Grab your camera, feed it some film, and read on to learn how to use instant photos to decorate, stay organized, make hand-made photograms, and even see-through instant prints!
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They say one man’s trash is another man’s treasure.
You say as long as it’s related to photography, there’s no such thing as trash.
You keep shelves full of broken cameras, expired film, and 1MP digital cameras from middle school. (Nostalgia alert!)
Because we wouldn’t dare give away our precious cameras, we thought we might try to see if we could find some crafty projects to do with our vintage equipment instead!
Read on to learn how to turn an old TV into a glowing photo display, the best way to bring plant life to a dead lens, how you can make jewelry from your broken camera parts, and more!
p.s. Our buds at MOO just launched nifty new stickers that you can customize with your own photos. Head here to get 40% off all MOO stickers until 6/30.
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While we love taking photos on land, and sometimes high up in the sky, we can’t resist the magic that takes place underwater.
Real life Nemos, free floating props, and fashionable mermaids show us that underwater is the place to be!
Get a camera that can work in a (extremely) wet environment, and dive in to capture and
conquer the wonders of the water world.
Here‘s our top 15 list of uh-mazingly easy tips to get your feet wet in underwater photography.
p.s. Work with us! Photojojo’s hiring both in and outside of San Francisco. Seeking web developers, product buyers & sourcers, photographers, and writers.
Nikon vs Canon, Mac vs PC, Rebecca Black vs Justin Bieber.
2-sided feuds aren’t a foreign concept considering you’re a Canon/Mac/Bieber appreciator.
When it comes to phones, you’re an Android lover.
These are the top 10 crowd favorites!
Plus, as an added bonus, we rounded up apps designed to make life easier while you’re out shooting with your non-phone camera.
Whether you’re working with a gingerbread, cupcake, or a little green robot, your photo app folder is about to get real happy.
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Ever wonder how your camera works?
…If instant photos are actually made of something other than magic?
We sure as heck do!
In fact, we think the science of photography is half of the reason that being a photographer is so freakin’ cool.
While photography usually feels like magic, it’s actually very scientific and mathematical. (We even know the ISO of the human eye!)
We’re going to show you some of our favorite basic photography techniques, what makes them tick, and how you can try them all yourself for a hands-on view of how all your favorite photo stuff works!
p.s. We’re searching for a few fabulous photogs to take photos for the shop! Got what it takes?
We’ve been wondering what photo apps the cool kids are using on their phones these days. Instagram? Hipstamatic? Diptic maybe?
So we rounded up 12 of our favorite smarties and asked for their top 3 faves.
Who’d we ask? Photographers (of course), web entrepreneurs, illustrators, designers, the guy who invented the #hashtag, and even a Mythbuster!
Here’s what we found out.
[BTW, we've got Android apps in here, too!]
Of all the motions in the book, slow motion is the one that really gets your photo mojo (jojo?) going.
But woe is you — the price tag on a high speed camera averages about $100,000 (ohai Phantom Flex).
Will you ever get to play with slo-mo effects? Oh heck yes, you will!
Twixtor is a simple After Effects/Final Cut Pro plugin that will make your video look like it was shot at incredible 1000fps levels. It adds frames instead of merely slowing down your footage.
In other words, you’ll get epic montages that capture every gorgeous detail you’d otherwise miss in normal-time. Even super ordinary actions look phenomenal at 1000+fps.
Twixtor’s paving the road to making this creative effect available to more folks (not just ones with tons of moola), and we think that’s pretty rad.
[FYI Twixtor runs around $300-$500, thousands cheaper than a fancy camera, but another alternative are speed adjustment tools like Time Warp which comes with After Effects, as seen here.]
p.s. We’re headed to Hong Kong! Know any cool camera shops we should visit? (Or anything else amazing we should see?) Tell us!