How to Shoot Star Trails & Out of This World Night Sky Photos


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It’s beautiful and sparkly. It’s the night sky!

When the night is clear, the stars and astrophotographers come out to play. But you don’t need to be an astronomer to shoot the stars. We’ll show you how.

Immortalize the ever-changing cosmos in glorious photos with a few handy rules on tripod-use and exposure.

Whether you’re shooting the auroras or want to capture star trails, long exposures will get you there. Click on for our best tips!

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Worldwide Pinhole Day, 5 Amazing Cameras to Inspire You + Tips

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Every year, a strange and wonderful phenomenon takes place. *Every* object around you transforms into a camera.

No kidding. One time, we saw a refrigerator take a picture of an egg. Then the egg snapped a picture of a bell pepper. Before the bell pepper could take a picture, someone ate it!

Let Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day redefine your idea of what a camera can be. It’s happening this year on April 29th!

From your own fist to a saltine cracker, we’ve rounded up astounding pinhole cameras with tips for your own camera creations.

5 Incredible Pinhole Cameras

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Keep Your Film Safe on Plane Trips


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The airport x-ray machine is a dastardly villain with his sneaky invisible light.

If you’ve ever come home from vacation and found your film exposures looked really foggy or strange, your film might have been a victim of x-rays.

Thankfully, there are ways to keep your film safe on its trip through airport security. This is one time you might want the security agents to get more hands-on!

How to Travel with Film

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Keep Film Fresh For Years to Come


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It’s a heartbreaking tale: film may one day be hard to find.

With companies cutting down on the kinds of film they make, filmophiles are working to amass a stash of their favorites.

The good news is film keeps better than a fruitcake from 2005!

With a few simple steps, the film you bought in 2012 will be usable for years to come.

How to Store Your Film

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CES Mania — Our Roundup of the Raddest New Camera Releases!

We’re at CES this week!

That stands for Consumer Electronics Show, a convention of the latest in gadgets of all kinds, but best of all: cameras.

You’ll find booths for everything from Hello Kitty to Nikon, Fuji, and Polaroid.

Because all the sensor sizes, f-stops and long-winded terminology* start to melt into a foggy photo haze, we rounded up and broke down the most noteworthy camera stories from CES!

*mirrorless interchangeable-lens cameras, anyone?

A Guide to the Latest in Digital Cameras

p.s. Our pals at the New York Institute of Photography want to help you become the best photographer ever. You can take their classes on your own time from just about anywhere! READ MORE

Sweet Photo Project Ideas for the New Year!

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The Holidays are over: all the eggnog has been drunk and the presents opened.

Some of you have already had coffee, grabbed your new camera and are ready for a photo challenge for the coming year.

Or maybe some of you are still in your jammies whilst Instagramming your new Angry Bird slippers.

Well, we’ve got some amazing photo projects to inspire and motivate you all!

From daily year-long endeavors to self-portraits and solargraphs, there’s a project that’ll suit your photo personality.

Photo Projects for a Snappy New Year

How to Take Care of Your New Camera
(And Play with It, Too!)

You’ve been good all year, and Santa recognized your dedication with a brand new camera!

We thought we’d help with some practical tips about taking care of your new baby.

Everything from how to clean your lens, what filters are what and what to do with the photos after you’ve played with your camera plenty.

It’s okay if Santa forgot to include a care guide. We got you covered.

Get Started With Your New Camera!

Photojojo’s 2011 Holiday Gift Guide — Part 3!

Last (and just maybe best): Gift Guide Numer Tres!

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!

SX-70 Polaroid Camera
$350-$400 at the Photojojo Store

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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.

The Lomokino
$99 at the Photojojo Store

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      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.

iPhone Carabiner Clip
$30 at the Photojojo Store

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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!”

Click Click Camera Print
$35 at the Photojojo Store

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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.

The Folding Tripod
$49 at the Photojojo Store

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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.

Sterling Lens Wrist Cuff
$190 at the Photojojo Store

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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.

Cloak Camera Bag
$69 at the Photojojo Store

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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.

Dot iPhone Panorama Lens
$79 at the Photojojo Store

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Help Portrait: Take Portraits & Give Them, Too!

Superheroes were never paid for their humanitarian efforts. Come to think of it, they kinda just did all their do-goodin’ for free!

Maybe it’s because there’s something intrinsically awesome about helping others. It just makes you feel good.

On December 10th, you can take part in Help Portrait by giving a portrait to someone in need!

With the forthcoming Christmas tree installations and mall traffic, give a portrait to restore dignity, bring smiles and even remind people, many of whom have forgotten, how beautiful they are.

How to Give a Portrait to Someone in Need

Photo: Dallas, TX Help Portrait

Top 10 Tips from Our Fave Kid Photographer!

Holiday. Photo. Time.

Three innocent little words that when strung together can cause much anxiety in parents around the globe.

To reduce the stress and end up with photos that really capture the true spirit of your family, we nabbed professional kid photographer and author of Click!, Rachel Devine.

Rachel’s neatly rolled up her top notch advice in this guide that’ll last you straight through your eggnog supply and into next year!

Top 10 Tips for Photographing Kids