Travel Photography Tips and Tricks
How do you capture the magical feeling of traveling to a new city for the first time?
Heck if we know! So … We found someone who does.
Sam Horine shoots cityscapes so stunning a scroll through his Instagram feed feels like a trip around a whole new world.
We wanted to know just how he captures the cities he visits so very well, so we asked him … and he told us!
Published on July 17, 2014 — See more Inspiration
History Fact: Shortly after signing the Declaration of Independence Benjamin Franklin invented fireproof pants. He knew … Freedom = Fireworks.
Before tomorrow night’s celebrations of freedom sparkle across the sky, brush up on your firework photo taking skills.
Or, if you dislike following rules as much as you dislike tea taxes, exercise creative freedom with these twists on firework photography.
Now, grab your camera, go out, and make ol’ Ben proud.
Romain Laurent Reveals His Tricks
When we see a photo that just makes us say, “How in the world?!” we just have to stop talking out loud to our computer screen, hunt down the genius behind said stunner and ask them…
“How in the world?!”
Turns out it’s Romain Laurent who crafts the mind bending, perfectly looped portraits that had us agog.
So, we tracked him down and bombarded him with “hows,” “whys” and “you’re so cools.”
Check out his answers and see more of his loop portraits over on our blog.
Published on June 5, 2014 — See more Inspiration
It’s here! It’s here! It’s time to memorialize our heroes and kick off the sunniest* season of them all.
No matter how you’re celebrating this weekend, we’ve got your packing list covered:
Fresh out of that last one? Follow us to a summer inspired link roundup. We’ve got tips for folks headed to the beach, the woods, the park, the amusement park, underwater or anywhere sunny.
*Sun not guaranteed in all locales.
Sure, your photography is good. But, did you know it can also do good?
Use your photos to put smiles on the faces of your best chums and total strangers.
Simply enter a photo and message of gratitude into our Thanks Machine and we’ll pop out a sendable thanks-o-gram.
Send it out to that pal you’re thankful for and we’ll donate $1 to Kids’ Photography Education through Donors Choose. Whabam! You just helped out a total stranger.
Put your photos to good use, express your thanks and educate kiddos.
Published on March 27, 2014 — See more Inspiration
A Profesh Photographer
This is Margo. ->
She takes all the photos for the Photojojo Shop, like these. ->
She gets money (& snacks) for doing that, so that makes her a professional photographer!
We snuck a video camera into the photo studio at Photojojo HQ so you can watch her work … LIVE.
See just what a pro photog does all day.
How does she set up her lights? Where does she position the camera? What kind of snacks are those?
Published on March 6, 2014 — See more Inspiration
You’ve pretty much mastered the selfie … impeccable arm extension, flawless duck face, precision head tilt.
All that perfection can get boring.
It’s time to make the switch to Pano Selfies.
Give your selfies some edge with distorted perspective, glitchy stitching and guaranteed laughs from all who see ‘em.
1. Put your camera into Panoramic mode or fire up any auto-stitching pano app.
2. Point your camera at your face and start the pano. It can be tricky since you have to use the back-facing camera, but practice makes perfect (or a bit easier).
3. Move you camera from one side of your face to the other. Use your whole arm, don’t just tilt the phone. Add wiggles, bumps, move the camera closer/farther from your face or change your expression as the phone passes by, for max silliness.
4. Share! Throw your masterpiece onto the web with #panoselfie.
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.
We’re not sure what it is about autumn that makes us feel downright snap happy!
Maybe boots and sweaters just make us feel more poetic than flip-flops.
We know how quickly autumn’s colors fade, and we don’t want you and your lens to miss a minute of it.
So we’ve scoured Instagram for the season’s best hashtags to inspire you to trade in your lemonade for a latte, then get out there and capture fall in all it’s glory.
When was the last time you got to snuggle a wolf puppy at work?
Never? Us neither. Sharon Montrose, on the other hand, can raise her hand to that one (and we’re green with jelly).
Sharon’s the photographer behind The Animal Print Shop. You might’ve spotted her portraits of wide-eyed baby giraffes, raccoons looking smug, and baby bears being baby bears.
We asked about how she discovered her awesome talent for photographing animal personality and what working commercially is all about.
While wolf pups might not be next up on your model list, you’ll get inspired to sit your pet down for a session!
p.s. We’re hiring for an amazing opening at Photojojo. We’re looking to re-invent what/how/where we publish online, and we’re seeking one amazing somebody to lead the charge as Editorial & Community Lead.
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