Inspiration

Tips for Making Your Own Oscar-Worthy Film

It’s that time of year – the stars will soon be on the red carpet, and the golden statues given once again. It’s Oscar Season!

The 2017 Academy Award nominations run the gamut of filmmaking, but they all have one thing in common – they are filmed beautifully, feature perfect lighting, and capture breathtaking audio.

We’ve compiled a list of some of our favorite Oscar nominations and winners, of this year and years past, along with some tips for using Photojojo gadgets when creating your own Oscar-worthy piece of cinema.

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Throw a Photo-Fun New Years Eve Party!

We’ve all been there – a New Year’s Eve “party” with stale chips and nothing to do.

While we can’t help with the snacks, we can help with the fun – yes, there are photos involved, of course.

Use a few (or all) of these tricks and gadgets to make your New Year’s party one to remember, even as we’re all trying to forget 2016.

p.s. Don’t forget: You can save 15% on your entire order in the Photojojo Shop with the coupon “ByeSanta”, now through 1/1.

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KitSplit Giveaway Winners: It’s You!

Well, technically, we have just one grand prize winner: @camdenwalker won $200 in gear rental and gizmos!

But, we looooved seeing all your contest entries, and your big photo plans. You had so many great ideas, that we’ve decided to do what we can to turn all these dreams into reality.

We can’t giveaway everything (our accountants said no. boooo) but we can offer discounts! Use the code FALL for 20% off gear rental at KitSplit, and/or use the code DreamBig for $10 off any Photojojo order over $25.

Now, to really get your creative juices flowing, click on through for ten of our favorite photography ideas entered into the #KitJojoGiveaway.
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KitSplit: Shoot with Super Fancy Gear for Very Little Moola

We’re ‘bout to get you all geared up for photo-snapping funmazement.

We’ve teamed up with KitSplit for a great giveaway! (We’re kinda mad we can’t win ourselves).

Win $100 in Photojojo gizmos and $100 in gear rental from KitSplit.

What’s a KitSplit? We’re glad you asked. Read along for complete giveaway rules and a formal introduction to our pals, the KitSplitters.

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Macro Maven: An Interview with Ithalu Dominguez

Whenever we scroll up on an Instagram from @itha_mar, we *marvel* at her amazing knack for snapping super close-up macros, of Mother Nature’s handy work.

She’s no professional with a fancy bunch of gear, and specially trained bugs that stay extra still.

Ithalu shoots mostly with her phone. A phone! Just like that one you’ve got right there.

So, we caught up with her to find out all her secrets (in hopes of mastering bug-ography ourselves).

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Brian “Babs” Babineau: Boston’s Premier Pro Sports Photographer

In 2008, just moments before the Boston Celtics defeated the Lakers to win the NBA Championship, Brian Babineau spotted Celtics All-Star Paul Pierce approaching Coach Doc Rivers with a cooler full of Gatorade.

Instinctively, he got up, backed off, lifted his camera and pressed the shutter.

The iconic shot of Rivers under a deluge of orange electrolytes is one that basketball fans will look back on years from now and treasure.

But today is just a regular day for the Celtics team photographer more commonly known as “Babs.” Read along as we follow Babineau for the day at a Celtics home game against the Utah Jazz and learn what it takes to be Boston’s go-to pro-sports photographer.

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8 Fashion Photographers You Should Have On Your Radar

The fashion photography world is enormous, and it’s ever growing.

So how in the world do you find the best of the best? Ask the experts!

Atlas Magazine is an independent print and digital publication geared at the promotion of the next generation of fashion creatives. They receive thousands of submissions a month from photographers globally.

So we asked them, experts that they are, to list the fashion photographers that they’re loving right now.

Take a look at the list. Follow your faves on Instagram. We think you’re going to love them too!

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Our Top 10 Posts from Our First 10 Years

Today, April 1st is Photojojo’s 10th Birthday (no foolin’)!

What started as a photo idea and inspiration newsletter, is all grown up now.

We’re a photo idea and inspiration blog, with a top-notch photo gear shop, a fun community across social media and of course, a darn good newsletter.

What exactly have we been up to for the last ten years? We’ll let the internet decide the greatest things we’ve done. Here are the 10 most popular Photojojo articles of all time!

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Photo Pranks To Trick Your Pals

It’s April Fools’ Day!*

*APRIL FOOLS. It’s really not till Friday.

You still have time to plan the perfect photo prank.

So, we’ve rounded up our favorite ways to trick our buddies. Oh, and there’s a spider on your shoulder.

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Winner Winner! See Who Won Our Game of Phones

We played a super fun round of Game of Phones on Twitter yesterday.

We tweeted out cards and you all replied. Scroll along to see the winners (and proud new owners of $50 Photojojo gift cards).

If you didn’t win, we’ve still got a prize for you – take $4.43 off of your very own Game of Phones with the coupon code AnswerEm, in honor of Luke’s texts. Who’s Luke? You’ll see …

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