When you were a kid, having a camera in front of you was just a little less scary. You probably didn’t even notice it was there most of the time.
It’s that enviable carefree ‘tude kids have that makes taking portraits of them so much fun.
That’s just what You are My Wild is all about. 14 photographers document how they see their kids by submitting one remarkable portrait each week.
Meaghan Curry explains how it started:
And it seems to have worked! Check out their portraits, and may they inspire you to photograph your loved ones in a new light.
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We’ve all got them. That perfect shot hidden away on our hard drive or waiting in a negative sleeve.
But, with 80 bajillion photo sharing sites out there the question of where to share our masterpieces is not always an easy answer.
Getting your photos in the right place means getting your photos seen, so Photojojo has come up with a foolproof guide to help you figure out:
A) What type of photographer are you?
Sound simple? It is!
You can finally give ImageHive the heave ho and find the sharing service that’s right for you.
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Have you ever had a dream where you looked around the room and everyone looked exactly like you?
Wait, was that a dream?
Either way, you can turn your camera into the ultimate cloning device and make like a million clones of yourself!
With our guide, you can learn how to make carbon copies of yourself (the best photo subject around).
Lay on the couch while vacuuming, or build a human pyramid out of 10 versions of yourself.
You can make images where you (appear to) do it all. You’ve always wanted a stunt double, right?
p.s. Learn the elements of lighting and sweet power-moves you didn’t know your phone had in our Phoneography 101 course. All the cool kids are doin’ it. Sign up!
Chris Hadfield might be the hippest astronaut yet.
He shares recordings from space on Soundcloud, chats with William Shatner on Twitter, and plays guitar shows from the International Space Station.
Best of all, he shoots and tweets jaw-dropping photos of Earth from space every. single. day.
Sure you’ve seen a photo from space before, but not like this. Chris’ poignant tweets show us what it’s really like to have a daily view of Earth from far, far above.
Here’s a sampling of some of the best! (Word is he shoots with a Nikon and a 400mm lens.)
If you’re lucky, you could even get featured in one of his photo challenges! Chris will be in space through May 2013, so keep an eye out for more daily photos (see past ones on his Tumblr & Facebook).
What if your camera could talk to you? That’s exactly what Tommy Edison’s can do.
Tommy has been blind since birth, but he uses Instagram on the regular. In fact, he has over a thousand followers!
It’s all thanks to the Accessibility setting on his iPhone, a setting that dictates to him what’s on his screen. With it, he can shoot, pick filters, add a caption, and read comments.
You might be wondering why a blind person would use Instagram if they’re not able to see their photos. It’s pretty much the same reason those of us with vision do!
Through it, Tommy’s able to document and share his daily life with friends and fans. In a way, he even gets to “see” his photos through the feedback he gets.
Pretty amazing, right?
p.s. Our friends at New York Institute of Photography wanna help you become better photographers this year. You can take their classes on your time from just about anywhere!
Published on January 3, 2013 — See more Inspiration
Makin’ a list, checkin’ it twice. Adding photo gift tags makes everything nice!
What, you don’t remember that line?
Personalized photo gift tags makes exchanging gifts even more fun than it already is.
Trust us, this tutorial will have you singing along to your favorite Holiday tunes while adding style and personality to your gifts.
Forget the wrapping paper, this year we’re saving the tags!
Last year, we showed you how to one-up those mall elves in the holiday photo game.
This year, we’ll show you how to spin circles around them. Pretty soon those guys are going to be asking *you* for photo tips (and who knows, maybe Santa will hire you as his new photog).
We’re sharing a slew of photo ideas that your family will actually have fun doing! Even the most stoic of teens will crack a smile.
From creative backgrounds to great group photos that take less than 5 minutes to all the holiday lights fun you can imagine, you’re bound to find an idea that’s both creative and a blast.
Those mall elves might have speedy printers, but you have JoJo on your side.
Ever tried painting with light but got an amorphous blob instead of the heart you meant to draw? Us, too.
That’s why light stencils are so so so great!
Instead of free-hand drawing with an LED light, you’ll use a cardboard box with a shape inside of it to shoot super detailed light paintings.
You don’t even have to cut out a stencil!
Just print out an old photo or a silhouette and slide it into your homemade lightbox. Pop the flash a few times, and create surreal dreamscapes even Salvador Dali would be envious of.
What better way to take advantage of those daylight savings hours?
p.s. Make a light stencil photo, and share it with us on Twitter! We’ll spotlight 3 winners on the Photojojo Tumblr. Just 1) Follow us @photojojo and 2) Hashtag it #photojojodiy. We’ll pick winners Monday morning 11/26 PST!
The Holidays are quickly approaching, and it’s time to get crafty.
So what are you bringing to the table?
It may be all about the turkey, dressing and casseroles, but these handmade table place holders are sweeter than pumpkin pie.
This DIY tutorial incorporates some of our favorite things: photos (duh!), tiny pumpkins (yay!) and Thanksgiving (yum!).
They’ll make your dinner table look *awesome*, and they’ll show your loved ones how much they mean to you.
Now isn’t that what Thanksgiving is all about?
We have to admit, here at Photojojo, we love our job.
Our favorite part of our job? Sharing all the cool stuff we find with YOU!
That’s why we’re spilling our secrets and letting you in on the inside scoop.
Check out this article to meet the Photojojo team and find out what our favorite gadgets are.
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