Inspiration

Loop Portraits:
Romain Laurent Reveals His Tricks

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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.

Romain Laurent Reveals The Tricks to His Trade

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Summertime Photo Tips and Inspiration

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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:

  • Sun screen
  • Camera
  • Photo tips and Inspiration

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.

Find Photo Inspiration for Your Memorial Day Weekend

*Sun not guaranteed in all locales.

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DIY: Photo Surprise Easter Eggs

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What came first? The chicken or the chocolate egg? We don’t know but we do know what came next. You!

Surprise a friend as they bite into an Easter egg by hiding a photo on the inside.

All you need for this surprise are some chocolate eggs, a little chocolate surgery and a photo of yourself in your Easter best.

Put on those bunny ears and hop this way for chocolate surprise fun times.

Learn How to Make Your Own Photo Surprise Easter Eggs

p.s. Need a pick me up? Go to HighFiveTheInternet.com and HIGH FIVE THE ENTIRE INTERNET. We made this li’l site for National High Five Day today!

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It’s Thanks Back Thursday!


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.

Send a Photo Thanks-O-Gram

Find Out What It Takes To Be
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?

Watch Margo LIVE Today from 12-3pm PST

p.s. She’ll even stop working for a Q&A at 2:30 PST. Leave your questions for her on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

Pano Selfie Is The New Selfie


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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.

It’s easy!

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.

5. Check Out Others’ Pano Selfies and Have a Chuckle

Amazing Little Pocket Portfolio


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There is something to be said about an object that fits in the palm of your hand.

Small things have that cool ability to be precious while at the same time not taking themselves too seriously.

They are quiet and understated and beg us to take a second look.

We’ve got a handy little tutorial for you that will show you how to easily make a tiny portfolio to showcase your large talent.

Good things come in small packages. Oh, heck yeah they do!

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DIY: Valentine Photo Cards

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Roses are red.
Violets are blue.
Listen up and we promise
Your sweetie will love you!

This year, you could go and buy a generic Valentine’s Day card or you can use your own photos and a bit of cutting know-how to make an even better one.

Valentine Photo Cards are a sweet way to personalize your message and show your sweetheart that you have gone the extra mile.

Go get your craft knife and repeat after us: Hallmark Schmallmark.

Learn How to Make Your Own Photo Valentine Cards

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DIY: Photo Shake Notebooks

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This is the year you get organized. You’re gonna need a notebook for to-do’s and goal lists.

But not just any ol’ notebook … a fun photo notebook with pix on the cover that move when you shake ’em!

Keep organized and show off your happy snaps at the same time by giving any notebook a makeover using photos, confetti and a bit of cellophane.

Say no to boring this year and shake things up with a fun new notebook covered in photos (that move around).

Learn How to Make Your Own Photo Shake Notebooks

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Photo Inspiration: The Best of the Best of 2013

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.

See the Very Best of The Best Photos of 2013

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