Bored with pre-packaged costume sets?
Tired of putting together rushed, ho-hum outfits right before hitting up that Halloween shindig?
Well, it’s time to get excited, stop procrastinating, and grab that glue gun cuz have we got the round-up for you!
Get inspired and delighted with 7 photo-inspired costumes ideas that include: cunning grayscale attire, the pixelation of a person, and a wicked pair of interactive paper iris glasses!
Make this year’s Halloween costume truly photo-worthy —and maybe contest-winning, too!
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Published on October 13, 2011 — See more Inspiration
The minute Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic takes off, you’ll be first in line. Where else can you get a better photo of the Milky Way than in space?
‘Til then, you’ll have to bring the stars down to Earth.
That’s what Ignacio Torres did in his photo project Stellar! He simulated an awesomely convincing galaxy with confetti, dust, and a 3-D camera (that’s where the wiggle GIF comes in!).
The combination of floating people and sparkling clouds is supreme space eye candy.
Here’s how to make your own — Have your friends jump and throw the flour and confetti at the same time. The flash will get the confetti to sparkle like stars and catch your friend floating in space! Meanwhile, the 3-D camera (see our DIY version) gives your galaxy the depth that makes it look real.
Your friends will officially be the first space tourists, and they won’t even have to buy a $2million ticket. Rawk.
After a 10 hour video game binge, reality transforms into a Scott Pilgrim-esque fantasy.
Is that dinosaur shaped shrub Yoshi incarnate? If you stomp on this mushroom, will you have an instant 2 foot growth spurt?!
Redditor NullPoint84 took note. He hung a handmade Mario question block in public, stood by with camera in hand and invited anyone to reenact the Mario fist jump!
His public experiment resulted in a fantastic photo series of strangers caught mid-air.
Make your own and add a small trampoline for extra high jumps. Make a themed photobooth or fill one with chocolate coins for tasty motivation!
p.s. Our chums at Scoutmob are giving away Public Bikes for you to explore your city and snap photos!
Ahh, road trips. Get out on the open road jamming to your favorite tunes with the wind in your hair, and time stands still.
Seriously, road trips can warp time! And we’ve got a few photo projects to prove it.
Next time you’re gonna hit the road, pack your camera and try one of these time-bending projects.
Read on to learn how to animate your road trip mascot, slow down your road trip buddy and add some magic to what you see out your window.
Since the invention of photography, photo DIY-ers have hacked their way around its limits.
Not enough light? Ohai, here’s a mega powerful flash. Too far away? Let’s just whip up a longer focal length for ya.
Photo too still? Jeremy Blanchard found his way around that.
During an engagement shoot, he made this single image of his friends traveling across a photo! And he didn’t even use a pricey strobe.
In fact, you can make one of these at home with a photo editing program.
Jeremy wrote up a how-to. Here’s an abbreviation:
1) Take multiple shots of your friends walking across the frame.
If you’re looking for more engagement photo ideas, you can always throw in a zombie.
Do you remember the first time you held a camera?
Pushing on a button somehow procured a preserved rectangular memory that you could hold in your hand.
From that day on you never looked back…mostly because you were too busy looking into the viewfinder.
World Photography Day is tomorrow, August 19th, and it’s the perfect day to show your camera some love!
Whether your preferred camera is plastic, pinhole, or also known as your phone, we’ve collected the most inspiring ideas and even a photo themed mixtape to celebrate your very own photo day at home.
Hats off to you, Mr. Daguerre.
p.s. Our buddies at Easy Canvas Prints are giving 50% off + free shipping for Photojojoers (you!). They turn your photos into rad canvas prints!
Since the dawn of time people have doodled: caves, note pads, post-its.
Even your friend’s cast has enjoyed being a doodler’s canvas.
Now our photos want to get in on the fun! You can spruce up your friend’s wardrobe, hand tint your black and white photos, and even add a frame right onto your print.
We’ll show you all you need to know to create epic photo-meets-imagination images with just a print and a pen.
The Banksy of the photo world wants you to be in his next project!
Inside Out is a photo project that asks anyone to upload their portrait with their personal story.
After uploading, your photo’s then mailed to you as a poster that you can post in public*.
The goal? To give individuals a voice and unveil the untold stories of people around the world. Awareness and mutual respect are the aim!
8,000 photographers from everywhere have already posted their own portraits and awesome/inspiring/fascinating stories which you can browse in the online gallery.
Watch JR's short vid about the project.][
*No defacing necessary. Prop it in a window or tie it to a fence, bench or balcony.
In Photo 101 the third thing they teach you, after “remove your lens cap” and “this is a shutter button,” is to keep shadows out of your photos.
In Photojojo’s Photo 1-0-FUN, shadows are chillin’ at the cool kids’ table.
The secret to success is in knowing how to work with them. Our list-o-awesome shadow ideas can help you get started.
Learn how to make your shadows multi-colored, transform teeny props into massive monsters, or create a cinematic scene with dramatic light.
Unless you’re a Vampire, grab your shadow and head towards the light!
You’re ready to frame your shot. Lifting your camera to face, you see nothing.
Blinded for just a moment, you’ve left your lenscap on (again!). What a relief to see that glorious image through your viewfinder.
It makes you wonder what you would do if that moment of blindness lasted longer than a few seconds. Would you give up photography all together?
Pete Eckert is a blind photographer who didn’t.
Amazingly, he embraced the craft even more so after becoming blind, shooting ethereal double exposures and vivid light paintings with his Mamiyaflex TLR.
He visualizes the image he wants to create in his mind and uses his senses of sound, touch, and memory to make a photograph. (Watch this 4 minute documentary to see how he frames his shots!)
He explains, “Sound gives an image just like light gives an image…My work is a byproduct of learning how to see again using sound.”
Who’d have thought the impossible was actually possible? Thanks to Pete, we’ll never forget it.
Published on February 7, 2011 — See more Inspiration
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