Inspiration

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.

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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.

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DIY: Photo Piñatas

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Have you ever wondered why piñatas are exclusively reserved for fiestas and strange colorful animals?

Well that’s not the case anymore, amigos! Allow us to introduce Photo Piñatas.

Turn your friends’ faces into awesome candy-filled piñatas for sweet personalized gifts.

You don’t need to wait for Cinco de Mayo, photo piñatas are fit for every occasion.

Need to say you’re sorry? Hard-to-buy-for-friend’s birthday? Father’s day? Proposing? Photo Piñatas for everyone!

Vamos!

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Turn Your Photos Into Beautiful Photo Narratives With Exposure

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There are plenty of places on the web to post a photo your friends will “like.”

Our pals at Exposure have created a way to share photos that’ll make your friends straight up marvel!

Exposure is a super simple way create a photo narrative with your photos. Drag and drop your very best shots onto the page and an algorithm arranges them for you.

Type in a few words and you have a beautifully laid out photo story ready to share.

It takes the tricky out of making a stunning spread so you can concentrate on having adventures and taking great shots.

For inspiration, check out the very best Exposure photo stories already created.

Exposure is rolling out invites as we speak and we’ve got a link that’ll get you to the front of the line.

Sign up for Exposure, Share Your Photo Stories

DIY: Geometric Wall Décor


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What do the Pythagorean Theorum, protractors and high school students scratching their heads all have in common? Geometry!

Geometry isn’t always fun, but when you combine (or add) it with photos, the results are just fantastic.

Hang your photos in triangles for to create totally fun geometric wall décor that’ll really (math) class up your walls.

Even those of us who are less than stellar at geometry, need not fear. This project is easy as 3.14.

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Picture Pumpkins: Give Your Halloween Memories a Gourdy Glow

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We’ve all been there.

You’ve braved the pumpkin’s innards and spent hours etching its Titian-hued flesh.

Then, the neighbor’s cat dashes by the window (or was that a ghost?) and suddenly you’ve lopped the smirk right off of Jack O. Lantern’s face.

It’s time to defy the exacting standards of our annual October undertaking and replace them with a more photo-realistic (because we’re using a real picture!) and totally classy (because we’re framing it!) pumpkin.

It’s a gourd revolution!

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DIY: Fringed Photo Cupcake Toppers

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There is only one thing better than a cupcake with sprinkles… a cupcake with sprinkles AND a personalized cupcake topper. That’s a fact.

Yes friends, store bought toppers are like, so 2001.

We’ll show you how you can turn your photos into fun fringed cupcake toppers.

Dig out the scissors, print out some photos, frost and sprinkle your cupcakes, and let’s get fringing!

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