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#From Where I Stand, Skyscraper Edition

You’ve taken #From Where I Stand shots in a snowy field, in line at the market, on 8 mile hikes and down alleyways in far-off countries.

The last frontier? The ledge of your town’s highest skyscraper.

Sounds scary, but once you scale your way up and point your camera down, you’ll fall in love with what you see.

Dennis Maitland can attest to it. He’s been documenting his rooftop adventures in Detroit by photographing his feet over ledges.

The result is an awesome collection of aerial views with a touch of self-portrait.

#Fromwhereistand → #Fromwheremyfeetdangle.

Dennis Maitland’s Skyscraper Self-Portraits
via Fubiz

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DIY Photo Wrapping Paper — Wrap Gifts in Your Very Own Photos!

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Reindeer and Santa Claus wrapping paper = snoozefest!

Switch things up this year with your very own DIY photographic wrapping paper.

It’s a gift in and of itself — especially if it’s got your beautiful mug on it.

Your friends and family will def want to save your crafty wrapping. Maybe they’ll even regift it!

Make Photo Wrapping Paper

p.s. The Photojojo Store is still shipping for Christmas! Orders placed today over $100 get free UPS 2-day delivery just in time for Santa. So come on over!

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Help Portrait: Take Portraits & Give Them, Too!

Superheroes were never paid for their humanitarian efforts. Come to think of it, they kinda just did all their do-goodin’ for free!

Maybe it’s because there’s something intrinsically awesome about helping others. It just makes you feel good.

On December 10th, you can take part in Help Portrait by giving a portrait to someone in need!

With the forthcoming Christmas tree installations and mall traffic, give a portrait to restore dignity, bring smiles and even remind people, many of whom have forgotten, how beautiful they are.

How to Give a Portrait to Someone in Need

Photo: Dallas, TX Help Portrait

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How Cameras & Toys Change Kids’ Lives

We’ve all been there: not having the words to express what we feel. Kids in war zones know this too well.

Brian McCarty had a thought: what if cameras were the key to teaching kids how to tell their stories?

He traveled to Jerusalem, the center of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, to find out.

Brian asked kids to draw what they’ve seen, and then recreated the scenes in a photograph with toys. He found that a combination of play and art therapy was a powerful and life changing way to give kids a voice.

Photographers often turn to their camera when words just won’t do. Turns out kids are no different.

Wanna get involved? Watch a short video at the Kickstarter link below!

War Toys: A Therapeutic Photo Project

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7 Photo-Worthy Costume Ideas to Inspire Your Halloween Attire!

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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!

7 Rad Photo-Themed Costume Ideas!

p.s. Like us on Facebook today! We’re giving away a Double Exposure Digi Camera!!

Main GIF: Grayscale – BoingBoing, Pixel guy – Joe Nicosia, and Glasses – art.makes.

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How to Photograph the Galaxy…in 3D!

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.

Stellar — Ignacio Torres’ Galactic GIFs


   
   
Be Mario — A Public Photo Experiment with Nerd Style

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!

For more Mario inspiration, see Poster Child!

Be Mario — Real Life Video Gaming [via My Modern MET]

p.s. Our chums at Scoutmob are giving away Public Bikes for you to explore your city and snap photos!


   
   
3 Mind-Bending Time-Twisting Road Trip Photo Projects

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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.

3 Time-Twisting Road Trip Photo Projects

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How to Walk Across a Photo — Multiple Exposure Magic!

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.
2) Layer the photos into a single image in Photoshop.
3) Erase the surroundings leaving only the subjects. (Except on the main background.)
4) Lower the opacity on the ones that you want to appear lighter.

If you’re looking for more engagement photo ideas, you can always throw in a zombie.

Make Your Subjects Move with Multiple Exposures
[BTW, Jeremy's selling this print here!]


   
   
World Photography Day — Ideas & Inspiration to Celebrate All Things Photo

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.

Photojojo’s Guide to World Photography Day

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!

Feature image: Sherman Geronimo-Tan

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