Tests, leukemia and bone marrow are scary words, but they don’t have to be!
You can actually use your photo talents to turn those words into something good!
When we found out that our very own Amit (founder of Photojojo) has leukemia and needs a bone marrow donor to cure it, our first thought was, How can we help?
The answer is getting more people — especially South Asians (Indians, Pakistanis, Nepali etc) — in the bone marrow registry!
People + Party + Photobooth. You thinking what we’re thinking?
Tomorrow in San Francisco we’ll be taking part à la photo booth in BYOSA: A Swabbing Party for Amit, and we want you to come. A bone marrow test is merely a swab of the cheek, and that simple act could save someone’s life.
If you can’t make it, you can still help Amit & others cure their leukemia (for real!):
Published on October 24, 2011 — See more Photo Projects
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.
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.
Poor, neglected photo negatives.
Ever since digital photography has come into play, these photographic beings have lost their heyday and are quite the endangered species in the photography world.
Well, neglect them no further—time to use those negatives for something positively enlightening!
Brighten up their lives—and yours—by using them to make a lightbox-esque candle holders!
It’s a super simple and fun way to dress up your candle lights for these lovely summer nights!
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.
We’ve always suspected our camera was a neo-postmodernist.
Always subverting the establishment, our humble DSLR likes to challenge the limits of art and convention. We’d easily say it belongs up there with the best of Dadaism.
Now our camera has joined forces with our tablet and phone to throw our minds for an even more psych-optic monkey wrench.
By cleverly overlapping gadgets and photos, you can make picture-in-picture art that makes your electronic gizmos look completely transparent. Your meta masterpiece is waiting to be made!
They say one man’s trash is another man’s treasure.
You say as long as it’s related to photography, there’s no such thing as trash.
You keep shelves full of broken cameras, expired film, and 1MP digital cameras from middle school. (Nostalgia alert!)
Because we wouldn’t dare give away our precious cameras, we thought we might try to see if we could find some crafty projects to do with our vintage equipment instead!
Read on to learn how to turn an old TV into a glowing photo display, the best way to bring plant life to a dead lens, how you can make jewelry from your broken camera parts, and more!
p.s. Our buds at MOO just launched nifty new stickers that you can customize with your own photos. Head here to get 40% off all MOO stickers until 6/30.
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