What does the Battle of Gettysburg have in common with Yu-Gi-Oh, Washington Crossing the Delaware, and Star Wars?
They’ve all challenged you to make a cameo appearance.
Photo-reenactments are pure-distilled fun: start by picking your favorite movie/show/poster/painting, then gather friends, props, and costumes to recreate it. Instant inspiration!
Banishing photographer’s block for good while slipping goofily into the annals of history? Hand us our tri-corner hat.
Yesterday … all our troubles seemed so far away. And by “yesterday” we mean “in 1991.”
Jog memories of childhood bliss with the game “Young-Me-Now-Me.”
To play, just find an old picture of yourself, and then snap a modern-day recreation.
The challenge, of course, is matching yesteryear’s settings, costumes, and props: good luck finding that laser backdrop, plaid vest, and lawnmower-sized cellphone.
And who’d have guessed that fanny packs and jorts still look as cool as ever?
Published on February 25, 2010 — See more Photo Projects
Admit it: You desperately want to post photos of yourself, but you’re afraid to look vain.
Fear not, friend.
Four years ago, Noah showed the world that self-portraits can be profound.
Today, Tumblr users rock the self-portrait with Gratuitous Picture of Yourself Wednesday (GPOYW).
It’s simple. Stand and flail your arms by yourself — you’re loco. Do it with 1000 others in a crowded stadium — it’s the wave. GPOYW is an internet-wide wave for self-portraits.
It’s okay to post a picture of yourself. On Wednesdays.
p.s. Help? Amit’s speaking at PMA on Saturday, and he’d love your help with this 60-Second photography survey. Satisfaction guaranteed!
Photo Credit: Nicole_Writes
Published on February 16, 2010 — See more Photo Projects
Some people want to travel the world before they die.
Some want to be rich and famous.
And others just want to knit themselves a bodystocking out of albino poodle fur.
What do you want to do before you shuffle off this mortal coil?
Wait, wait, don’t answer yet.
Get a pal to snap a Polaroid as you tell them your dream. Then write your answer on the photo and send it off to the kids who thought up this crazy project.
New pictures go up each month from people all the planet, people just like you who appreciate travel, riches, and the comfort of discarded poodle hair.
p.s. They’re only accepting Polaroids, so what if you’re outta film? Start your own project! with Instax or digital prints. ‘Cause nobody puts you in the corner, pally.
p.p.s. Still plenty of time for Photojojo Goodies for Christmas! Order by Mon, Dec 14 by First class (or FREE SHIPPING) and Wed, Dec 16 by Priority Mail (other methods available for later).
Published on December 10, 2009 — See more Photo Projects
You already roped them into wearing the “Be Fri” bracelet that matches your “st ends.” Now it’s time to convince your bestie to do a collaborative photoblog!
Here’s the big idea: You and a buddy each post a photo a day side-by-side. It’s a simple concept but the results are often brilliant.
Two of our all-time favorite collaborative photoblogs: Minty Forest, the work of good friends Nina and Josh, and Don’t Wiggle, featuring BFFs Ranjit and Spatialk’s daily photos inspired by Webster’s word of the day.
Grab a pal, grab a camera, and get snapping.
via reader Matt Nuzzaco
Published on October 1, 2009 — See more Photo Projects
One frame to frame them all!
Quick! Reach between the couch cusions, empty out the change jar, run down to the thrift store, and splurge on one fabulous frame to fancy up all your photos.
We were inspired to hit the streets, frame in hand, by the work of Geo Geller, who shoots with a frame in each of his shots.
So get into the right frame of mind and read our tips!
But we’ve got a brand new favorite: refractographs!
They look super high-tech, but you just need a flashlight and a piece of clear glass or plastic to make ‘em happen.
Shine the light through the glass and take pictures of the patterns that come through!
We’re giving away 10 Kodak cameras this week to celebrate our wizard new book!
It’s ridiculously easy to win. (Do it!)
Three years ago, we set out on a mission: to inspire your digital photos to be more than mere megapixels.
So we started a website, and sent out a newsletter. And then we sent out more newsletters. Then the Photojojo Shop was born (while we kept sending newsletters).
And now … WE HAVE A BOOK! You know — paper, ink, a table of contents. The whole shebang.
Complete with 192 full-color pages of our most popular photo projects (all souped up) plus tons of new ones, and some great ideas from the most talented folks we know.
It’s been a year in the works, and we can. not. wait. for you to see it.
p.s. To celebrate our launch we’re giving away tonso stuff from the Photojojo Shop; Bottle Cap Tripods, Level Camera Cubes, Magnetic Photo Rope and ten copies of our book. All week long!
Just RT @photojojo … we’ll be picking winners until Friday.
AND we started a Photojojo Book Group on Flickr for everyone to share their first cuddly book moments.
Look! Below the jump! A sneak peek for you, darling reader: one of the projects from our super fantastic master work of literature (plus 3 more crafty tidbits). Enjoy.
Sveinn Birkir has been collecting images from 1976 to make a visual anthology of the year he was born.
Sprinkle in some family photos and show off your time capsule! Start a photoblog, or print the photos and stick ‘em on the wall.
Better yet, do this for a pal (or your kid, if you’ve got one of those) and make it into a book for their birthday. Better even than cupcakes, amigo.
p.s. We really wish our name was Sveinn.
Published on May 14, 2009 — See more Photo Projects
Does your mom want jewelry for Mother’s Day? Nah. Bath salts? Nope. A pet tarantula? Probably not.
What she really wants is time with you! (Also possibly lunch.)
Your mom sounds nice. So we’ve got 11 different ways to make her happy on Mother’s Day!
We’ve got ideas for photos to take, things to make, and things you can do together.
You’re a good kid.
p.s. Mother’s Day is May 10th this year. Get crackin’!
Photo credit: kjsydney
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