You had a journal once.
Then, your little sister found it and told your crush all about your dreams of running away to Disneyland to fulfill your dream of meeting Ariel IRL.
That was embarrassing.
Days is totally not that. It’s a journal (disguised as an iOS app) that you’ll *want* to share with friends.
The goal behind the app is to have you document your life in photos as it happens.
Shoot photos throughout the day, and publish your post of photos the following day in a visually delightful grid of time-stamped pics.
How the heck is this different from Instagram? So many ways. Cool ways, too.
Documenting your life is so much more fun in photos, and your little sis won’t have any ammo against you. Win.
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No, they won’t.
But they’ll take over when you want to take a break from shooting at a party or want to document your day without having to stop what you’re doing!
Meet the anthropomorphic party cameras:
These robo-photographers are meant to be worn, so they’ll document your day from your perspective:
It’ll be a while before humans are completely replaced with robots, but we wouldn’t mind handing over the duties when our hands are full. How about you?
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Normally, you don’t want your pixels to be seen.
You like the pristine, fine-grain look. But what if you went to the other extreme and really let your pixels show?
Vic Nguyen is taking commissions for turning your photos into awesome pixel portraits! His vixels, as they are called, are a little reminiscent of 8-bit Twitter avatars, but turned up a few degrees with way more detail.
Mustaches, beards, dimples, even your haircut are turned into exact pixel replicas.
So the next time someone tells you your pixels are showing, it’ll be a compliment!
p.s. Hey, Hot Shot! has a photo competition with $15,000 in prizes and some pretty amazing exposure up for grabs. Deadline is 11/14, so get those hot shots in!
If you could make your own photo hack, what would it be? Personally, we’d figure out a way to make CatPaint real life.
Over a hundred developers dreamed even bigger at Photo Hack Day Berlin last week!
With judges from Facebook, Getty Images, and EyeEm and participants like the Loopcam & InstaCRT team, competition was fierce and yielded some amazing apps that we actually wish we had on our phone right now.
These were the top three winners!
1.Helmut: The fastest scanner in the world! A simple box in which you place a film negative. The accompanying app shoots a photo of the film & inverts it into a positive image. We watched them scan a frame in under 5 seconds.
EXTRA COOL THING! We helped celebrate with an online photo challenge with EyeEm. See the winners’ photos, which were actually shown at Photo Hack Day!
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Last week, 180,000 photo fans from all over the world came together in Cologne, Germany for Photokina.
What’s a Photokina? It’s Disneyland for photo nerds!
It’s the world’s biggest photo conference that comes around only every two years. Along with the conference came camera announcements.
And with it, a flood of tech specs.
If it seems to have blurred into an indecipherable cloud of hyphenated terminology, allow us to translate!
The Big Day. You’re outfitted, rehearsed and have a belly full of butterflies.
This isn’t your wedding day. It’s the day you’re shooting one with your phone!
So what apps are you going to use and what lenses will help you along the way? And OMG whataboutbatterylife.
Photojojo’s very own *pro* photographer Kim Thomas will tell you just what you need to shoot a wedding with your phone!
She recently shot one here in San Francisco for the lovely couple pictured, Jonathan & Brandi.
It’s a big day. Not just for them, but for you and your phoneography chops, too.
We have to admit, here at Photojojo, we love our job.
Our favorite part of our job? Sharing all the cool stuff we find with YOU!
That’s why we’re spilling our secrets and letting you in on the inside scoop.
Check out this article to meet the Photojojo team and find out what our favorite gadgets are.
Just a few weeks ago, 300 hackers got together for Photo Hack Day in San Francisco.
With the help of finger sweat-bands and a few pallets of energy drinks, they made 70 hacks in a short 24 hours!
A panel of judges chose three winners to receive funding and make their photo app dreams come true. So what were they?
1.Pics with Friends: A guessing game! Figure out what a portion of a photo from a friend actually is.
Two note-worthy ones are This Is My Cam!, a web app that looks at your Flickr photos’ EXIF data to figure out which cameras you use the most, and Actually, a web app that lets you view a “global stream” of photos from around the web.
To think all those apps were created just to make us photo fans’ lives awesomer! We <3 you, developers.
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There was that time your nephew accidentally deleted a month’s worth of photos. Or how about that time that your sister borrowed your camera and forgot to give it back?
To say the least, there are gaps in the photo timeline of your life.
That’s why we were pretty excited to hear about Pictarine!
It’s a web app that collects your photos from all the different places you’ve posted them on the web — Flickr, Picasa, Facebook, Instagram, Dropbox and lots more. It then turns them into a clean timeline that you can browse.
It’s even able to pull in photos your closest friends snapped, so you can see photos from the get-together that you didn’t get on camera.
We could tell you how nostalgic it’ll make you feel, but scrolling through your life in photo-form is something you’ll have to experience yourself.
p.s. We’re judging a self-portrait contest by our friends at ViewBug. Check it out for chance at $100 in Photojojo bux and more!
Have you ever wondered what Photojojo’s deepest dreams and desires are?
What does Photojojo think about in the wee hours of the night?
Maybe you’ve just wondered how to make the best DIY home studio or which DSLR is hot right now.
We went to Twitter to ask Photojojo fans what question you would ask us if you could.
Here are our answers! Amit, Jen, Billy, Kiran, Kelly, Julieanne, Laurel…
See the faces behind the names along with our expert photo and DIY advice!
[Have a question? Ask us!]
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