History Fact: Shortly after signing the Declaration of Independence Benjamin Franklin invented fireproof pants. He knew … Freedom = Fireworks.
Before tomorrow night’s celebrations of freedom sparkle across the sky, brush up on your firework photo taking skills.
Or, if you dislike following rules as much as you dislike tea taxes, exercise creative freedom with these twists on firework photography.
Now, grab your camera, go out, and make ol’ Ben proud.
Metadata is data about data.
When it comes to photo metadata, that means it’s data/facts/figures/info about your photos.
In the olden days (or last week, if you’re a film shooter) photographers had to carry around a notebook to collect metadata. “Roll 6 Shot 7 was set at f/16 1/100 sec and shot at Tamarack Park.”
These days, digital cameras are writing down all these fun fact for you. They’re not just capturing pictures, they’re taking in metadata too!
You’ve got all kinds of data about your photos you didn’t even know about. And, it turns out there are all sorts of nifty things you can do when you’ve got data about your data.
Writing your name in cursive to make a promise is fine, but if you really mean it sign with your face!
No, don’t stick a pen up your nose.
If you’re a Mac user, you can use Preview (that app you use to open PDFs) to create a selfie signature and add it to all your official documents.
Nothing says serious business* like a selfie. ;)
*You might want to consult your bank before endorsing checks with a selfie.
Thanks to Seth Terpstra for the tip!
Published on April 24, 2014 — See more Tips
The secret behind the very best pix on Instagram is that they’re not exactly “insta.”
Most wow-worthy shots have had some work done.
It takes a few edits to transform a good photo into a holy-smokes-wow photo.
Today, we’re bringing you a step-by-step look at one such transformation.
Watch one photo go from neat to woah-woah-wow and pick up some editing hacks and app recommendations along the way.
They say a picture is worth a thousand words. So, we did some math…
Turns out, a double exposure is worth two thousand words!
When you meld one image onto another, all of those extra words tend to run along the lines of, “Wow! Cool! Looks neat! I love it. How did you…?”
Sure, there are apps to fake double exposures and you can spend hours in photoshop or a darkroom (remember those?) creating ‘em.
*total value = 4,000 words
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.
Our friend Margo (dancin’ on the right there) has a real gift for making gifs.
She can crank out a masterful gif, in a jiff.
Margo has made some jolly good gifs for the Photojojo Shop (and points beyond).
So, we grabbed our most giferiffic questions, and sat her down to gab gifs.
We’ve gathered her answers in The Ultimate Gif Guide. Read it to find how she makes gorgeous gifs, how you can too and just how to pronounce “gif” in the first place.
On Your Phone
The Kodak No. 1 was the first camera available to non-pros. It let anyone document and share their day to day life.
It was the o.g. Instagram.
Uniquely, photos taken with the Kodak No. 1 were printed in charming 2.5″ sepia circles.
The National Media Museum just released a set of Kodak No. 1 photos and it turns out day-to-day life in the 1890′s was pretty cool. Boat rides, beach trips, and hats galore!
They inspired us to give our photos that Kodak No. 1 look. So, we cooked up this simple recipe:
It’s that easy! Give your photos that great 1888 look using just a couple of apps… Or invest in headwear (those folks seriously loved their hats).
Don’t just steal your roommate’s jacket to go as them for Halloween. Transform yourself more convincingly. Steal their face!
We’re not talking skin-suit levels of creep here…
Thanks to the good folks at PopMask all it takes is a photo of their smiling face to get your very own roommate mask.
Upload a photo of a face, any face, and they’ll send you a high quality mask.
Published on October 1, 2013 — See more Tips
We all said it… “I like digital photography, because then I just print out the photos I want.” And then we all did the same thing… Stopped printing photos entirely!
We miss ‘em.
That’s why we were so excited when we heard about Piccolo, an automatic photo printing service.
Once a month they print out your best shots from Insagram and Facebook, then drop them right off into your mailbox.
Just like that, prints are back!
You can even subscribe a friend (or frenemy) to receive an analogue update on your life every 30 days. They’ll love (hate) that!
Sign-up is simple. Then just keep doing what you’re doing – taking great shots and sharing them on the web! Piccolo will do the rest.
But wait! There’s more… use the coupon code photojojo3 for $3 off you first month. Thanks for the hook up, Piccolo!
Published on September 16, 2013 — See more Tips
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