Back before Snapseed and Instagram, photographers used lens filters to add snazzy effects to their snapshots.
But filters can cost you a pretty penny, and you’re quite happy keeping your pennies, thankyouverymuch.
Well, we’ve got you covered because we’ve rounded up 10 DIY photo filters that won’t cost you.
In fact, most of these things are probably just lying around the house!
So follow along with our roundup as we accentuate the analogue and re-imagine the digital.
p.s. Our pals at Mosaic make some seriously beautiful photobooks you can create right from your iPhone! Take a look-see here.
As photographers, we plan and plan for big shoots.
But, we all have those days. The ones where that black cat that crossed our path, or we accidentally walked under a ladder.
Despite our best efforts, things can go wrong from time to time.
We’ll show you how to ward off those photoshoot nightmares. Our tips will prevent scary photo scenarios like garlic chases vampires away!
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.
Light is everything.
Without it, we’d walk into walls, and worst of all, photos would be non-existant! Blasphemy, we know.
Here are three tips to eke out extra lighting in dire photo situations. You can use these tips whether you’re shooting film, CF card, or camera phone!
Problem: Too shadowy.
Problem: Not enough light.
Problem: You want color flash!
p.s. Photojojo will be in Germany next week for Photokina! Get in touch if you’re in Cologne & Berlin. Who knows, maybe we’ll go on a photo walk!
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.
p.s. You can win your fave Photojojo gadgets by following us on Pinterest!
Haunting, dreamy, and gorgeous all at once, double exposures of silhouettes are the kind of photos that make you stare a while.
It’s been on your projects-to-try list, so here’s a friendly nudge with a few tips on this ethereal brand of portrait-taking.
If you’re shooting with your phone or a digital camera
If you’re shooting on film:
With methods ranging from 35mm to iPhone, there are a handful of photographers who have really mastered the double exposure portrait. Check out their work below for inspiration!
p.s. We wanna see your double exposures! Follow us on Tumblr and post your double exposure with the tag #photojojo. We’ll pick our favorites to post on 7/13!
Prom, graduation, senior trips. It’s the end of the school year, and you’ve got the pictures to prove all those feats of studying, playing, and saying goodbye!
The only downside to summer? Everyone disperses!
Here’s how to keep in touch with your friends using what you love most — your photos.
Don’t let those photos just sit and gather digital dust. Check out these tips for creative ways to share those kodak moments from the past year and through the summer.
Prom photo-ops have traditionally come in two flavors.
1) A camera-wielding parent on the front porch 2) The dude your high school hired arranging your arms into awkward poses.
You can shoot a mean photo, so why not try your hand at playing photographer for the night? For a kickstart, we put together a guide for prom photos that are as cool and fun as you are.
Learn how to levitate in photos or how to make your own photobooth for a post-prom party.
You only get to go to prom once (or twice, if you’re cool like that). So make photos that’ll wow your date and will be awesome to look at years later!
Getting a once-in-a-lifetime shot is every photographer’s dream, but having those shots tainted by blur can be gut-wrenching.
While you might not be able to choose when these prize shots come your way, you can make sure you’re ready for them with some choice equipment and a little technique.
Your photos will be so sharp you’ll be able to slice tomatoes with them! Odd? Yes. Sharp? Awesome!
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