The Best Apps from Photo Hack Day!

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.
2. Sizzly: Turns photo-editing into group collaboration. Post a photo & other users will edit it or vice versa.
3. Just a Second: Turns 1 second phone videos into GIFs that you can post on Tumblr & elsewhere.

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.

More Apps Made at Photo Hack Day
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How to Shoot Dreamy Double Exposure Portraits + 5 Awesomely Inspirational Photographers

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.

The basics

  • 1st image: Shoot your subject with the sun or a bright sky behind them.
  • 2nd image: Shoot a well-lit textured backdrop, a landscape, flowers, grass etc. This fills in the silhouette with that image!

If you’re shooting with your phone or a digital camera

  • Overlap photos in Photoshop and play with their transparency to blend them.
  • Or use apps like Image Blender or Little Photo to combine photos.
  • If you’re shooting on film:

    • Use 200-400 ISO. Underexpose by 1 stop, since you’re exposing the film twice.
    • Shoot a roll of silhouettes. Then, rewind and reload to shoot over those exposures with textures.
    • Or line up your frames more precisely by marking your film when you load it and writing down what you’ve photographed on each frame.

    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!

    5 Amazing Double Exposure Photographers
    (Photo above by Japser James)

    A Guide to Double Exposure Photography

    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!


       
       
    Summer Guide: Keep in Touch with Friends via Photo Apps!

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    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.

    How to Keep in Touch with Photo Apps

    p.s. Work with a team of fun photo lovers! (That’s us!) We’re hiring a web developer, a copywriter, and tutorial writers in San Francisco and afar.

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    Alternative Prom Photography — Ideas & Tips for Truly Great Prom Photos

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    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!

    How to Take Awesome Prom Photos

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    Get Sharp Photos with These Easy Tricks

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    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!

    How to Become a Sharper Shooter

    p.s. Oh yeah! Our chums at 4by6.com have another free special for Photojojo fans today. They make funtastic square cards from your Instagram pics and more!

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    Keep Film Fresh For Years to Come

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    It’s a heartbreaking tale: film may one day be hard to find.

    With companies cutting down on the kinds of film they make, filmophiles are working to amass a stash of their favorites.

    The good news is film keeps better than a fruitcake from 2005!

    With a few simple steps, the film you bought in 2012 will be usable for years to come.

    How to Store Your Film

    p.s. Photojojo’s hiring! We’re seeking a top-notch writer and a full-time buyer in San Francisco.

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    Make the Ultimate Photo Timeline (And It’s Not on Facebook!)

    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.

    Make a Photo Timeline with Pictarine via Netted

    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!


       
       
    10 Tips to Make Your Phone Photos Amazing;
    Plus, Our New Phoneography Blog!

    Phoneography is the best. No matter where you go, you’ve got a camera.

    Not just any camera, but a camera that lets you share your photos in that same instant with all your friends.

    We love sharing tips, project ideas, apps & inspiration so much, we decided to start a whole new blog about how much We Love Phoneography!

    To celebrate, we gathered our all-time fave phone photo tricks for phoneography amazingness that’ll wow your friends and your Instagram art critics.

    10 Tips to Improve Your Phoneography

    p.s. We’re throwing a contest today for a chance to win Cell Lenses! Follow us on our new Tumblr to see how to enter.

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    Sweet Photo Project Ideas for the New Year!

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    The Holidays are over: all the eggnog has been drunk and the presents opened.

    Some of you have already had coffee, grabbed your new camera and are ready for a photo challenge for the coming year.

    Or maybe some of you are still in your jammies whilst Instagramming your new Angry Bird slippers.

    Well, we’ve got some amazing photo projects to inspire and motivate you all!

    From daily year-long endeavors to self-portraits and solargraphs, there’s a project that’ll suit your photo personality.

    Photo Projects for a Snappy New Year

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    Top 10 Tips from Our Fave Kid Photographer!

    Holiday. Photo. Time.

    Three innocent little words that when strung together can cause much anxiety in parents around the globe.

    To reduce the stress and end up with photos that really capture the true spirit of your family, we nabbed professional kid photographer and author of Click!, Rachel Devine.

    Rachel’s neatly rolled up her top notch advice in this guide that’ll last you straight through your eggnog supply and into next year!

    Top 10 Tips for Photographing Kids

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