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