It’s road trip time! We’ve got some shiny new tips to add to our Road Trip Photography Guide:
Have a peek at our Original Road Trip Photography Guide, then get out on the open road!
Indeedy-deed, what was once a simple vision of the future is now a reality, and just in time for Dad’s Day (it’s right around the corner kids) on June 22nd!
We’re talking NEW Eye-Fi SD Memory Cards with wireless photo (and now video) camera to computer uploading.
Thanks to Eye-Fi technology and a little help from the internetz you are now able to …
Study the following phrases carefully:
If any words appear to be missing, you may have lost your mind.
The good news is, your trusty camera can keep your mind from wandering off!
Snap a picture of anything you want to remember and drop the photo into Evernote.
This clever little app turns your picture into a note (it can even read text in your photo) and creates a collection of little reminders.
Use tags to search for related notes, or add them to a to-do list. You can access the database from your smartphone, desktop, or the web, so it’s available wherever you go.
Take snapshots of places you want to explore, or ideas scribbled on napkins, and pretty soon you’ll remember everything!
Your mind may still wander, but at least you’ll know where it was.
Evernote: Use Your Camera to Remember Everything
p.s. Evernote works with your scanner too! (And screenshots, and your webcam, and Eye-Fi cards…) Check out their blog for ideas and tips on using the app.
Jimmie went to a bad part of Rio. Jimmie’s nice shiny camera got stolen.
Jimmie uglified his next camera. 4000 photos later, Jimmie still has his camera.
The moral: an ugly camera attracts less attention when you’re shooting in a rough area.
How to uglify your camera:
Using your ugly camera:
Photo credit: connors934
Published on May 21, 2009 — See more Tips
Never leave the house without two things:
Why the knife? Because it’s a multitasking tool that you can use a kajillion different ways.
Why a camera? For exactly the same reason.
Weâ€™ve rounded up so many alternate uses for your camera that you’ll start bringing it everywhere. Use it as a flashlight, a memory aid, or a mirror, and youâ€™ll never let it leave your side again.
Your camera may be a toy, but there’s no reason it can’t also be a tool.
Published on April 2, 2009 — See more Tips
Wait! Don’t change the channel yet!
We promise you that business cards don’t have to be stuffy, expensive or soul-crushingly dull, especially photographers’ cards.
In fact, your cards should be more creative than anybody’s, especially when the economy’s gone all pear-shaped. An artistic card will make people remember you/ think you’re awesome/ give you money.
Want proof? OK! We’ve found 12 smart, well-designed cards that deserve a place of honor in any art buyer’s contact list.
Photo credit: dailypoetics
If you wanted to break into a new industry, who would you ask? Somebody who knows all about it, right?
Well, that’s why we got Jason Geil ( whose photos have been published in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and Rolling Stone Magazine) to give us some real-world tips about how to get started in professional photojournalism.
If you already make loads of money as a professional photographer, this article isn’t for you (although we still love you).
This article is for those of you trying to hone your photography skills enough to break into the field of photojournalism. Maybe you’re not planning to quit your day-job, but a little extra income from your photography each month wouldn’t hurt either.
We’ve got nine tips to help you get your news photos out of your camera and into the public eye. Next stop: Pulitzer Prize!
p.s. Photojojo (whoa, that’s us!) is looking for a part-time intern to wrangle our bits and bytes. If you’re a super enthusiastic code juggler who wants to help raise Photojojo’s level of programmatic amazingness, give us a yell!
Photo credit: Spc. Karah Cohen, U.S. Army
It’s a modern-day fairtytale:
Once upon a time, a man found a digital camera at the bottom of a river.
After prying open the rusted-out remains of the camera, he found 244 miraculously undamaged pictures on the memory card.
The kindly man started a blog for the sole purpose of finding the person who took the pictures. Only 8 days later, he was able to reunite the long-lost photos with their joyful owner.
The great thing is, he’s not the only knight-in-shining-armor out there. I Found Your Camera is a hub for people who found photos or cameras and want to return them to their owners.
The moral of the story is: if you lose your camera, don’t give up hope — somebody somewhere may be trying to find you. If you lose it on the train, if you lose it on a boat, if you lose it in a goat, you can find it, yes you can!
The Camera That Rose From the Dead
Published on February 6, 2009 — See more Tips
We love tips like these.
Our pal David over at Strobist has been using his iPhone along with the MyLite app (free) as a teeny-tiny, palm-sized, always-there softbox.
It’s no strobe, and it’s sure not gonna light up a room, but for a gentle kiss of light at that key moment, it does just the trick.
Works great in long exposures (think light painting), or when the light’s just fading away at twilight.
Photo Credit: Jess Baumung
p.s. Do you follow @photojojo on twitter? We use it to post up nifty photo finds the instant we see ‘em!
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Well gang, we fought the good fight, but it’s official: Polaroid isn’t making any more film after December 31st, 2008.
Sad though we are, we’ve found a few bits of good news scattered amid the wreckage.
1) The New Instant Camera
Have a look at the Flickr Instax pool to see what the photos look like.
2) There’s Still Some Film Left
3) Fuji Makes Substitutes
4) New Zink Technology
We have higher hopes for the TOMY xiao, which combines the camera and printer in one, but so far that’s only available in Asia.
5) You Can Take Action
6) There’s Still Time to Play
7) There’s Always Poladroid
Bye Polaroid! We still love you! Please sell the 600 and Type 80 rights to another manufacturer so we can have them back! Pretty pretty please?
p.s. We’ve teamed up with our superpals at Vimeo for a contest for the best Stop-Motion Video! Three winners get gift certificates to the Photojojo Store, and 1st place gets their video printed in our upcoming book! Go read all the details and enter. (Already on Vimeo? Just tag your video “PhotojojoBook” to enter.)
p.p.s. Check out some fun Photojojo photo projects in December’s issue of Macworld magazine!
Published on December 18, 2008 — See more Tips
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