You’re walking down the beach on a sunny day and spot a sweet shot, but the sun is making it impossible to see anything, including the LCD screen on your camera!
Your sweet shot? Your friend’s head is chopped off, and you’ve focused in on a surly seagull. Not cool.
Fortunately, there’s a smart solution to using live view mode outdoors: a DIY DSLR viewfinder!
This crafty viewfinder is kinda like the DSLR equivalent of an old timey photographer using a cloak with a large format camera.
It shades your screen from the sun, letting you compose your shots 10x more easily. With a little DIY action, you’ll get the shot you meant to get from here on out!
Ahh, road trips. Get out on the open road jamming to your favorite tunes with the wind in your hair, and time stands still.
Seriously, road trips can warp time! And we’ve got a few photo projects to prove it.
Next time you’re gonna hit the road, pack your camera and try one of these time-bending projects.
Read on to learn how to animate your road trip mascot, slow down your road trip buddy and add some magic to what you see out your window.
Since the invention of photography, photo DIY-ers have hacked their way around its limits.
Not enough light? Ohai, here’s a mega powerful flash. Too far away? Let’s just whip up a longer focal length for ya.
Photo too still? Jeremy Blanchard found his way around that.
During an engagement shoot, he made this single image of his friends traveling across a photo! And he didn’t even use a pricey strobe.
In fact, you can make one of these at home with a photo editing program.
Jeremy wrote up a how-to. Here’s an abbreviation:
1) Take multiple shots of your friends walking across the frame.
If you’re looking for more engagement photo ideas, you can always throw in a zombie.
Why would you settle for photos that just sit there when you can get photos that *spin*?
With a few CD jewel cases, you can make a free and E-Z photo frame carousel, a rad DIY photo project from Tiffany Threadgould’s DIY book, ReMake It.
It’s a frame-holder that fits 10 photos and delightfully spins around a base just like your favorite childhood ride of yore.
Best of all, when one photo starts feeling played out (kinda like your old Eminem CD), you can simply give it a spin for a whole new photo to decorate your desk.
Start digging through your CD bin and give your garbage and/or Garbage another go.
Since the dawn of time people have doodled: caves, note pads, post-its.
Even your friend’s cast has enjoyed being a doodler’s canvas.
Now our photos want to get in on the fun! You can spruce up your friend’s wardrobe, hand tint your black and white photos, and even add a frame right onto your print.
We’ll show you all you need to know to create epic photo-meets-imagination images with just a print and a pen.
We’ve always suspected our camera was a neo-postmodernist.
Always subverting the establishment, our humble DSLR likes to challenge the limits of art and convention. We’d easily say it belongs up there with the best of Dadaism.
Now our camera has joined forces with our tablet and phone to throw our minds for an even more psych-optic monkey wrench.
By cleverly overlapping gadgets and photos, you can make picture-in-picture art that makes your electronic gizmos look completely transparent. Your meta masterpiece is waiting to be made!
If you know us, you know we love instant film. A lot.
So, when we heard Impossible Project would be releasing two new & improved instant films, we jumped at the chance to give ‘em a whirl.
First we met PX 680: A film that produces beautifully saturated prints that practically ooze with color.
Second, Black Frame PX 600 silver shade: A black and white film with sleek black frames for a classic, gallery-ready look.
Both films are so easy to use and versatile, your camera might write you a love letter for feeding it so well.
Plus: While experimenting, we found a technique that’ll let you transform your new black frame images into photo transparencies!
It’s simple, fun, and takes less than five minutes. We were so impressed with the results, we had to share.
Yup, that picture moves.
Nope, you’re not going crazy!
‘Cause who said photos can only feature “still” life?
Inspired by the moving pictures created by photographer and motion designer duo Jamie Beck and Kevin Burg, we set out to make the magic happen.
Make your pictures move like ours did with a some Photoshop magic!
Published on June 16, 2011 — See more Tutorials
Move over humdrum photo albums, cuz we got a new photo case in town.
It’s the fantastic photo flip-flap!
A cheap and simple way to display your photos in neat-o book form, the flip-flap is named for the unique noise it makes when you open it!
Flip flaps are neat because you can see all the photos in the book at once instead of flipping through page by page by page, as is the case with regular ol’ photo albums.
Why go out and get some generic photo album when you can make your own that just requires some scrap paper, some folding, and some adhesive?
In Photo 101 the third thing they teach you, after “remove your lens cap” and “this is a shutter button,” is to keep shadows out of your photos.
In Photojojo’s Photo 1-0-FUN, shadows are chillin’ at the cool kids’ table.
The secret to success is in knowing how to work with them. Our list-o-awesome shadow ideas can help you get started.
Learn how to make your shadows multi-colored, transform teeny props into massive monsters, or create a cinematic scene with dramatic light.
Unless you’re a Vampire, grab your shadow and head towards the light!
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