We have some funny traditions here in the U.S., especially when it comes to the Fourth of July.
A typical Fourth goes like this:
1) Wake up. Go to beach or pool and acquire sunburn.
2) Eat an oblong food (i.e. hot dog, corn, popsicle, beer, etc).
3) Set things on fire and watch them explode.
Obviously, the best and most anticipated part of the day is #3!
But after the fireworks show, we’re left in an anticlimactic daze. Not to fret: we found the perfect solution…painting your photos with sparklers!
You don’t have to live in the U.S. to play with sparklers this weekend! All you need are friends, a camera, and a pack of sparklers for an evening full of oh-so sparkly play!
p.s. Want more? Check out our 11 Tips for Great Fireworks Photos!
p.p.s. Save the date! We’re having a lil’ photography movie night in SF on Thursday. Watch this space for details!
Have your photos been looking a bit flat? Desperate times call for desperate measures. Grab those scissors, it’s makeover time!
We’re gonna slice up your photos to assemble a feisty photo weave — a simple, handy way to make even the dullest photos pop.
Follow our simple steps and a winsome weave you’ll have in no time.
p.s. We’re hiring in San Francisco!
Does your work desk have an over-abundance of adult stuff?
Have the piles of paper sap the exuberance and whimsy of younger days?
Your remedy awaits in photos! A bit of drilling, bending, and twisting, and voilà — a carefree pinwheel garden is born!
What better way to remind yourself of simpler times, before reply-all emails, conference calls, and voicemail.
p.s. Your best friend’s DREAM JOB is available. You should tell ‘em.
Taking a great photo is kinda like making magic happen — leave it to us to really Houdini the heck out if it.
Introducing our new Pro-Grade Smoke EFX Drops. Magical elixirs that give you the power to make smoke appear out of thin air enticing endless photo inspiration.
Wondering how they work? Brave the jump young apprentice!
OMG, it’s finally Spring!!! Get ready for the warm, lazy, insect-laden nights ahead!
Don’t wrinkle your nose — buggy nights are the best! Once you train flying insects to do your photographic bidding, that is.
Long exposures make moth trails show up as squiggles of light in your night photos: like light painting with bugs!
Grab a tripod and keep reading to learn how to harness the power of the insect kingdom!
p.p.s. Thanks to new sponsor New York Institute of Photography for supporting Photojojo. Grab a free course catalog!
With its magnificent rallying, split-stepping, and headbands, it may be the most photographable of sports. (Aside from full-contact checkers.)
Our pals at Papernstitch found a super-cute way to turn a plain old Penn ball into a bright yellow photo stand.
Now you can fill your priceless Agassi-autographed ball with pictures of the mulletted man himself.
Or curry favor with the ref by slipping him a neon-yellow sphere with a few tasteful yet seductive self-portraits.
We have it on good authority that this how the Queen displays all of her Wimbledon photos. Oh, Liz, you crafty creature!
Some things are just too colossal to fit in one photo: Easter Island heads. An extended family reunion. Conan’s pompadour.
Don’t give in to the tyranny of the frame! Bust your subjects out of their borders with a technique we call “photospanning.”
Photospans cross multiple frames: the Easter Island chin in one shot, the face in another, and a third shot of the brow sitting on top.
With just a little planning-ahead, they’re easy to make (and: easy to simulate).
After all, your photos have always been big! It’s just the picture frames that got small.
A great philosopher once told us, “first, you must first learn to focus without focusing.” Or maybe it was our optometrist. Whatever. It’s deep.
That transcendental magic is at the heart of Freelensing, a photographic process that begins with the removal of your lens.
Freelensers simply hold unattached lenses in front their camera’s exposed sensor, and delicately tilt it until focus emerges.
Hand-manipulating a lens will reinvent your focal plane, producing amazing macro and tilt-shift effects that were previously only possible with special glass.
And more importantly, it will reinvent your concept of the universe. Or at least, tilt it slightly.
p.s. We’re going to JAPAN in search of amazing photo goodies for the Store! Where should we go? What should we see? Do share!
This tutorial is not for the faint of heart.
We’re about to tell you how to photograph a ghost and it’s going to be terrifying(ly simple).
In just three little steps you can have a photo of a real live ghost that looks a lot like one of your real live friends.
A photo so spooky it’ll send you running for mommy (to get her to pose for more ghosty photos).
But wait, sneak over to our archives for more ghastly photo misadventures like our Halloween Photo Tips, How to Carve Photo Pumpkins AAAAND through Oct 31st, Free Secret Squirt gun Cameras w/ every PJ Store order!
Three years ago, we set out on a mission: to inspire your digital photos to be more than mere megapixels.
So we started a website, and sent out a newsletter. And then we sent out more newsletters. Then the Photojojo Shop was born (while we kept sending newsletters).
And now … WE HAVE A BOOK! You know — paper, ink, a table of contents. The whole shebang.
Complete with 192 full-color pages of our most popular photo projects (all souped up) plus tons of new ones, and some great ideas from the most talented folks we know.
It’s been a year in the works, and we can. not. wait. for you to see it.
p.s. To celebrate our launch we’re giving away tonso stuff from the Photojojo Shop; Bottle Cap Tripods, Level Camera Cubes, Magnetic Photo Rope and ten copies of our book. All week long!
Just RT @photojojo … we’ll be picking winners until Friday.
AND we started a Photojojo Book Group on Flickr for everyone to share their first cuddly book moments.
Look! Below the jump! A sneak peek for you, darling reader: one of the projects from our super fantastic master work of literature (plus 3 more crafty tidbits). Enjoy.
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