Shoot Your Own
Frozen Flower Photos!

Spring is upon us. And it’s bringing a ton of flowers.

Now the only question is: whatcha gonna do with all those blooming beauties?

Ooh, we know! You should freeze ’em, photograph ’em, and then marvel at the gorgeous results.

Seriously, frozen floral photos are so pretty and unique that it’s almost unfair . So let us show you how to make them with this easy peasy (freezy) tutorial.

Freeze Flowers for Stunning Photos

Thanks for the inspiration Mo Devlin!

Meet PJ:
Drew Edition

Name: Drew “DJ DevDad” Johnston

What Do You Do Here? I program all the things.

Favorite Camera: My trusty Canon T1i with a 28mm f/1.8 lens.

Learn Even More About Drew

New Rainbow
Mini Instax Film

Somewhere over the rainbow … way up high!

Bluebirds fly, and the Instax Film of our dreams is more colorful than ever.

The newest Instax Mini Film in our shop features rainbow gradient borders on each print.

No two in any pack are the same. Each color only happens, once in a lullaby.

So take up your instant cam (or pick up a new one) and start dreaming those dreams that you dare to dream.

Follow the Rainbow (or, this link) for Film

Straight Lines and Symmetry

The majority of our mobile devices are packing a wide angle lens. This is awesome for taking in the scenery, but not so awesome if curved walls drive you up the … ah … wall.

Skrwt is an app that is dead set on helping you achieve symmetry in lines. Fire up the app, take a photo or import one and get to straightening.

Lens corrections for iPhones, wide angle lenses, fisheye lenses and even GoPros (it’s under “action”) are pre-loaded for a quick-fix. Or take full manual control over all distortions, crops and vignetting. The app features non-destructive editing, so your original snaps stay intact.

You can watch a tutorial or download here. And don’t miss their Instagram page for a straight-up symmetry feast.

Check Out Skrwt and Get to Straightening

Photo by @gerritpiechowski

New from Polaroid:
the Zip Instant Printer

With an instant printer in your pocket, you’re ready to rock insta-prints at all times.

Check out the latest from Polaroid … Zip! A printer that prints photos from your phone.

Edit any shot on your phone or use it as-is. Instantly print any photo, anywhere. You can even print multiples to share! Sharing is caring.

Pocket-size is the new fun-size.

Learn More about Zip or Order Yours Here!

Create Your Own
Super Sparkly
Bokeh Background

When points of light are out of focus they turn into sparkling orbs of awesomeness.

This is called bokeh!

Wouldn’t it be cool if your next backdrop was made completely out of this fantastic effect? We tried it and loved it, and chances are you will, too!

So we’ve put together a step-by-step tutorial on how to make your very own glittery bokeh backdrop. Follow along and let the magic begin.

Make Dreamy Bokeh Backdrops

With Spring Showers Comes Lightning Photos

Storm season is upon us which means it’s the perfect time to try for some shocking shots.

Lightning photos are hard to perfect but super fun to attempt. Here’s a few tips for getting started.

First and most importantly: Stay safe. Distance is your best friend – use a telephoto lens when possible. Keep your gear dry by setting up under a covered patio or deck.

Second: Long exposures mean you need a tripod, or duct tape and a rock, whatever it takes to get that stability!

Third of all: Every storm is different, so your settings will vary slightly each time. Try these to start with and play around from there –

  • ISO 100
  • f/7 aperture
  • 30 second exposure

For a more in depth tutorial, check out Richard Gottardo’s excellent write-up here covering everything from storm searching to stacking images in post.

And you thought puddle jumping was the best part of a storm…

Richard’s Guide to Photoing Lightning

Photo by Richard Gottardo

Photo Display Roundup

You’ve got prints, prints everywhere. Well, not everywhere … mostly in shoe boxes.

They need to be free! It’s time.

We’ve rounded up the most fun, and stylish, ways to get your prints out into the fresh air. Let those beauties breathe.

Check Out Our Display Roundup

p.s. Not enough prints in your life? Try our Disposable Camera app!

Meet PJ:
Christina Edition

Name: Christina Best (yes, it really is Best) Thomas

What Do You Do Here? I tell jokes and help folks with their Photojojo goodies!

Favorite Camera: The one that’s with me, which is either my iPhone or Canon 60D.

Learn Even More About Christina

Have Fun With Prints:
DIY Project Roundup!

Photo albums/picture frames are fantastic. Really, we love ’em.

But we also love finding new and imaginative ways for you to show off your amazing work.

(Plus, we never turn down a crafting opportunity.)

So we’ve rounded up over 50 DIY projects for your glorious prints. (And hey, this list will come in handy once you use our new Disposable Camera App!)

Get Yo’ Craft On