With The Pocket Spotlight
We have seen the light! …and now we carry it around with us to light our photos.
It’s called The Pocket Spotlight, and it’s a portable panel of LEDs perfect for adding diffused light to dark situations.
Since it’s a constant light (and not some fleeting flash) you can take your time directing the light in just the right angle and setting the perfect exposure.
It comes with a headphone jack mount and a hot shoe mount, and if you’re not into mounting, you can just hold it in your hot little hand.
Published on March 25, 2013 — See more Buy This
What could be better than a shiny new camera? How about a walk-in camera?
That’s right! We’re making cameras big enough to have a party in.
Check out this tutorial for a step by step guide to turning any room into a giant camera.
It’s kind of like making a pinhole camera but on a real-life scale.
So grab some poster board, a roll of tape, and invite your friends over for a camera party.
for The Photographer On-The-Go
You’ve got places to be, photos to take! You’re just the sort of person who could use these timesaving gadgets.
The perfectly portable Memory Card Speed Reader has everything you need to transfer files on the fly. It can read all the most popular memory cards (Yup, even yours) and has a USB cord built-right in.
These Ten-Digit Touchscreen Gloves have conductive thread sewn into each of their ten fingertips, grippy palms for fumbly photographers and an extra cuddly micro-fleece lining so you can photo/edit/upload in the great (cold) outdoors.
Check them out in the Photojojo Shop. It’ll only take a minute.
Published on March 18, 2013 — See more Buy This
You tried running your DSLR photos through phone apps.
But the details got lost, and you were left with a tiny photo!
Cole Rise’s Litely might just have made the perfect preset actions for your digital photos. And it’s no wonder, have you seen Cole’s photos?
Each set comes with twelve presets that gracefully adjust the color and tone of your photos with a look reminiscent of film.
But what makes these so different from all the other presets out there?
They’re impressively subtle and keep the skin tones of your subjects looking natural, all without washing out the detail. Plus, they’re pretty as heck!
The best part is they were each made to work with nearly any kind of lighting. So you can use use them whether you shoot outside, in low light, or in a studio.
We might just call Cole Goldilocks ’cause these presets are just right.
You can check the presets out in action at Lite.ly’s blog. They’re available Photoshop, Lightroom, Aperture, or Adobe Camera Raw.
Your iPhone can be a bit of a scaredy-cat. It just can’t seem to get up the courage to join you on your kayaking expeditions! Until now…
The Optrix iPhone Adventure Suit will give your iPhone 5 the boldness it needs to transform into a go-anywhere action cam.
In this suit your iPhone will be able to withstand a 15 foot drop and snap photos safely, 15 feet underwater. It even has a built-in wide-angle lens, so your now-courageous cam can capture more of the action than ever before.
Combine it with the Super Sucker to give it an extra boost of bravery. This mount uses industrial strength suction to hold onto a car, kayak, surfboard, just about anything!
“Ha ha ha!” What’s that? Oh, just your phone laughing at danger.
Published on March 11, 2013 — See more Buy This
If you were to pick a themed wedding, it wouldn’t be lightsabers and Ewoks. It’d be photo-themed.
But this is no Vegas drive-through wedding. This is a
There are lots of ways to weave your favorite things into your wedding, but this DIY lens bouquet holder our pal Amber Phillips made stood out as a super original way to include your love of photography.
She’s sharing her how-to, and you don’t even have to be getting married to get in on it! You can turn your lens into a vase, planter, or a pencil-holder.
Published on March 7, 2013 — See more DIY
Ever wish your Instagram feed were more tangible? Like, hanging-from-your-window-tangible?
Well, you’ve come to the right place.
This DIY turns your windows into giant, photo-filled lightboxes that showcase your Instagram masterpieces.
Make colorful stained glass inspired windows to brighten up any space.
Gather up those digital files, or pull out that old box of 35mm slides from your grandparent’s attic.
Finally, a digital-analog way to drape your windows with Kodak moments!
A night tour of Madame Tussauds is heck-of-scary, but here’s one thing more petrifying than that: damaged camera gear.
That same stuff Miss T uses will calm all your photo fears!
A DIY waxed camera bag will keep your lenses and camera bodies safe, sound, *and* dry.
Our buddy Allen Mowery put together this fantastic tutorial on how to make a water-resistant camera bag with grocery store wax, a messenger bag, and a camera bag insert.
The waxed canvas will add to that rugged mountain-man/lady look you pull off so well!
p.s. Today’s the last day to join Phoneography 101 before it starts mañana. Hop to it or you’ll have to wait until April!
You, your smartphone and your DSLR are about to become the very best of friends. Like one teeny tiny gang.
It’s all thanks to the Look Lock,
When your camera and phone join forces you can really grab your subject’s attention, make a video of your photoshoot, or even set up a teleprompter.
Who needs an assistant when these pals have got your back?
Published on February 25, 2013 — See more Buy This
It’s easy to forget about the video function built into your camera phone.
It’s just that videos end being too big to send to friends, and who wants to wait for a video to download anyway?
Man, are we spoiled. Back in our parents’ day, they had to carry 20lb VHS recorders just to shoot a few minutes of film! Us? We have a video recorder that fits in our pocket.
Vine fixes all of this and then some.
It’s an app that lets you share snippets of video –six seconds to be exact– in a super-digestible format. As you scroll through a stream of friends’ videos, the video on your screen instantly plays.
This isn’t just another Instagram. It’s a whole new platform for showing off your creativity. There’s so much you can do in six seconds!
Plus, you get to share life-experiences with friends as they happen. And that right there is pretty much the coolest thing your phone has to offer.
So get it, and then read on for all the best tips, ideas, and inspiration on Vine.
p.s. Hey DSLR lovers! Have you seen the Lensbaby Spark? It’s a way fun, bendable tilt-shift lens that’s totally affordable.
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