You’ve probably got a bag of them stashed away with old envelopes and Mr. Sketch markers.
Rubber stamps. The classic currency of Valentine’s Day and letters from your penpal.
Stamps don’t have to be boring or cheesy. They can be classy, and they can even be art.
Especially if you design them from your very own photos!
Follow along with our DIY stamp project as we take you from the pixel to the pad without breaking a sweat.
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Johnny Cash famously once sung, “Love is a burning thing.”
Whether you’re in a committed relationship, a fledgling romance or recently unattached this Valentine’s Day, one thing is certain: love is like a flame.
To honor the fires of love, Mike Benson of Wed Over Heels is showing us how to light paint with steel wool to visually ignite the frame!
This stunning effect costs less than $10 in supplies and requires no Photoshop or post-processing.
With the right precautions, you and few friends can certainly pull it off and keep your eyebrows. (Be sure to read the Safety Notice in the tutorial!)
Chris Hadfield might be the hippest astronaut yet.
He shares recordings from space on Soundcloud, chats with William Shatner on Twitter, and plays guitar shows from the International Space Station.
Best of all, he shoots and tweets jaw-dropping photos of Earth from space every. single. day.
Sure you’ve seen a photo from space before, but not like this. Chris’ poignant tweets show us what it’s really like to have a daily view of Earth from far, far above.
Here’s a sampling of some of the best! (Word is he shoots with a Nikon and a 400mm lens.)
If you’re lucky, you could even get featured in one of his photo challenges! Chris will be in space through May 2013, so keep an eye out for more daily photos (see past ones on his Tumblr & Facebook).
Slide projectors are great but outdated. And digital projectors cost a bundle. What’s a photographer to do when they’re looking for a bigger picture?
We’ll show you how to turn your phone into a photo projector for just $1.
Yep, for a buck you can have Instagram on overdrive and Flickr living large.
The project is so easy, you might even have time to sneak in a cat video or two.
Everybody be cool! No iPads have been harmed.
We’re just excited that the iPad SD Card Reader now comes with a Lightning connector for the new iPad (formerly known as the iPad 4) and iPad Mini.
Get a look at your SD card photos on a nice, big screen quickly and easily. The Reader’s smaller than a pack of gum, and plugs in without any messy cables!
Published on January 28, 2013 — See more Buy This
You just got your Photojojo package (yay!). And what’s this? A stowaway-a-saurus!
Learn how to train your newly found dino friends to sit, stay, and
Gather up those stowaways and put them to good use by turning them into photo holders.
In a few easy steps, you can turn your dino collection in to a dino photo collection! (ooooh ahhhhhh)
*Don’t worry, no dinosaurs were hurt in the making of this tutorial.
It’s Unofficial Analog Photography Appreciation week, everybody!
The iPhone Viewfinder puts an eyepiece on your phone’s screen with a handy suction pad. Get up close and personal with your phone and block out distractions and screen glare!
The Instax Mini 8 lets you get retro modern with instant prints and improved controls. Plus, it goes with all your best outfits.
Click through to check them out in the Photojojo Shop.
Published on January 22, 2013 — See more Buy This
Did you know that white balance is the quickest way to turn your camera into an InstaLomoCrosstography machine?
This tutorial is a fun, simple way to play with color a la Instagram or Lomography without any apps or chemicals!
All you need to do is take the correct white balance and set it to the “wrong” white balance to get sweet shifts in tones and colors.
We put together a guide on exactly what kind of color shifts you’ll get with each setting. No Android-based technology here. You can do it all with the settings your camera already has!
Back when Zeppelins were zipping around and petticoats were all the rage, the zoetrope was the closest you could get to catching a movie.
If you suppose this little gizmo went out with the steam engine, think again.
Our DIY tutorial gives the zoetrope a 21st century makeover by using the panorama function of a phone.
Yes, with just a few shutter clicks and scissor snips you can create your very own stop motion movie machine.
Sound fun? Well full speed ahead on the zoetrope express!
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