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Face to GIF — The Fastest Way to Make a GIF on Your Laptop!

We’re avid Tumblr GIF-ers. We’ve done it all. Time-lapse GIFs, film scanner GIFs, wiggle GIFs.

So you can trust us when we say Face to GIF is the quickest way to make a GIF of your face.

It all happens in your browser. All you do is hit the “make a GIF” button, and it’ll record you via your computer’s webcam. Almost instantly, it’ll deliver a GIF of your face sitting behind the screen.

Now that you have the power of instant GIF-ing, you can shoot reaction GIFs (for forum and commenting fun), show Tumblr your pop n’ lock moves, and maybe even sit your favorite cat in front of the camera.

Life’s too short to not be making GIFs of your face… or pets, so have a blast.

Make a GIF of Your Face [via The Verge]

How to Make the Best Camera Case Ever — a Dog Camera Cozy!

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The perfect DSLR camera case can be hard to come by.

And more often than not, it doesn’t even resemble any of your fave animals. What gives?

That’s where the DIY Dog Camera Cozy swoops in to save the day. It’s a soft camera cozy for your DSLR, and our pal Sarah Goldschadt is the clever crafter behind it.

Here’s the story from Sarah:

“In 2009 I bought my first DSLR …I had recently learned how to crochet with the help of my friend Alicia Kachmar.

I ended up using the basic shape of slippers to create a lens cover and then kept crocheting around my camera to see what would happen.

When I finished, adding on buttons and ears seemed like a no-brainer. Since then, I’ve upgraded to a better camera and bought a new lens, so it’s always the perfect excuse to crochet a new cover.”

Inspired? Get your craft on, and make your best friend look like man’s best friend.

Make a Crochet Dog Camera Cozy


Last Day to Update Your RSS Reader! RIP Google Reader

After today, Google Reader’s officially gone.

It’s a sadface situation (Google Reader was there for you day-in, day-out!), but you know what’s even more sadface?

Not being able to keep up with all of the best Photojojo stuff! Like our DIY projects, guides, photo inspiration, and new store goodies.

Good thing it’s an easy fix! All you have to do is switch to a new reader.

What other readers are out there?

Digg just made an awesome new reader.

Feedly‘s a good one, too.

Both will automatically switch your entire Google feed in one click.

How do I add Photojojo to my RSS feed?

To do it manually, log in to your reader. You’ll see an “add” or “+” button.

Simply click on that button. Then copy & paste this URL:

If you’re using Feedly, just hit this button! follow us in feedly Now wait for confetti to fall from the ceiling.

Wait, what’s an RSS feed/reader?

It’s a way of staying informed with updates happening on Photojojo’s site (and other sites).

Just list which websites you want to keep an eye on, and your RSS reader will show you the most recent posts from those sites all in one place.

You can get fancy and categorize them, or keep it simple and have them in one steady scroll. Read more about RSS.

How to Make a Mini Light Studio Using School Supplies

When school’s out, most kids are thinkin’ “Oh man, summer’s here!”

Us? We’re thinkin’ “What are we gonna do with all these binders???”

Staring at binders all summer long is no fun, so our buddies Chris Rutter and Jeff Meyer (of Digital Camera World) showed us how to turn them into a sweet light tent — perfect for casting beautifully diffused light onto your photo subjects.

That means your photos won’t have harsh shadows from the sun, and your camera will catch all of your subject’s details.

Everyone has a binder or two at home, so you can start this project today!

Plus, this portable light tent gives you great lighting on flowers, insects, and other small stuff without having to pluck them out of the ground.

Throw it in your bag, and you’ve got a mini studio wherever you go this summer.

How to Turn Binders into a Light Tent


Eye-Fi Mobi SD Card:
Move Photos Onto Your Phone, Wire Free!

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Your camera is going to love this. It finally has its own way to play with that smartphone it sees you tapping on all day.

The new Eye-Fi Mobi SD Card gives your camera a wifi connection to your phone. Simply stick it in your camera to automatically send your photos to your phone, as you shoot!

The newest card from our pals at Eye-Fi is optimized to work with mobile devices. The set up process is simpler than ever, under 10 seconds on any iOS or Android tablet or phone.

Combine your DSLR’s best features (high quality optics and complete photo taking control) with your phone’s easy to use go-anywhere super duper editing skillz and sharing powers.

Your camera and your phone just became BBFL (best buds for life).

Check out the new Eye-Fi Mobi
$49.95 at the Photojojo Store

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Five Ways to Get In with the Photo Community

[Today's guide comes from rad photographer and Photojojo buddy, Helena Price!]

If you’re a photographer or aspiring photographer-to-be, building community with other photogs is an essential part of getting your work noticed and building your name in the photo world.

Before being a full-time freelance photographer, I built communities for companies and products for a living, and I’ve been an active part of communities ranging from tech to food to photography.

I’ve distilled down everything I’ve learned over the years into the five fundamental ways to start building and connecting with a photo community.

What is the “photo community,” you ask? It’s however you define it. It’s a big social web of photographers, both online and offline, who know each other, inspire each other, and help each other make the best work they possibly can.

You should most definitely be a part of it, and here’s how.

How to Connect with the Photo Community

p.s. Wanna boost your creativity? Our pals at Maine Media are offering some way cool photography and filmmaking workshops designed for just that.


How to Shoot Portraits without People

Here’s a riddle! Or the toughest photo assignment ever.

How do you shoot a portrait without any people in it? Or a landscape without any land?

While thinking about how Ansel Adams might shoot that second one is fun, we’re totally enamored with Camilla Catrambone’s response to the first.

She shoots portraits of people not by having them sit for her but by laying out a person’s belongings and photographing that instead!

Camilla shows us her grandfather with an old rotary phone, a watch, a well-worn leather briefcase. Her grandmother — a red comb, a collection of silver spoons, a pearl necklace.

It’s the things we choose to surround ourselves with that tell the story of who we are.

Photographing a person’s possessions is a way of bringing that person to life. What a way to solve a riddle.

Also, see: Scanography — self portraits via scanner and What’s in your bag?

Portraits of My Family by Camilla Catrambone

The Latest in Photo App Hacks — An App That Teaches Your Cat Photography & More!

Late at night, we slide on our headphones and furiously type a succession of zeros and ones.

It’s by the end of the first Prodigy track that we realize we have absolutely no idea what we’re doing.

That’s why we leave the hacking to the hackers. Just a couple days ago, Photo Hack Day 2013 brought the best of them to a 24-hour hackathon in Berlin.

Last time, we told you all about Helmut, the fastest film scanner in the world, before it was even released.

In this edition, you’ll find out about all the raddest new photo apps thought up by clever young developers.

We’re talking apps that’ll teach your cat to shoot selfies and apps that turn your photos into spectacular light shows. Hackers were cool in 1995, but we think they’re even cooler in 2013!

The Best from Photo Hack Day 2013

p.s. Our pals at Inkling (they make rad photography how-to eBooks) are dropping knowledge with a free chapter on any topic you dig. Check ‘em out here.


The Smartphone Film Scanner:
35mm film -> Digitized in a Snap

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If you love 35mm, all your best memories are captured on film! And they’re just kinda stuck there. Until now…

Thanks to The Smartphone Film Scanner. It lets you use your everyday cell phone to scan your old 35mm negatives and bring them into the digital world for sharing on Instagram, Facebook whatever.

Its snug mount adjusts to fit any smartphone, even with a case on. Just slip your film in through the bottom, turn on the backlight and snap a pic on your phone.

Lomography’s free app (for Android and iPhone) turns your negative to a positive. You can also adjust the color and set the exposure before you capture the image on your phone.

Now that you’ve got your film photo on your digital phone you can upload straight to the Internets in no seconds flat! Blammo!

Check Out the Smartphone Film Scanner
$59 at the Photojojo Store

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The Best Tips & Tools for Freelance Photographers

[Today's guide comes from awesome photographer and Photojojo pal, Helena Price!]

Being a photographer is regarded as one of the coolest jobs on the planet.

That said, there’s a lot that goes into running a successful photography biz. Making good photos is just the beginning.

This year, I made the jump from my office job to becoming a full-time freelance photo-taker, and I’ve been lucky enough to do some really fun photo work for brands that I love (including Photojojo!).

These jobs don’t just fall into your lap. There’s an endless amount of helpful tools and resources out there for freelance photographers – you’ve just gotta go out there and find them.

After spending hours digging through the interwebs, asking freelance friends and compiling everything I’ve learned, I’ve put together this great beginners’ list of things to read/use/do if you’re making the jump into freelance photography.

Great Tips & Tools for Freelance Photogs




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