It’s spring cleaning time and that means organizing a lifetime or two worth of photos! Whooo! (Guh.)
Let’s break this daunting task into bite-size pieces, yeah?
Step 1: Choose a place to store photos
Pick one place to stash your snaps and stick to it! This Wall Street Journal article makes it easy to find your perfect storage fit, whether you’re a simplicity-lover or tech-savvy pro.
Step 2: Organize at a reasonable pace.
Set aside just 5-10 minutes a day to organize your photos. Then treat yourself to a cupcake, you’ve earned it!
Step 3: Preserve your favorites.
As you go along organizing, you’ll find a few photos that you want to save – maybe even for generations. Like of your parent’s wedding or that time you met Justin Bieber. In the ever-changing digital age, it’s hard to know what the best archival solution is. Take a few minutes to read through this write-up from Photo District News which covers a 3-point consideration for saving your best shots. *Spoiler alert*: Prints are still king. Have you heard of a little something called Parabo Press?
Whew, that wasn’t so bad was it? Now … about your closet …
Photo by Geoffrey A. Fowler
Emojis have taken over our shop. They’re running rampant, discounting shopping carts with reckless abandon. It’s … kind of adorable.
Today only, type any emoji (or combo!) in the coupon section of your cart and you‘ll get a discount. All emojis are valid coupons today!
We’ll be tweeting out clues to the emoji/combo that’ll land you a big ‘ol discount. So follow us on Twitter and a take a crack at the code on our mobile site.
Head to our Emoji-thon!
For many of you, the harshness of winter has finally come to a close. (Yay!)
In its place you now have the beauty of spring, which means flowers are everywhere.
We’ve already starting making the most of this new and colorful season with our recent guide on frozen flower photography.
Now we’re gonna share four more ways to get creative with flower photos right in your own home.
So go pick some flowers and let’s get shooting!
Creative Ways to Photo Flowers Indoors
Mother’s Day is less than a week away, and we’re compiling every idea we have for your perfect gift.
We know our own shop is stuffed full of fun goodies for Mom and we’ve already handpicked the best handmade gifts for her too.
But we’re so pumped about Mother’s Day this year that we decided to scour the ‘net for juuuust a couple more awesome gifts.
- This Wood Block Cleat from Artifact Uprising is our favorite way to show off their signature prints.
- These personalized Stickers are super affordable, unique and ripe with possibilities.
- Personalize this Spa Box to showcase your favorite mom-time photo while also giving her a way to enjoy spa-time.
- Who doesn’t love cookies? Gift Mom a Cookie Box Subscription … and, uh, grab us one too while you’re at it. Mmmmm….cooookies.
Sometimes the best gift is time. Take her out to dinner, a movie or both! Spend some silly time taking instant portraits or making a photo recipe book. You’ll have a great time and create something to remember.
Mom rocks, and you do too! Make this Mother’s Day a blast for you both.
Photo by Artifact Uprising
Fun fact: Your mom adores photos. The more the better … and the bigger the better!
Today only (5/4) we’ve discounted our Engineer Print Kits by 10 smackeroos, so you can snag one on the cheap. Mom always did give prudent financial advice.
As her favorite child, she’ll obviously print a life-size photo of you with her Engineer Print gift card. Then, she’ll hang it will the mounting goodies that come in the kit. It’ll be like you’re always there, making monkey faces. Thanks, mom.
Order today and we’ll get it to you (or straight to her) in time for Mom’s Day!
Go BIG for Mom
After a full year of note-taking and IG stalking, we have conclusively determined the best gifts for your photo-loving mom.
Also, we may have called her. Maybe.
Check out our roundup of goodies guaranteed to make her smile … for the camera! Snag yours today and we’ll even gift wrap ’em for free.
Grab the perfect gift for Mom
Welcome to a Special Edition of Meet Photojojo. In honor of Mother’s Day … Meet Suman!
Not only is she the mom of our founder, Amit, she’s been working in the Photojojo Shop since day 1. Her garage was our original warehouse! She’s become everyone’s very favorite work mom, always there to help you out and a real joy to work with. :]
Name: Suman “Mom-in-Chief” Gupta
What Do You Do Here? I take care of the inventory, place orders with vendors. Make sure we have enough stock on hand & that we don’t run out before we get the next shipment.
Favorite Camera: Of course, it is my iPhone 6.
Learn Even More About Suman
Your mom is the best! So her gift this Mother’s Day should be just as incredible as she is, right?
Right! And the best part is, you don’t have to look far for the perfect present. You can easily make it out of some of those gorgeous pics you’ve been taking.
(All you need is to channel your inner craft-machine!)
So we’ve put together a list of DIY Photo Gifts that are sure to put a huge smile on your mom’s face.
Happy Mom’s Day, moms!
10 DIY Photo Gifts for Mom
Oh yes, a doubly special sale is here.
Some of our biggest discounts ever on never before seen treasures and PJ goodies from the days of ‘yore.
We’ve even thrown in some brand new items with less than perfect packaging. Poor things were feeling like Misfit Toys, but we’ve seen enough claymation movies to know that they’re not misfits … they’re extra special!
Get Yourself a Special Something
Ah, depth of field. As photo history geeks, we feel certain in our knowledge that every photographer everywhere has asked the pivotal question: “Hold up, what the deuce is depth of field and why is it important?” Yes, the age-old question.
What is it?
Simply put, depth of field (DoF) is the area of your photograph that is sharp and clear.
While your camera can only focus in on a single point, in your final image the area just in front and behind of that single point will sometimes appear to be in focus as well. How much of your photo is in focus is the DoF of that image.
What is it good for?
A narrow DoF eliminates distractions from your subject and typically used in portrait, wildlife and sports photography. While a wide/deep DoF ensures clarity through the entire image, usually best for landscape, cityscapes and big ol’ group shots.
How can I control DoF?
Depth of field is controlled through focus and aperture settings (the f-stops.) So, if your camera has manual controls, making the aperture number smaller (moving toward toward f/1.4) gives you shallower DoF, and raising it up (toward f/22) will give you a deep DoF and make everything in your photo tack sharp.
Tell me more!
Check out this extremely detailed lesson from Digital Photography School for everything you ever wanted to know about DoF and how to use it to best capture your subjects.
Then, if you’re already picking up what we’re putting down, take your DoF play further by faking extremely shallow DoF (no expensive lenses required.)
So how deep does the rabbit hole go? Depends on your DoF!
DoF: Make it and Fake it
Photo by Bruce Wunderlich