Make the Cut With Cropping

Cropping your photos isn’t always super intuitive. With new crops available on Instagram, it’s time we looked into when and how to crop perfectly

This article by Vladimir Gendelman goes through 15 easy-to-remember cropping tips. He includes great beginner advice on the rule of thirds as well as stuff you might not have thought about.

  • Don’t crop people at the joints – This makes the viewer uncomfortable, so unless you’re going for that feel, avoid it.
  • Allow breathing room – If your subject is staring off in the distance, give them some space to stare into. Otherwise you’ll leave your viewers feeling a bit claustrophobic.
  • Keep the hair – Don’t crop too close to the hairline, you want to leave enough hair in the photo so the viewer can easily visualize the rest.

Photo by David D

Get Crafty With Polaroid Zink DIYs

Zink DIY

Polaroid never goes out of style, and their modern Zink prints are perfect in this era of DIY.

Check out all the pretties you can make with Zink prints, and the devices that pop ’em out.


Fall In Love With Fall!
How To Shoot Autumn Colors

Red and yellow and orange, oh my!

It’s officially fall and you know what the means: gorgeous colors everywhere begging to be photographed.

But fall colors can be a tad tricky to capture accurately, so we’re giving you some tips to get it juuust right.

Put on your cutest autumn accessories and let’s go!


Digging Deeper:
Camera Comparison of
Every iPhone Ever

Fall Leaves

We’re all stoked about the new 6s camera, but have you taken a minute to appreciate just how far the iPhone has come, camera-wise?

Well Lisa Bettany has taken her appreciation to a visual level with an actual side-by-side comparison. Check out her full article here.

We love seeing the evolution of clarity and contrast across the generations. What really blew us away though, was the significantly improved white-balance. For instance, clarity took a huge step forward on the 3Gs, but white-balance went haywire. Things cooled down with the iPhone 4, and everything improved, step-by-step, up to the impeccable iPhone 6s.

Thanks to Lisa, we now have a real appreciation for how lucky we are to live in the future.

Photo by Lisa Bettany

Snazzy Camera Straps For Every Occasion

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Kick that boring black strap to the curb and load up on straps for cameras of all types and events of all sorts.

Check out our hottest, and favorite, straps from the shop!


It’s Finally Fall! Check Out Our Festive Faves.

Fall has arrived. How stoked are you to start photographing those fall colors, chunky knits and steaming cuppas?

We are so ready. So we’ve raked together all the best fall goodies from our shop, and blog, to share with you. Check ’em out!


Pick Up Polaroid’s
New Instant Camera!

Whoa, Polaroid’s new Snap Instant Camera is an instant that saves digital too! Only Polaroid could bring the best of both worlds together … in a snap!

We’ve got Polaroid’s blessing to snag advance reservations for this gem.

Pop over to the shop to check it out!

Reserve Yours Here

Fall Foliage Map For Your Fall Photos

Fall Leaves

Fall has officially arrived! It is time to start snapping pics of everything pumpkin and pumpkin-colored.

Check out this map before you head out for photos. It shows where, and at what stage, the leaves are changing within the lower contiguous US states.

Scroll down below the map to read about how and why the leaves change, and snag some coloring pages too. Who doesn’t love coloring? Especially next to a fire, sipping on a warm drink. Yay, fall!

Photo by The U.S. Department of Agriculture

Work It! A Guide to Taking Astounding Portraits

People are beautiful, and as photographers we have the ability to show that in creative ways!

Photojojo reader and super talented portrait photographer, Hannah Arnzen, has put together her very best tips for snapping portraits.

Read her advice on what it takes before, during and even after a shoot to snap the perfect portrait.

Take it away Hannah…


Q&A With Team Priime: Fave Styles, Cameras, And More!

A little while back, we asked some of our favorite IGers to tell us about their go-to photo editing apps. One that got a lot of love was Priime!

The Priime team is based right by our HQ in San Francisco, so we decided to pop by their office for a visit.

Take a look as we go behind the scenes and chat with them about how they’re taking photo styles to the next level.