The windows of high rise buildings offer the best city views. Capturing that view, without reflections that make the city look like it’s under alien attack, can be a frustrating venture.
QT Luong, a photog famous for capturing all 59 US National Parks in large format, offers up some advice on avoiding window pain.
We love his “oh duh” tip of cleaning the window as well as the more advanced advice like ensuring the window is shaded from sunlight, using a rubber hood or dark cloth to make a seal with the window and removing your polarizing filter. Techniques that work well for DSLR and phone cameras alike!
Photo by QT Luong
Headed back to school, or know someone who is? Well, it’s time to prep yourself for the most photogenic year ever!
Check out our list of school supplies that are sure to put the cool in Back to School.
Working from home sounds pretty terrific, whether you’re a full-time freelancer or starting a semester of Photo 101!
But how do you get work done with at-home comforts and distractions around every corner?
We asked a freelance photog and several Photojojo team members how they focus on work while resisting the allure of procrastination.
Read their tips and fave “working from home” perks!
Name: Erin “Ern” Robins
What Do You Do Here? I carefully piece words together in fun ways to describe how awesome our products are!
Favorite Camera: My favorite camera tends to be the one I’m saving up for – currently a FujiFilm X-T1. But my phone, LG G2, is always there for me, which is way more useful than a wish-list camera!
Being creative is often considered a luxury. However, the folks at Café Art are taking steps to make art accessible for everyone.
Back in July, they handed out 100 dispo cams to homeless individuals around London. Allowing many of them a much needed creative outlet and the opportunity to be featured in a calendar being put together via Kickstater.
Check out a few of the photos and stories here. Contribute to the Kickstarter and receive your own calendar or original print. Proceeds go toward the artists, production costs and donations to offset the ecological impact of printing and shipping the calendars.
Wow. Café Art seriously knows how to be the good in this world.
Photo by 16 Year Old, Ellen Rostant
Your life is go-go-go. Sometimes it’s go-go-Netflix, but mostly it’s going. You need super portable video and photo gear at your disposal.
Meet the Mighty Mic Wireless and Pythagorean Lens Pouch!
The Mic gives you clear sound without being tied down and the Lens Pouch helps you keep track of all those small knick-knacks you can never find.
Make killer vids and keep track of your phone lenses. On the go!
Which is better? Canon or Nikon?
It feels like this debate’s been going on longer than the “chicken vs. the egg” one.
So we’re gonna help you decide–once and for all!–whether you belong on “Team Canon” or “Team Nikon.” (Spoiler alert: they’re both great so you’ll be a winner either way.)
Read a little about each camp and what makes them special. A decision won’t be far behind!
Street photography can be intimidating. Snagging candids of strangers is uncomfortable, at first.
While it’s best to simply to get out and learn as you go, it is nice to arm yourself with a few tips. Marius Vieth, a seasoned street-photog, doles out 10 lessons learned in this article. He includes advice on how to blend in, predict patterns and be ready for that crucial moment.
Our favorite tips from the article are:
- Minimal gear – Take only your camera and forget the added gear. You don’t want to be swapping lenses when the perfect photo-op pops up.
- Find natural contrasts – Your foreground should be different enough from the background to make them both visually interesting.
- Simplify your choices – Try focusing on one element (like a color or pattern) for a couple hours.
Photo by Marius Vieth
Whoa, it’s been a minute since we launched back in 2006. Free Hugs were everywhere, Pluto was downgraded (tear) and we were all Crazy for Gnarls Barkley. While we’re still waiting on Pluto to take back the planet title, our shop has upgraded universally.
Today, we’re throwin’ it back with a mash-up of our favorite items of yesteryear (that are still rocking in our shop!) and their new counterparts.
Can it be? Summer’s almost over? It feels like it just started.
Guess that means it’s time to switch sunbathing for school supplies. But hey, that’s not a bad thing. Really!
Just check out our list of DIY school supplies that you can make out of your very own photos and you’ll see what we mean.
Now go get crafty and make all your classmates jelly!