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Shoot Pro Quality Videos (Without a Hollywood Budget)

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Whether the Oscars inspired you to shoot like the greats, or displeased you to the point of “I could do better,” NOW is the time to step up your video shootin’ game!

Take up your trusty DSLR, a Focus Shifter, the Oh! Wow. Ring Light and start writing that acceptance speech.

The Oh! Wow. Ring Light surrounds your lens in LEDs that provide even light at three brightness settings. It has a constant mode (perfect for videos) and also flash mode for stills.

The Focus Shifter fits snug on any lens, giving you a handle for max control of your focus ring and a marker board to set your focus points before you shoot.

Just don’t forget to thank the Academy, your mom and Photojojo. :)

See more example pix from our Ring Light
$99 at the Photojojo Shop

Learn More about the Focus Shifter
$49 at the Photojojo Shop


   
   
Find Out What It Takes To Be
A Profesh Photographer

This is Margo. ->

She takes all the photos for the Photojojo Shop, like these. ->

She gets money (& snacks) for doing that, so that makes her a professional photographer!

We snuck a video camera into the photo studio at Photojojo HQ so you can watch her work … LIVE.

See just what a pro photog does all day.

How does she set up her lights? Where does she position the camera? What kind of snacks are those?

Watch Margo LIVE Today from 12-3pm PST

p.s. She’ll even stop working for a Q&A at 2:30 PST. Leave your questions for her on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.


   
   
Two Gizmos For Making Double Exposures
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They say a picture is worth a thousand words. So, we did some math…

Turns out, a double exposure is worth two thousand words!

When you meld one image onto another, all of those extra words tend to run along the lines of, “Wow! Cool! Looks neat! I love it. How did you…?”

Sure, there are apps to fake double exposures and you can spend hours in photoshop or a darkroom (remember those?) creating ‘em.

But, we’re here to share two ways to make double exposures as you shoot, using reflective little Color Lens and Flash Filters and the magical Instax 90 Instant Camera.

Learn To make Double Exposures Two Ways*

*total value = 4,000 words

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DIY: Paper Bag Scrap Book
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Sure paper bags are alright for carrying lunches.. but what they’re GREAT for is making scrap books!

Show off your photo prints on the pages of a Paper Bag Scrap Book while keeping any loose bits and bobs together inside the page pockets. Yup, the pages totally have pockets!

Best of all these are dirt cheap to make and strung together in just a couple of minutes.

Go on, unleash your inner bag lady and take filling the pages to a whole new level!

Learn How to Make Your Own Paper Bag Photo Books

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Pano Selfie Is The New Selfie

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You’ve pretty much mastered the selfie … impeccable arm extension, flawless duck face, precision head tilt.

All that perfection can get boring.

It’s time to make the switch to Pano Selfies.

Give your selfies some edge with distorted perspective, glitchy stitching and guaranteed laughs from all who see ‘em.

It’s easy!

1. Put your camera into Panoramic mode or fire up any auto-stitching pano app.

2. Point your camera at your face and start the pano. It can be tricky since you have to use the back-facing camera, but practice makes perfect (or a bit easier).

3. Move you camera from one side of your face to the other. Use your whole arm, don’t just tilt the phone. Add wiggles, bumps, move the camera closer/farther from your face or change your expression as the phone passes by, for max silliness.

4. Share! Throw your masterpiece onto the web with #panoselfie.

5. Check Out Others’ Pano Selfies and Have a Chuckle


   
   
Amazing Little Pocket Portfolio

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There is something to be said about an object that fits in the palm of your hand.

Small things have that cool ability to be precious while at the same time not taking themselves too seriously.

They are quiet and understated and beg us to take a second look.

We’ve got a handy little tutorial for you that will show you how to easily make a tiny portfolio to showcase your large talent.

Good things come in small packages. Oh, heck yeah they do!

Create Your Very own Pocket Portfolio

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Galilleo: The iPhone Panning Robot

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Meet Galileo. This little guy is one smooth operator. One smooth camera operator.

He’ll hold on tight to your iPhone and tilt, twirl and swivel 360° for butter smooth panning videos, spherical panoramas and moving time lapses.

Use an app to set up your shot (or video) and then watch him go. Keep your shaky fingers out of the whole situation.

You can even control this pan-tastic robot from afar. Direct flawlessly panning video as you record!

Learn More About Galileo
$149 at the Photojojo Shop


   
   
Back Up Your Photos Four Ways!
(Or Choose One And Go With It)

If your phone takes a plunge into a puddle, you’re going to wish you’d backed up your irreplaceable photos…

The video from the time you met Oprah. Photos from the top of Mt. Everest. A timelapse of your first place win at the donut eating contest.

Don’t wait until you wish you would have backed up your photos.

We’ve compiled our four favorite backup solutions, their pros, their cons and their how-to’s. Turns out it’s easy and it doesn’t have to be expensive.

Do not wait until your computer is actually on fire. That is entirely too late.

Find A Way That Suits You, Back Up Your Photos Today

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DIY: Valentine Photo Cards
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Roses are red.
Violets are blue.
Listen up and we promise
Your sweetie will love you!

This year, you could go and buy a generic Valentine’s Day card or you can use your own photos and a bit of cutting know-how to make an even better one.

Valentine Photo Cards are a sweet way to personalize your message and show your sweetheart that you have gone the extra mile.

Go get your craft knife and repeat after us: Hallmark Schmallmark.

Learn How to Make Your Own Photo Valentine Cards

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Valentine Photo Gifts For Everyone

Valentine’s Day is February 14th. That’s just around the corner.

Now is the time to grab a gift for your sweetie (or heck, for yourself).

Whether your relationship is a baby f/22 or a full on f/2.8, if you’re head over heals in love, grateful for your friends or flying solo, we’ve got gift ideas for everyone!

Easy Macro Lens Band

Take detailed photos, up close and personal. → More

Instant Cam iPhone Decal

A true friend will stick by your side and this on their phone. → More

The Keyprop

Your friends can lean on you and their phone on this stand. → More

Phone-o-Chrome Filter

Friends don’t let friends photo without a rainbow-y filter. → More

Instagram Like Necklace

No filters here. Give a symbol of your undying like. → More

Snack Caps

A sweet treat that says, “I care for you and your lens’ safety.” → More

Power Boost Keychain

May your heart and battery always be full. → More

The Pocket Spotlight

Shed light on your true feelings and your photos. → More

Instax Mini 90 Camera

This camera makes mini instant prints but it has BIG heart. → More

Sony QX Smart Lenses

Your love’s phone will love this wireless lens camera. → More

Limited Edition SX-70s

Polaroid cameras lovingly restored to perfect condition. → More

Brooklyn Camera Bag

Made of the finest leather for your finest Valentine! → More

Muku Shutter Remote

No photo assistant? Grab a Muku to snap photos for you. → More

Autographer Smart Cam

Super intelligent. Always by your side. It logs your life! → More

Gorillapod Mobile

You and your phone know how to stand up for yourselves. → More

Touch Screen Gloves

Photoing cold? You’ve got your gloves to keep you warm. → More


   

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