The number one lesson photographers should learn from the Wild West: shoot from the hip.
With the Capture Camera Clip you’re as ready to draw as the slickest cowboy in town.
It’s a sturdy, yet lightweight camera mount that clips to your belt or bag strap so your camera is always at the ready.
One quick push of the release button frees your camera. No more digging through your bag, no more missed shots!
Lucky for your enemies, we’re playing with cameras.
The Capture Camera Clip Tweet It!
$79 at the Photojojo Shop
After a 10 hour video game binge, reality transforms into a Scott Pilgrim-esque fantasy.
Is that dinosaur shaped shrub Yoshi incarnate? If you stomp on this mushroom, will you have an instant 2 foot growth spurt?!
Redditor NullPoint84 took note. He hung a handmade Mario question block in public, stood by with camera in hand and invited anyone to reenact the Mario fist jump!
His public experiment resulted in a fantastic photo series of strangers caught mid-air.
Make your own and add a small trampoline for extra high jumps. Make a themed photobooth or fill one with chocolate coins for tasty motivation!
For more Mario inspiration, see Poster Child!
Be Mario — Real Life Video Gaming [via My Modern MET]
p.s. Our chums at Scoutmob are giving away Public Bikes for you to explore your city and snap photos!
You and your camera have a good thing goin’ on. But your bulky, awkward camera bag always insists on third-wheeling it.
No longer! The Camera Day Pack is a perfectly sized camera bag that you’ll actually want to carry.
It holds everything you need (your SLR, one lens, a couple personal items) and is mobile enough to never hold you back.
It’s a third-wheel match made in camera heaven.
The Camera Day Pack Tweet It!
$60 at the Photojojo Shop
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When one of us was a wee youngster, she wrote her initials plus Cody Henderson’s in big hearts on every available surface.
On the walls.
On the sidewalk.
On the carpet.
She got in a lot of trouble.
If only she’d known then what she knows now, she’d have made this book instead. A journal with pages made of photos of walls, sidewalks, bathroom mirrors: anything you could write graffiti on in real life.
Note to self: next time.
How to Make Journals With Photo Pages
[Inspired by The Walls Notebook!]
p.s. Our pals at Smugmug are giving away a set of our cell phone lenses. Check it!
We knew deep down that it still had to be out there somewhere.
So we embarked on a pilgrimage. Halfway around the world our faith in the camera gods was finally rewarded.
Limited Edition Polaroid SX-70 Cameras: Fully functional, lovingly restored folding SX-70 cameras.
Each SX-70 has been completely restored and hand-inspected, so it’s guaranteed to be in tip-top instant photo taking shape.
Sounds like instant camera love to us.
Limited Edition Polaroid SX-70 Cameras Tweet It!
$290 at the Photojojo Shop
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Ahh, road trips. Get out on the open road jamming to your favorite tunes with the wind in your hair, and time stands still.
Seriously, road trips can warp time! And we’ve got a few photo projects to prove it.
Next time you’re gonna hit the road, pack your camera and try one of these time-bending projects.
Read on to learn how to animate your road trip mascot, slow down your road trip buddy and add some magic to what you see out your window.
3 Time-Twisting Road Trip Photo Projects
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Necks weren’t made to hold cameras. Hands were.
Nix strained necks and excess bulk with the Handy Dandy Hand Strap, an ergonomic hand strap made of ultra-plush padded leather.
Since your camera’s already in your hand, you’ll never miss a shot!
Quite handy, indeed.
The Handy Dandy Hand Strap Tweet It!
$40 at the Photojojo Shop
Since the invention of photography, photo DIY-ers have hacked their way around its limits.
Not enough light? Ohai, here’s a mega powerful flash. Too far away? Let’s just whip up a longer focal length for ya.
Photo too still? Jeremy Blanchard found his way around that.
During an engagement shoot, he made this single image of his friends traveling across a photo! And he didn’t even use a pricey strobe.
In fact, you can make one of these at home with a photo editing program.
Jeremy wrote up a how-to. Here’s an abbreviation:
1) Take multiple shots of your friends walking across the frame.
2) Layer the photos into a single image in Photoshop.
3) Erase the surroundings leaving only the subjects. (Except on the main background.)
4) Lower the opacity on the ones that you want to appear lighter.
If you’re looking for more engagement photo ideas, you can always throw in a zombie.
Make Your Subjects Move with Multiple Exposures
[BTW, Jeremy’s selling this print here!]
They say you should dress for the job you want–and your iPhone? It really wants to be your camera.
With the new Wood Camera iPhone Case, your phone can look just like a classic camera.
It’s a sleek cover that combines the natural charm of wood with the style of a classic camera to be the most unique iPhone case out there.
Because it’s made from natural materials (bamboo or walnut), it offers an environmentally sustainable option for protecting your phone all while making it look old-school camera cool.
The Wood Camera iPhone Case Tweet It!
$42 at the Photojojo Shop
Do you remember the first time you held a camera?
Pushing on a button somehow procured a preserved rectangular memory that you could hold in your hand.
From that day on you never looked back…mostly because you were too busy looking into the viewfinder.
World Photography Day is tomorrow, August 19th, and it’s the perfect day to show your camera some love!
Whether your preferred camera is plastic, pinhole, or also known as your phone, we’ve collected the most inspiring ideas and even a photo themed mixtape to celebrate your very own photo day at home.
Hats off to you, Mr. Daguerre.
Photojojo’s Guide to World Photography Day
p.s. Our buddies at Easy Canvas Prints are giving 50% off + free shipping for Photojojoers (you!). They turn your photos into rad canvas prints!
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