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Take one part Boston.com’s Big Picture, one part This American Life, and one part Laura Brunow Miner. Simmer for 8 months.
The result? Pictory.
Launched last night by the former Editor-in-Chief of JPG Magazine, Pictory is a photo magazine, re-imagined for the web.
The mission: Tell the best stories with photos.
Her formula is simple — anyone can submit a picture and a story, and the best are featured in lush photo essays. The first essay and interview only whet our appetite for what’s to come.
This one’s worth a bookmark. We mean it.
O tiny fledglings, the time has come to spread your wings and graduate from Photojojo’s School of Photographical Biznezz.
Before we send you out to conquer the world, allow us to impart a few more nacreous accumulations* of wisdom.
In a fit of journalistic fervor, we interviewed Dane Sanders (’cause he’s Mr. Profitable Photo Business Guy) about getting your business noticed, keeping it successful and having a fine old time in the process.
Pop open the bubbly and prepare to break it over the prow of the S.S. Photo Biz!
p.p.s. LAST DAY for free shipping in the Photojojo Store!
Photo credit: Banalities
Nothing makes us giddier than printing photos ginormous, whether they’re of parasailing in Provence, summers at Space Camp, or that one time we lept into a stranger’s wedding photos.
Brand-new site Print Society encourages our obsession, gathering the world’s best prints so we can rate ‘em, buy ‘em, and find endless inspiration.
That inspiration comes in handy: on Print Society, you can peddle your own prints alongside your faves. Sling photos with the best of them!
Founder Sahadeva slipped us some sanguine advice for sellers: the best-selling photos are playful, positive, and cheap. Coincidentally, also a good dating motto.
p.s. Free shipping over $50 through Monday in the Photojojo Store! (gobble, gobble)
Who doesn’t love the holidays?
Cornbread stuffing, pumpkin pie, tryptophan-laden birds, and a hot helping of the most raddest new photo goodies on the planet from your pals at Photojojo. ;-)
Scroll on down to see what we’ve got on our table.
Let’s say you’re fleeing from Interpol (because you’re an internationally renowned jewel thief) but you simply can’t resist a little video chat. You must, of course, disguise your identity.
Apple’s Photo Booth and iChat have a ton of fun effects to stretch and distort your lovely face — but do you know about the secret bonus filters?
Finesse a few files and you’ll find nifty image-enhancers like ASCII art, neon color effects, and a kaleidoscope. Don’t forget the mustache.
p.p.s. Extra! Extra! Our pals at Nikon sent us a big box of goodies! Here’s how to win a Nikon D3000 this week.
Oh, sure, a diary (or as the kids call them, “a web-blog”) is a fun way to write about your day. But we demand pictures, and lots of them!
And that’s why we love Shuttercal, the adorable offspring of a calendar, a blog, and a photo album.
Drop one picture per day into a calendar, and over time a portrait of your year emerges: foliage in September, swimming in August, llama husbandry in July. (July was weird.)
Plus! Shuttercal will print your daily images as page-a-day calendars, making it easier than ever to bask in the memories. Ahh, memories … so baskable.
We thought wedding photos were just something that came free with the double Elvis special in Las Vegas.
Fancy our surprise when we saw the lush spread from Design*Sponge’s wedding extravaganza!
Design*Sponge is one of our most favoritest design blogs ever, so you know it’s gonna look good when two of those kids get hitched.
What we really love are the shots of small details, like a glass of tea or a vase of flowers, because we don’t always photograph the little things that keep a memory fresh in our minds.
Keep the details in mind the next time you want to remember something well, whether it’s your wedding day, your trip to Croatia, or just a lazy sunlit picnic in the grass.
Photo credits: BelatheÃ©
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Party season is upon us, so break out your dancing shoes, piÃ±ata hitting stick, and fruit-punch-proof camera case!
But take note: this season, e-vites are out, and funny face photo invites are sooo in.
Our pal Laura recently made some neat custom photo invites for her crazy photographer’s workshop slash camping trip, Phoot Camp.
The smiling faces of her invitees, on some very inviting postcards, let her guests-to-be know that tons of fun was headed their way!
Make your own funny face invites and we bet you’ll earn a coveted spot on your friend’s fridges AND great attendance.
p.s. Check out the Ã¼ber-creative portfolios from Phoot Camp and let us know what you’d like to learn how to do next!
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Band-Aids, bubble gum, Velcro, spit … you name it. We’ve used everything to avoid the good ‘ol hammer and nail approach.
Which is why we’re nuts for stuff that makes displaying photos a breeze.
Hence, The Pushpin Masterpiece Frame.
It’s a super (duper) lightweight frame that you hang with thumbtacks! Face it, pushpins have never looked better.
p.s. It’s the last day to get free Magnetic Photo Rope when you grab over $50 worth of goodies in the shop! Hurry hurry ;)
This tutorial is not for the faint of heart.
We’re about to tell you how to photograph a ghost and it’s going to be terrifying(ly simple).
In just three little steps you can have a photo of a real live ghost that looks a lot like one of your real live friends.
A photo so spooky it’ll send you running for mommy (to get her to pose for more ghosty photos).
But wait, sneak over to our archives for more ghastly photo misadventures like our Halloween Photo Tips, How to Carve Photo Pumpkins AAAAND through Oct 31st, Free Secret Squirt gun Cameras w/ every PJ Store order!
(This idea came from reader Julliette)