The Pinwide: a Pinhole Lens for your Micro 4/3 Camera


How shiny and new is your Micro 4/3 camera?

So shiny and new that the coolest lenses for it are still being invented!

Point in case: the Pinwide Pinhole Lens, a precisely engineered pinhole lens for your Micro 4/3 camera.

Just throw this lens on for natural vignetting, grainy film-like images, and spectacular lens flares.

Don’t have a Micro 4/3 camera? For a chance to win an Olympus E-PL2 Micro 4/3 Camera and a Macro Arm Light just post this Pinwide link to Facebook, Twitter, or Tumblr and tag with #photojojo and #m43 (or just @photojojo on Facebook)!

The Pinwide Micro 4/3 Pinhole Lens Tweet It!
$39 at the Photojojo Shop

p.s. Our pals at Bausch + Lomb are celebrating their PureVision2® contact lenses featuring high definition optics with a photo contest for Photojojo prizes. Enter here!

10+ Awesome Ways to Upcycle Vintage Photo Gear


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They say one man’s trash is another man’s treasure.

You say as long as it’s related to photography, there’s no such thing as trash.

You keep shelves full of broken cameras, expired film, and 1MP digital cameras from middle school. (Nostalgia alert!)

Because we wouldn’t dare give away our precious cameras, we thought we might try to see if we could find some crafty projects to do with our vintage equipment instead!

Read on to learn how to turn an old TV into a glowing photo display, the best way to bring plant life to a dead lens, how you can make jewelry from your broken camera parts, and more!

10+ Ways To Use Vintage to Your Advantage

p.s. Our buds at MOO just launched nifty new stickers that you can customize with your own photos. Head here to get 40% off all MOO stickers until 6/30.

Photo credit: Brownie camera by Betsy Holets, TV lightbox by Atomic Indy. READ MORE

How To Make Photo Transparencies with Impossible Project Instant Film!


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If you know us, you know we love instant film. A lot.

So, when we heard Impossible Project would be releasing two new & improved instant films, we jumped at the chance to give ’em a whirl.

First we met PX 680: A film that produces beautifully saturated prints that practically ooze with color.

Second, Black Frame PX 600 silver shade: A black and white film with sleek black frames for a classic, gallery-ready look.

Both films are so easy to use and versatile, your camera might write you a love letter for feeding it so well.

Plus: While experimenting, we found a technique that’ll let you transform your new black frame images into photo transparencies!

It’s simple, fun, and takes less than five minutes. We were so impressed with the results, we had to share.

How-To: Make Instant Transparencies
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15 Tips for the Best Underwater Photos Ever


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While we love taking photos on land, and sometimes high up in the sky, we can’t resist the magic that takes place underwater.

Real life Nemos, free floating props, and fashionable mermaids show us that underwater is the place to be!

Get a camera that can work in a (extremely) wet environment, and dive in to capture and
conquer the wonders of the water world.

Here‘s our top 15 list of uh-mazingly easy tips to get your feet wet in underwater photography.

15 Ultimate Underwater Photography Tips

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How to Make Cinemagraphs — Still Photos that Move Like Movies!

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Yup, that picture moves.

Nope, you’re not going crazy!

‘Cause who said photos can only feature “still” life?

Inspired by the moving pictures created by photographer and motion designer duo Jamie Beck and Kevin Burg, we set out to make the magic happen.

Make your pictures move like ours did with a some Photoshop magic!

Make DIY Moving Photos!

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You Only Need 5 Things to Make Your Own Home Studio

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Photography doesn’t have to be all about fancy gadgets and technology. (Though sometimes it’s more fun that way.)

Like a master chef or Jackie Chan in a bar fight, it’s all about knowing what to do with whatever you have on hand.

If you just want some great-looking product shots for your Etsy shop, or tutorial photos for that Instructable you’re writing, you only need a simple home studio.

If you’ve got a tripod, a flash and a window, you’re more than halfway there already. Read on for how to make an inexpensive, so-simple-it’s-practically-zen photo setup.

The 5 Things You Need to Make a Studio

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p.p.s. Enter our Twitter challenge for a chance to be featured on the Photojojo Tumblr! Plus, congrats to Jenni Kowal for winning our weekly Facebook challenge!
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Ask Photojojo: Photojojo’s Photo Pros Answer All Your Questions!


Have you ever wondered what Photojojo’s deepest dreams and desires are?

What does Photojojo think about in the wee hours of the night?

Maybe you’ve just wondered how to make the best DIY home studio or which DSLR is hot right now.

We went to Twitter to ask Photojojo fans what question you would ask us if you could.

Here are our answers! Amit, Jen, Billy, Kiran, Kelly, Julieanne, Laurel…

See the faces behind the names along with our expert photo and DIY advice!

[Have a question? Ask us!]

Our Answers to Your Questions

p.s. Wanna work with us? We’re hiring in and outside of San Francisco. Seeking web developers, product buyers and sourcers, photographers, and writers!

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Father’s Day: The Alite Twig Pod — A Monopod Optimized for Outdoor Photo Fun!


Your dad taught you all you know about the outdoors.

What better nod to all the campfire fun the two of you had than the Twig Pod?

It’s the coolest collapsible lightweight monopod that your dad’s ever seen!

A cleverly designed foot lets him prop the ‘pod into the ground, and a flexible ball-head mount makes shooting from any angle easy.

Think of all the places your dad can take it — hikes, picnics, concerts. After all, he’s an active dude!

Make sure you nab one today, cause we’ve teamed up with Alite Designs – makers of the Twig Pod – to offer something special.

You’ll get $28 credit to the Photojojo Store after you send in a review to Alite! With your expert photog feedback, Alite will be able to make even more bad-ass camera goodies.

The Twig Pod Tweet It!
$28 at the Photojojo Shop

p.s. It’s a 2-fer Twitter giveaway TODAY! Follow Photojojo & retweet this to win 2 Twig Pods for you and your dad.

p.p.s. Congrats to our Photo Run Facebook winner, Julia Hochstetler! Play this week for a chance to be featured!

Make a DIY Photo Flip-Flap — Hipper Than Your Average Photo Album


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Move over humdrum photo albums, cuz we got a new photo case in town.

It’s the fantastic photo flip-flap!

A cheap and simple way to display your photos in neat-o book form, the flip-flap is named for the unique noise it makes when you open it!

Flip flaps are neat because you can see all the photos in the book at once instead of flipping through page by page by page, as is the case with regular ol’ photo albums.

Why go out and get some generic photo album when you can make your own that just requires some scrap paper, some folding, and some adhesive?

Make a Photo Flip-Flap Album

p.s. We’re hiring! Seeking web developers, product specialists, photogs, and writers. Exciting, no? READ MORE

The Underwater Digi Cam — Take Your Camera Swimming!


Taking your camera to the beach is like giving your cat a bath: it gets finicky when wet.

Don’t let your camera short-out (or claw you in the face)!

Presenting your new swimming buddy: the Underwater Digi Cam, an underwater digital camera that shoots photo and video.

Dunk this digi cam as deep as 100 feet for ethereal underwater scenes Cousteau could only dream of. Shooting through a plastic lens, you’ll get that classic analog look reminiscent of film while fitting up to 90 photos in one outing!

It’s so much more than just a pool-adventuring snapper. It’s a sturdy, affordable digital camera you can toss into the ocean or even the Bering Strait!

The Underwater Digi Cam Tweet It!
$35 at the Photojojo Shop

p.s. Play in the Photojojo Photo Run, a weekly photo challenge on Facebook! Winner gets spotlighted on our FB page and announced here in our newsletter!