How to Use Your Android as a Photo Tool + Top 10 Apps

Nikon vs Canon, Mac vs PC, Rebecca Black vs Justin Bieber.

2-sided feuds aren’t a foreign concept considering you’re a Canon/Mac/Bieber appreciator.

When it comes to phones, you’re an Android lover.

This week, our Twitter and Facebook peeps voted on their favorite Android photo apps – apps for editing, filtering, friend-sharing, and even afternoon snacking (i.e. Pudding Cam!).

These are the top 10 crowd favorites!

Plus, as an added bonus, we rounded up apps designed to make life easier while you’re out shooting with your non-phone camera.

Whether you’re working with a gingerbread, cupcake, or a little green robot, your photo app folder is about to get real happy.

Use Your Android as a Photo Tool & Top Voted Apps

p.s. We’re throwing a Facebook giveaway today with our pals at Fracture! Fracture turns your photos into gorgeous glass prints that make snazzy wall hangings! READ MORE

Photo Science: How 5 Photo Techniques Work & How You Can Play With Them!

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Ever wonder how your camera works?

…If instant photos are actually made of something other than magic?

We sure as heck do!

In fact, we think the science of photography is half of the reason that being a photographer is so freakin’ cool.

While photography usually feels like magic, it’s actually very scientific and mathematical. (We even know the ISO of the human eye!)

We’re going to show you some of our favorite basic photography techniques, what makes them tick, and how you can try them all yourself for a hands-on view of how all your favorite photo stuff works!

5 Ways to Play with Photo Science

p.s. We’re searching for a few fabulous photogs to take photos for the shop! Got what it takes?


What iPhoneography Apps Are Hot Right Now

We’ve been wondering what photo apps the cool kids are using on their phones these days. Instagram? Hipstamatic? Diptic maybe?

So we rounded up 12 of our favorite smarties and asked for their top 3 faves.

Who’d we ask? Photographers (of course), web entrepreneurs, illustrators, designers, the guy who invented the #hashtag, and even a Mythbuster!

Here’s what we found out.

[BTW, we’ve got Android apps in here, too!]

The Top iPhoneography Apps Right Now

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Same Hill, Different Day — A Daily Photo Project

Scientists claim it takes hundreds of years and a couple of glaciers to transform a hill.

For Paul Octavious, it took a little over 3 years and a camera.

Ever since he found the hill in 2007 while walking around Chicago, he’s photographed it hundreds, probably thousands of times.

Yet every time, the hill looks different.

Humble and nondescript, it’s the way the seasons and people interact with it that transforms the hill into exquisite, otherworldly scenes:

First snow falls, kite festivals, outdoor movies. Paul even captured the Ghana World Cup team practicing on the hill one foggy day.

He sums it up beautifully, “The hill is my stage and the locals are the actors in this daily play.” This may inspire you to wonder: What everyday place is your stage?

EXTRA!: The beauty of this project is that Paul’s always capturing new images. Today he posted a new video of the kite festival! It’s amazing.

Same Hill, Different Day by Paul Octavious

p.s. Make sure to follow us on Facebook *today*: We’re giving away a Cell Phone Lens Fun Kit!

The USB Film Roll — A Film Roll That Holds 1,000 Photos!

Your typical film roll will hold 12, 24, or a whopping 36 exposures.

What if we told you we managed to get 1,000 photos all onto one roll?

True story! The USB Film Roll is a 4GB USB drive cleverly dressed up in a recycled film canister.

Instead of getting tossed, these canisters get to fulfill their photo geek destiny by metamorphosing into glorious photo file-holding gizmos.

Whether you hand ’em out to clients or snap one into own your computer’s USB, your analog-digi prestige will certainly be propelled to levels not yet experienced by mankind.

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$20 each at the Photojojo Shop

Make the World’s Smallest Photo Postcard

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Of all the technological advancements of the 20th century, our favorite is the ability to click a device named after a rodent (mouse!) and have our inner most thoughts shot through space, right into the computers of our dearest friends and family.

We wonder, is it possible to one-up that?

It is! Ain’t no biggie. Actually, it’s very tiny. Introducing the world’s smallest photo postcard.

You can turn your photos into 1″x1/2″ confetti-sized wonders that you can even write on and mail to your favorite people. Our pal, artist and founder of the World’s Smallest Post Service Lea Redmond will show you how!

Download the template, insert your photos, sign and deliver. Your delighted friends will wonder if the world has gone mad or if it just accidentally stood under an electromagnetic shrink ray.

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New — Revolog Kolor 400 “Hacked” Film!

Our Rare Film Gift Pack is back, rarer and filmier than ever!

In your pack, you’ll get 3 hard-to-find, imported 35mm films:

One high-speed color film, one sepia-toned monochrome, and a whole new film, the Revolog Kolor 400 film.

This rainbowlicious film came to be when a couple of photo students “hacked” their own film by carefully unraveling each roll and pre-exposing their film to colored lights (and yes, they’re totally just as cool as the kids in the movie Hackers).

It’s a dreamy roll that adds a gorgeous range of pink, green, blue, and yellow hues to every shot!

Half b-days, quarter b-days…who says you have to wait for your actual birthday to get yourself a gift?

Rare Film Gift Pack Tweet It!
$49 per Gift Pack at the Photojojo Shop

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How to Shoot Underwater Photos with a Vintage Camera

Is that cool looking vintage camera you found at the local flea really fulfilling its destiny by merely sitting on your shelf?

Your old timey cam can still give you some awesome through-the-viewfinder (TTV) shots, even if it’s broken!

We’re taking TTV one step further by dipping that ‘ol camera into the water. All your photog friends will wonder how you got these sweet vintage style underwater shots. Read on to learn how!

How to Create Coloring Book Pages Using Your Very Own Photos!

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Imagine a world where you can color on your friend’s faces and not get in trouble for it.

Now you can by making your own coloring book out of photos!

With a little help from your photo editor, you’ll be able to turn your very own snaps into a stack of ready-to-be-colored in images.

You may not be able to control the color of your photos while you’re taking pics, but with our coloring book tutorial, you’ll have the power to make your photos any little color you want.

Also, your friends will thank you for not taking a sharpie to their face in real life.

Create Coloring Book Pages Using Photos!

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Turn Your Photos into Mosaic Easter Eggs!

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Whether Easter inspires Donny Darko nightmares or delightful memories of Peeps o’ yesteryear, it’s an egg-straordinary holiday that calls for some celebratory photo fun.

No, we’re not talkin’ about the awkward Easter family portraits, or having your picture taken with the Easter bunny.

We’re talkin’ about using your own fantastic photos to spruce up an Easter egg—mosaic-style!

This DIY gives you the chance to showcase your pics while making your eggs look pretty, and you don’t have to deal with any messy dyes or markers.

The Peeps approve.

Make a Photo Mosaic Egg

p.s. Our pals at Artsy Couture turn your photos into rad Gallery Blocks. They’re beautiful solid wood blocks with your very own photos mounted onto them!