Pummelvision — The Reason You’ve Been Taking Snapshots All This Time

Ever wished you could rewind your entire life and watch it again?

Then you’ll love Pummelvision, the newest creation from Jake Lodwick, co-founder of Vimeo.

Two clicks, and Pummelvision grabs every photo long buried in your Flickr, Facebook, or Tumblr, and gives you a breathtakingly beautiful, painfully poignant, and utterly simple video summary of your life. It’s remarkable.

It’s just a few minutes, but we dare you not to be moved as you relive old apartments, boyfriends, girlfriends, just friends, jobs… You might even cry.

Pummelvision is the reason you’ve taken photos all these years. Go, go now.

[Check out our Tumblr today for more from our Q&A with Jake.]

p.s. We didn’t include a sample video because Pummelvision is all about experiencing it for yourself (so do it!).

p.p.s. Today is the last day in the shop for free Priority shipping over $50! Just in time for X-mas.

Photojojo’s Gift Guide 2010, Part 3


It’s the holiday home stretch!

This mid-December, may you stuff stockings, tummies, and wishlists.

And may our final installation of our 2010 gift guide assist you with 2 out of 3!

Hugz n’ such,

p.s. We’ve still got your back with FREE SHIPPING before X-mas on orders over $50. But today is the last day. So hop to it!


Rare Film Gift Pack

FREE SHIPPING! Our Film Gift Set contains 3 hard-to-find, imported 35mm films in an adorable, illustrated box.

One high-speed color film, one sepia-toned monochrome, and one grainy old-school B&W.

Capture natural light as you see it with Fuji Natura 1600, warm tones with the Rollei Redscale, and gorgeous grain with Fuji Neopan Black&White 1600.

Rare Film Gift Pack
$50 at the Photojojo Store

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The Glif: iPhone Stand & Tripod Mount

Putting your phone on a real tripod instantly confers magical “real camera” status.

And the Glif is here to do just that.

It’s a simple device that lets you mount your iPhone 4 on any standard tripod. Plus, it can stand your iPhone in three convenient positions.

The Glif
$20 at the Photojojo Store

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      Subjektiv 4-in-1 Lens Kit

FREE SHIPPING! They said it couldn’t be done, but this German-engineered lens is four lenses in one.

Shoot with four distinct modes via interchangeable inserts: pinhole, glass, plastic, or zone plate.

Get lo-fi shots with the plastic or pinhole lens, painterly diffused shots with the zone plate, and vivid colorful photos with the glass.

The Subjektiv 4-in-1 Lens Kit
$249 at the Photojojo Store

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Classic Leather Camera Satchel

FREE SHIPPING! If Don Draper were a photographer, he’d carry the Classic Leather Camera Satchel.

A luxurious leather cover opens to reveal a cushy removable padded insert, perfect for carrying your SLR and 2 lenses or external flashes.

Plenty of pockets, secure closures, a cushioned leather strap, and a built-in-laptop sleeve make it the perfect combo of practicality and style.

The Classic Leather Camera Satchel
$190 at the Photojojo Store

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Holiday Photos: The Top 10 Most-Fun-Ever Ideas

Rounding up your family for holiday-time photos is a feat intended only for the super-human (i.e. Elves at your local mall. They’re little, but mighty).

Obligatory sweaters are the least of it. You’ve been through creepy santas, herds of costumed dogs, and unfortunate awkward poses.

It hasn’t always been pretty, but this year, that’s all going to change!

2010 is THE year for the holiday photo you’ve always dreamed of, whether you’re sending them ‘cross country to friends and family or just want to grab a shot of everyone while they’re all in one spot.

No more awkward blank stares and no more heart-breaking sobbing children. It’s all uphill from here!

Top Ten Holiday Photo Ideas

p.s. We’re putting on a lil’ photo contest with our pals who run that lil’ conference called CES! You’ve got one week to enter!


The Photojojo Gift Guide 2010, Part Deux


We’re back! While strolling through the Arctic last week, we just so happened to stumble upon Santa’s secret photo stash.

Naturally, we crammed loads of camera lens bracelets into our sack and made like a reindeer (a.k.a. bolted).

So, here it is! The crème de la crème of 2010’s holiday photo goodie glory.

(Including an exclusive limited edition of Polaroid cameras: the Original SX-70, Rainbow One-Step, and Sun 660 Sonar!)

p.s. Live in SF? Come make photo ornaments with us Thursday!

For Christmas delivery, order by Fri, Dec 17 by Priority Mail or UPS Ground, Mon, Dec 20 by UPS 3-Day, Tues, Dec 21 by Express Mail or UPS 2-Day (by 1pm CST), and Wed, Dec 22 by UPS Next Day (by 1pm CST).


Limited Edition Polaroid Cameras

FREE SHIPPING! The Impossible Project are all about making dreams come true.

Presenting an exclusive limited edition of the three Polaroid cameras that changed photo history: the original SX-70, The Rainbow OneStep, and The Sun 660 Sonar.

Each one has been salvaged from dusty shelves, hand inspected, and polished like new. (Better hurry, we only have 20 to 40 of each!)

Impossible Project Polaroid Cameras
$200-350 at the Photojojo Store

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The F-Stop Wrist Watch

You’re fuzzy around 2, start feeling fine around 8, but at 11 you’re sharp, focused, and ready to party.

The F-Stop Watch tells time in increments of aperture.

Finally! A watch that gets you.

F-Stop Wrist Watch
$35 at the Photojojo Store

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      Darkroom in a Box

FREE SHIPPING! Discover your inner 19th c. badass with a portable darkroom and pinhole camera in one!

Designed and hand assembled in France, this mini photo lab lets you shoot and develop a photo all in one clever box.

No pixels here! It’s pure analog photo magic. Photo paper, developer, and fix included.

Darkroom in a Box
$50 at the Photojojo Store

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Camera Lens Bracelets

Designed exclusively for camera-obsessed photogs like yourself, the lens bracelet was made to look *just like* your lens focusing ring.

A charming bracelet indeed, it’ll push your zomg button to the limit with an embossed AF/MF switch and lens grip ridges.

So, why not wear your photo love on your sleeve? Wear yours in 50mm or 24-70mm.

Camera Lens Bracelets
$10-15 at the Photojojo Store

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Shutter Piece Pendant

FREE SHIPPING! Geeky, yet refined, this camera pendant was made for only the truest of photo lovers.

Hand cast in silver, it’s a teeny camera with every detail of your real life camera – a mounted flash, shutter, and even ridges on the lens.

Plus, the chain connects on each side, just like your own camera strap!

The Shutter Piece Pendant
$190 at the Photojojo Store

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One Click Pano Camera

Asking your camera to capture an entire cityscape is like double-dog daring someone to shove an entire pizza in their mouth.

That’s no prob for this talented 35mm Pano Camera. In a single shot, it’ll turn what you see before you into a glorious slim panoramic shot.

No extra stitching, gluing, or stapling – a simple visit to a one-hour lab will have bold, colorful panoramas in your hands!

One Click Pano Cam
$20 at the Photojojo Store

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The iPhone Video Rig

FREE SHIPPING! Were you excited to capture video with your iPhone, but disappointed by what you got?

Our iPhone Video Rig is like having a video crew in your hands!

The unibody anodized aluminum frame and two-handle grip get rid of video shake, while the high-sensitivity boom mic and 0.45x glass lens capture perfect sound and contrast.

Just slip in your iPhone 4 or iPhone 3GS, and you’re good to go!

OWL-E iPhone Video Rig
$159-$169 at the Photojojo Store

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Scissor & Fold Photos into Origami-like Ornaments!

Extra photos for bloggers: 1, 2, 3

In preparation for holiday celebrations sweeping the nations, may we present:


With some simple perforations (and no lamentations) your festive decorations will garner adulation!

To feel the elation, click this link for the demonstration.

Origami Photo Ornaments in 5 Minutes! Squee!

p.s. Do you like things that are awesome? Yeah, us neither. But if you did, we’d tell you to check out our most-favorite new site, Svpply. Here’s why:

(1) Svpply is an endless stream of amazingness from the coolest stores ever.

(2) If you sign up and follow Photojojo on Svpply now, and you’ll get EARLY ACCESS to 3 new Photojojo goodies next week. (It takes 10 seconds.)


Shoot Miniscule Street Art in Macro!

Some street artists think they’re sooo hot just because their work is billboard-size big.

Well, we say Banksy is an overgrown dinosaur. Twist is a hulking mammoth. Even Phil Lumbang sometimes acts like he thinks size matters.

Tiny is where it’s at.

Our new fave Slinkachu’s street art is tiny. How tiny? Put it this way: the guy graffiti tags snails.

After making a teeny tableaux of itty-bitty model people, he leaves them on the street for anybody to find. But first he takes rad macro photos so the wee little scene is never really lost.

Wanna try it yourself? Snag some little plastic people at the local hobby shop and slap a macro lens on your camera or camera phone.

If you prefer staying indoors, photograph tiny people in clever food-scapes, like Mini Miam did. Now all you need is a tag name!

The Tiniest Street Art Around

p.s. Happy Cyber Monday kiddos! We’re giving everyone $5 for sharing their store favorites. Head to the shop for more tidbits.

p.p.s. Oh! Did you know that shipping is free on orders over $50? Cause yeah, it is.

Camera Hack: Transform the Shape of your Photos with a Film Mask

Extra photos for bloggers: 1, 2, 3

Been in a rectangular rut? Do perfectly parallel lines induce uncontrollable yawning?

Here’s a fix: film masks! It’s a quick and easy trick that transforms the shape of your photos (and more!!).

Photos come out of your camera looking like rectangles because the inside of your camera IS a rectangle.

The rectangle fad was great, but we’re ready for something a little less…right-angle-ish.

With a little scissor, tape, and paper, you can actually tape a mask into your camera to turn your photos circles, clouds, stars, or pretty much any shape as you’re shooting.

But, oh there’s so much more, like layering words, colors, or drawings over your photos with transparencies or creating 4 frames within a single photo. Yawn no more, you’ve got shape-shifting photos.

Make a Film Mask for In-Camera Fun

Photo credit: Edithnine (star), Superlighter (kaleidoscope), Zach Ground (pointed), Shoujai (color), Susie Lomovitz (animal illustration)


Photojojo’s Gift Guide 2010, Part 1!


It’s the holidaze! Well, almost.

First up: the annual eating contest known as Turkey Day.

Then, it’s one grand slam holiday after another. (We call it Christmakawaanzikuhestivus!)

It’s our duty to make sure you’re prepared — by bringing you only the best, newest, most insanely fun photo goodies that you ever did see.

Plus, we’re offering free shipping on all domestic orders over $50! (Yay!)


Juice Box Camera

Sip on a this refreshing box of 100% photo juice.

It’s a 35mm camera jam packed with tasty, bold colors and gorgeous vignetting.

Our favorite part: the straw is the shutter.

Juice Box Camera
$25 at the Photojojo Store

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The Pocket Square

Free Shipping! Don’t let its sleek outer casing fool you. This pocket digi cam has the heart of a Rollei.

It shoots in square format! You’ll see the world in a whole new way: square sunsets, square portraits, square everything!

Plus, four vintage style filters will capture only the dreamiest lo-fi photos and vids.

The Pocket Square
$99 at the Photojojo Store

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      Wide Angle & Macro Lens Adapter

Free Shipping! How do you give your regular ‘ol lens the shooting power of two extra lenses (without breaking the bank)?

Attach a Wide Angle and Macro Adapter to your lens!

It’s the most genius way to fit twice as much into your photo and even snap incredible up-close macro detail.

Wide Angle & Macro Lens Adapter
$60-90 at the Photojojo Store

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Twin Lens Holga with Color Flash

Free Shipping! He isn’t one to brag, but TIM is pretty much 10 cameras rolled into 1.

With two lenses for eyes, he shoots half-frame and 3-D pics.

And just when he’s filled your mind with 50+ shooting experiments, he’ll multiply that 10-fold with a multi-exposure button and a 5-color flash.

Oh, TIM, what can’t you do?

Twin Lens Holga with Color Flash
$50-60 at the Photojojo Store

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Bokeh Filter Kit

Here’s a lens filter that turns out of focus light into any shape you want!

21 shapes are included to fill your night-scapes with hearts, birds, planes, and more. (Including a few blank sheets to make your own!).

Bokeh Kit
$25 at the Photojojo Store

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How to Turn Instant Photos into Dreamy Image Transfers with Impossible Project Film

Extra photos for bloggers: 1, 2, 3

It was just a year ago that Polaroid’s certain doom lurked around dark corners.

Incredibly, we were rescued from the extinction of instant life as we knew it: The Impossible Project created their very own instant PX films! What made these films especially wonderful was that they could be used with the Polaroid cameras we already had at home.

With practice, we discovered a fantastic little secret about these PX films…something no integral Polaroid film could do before.

Their emulsion can be lifted and transferred onto paper! Transferring your photos is a fun, hands-on way to transform your instant images into painterly works of art.

We can literally take the image off the film, play with it in our hands, and then, put it back on something else.

Wanna learn how? Then check out:

Create Image Transfers with PX Film

p.s. Tumblr’s kind of like our secret notebook where we keep track of our favorite photo stuff and mini projects, like this easy/friggin’ cool instant film frame idea.


Nikon Lens Mugs, The 360 Panoramic Camera, Plus Photojojo Tees!

Every year, November fills us with excitement! We look forward to pumpkin pie, apple cider, and electric carving knives (What? They’re fun!).

Well, here are three more reasons to get pumped this month:

(1) A mug that looks just like your Nikon lens, (2) a camera that takes amazing 360° panoramic photos like you’ve never seen before, and (3) a new tee that guarantees you’ll always have a camera around your neck.

The Photojojo Camera Strap Tee

Wine gets better with age. We thought t-shirts would, too.

Guaranteed pre-worn 5 years by a Photojojo team member, we present The Photojojo Camera Strap Tee!

Choose from two of our favorite cameras: Polaroid on grey or a Leica on red.

The Photojojo Camera Strap Tee
$20 each in The Photojojo Shop

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Nikon Zoom Lens Mug

Feeling out of focus? Here’s a mug that’ll snap you out of blurry mornings.

It’s a mug that looks just like a 24-70mm Nikon lens. The best part? It zooms!

Nikon Zoom Lens Mug
$30 in the Photojojo Shop

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The 360 Spinner Pano Camera

One pull on the Spinner’s ripcord (Shutters: out. Ripcords: So in) and you may never stitch another panorama in Photoshop again.

Custom-built for taking breathtaking, stitch-less, analog 360° photographs. There is nothing else like this.

The 360 Spinner Pano Camera
$145 each in The Photojojo Shop

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