Photography’s your art form of choice…as evidenced by the sewing machine gathering dust in the corner and the fact that you’re reading Photojojo (hi!).
Just because you’ve set your stitching skills aside doesn’t mean you have to miss out on adorably crafted camera cases.
Introducing: Fuzzy Wuzzy Was a Camera Case, a compact felt camera case made to look like your favorite thing, a camera!
Not only does its stitched seams and chunky color block buttons and dials look awesome, but its soft felt cushioning and velcro closure were made to protect your point-and-shoot (or any small camera or device).
No doubt Fuzzy will one-up the fair faire at your local craft fair – and you never even had to pick up a thread!
Fuzzy Wuzzy Was a Camera Case Tweet It!
$15 each at the Photojojo Shop!
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Recently, we showed you how to make color photos from black & white pics using century-old photo methods, our digital cameras, and a few extra tools.
We couldn’t resist playing around with this incredible method, and we ended up discovering some seriously amazing stuff.
We’re talking color channels.
Who knew separating them would create digital photo concoctions more colorful than a fruit salad!
This time, you won’t need any filters or special items: just 3 digital pictures and a photo-editing program to mash ’em up!
Make a Color Mashup with Color Separation
Your iPhone4 is the Swiss army knife of the mobile world.
It might not be able to saw you free from tangled tree roots on the shores of the Amazon, but it can dial your fav pizza spot in under 10 seconds and give you the sharpest quality phone pix and vid around.
So why not outfit your phone in its true camera identity? Now you can with the Polaroid iPhone Decal!
It transforms your iPhone’s plain old back into the Rainbow OneStep Polaroid Land camera.
It’s easy to apply and remove without leaving sticky residue, all the while keeping your iPhone slim n’ sleek.
Best of all, you’ll get to boast the best of both worlds with charming analog looks and state of the art digital super powers. Yup, you just one-upped Gaga.
The Polaroid iPhone Decal Tweet It!
$6 each at the Photojojo Shop!
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With the holidays sadly behind us, we had to do something tragic last week. We bade farewell to our office Christmas tree.
Packing up all our twinkle lights and decorations, we wondered: Why bother doing away with our DIY Photo Ornaments just because the tree is gone?
We quickly devised a plan to decorate with them, and our crafty pal Emily taught us how to take our method a little further. Of course, we had to share!
Now we’re going to show you how to make beautiful papercraft photo globes that will look great whether they’re hanging in your house, given as a gift, or stranded to spice up your party!
Frame Your Photos with a Photo Globe
p.s. We’re in India! We’ll be posting photos on Tumblr and Flickr everyday!
Street artists are an elusive group; put a can of paint in their hand, and they’ll mural-ize a wall without making a peep or leaving a trace.
Not so with French photobooth street artist Fabian David.
He ditched the dark alleyways and cleverly misspelled monikers for a more open approach: he decorated the streets of Lyon, France with a live street art photobooth!
Using a digital camera and printer, he captured over 100 lucky people who happened to walk by, from kids to hip French youth and old folks (who we must say have some pretty slick sunglasses).
He promptly printed and slapped their photos onto a brick wall, resulting in an epic get-to-know-your-neighbor photo mural. It’s kind of like a facebook for the town, which = undeniably awesome.
Get your street art vibe on by inviting friends over to make a photobooth collage in your room or organize one with your local cafe. (Bonus: you won’t even have to run from the cops.)
Fabian David’s Street Art Photobooth
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With 2011 just two short days away, we thought we’d teach you how to make a calendar to keep track of all your important photo dates next year.
Of course, we couldn’t just make any photo calendar!
We had to make the best photo calendar EVER.
We’re going to show you how to make a sweet, sticky (think magnets, not honey) photo calendar that you can use and re-use all year long to keep track of your tasks, photo shoots, play dates, and everything else!
Want to know how? Read on!
Make the Ultimate DIY Photo Calendar!
p.s. Thinking of starting your very own 365 project in the new year? See our 365 guide!
Darn you Ikea:
so easy on the wallet,
so hard on the soul.
Okay, so Ikea haiku may not be the Next Big Thing. But Mykea might be!
This clever collective lets you design custom photo decals (or any artwork) to cover up your bland, standard-issue Swedish furniture.
Upload a photo, use their template to make it fit your Ikea furniture from the Malm to the Billy bookcase and they’ll send you the decals to transform “meh” into “meee-yow!”
It’s a radically new way of displaying your photos. Think of all the photographic splendor that has yet to grace your room and/or office — the gorgeous snap from your trip to Maui, the badass pic of you and your BFFs, or the sweet mural you shot the other day.
And as a bonus, there’s no more need to be embarrassed when you watch that scene in Fight Club.
Mykea: Cover Your Furniture With Photos
p.s. Follow us on Tumblr! It’s like Photojojo “Uncut!”
Last week, Alexandre Oudin elevated the lowly Facebook profile picture to art form.
When we linked to his clever use of the new Facebook profile layout on our Tumblr, it was only minutes before you’d made your own.
And what took precision pixel-pushing 7 days ago (our pal Taylor made a handy Photoshop template if you wanna DIY) is now only 30 seconds of work, thanks to Pic Scatter.
Upload a photo, line it up just right, hit publish, and your fancy Facebook pic is prime for poking.
See also: Facebook Tiles & f*** yeah fb profiles
p.s. FREE 2-DAY SHIPPING IN THE SHOP! – TODAY ONLY Spend over $100, get your goodies before Christmas, free!
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.
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
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.
$20 at the Photojojo Store
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
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