If only we hopped a bullet train to Japan and snagged a batch of Fuji’s *newest* instant cameras right off the assembly line.
We didn’t. We flew them in instead! (Air mail = so convenient.)
Here are 3 rare and specially imported Instax goodies just for you:
- Smarter, slimmer, and shinier, the Instax Mini 50s instant camera in sleek Piano Black
- The Instax Mini 25s instant camera, the 50s camera’s little brother
- A hip little photo album designed to fit your treasured Instax mini photos
PLUS!! We put our crafty heads together and made a mini book with 20 Totally Fantastic Ways to Use Your Instant Photos. The first 100 folks to buy an Instax Camera *today* get a mini book for free! (See a sneak peek below!)
Here’s a sneak peek of the Photojojo mini book we whipped up just for you!
||Instax Mini 50s Instant Camera
Sleeker, smarter, and even shinier, Fuji’s newest Instax Mini camera is the best yet.
At 2″ thick, its square body is extra compact, fitting nicely in your hand and in your bag, too.
Plus, a load of shooting features like smart flash and light/dark settings will give you gorgeously vibrant and crisp shots.
Instax Mini 50s Piano Black
Camera and 2 Packs of Film for $149
|Instax Mini 25s Instant Camera
Because one Instax Mini is never enough, here’s a favorite that’ll surely satisfy your instant camera addiction.
You’ll get every feature you never knew you wanted in an instant camera but won’t be able to live without once you get a taste.
Switch between landscape and portrait mode with a single button, get well-lit shots with the smart flash, and take close ups with the close-up lens AND MORE!
Instax Mini 25s Camera
Camera and Film for $140
||Instax Mini Photo Album
Presenting a photo album exclusively made to fit your uniquely shaped Instant Mini prints.
Because your mini prints are just *that* special.
Designed in Korea, this fun-to-hold plush canvas photo album looks just as modern as your Instax camera and can pack 64 of your favorite prints.
Instax Mini Print Album
$20 each in The Photojojo Shop
(Included in the first 100 orders of Instax Mini cameras.)
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When it comes to photography, we like to root for the little guy.
He’s the picture taker that works hard, is easy going and is always around when you need him.
Yep, we’re talking about one of our old favorites: the disposable camera.
While we love adding filters to our phone pics and making masterpieces with our DSLRs, there’s something magical about disposable cameras we can’t forget…
They’re cheap, fun to play with and can do almost anything!
Here’s our top 20 list of didn’t-know-you-could-do-that ways to use, abuse, modify, and make the most of your disposable camera!
Top 20 Creative Ways to Use a Disposable Camera
Your pop-up flash’s measly spurt of light and shadowy results haven’t impressed you, but an external flash and fancy light kits are too pricy.
Well, the Pop-Up Flash Bounce is guaranteed to make your on-camera flash your new BFF.
This ultra affordable gizmo improves your pop-up flash’s lighting abilities by bouncing it off the ceiling. The result?
…Photos bathed in even, shadow-free natural light that’ll rival an external flash any day.
At last, you have the perfect balance between too little light and too much hard flash!
Lighting bolt, welcome to the family.
The Pop-Up Flash Bounce Tweet It!
$30 each at the Photojojo Shop
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Hey, you got a new camera strap! Wow, that looks really good on you.
So what are you gonna do with your old one? What?! No way, you can’t just let it lie around in a drawer.
Tell you what. Dig out that old tote bag and put the strap on that. Oh you know — the bag you never use because the handles are too short.
It’ll be easy. Just put an eyelet in each side of the bag and attach the camera strap to those.
Here, look, we’ll show you how. C’mon, it’s gonna look great!
Reuse Your Old Camera Strap on a Shoulder Bag
p.s. Know what else you could do with that tote bag? Turn it into a stealth camera bag. READ MORE
Introducing two new store items that’ll change everything for photographers who like to get around.
The simply clever Any Bag Camera Bag Insert lets you carry your precious camera load in your everyday bag while keeping it safe from bumps and scratches.
The Expedition Wooden Tripod, a favorite of photographers for the past 100 years, will give you the sturdiest hold as it’s built to stand in any kind of weather on any kind of surface.
Fashionable and practical, these two goodies will keep you looking good while performing even better.
||The Expedition Wooden Tripod
Made in Germany for 100 years, this tripod keeps your camera boulder-steady.
What makes it especially better than other tripods? Its sustainable ash wood naturally absorbs vibration better than metal tripods can.
Plus, it’ll withstand whatever weather or terrain your camera may take you to.
The Expedition Wooden Tripod
$290 each in The Photojojo Shop
|The Any Bag Camera Bag Insert
When your camera bag’s too bulky to drag across town and your everyday bag isn’t structured enough to protect your camera, what to do?
SOLUTION: A padded DSLR insert that fits into any bag!
Built like the inside of a camera bag, this insert will let you safely carry your DSLR and lens in totes, messenger bags, backpacks and handbags.
The Any Bag Camera Bag Insert
$59 each in the Photojojo Shop
Could you pick your laptop out of a lineup?
We’ll be honest, we probably couldn’t.
While we love computing at the local cafe, (our fav place to tweet) we can’t help but notice that everyone else sipping cocoa seems to have the exact same aluminum “book.”
That’s why we transformed the light-up logo on our laptop into a 35mm slide viewer.
This quickie project not only makes your laptop stand out in a sea of computer clones but also shows off your photo + DIY skills to your co-workers and cafe cohorts.
- Gather your laptop, a 35mm film slide or negative, black tape*, and scissors.
- If it’s a slide, remove the film from its slide mount.
- Stick the film over your laptop’s light-up logo by taping it along one edge. Make a neat border around all sides of the film with the tape.
- When you’re done, peel the tape off the laptop (all together with the film attached) and use scissors to refine your edges. (We made ours into the shape of a slide, but you can make it any shape you want – even a camera!)
- Once you’re happy with your shape, re-attach the tape with film to your laptop’s light-up logo.
Voilà! A laptop that shows off your DIY photography talents in less than 10 minutes.
*We used electrical tape. If you’re worried about tape residue, test a small area first.
Make a Slide Viewer with Your Laptop
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Thauma-what? Sounds Greek to us…
Well, opa! it is. “Thauma” is Greek for magic, and “trope” means something that turns. So a thaumatrope is a magical turning object.
Now put some photography into the mix, and you get a magical turning animated object!
Yeah, you read right—animated!! Thaumatropes are an easy and fun way to create a simple animation without a whole lotta effort.
No need for shiny high-tech tools, it’s hand-made magic for the DIY-inclined.
(EXTRA BONUS!: The added joy of yelling “MAGIC” every time you take your thaumatrope for a spin.)
Make a Photo Thaumatrope
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Boy, do we love digital photos.
They’re easy to make, and we can take hundreds of pictures every day without wasting a single roll of film.
Yet after hours of photo-editing and Instagramming from our phones, sometimes we’re left yearning for some old fashioned hands-on photographic fun.
So, imagine how happy we were to discover a super fun, easy, and chemical-free method that you can use to transform your digital pictures into homemade photo sunprints!
While we’d love to spend lots of time in darkrooms printing all our photos, this method let’s us get into some analog printing fun while playing with our digital-based creations.
Make Sunprints from Digital Photos!
p.s. Tumblr isn’t what we drink out of or how we do gymnastics. It’s where you should follow us.
Ever wonder how photographers get that glowing halo in their portraits? Or that slick ring of light in their model’s eyes?
They use a ring flash! One-up every other DSLR-set-up out there with this ultra-affordable Ring Flash Adapter.
It uses the external flash you already have to give you evenly lit photos that are great for parties, portraits, and even macros!
The Ring Flash Adapter Tweet It!
$40 at the Photojojo Shop
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We all do it – pass by the same awesome thing everyday and think, “Someday I’m gonna take a picture of that!”
It’s time to admit that our “Someday” list is growing and growing, Jack and the Beanstalk style (no end in sight!).
Instead of tackling that giant list on your own, turn your ‘someday list’ into a group effort by having the most-fun-you-ever-had-with-a-group-of-photog-nerds: a photo scavenger hunt.
Write out your shoot list, invite your peeps, and cue up some Andrew W.K. ’cause it’s time to party.
Plan an Epic Photo Scavenger Hunt Party
p.s. Andrew W.K. is on Twitter, and so are we. (a.k.a. All the cool kids are doin’ it.)