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A cup of joe that’ll keep you sharp, in-focus, and happy all day long…and those side effects aren’t from the caffeine.
Introducing: the Camera Lens Mug, a mug rendered to resemble a remarkably realistic 24-105mm Canon lens!
Complete with lens-cap lid and rubber-grip zoom and focus rings, this marvelous mug also features an autofocus switch that actually switches between AF and MF.
We know the warning signs too well. You’ll begin with a cup of Earl Grey, then move onto a banana yogurt smoothie, next, an ice cream fudge sundae, and pretty soon, you’ll be so hooked on your new mug, you’ll be eating dinner out it, too!
Camera-geek meet Camera Lens Mug, your new favorite lemonade/jelly-bean/meatloaf/plant-holder.
Camera Lens Mug Tweet It!
$24 each at the Photojojo Shop!
p.s. Check out its opposite: a lens made from a mug!
Ah, the sun! The big, bright strobe-light in the sky!
We love our reliable ‘ol pal, but with so many new gadgets popping up, we’d be fools not to take advantage of their photo-gramming capabilities!
We’re talkin’ laptopograms.
Aditya Mandayam developed this exciting new way of making prints: press photo-paper against your laptop screen, flash the screen, and dip the paper in developer, stop, and fix.
If you don’t have a laptop, TVs, iPhones, iPads, and other illuminating gadgets work, too! What we love the most about laptopography is that it’s wide open for experimentation.
Curate a show of Facebook profiles, hold a photo-shoot of your friends via Skype, make prints of your camera-phone photos, or create photos from a paused Youtube vid!
Yup, it’s official. Digital asked analog to marry it, and they’re running off to Vegas.
Laptopograms: Expose Prints with your laptop screen!
[Aditya’s Laptopography Tumblr]
p.s. Our pals at CanvasPop turn your most kick-ass photos into canvas art! PJ readers get a $25 gift card! Use code PJJlove to redeem.
Photo Credit: Madmolecule for black and white girl; Aditya for all others
It’s July! And so far, we’ve had a little lot of fun this summer. This may explain our dwindling funds.
Dwindled or not, funds are a non-factor when it comes to our two newest photo toys! They’ll stretch your summer fun through to the end of August, and beyond! (Dare we mention fall?)
Affordable yet awesome, they’re our two favorite new finds.
These 5 clear plastic paddles fit in your pocket, and bring the funny wherever you go.
Just hold up and snap to add a moustache, red lips, a speech bubble (dry-eraser included!), or a cowboy to any shot you take. No post-processing required!
$10 each in The Photojojo Shop
|Reusable Underwater Camera
Our first sip of underwater photography only left us thirsty for more. But the cost!
Then we found this little guy — a 35mm wide-angle waterproof marvel with a dreamy ‘toy’ camera lens.
Costs less than a disposable underwater camera, yet it’s reloadable!
Reusable Underwater Camera
$15 at the Photojojo Store. Includes film.
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We love instant photos. They’ve always been fun to make, fun to share with friends, and pretty darn nice to look at.
Now they can be functional too!
We’re going to show you how to make your Polaroid or Instax photos into erasable noteboards that you can use to make your lists, reminders, and other notes so much fun that you’ll almost forget you’re getting work done!
Read on to find out how…
How to Make Instant Photos into Reusable Noteboards
The scene: 9 am, you wake up. Your room is eerily silent. You sense something’s off, but you can’t quite put your finger on it.
You run to your computer. Photoshop is gone! All that’s left is your scanner, camera, and film. WHAT DO YOU DO?
Create art IN your camera!
Martin Wilson did, and the results are incredible: each contact sheet is a self-contained work of art, made of cleverly-composed patterns and words.
It’s not easy — every time he picks up his camera, he has to know precisely what each frame should look like before he shoots it — a single roll can take months to shoot. But the product: a Contact Sheet Masterpiece, with nary a cursor in sight.
With a little patience and a pint of planning, may we all aspire to the Martinistic school of contact!
Martin Wilson’s Masterpiece Contact Sheets
p.s. Our BFFL’s at MOO are giving PJ readers 25% off their Mosaic Frames! Check. it. out.
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We’d been saving up for our dream trip to Japan ever since we saw Lost in Translation.
After hours of nodding in and out of second-run movies and throwing hot towels on our face, we made it! And guess what? Japan truly is the land of all things magical and rare, just like Sofia promised!
We couldn’t possibly leave all that magic behind, so a week later we stuffed our pockets full of Animags, put on our most innocent look, and dashed through customs.
What the hey are Animags? Only the most adorable magnetic photo-holders shaped like animals. Ever.
Intricately-detailed zebra, grizzly bear, deer, and hammerhead shark each split in two with hidden magnets for sandwiching and holding your prints. Photo-farm > Farmville.
Animag Photo Stands Tweet It!
$9 each at the Photojojo Shop!
p.s. Our pals at Vimeo are putting together an *awesome video festival*. Enter yours, you might win a $25,000 grant!
Standing in single file lines, cleaning lunch trays, and turning in essays every week? Booooooring.
Us? We’d rather relive the fun parts of high school (like that time we stuck our face in the copy machine and made MILLIONS of copies).
Russian duo Timur Akhmetov and Yulia Yukashova agree, so they created an online gallery called Face Your Pockets.
The instructions are simple: place your face along with the objects in your bag or pockets onto a scanner bed and scan away. They call it scanography.
The results are like those of an anthropological study!
Who’d have thought that a body’s most essential belongings could say so much? Who are these people who cart Kermit dolls, sequins, and plastic animals in their purses?… Because we’d kind of like to meet them!
Face Your Pockets Scanography Gallery
p.s. [UPDATE: This promo is over!] CanvasPop prints your photos to canvas, and Photojojo readers get $25 off any order through Monday! (Use code photojojo7y11b)
Did you know one of the very first movies ever made was of a galloping horse?
Not much plot-line there, but back then, it was the best movie ever!
An animated movie of sorts, it was made of a series of photographs pasted onto a drum. You cranked it by hand to watch!
Since film wouldn’t have existed without photography, we got to thinking about all the movies that pay homage to photography. Turns out there a lot of photo-related movies out there, so we’ve compiled our top 50.
Grab some popcorn, draw the curtains, and get those DVD/Blu-ray discs spinning/Netflix streaming/iTunes downloading.
Top 50 Photography Movies Photo Fans Must See
p.s. We’ll be watching one of these movies at our office in San Francisco on Thursday. You should come and bring some snacks! (Space limited, so you gotta RSVP!)
We have some funny traditions here in the U.S., especially when it comes to the Fourth of July.
A typical Fourth goes like this:
1) Wake up. Go to beach or pool and acquire sunburn.
2) Eat an oblong food (i.e. hot dog, corn, popsicle, beer, etc).
3) Set things on fire and watch them explode.
Obviously, the best and most anticipated part of the day is #3!
But after the fireworks show, we’re left in an anticlimactic daze. Not to fret: we found the perfect solution…painting your photos with sparklers!
You don’t have to live in the U.S. to play with sparklers this weekend! All you need are friends, a camera, and a pack of sparklers for an evening full of oh-so sparkly play!
How to Paint Your Photos with Sparklers
p.s. Want more? Check out our 11 Tips for Great Fireworks Photos!
p.p.s. Save the date! We’re having a lil’ photography movie night in SF on Thursday. Watch this space for details!
7 AM is a whoooole other dimension.
It’s a land of poofy hair, sleepy eyes, and disheveled jammies (with an occasional appearance of a bad-breathed grouch).
In a stroke of genius, Meredith Andrews decided she was going to venture into this uncharted land. Yes, it was terrifying, but like a brave, camera-wielding Magellan, she did it!
She woke people up and photographed them in their sleepiest state.
The resulting photos are full of squints, grimaces, and yawns — photos that most would answer with the delete key.
But looking at her portraits reveals something pretty amazing: we’re one and the same! Everyone gets sleepy, and everyone looks funny in the morning. And that’s kind of great.
We hope Meredith will inspire you to jostle your loved ones awake tomorrow for an early Tuesday morning photo session. They’ll LOVE it. Promise. ;-)
Meredith Andrews – Sleep/Wake [via Art Sponge]
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p.p.s. More sleepy photos from the New Yorker.