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Award-winning photojournaist James Pomerantz is studying for an MFA in Photography, and now you can read the books that he’s reading.
His list is dense and scholarly (what’s this, no excerpts from the Photojojo book? Haaaaaarumph) but your gray matter (and your photographic output) will thank you for peeking over James’ shoulder.
For example, Barthes’ “Rhetoric of the Image” ponders:
“if the image is in a certain manner the limit of meaning, it permits the consideration of a veritable ontology of the process of signification. How does meaning get into the image? Where does it end? And if it ends, what is there beyond?”
That noise your hear are your dendrites cheering.
(Our fave: Michel Foucalts’s “Of Other Spaces: Heterotopias.”)
Photo Credit: Ed Yourdon
Ready to throw yourself in a heap across the finish line of yet another decade?
Say goodbye to the Nads and hello to the Tweens with our roundup-roundup: the best photos of 2009 as chosen by experts at Time, National Geographic, Billboard, and more.
Of course, it’s fun to reminisce about Twitpics of planes on the Hudson, or to imagine that there could have been life before Glee.
But it’s even more fun to imagine the photo-ops that await us in the new year.
Your mission: Say a proper goodbye to 2009, and go make two-thousand-and-awesome the best photo year yet!
Coaxing together some duct tape, cardboard, and a disassembled laser, lens-hacker Bhautik Joshi presided over the marriage of a big fat SLR lens and an iPhone.
Despite looking a bit like a hippo riding a skateboard, the “Phone-O-Scope” yields an attractive mix of low-fi digital grain and classy SLR-style depth of field.
Even better: it’ll work on any cameraphone.
Next up: attaching a telephone booth to a point-and-shoot.
They’ll save you a stamp, a couple bucks, and a trip to Hallmark. But it’s not just the thought that counts.
If you’ve simply waited too long to send a real card this year, we’ve got your back.
ElfYourself, the grand daddy of upload-your-photo-and-make-yourself-look-completely-ridiculous, has returned!
Upload a photo of yourself (and now, up to four others) and they’ll create a thoroughly embarrassing, thoroughly entrancing, dance video featuring you.
No, it’s still not a real card. But it’ll make you (and your family or coworkers) look ridiculous enough to earn a chuckle, and that may be enough to make ‘em forget. ;-)
Extra photos for bloggers: 1, 2, 3
Another holiday morning after:
You come to wearing a lampshade, mistletoe strewn everywhere, lying on a four-foot-high pile of empty airplane-size liquor bottles.
You’ll never remember that party, but at least you can remember the aftermath.
Turn those baby booze bottles to bauble: fill them with photos and hang them on your tree.
Who to enshrine in your miniature snowglobe wonderland? How about:
- The cabbie who drove you home
- The pal who drew on you with a Sharpie
- The co-worker who now winks at you for reasons you can’t recall
- The saints that invented Pepto-Bismol, Alka-Seltzer and Tylenol
Who knows? Maybe next year you’ll have learned your lesson. (Yeah, right.) Read on to learn how to make ‘em. Happy Chrismukkawanzaa everybody!
p.s. There’s still time to order best-selling photo goodies from the Photojojo Store. Order today with 2-Day shipping, or tomorrow by 3pm EST with Overnight shipping.
Extra photos for bloggers: 1, 2, 3
There’s one sure-fire way to make mom throw her hands in the air and scream this holiday season… Coasters!
No, not the roller type. Super fun photo-coasters made of cork! Corksters!
They’re the perfect gift for a mom who loves nothing more than seeing your smiling face stare up at her from under a beverage AND keeping water rings off of her coffee table.
Really, your mom HATES those rings.
So make her shriek with delight this Christmas, by making her some photo-coasters… and promising to use ‘em.
It’s our last gift guide (*sniff*) and the Photojojo elves are nearly out of midnight oil.
But with 3 new goodies, our best-sellers, and some easy-gifty bundles that are sure to please.
p.s. For Christmas delivery order by Mon, Dec 14 by 1st class, Wed, Dec 16 by Priority Mail, Fri, Dec 18 by UPS 2-Day, and Mon, Dec 21 by UPS Next Day.
BACK IN STOCK & ready to ship.
IN STOCK and ready to ship.
- Spy Lens or Fish-eye Ultimate Kits – $85 – Works with any size lens
- Bad-ass Bowler Bag – $50 – Our beloved SLR bag has sass
- The Ultra-wide and Slim – $32 – A back-to-basics camera, in its simplist form
- Seatbelt Camera Straps – $20 – Hip, now available in 4 colors!
- Magnetic Photo Ropes – $12 – Elegant, magnetic photo hanging
DSLR Starter Kit
Bad-ass Bowler bag, Diana Lens adapter (Canon or Nikon), Level Camera Cube. $100
Photojojo Lover Kit
The Photojojo Book, $25 Gift Card, and Camera Keychain. $50
The Stocking Stuffer
Magnetic Photo Rope, Squirt Gun Camera, Fotoclips. $25
You-Vision Video Glasses
We’re like the Alfred to your Bruce Wane, the Q to your James Bond.
Here’s a pair of glasses with a teeny tiny camera in the bridge to record what you’re seeing with the press of a button.
The Double Shot Camera
Two halves make a whole lotta great photos!
This petite cam takes two shots per frame in bold and beautiful colors (yes that’s twice the amount of photos per roll).
Photoshop Fridge Magnets Photoshop has been adding the secret sauce to our digital photos for years now. So why not our printed ones, in the kitchen? Here’s your chance to stylishly surround your photos in the real world with their adobe counterparts. Love!
Photoshop has been adding the secret sauce to our digital photos for years now. So why not our printed ones, in the kitchen?
Here’s your chance to stylishly surround your photos in the real world with their adobe counterparts. Love!
Some people want to travel the world before they die.
Some want to be rich and famous.
And others just want to knit themselves a bodystocking out of albino poodle fur.
What do you want to do before you shuffle off this mortal coil?
Wait, wait, don’t answer yet.
Get a pal to snap a Polaroid as you tell them your dream. Then write your answer on the photo and send it off to the kids who thought up this crazy project.
New pictures go up each month from people all the planet, people just like you who appreciate travel, riches, and the comfort of discarded poodle hair.
p.s. They’re only accepting Polaroids, so what if you’re outta film? Start your own project! with Instax or digital prints. ‘Cause nobody puts you in the corner, pally.
p.p.s. Still plenty of time for Photojojo Goodies for Christmas! Order by Mon, Dec 14 by First class (or FREE SHIPPING) and Wed, Dec 16 by Priority Mail (other methods available for later).
Just when you thought we couldn’t possibly find more amazing photo goodies… We’re back with our second installment for Holidaze ’09.
NÃ¼ today: Super-cool new gift cards, custom gift wrapping, and a fistfull of brand-new photo goodies for your enjoyment.
p.s. Shopping for the ho-ho-holidays? For Christmas delivery, order by… Mon, Dec 14 by 1st class, Wed, Dec 16 by Priority Mail, Fri, Dec 18 by UPS 2-Day, and Mon, Dec 21 by UPS Next Day.
The Fisheye Lens Adapter
Finally, a way to get that wide angle Fisheye look without dropping bank.
Our Fisheye Lens Adapter is a thrillingly circular solution to a rectangular world, and works with any DSLR or SLR.
The New Zumi 2.0
NOW IN STOCK! A store fave, the Zumi cam takes digital images and videos that have the look and feel of vintage film.
The just-released Zumi 2.0 now records sound and has a new B&W mode — same lovable camera, two new ways to make a masterpiece!
Polaroid’s Little Brother
BACK IN STOCK! It’s Fuji’s answer to instant film and our answer to fun.
This brand-new mini cam spits out tack-sharp prints that develop in the palm of your hand. We’re smitten.
Do-it-yourself Photo Kits
Two DIY photo kits to remind us that photos are made with light and magic — not just gigabytes.
Make your own working camera, and print your own prints! Great for the crafty photographer that loves to get their hands dirty.
Magically Magnetic Photo Frames
They’re wood, they’re magnetic, they’re marvelously modern looking.
Tack photos of any shape or size to these natural wood beauties with neodymium magnets included with each frame. Slick!
Super-Secret Spy Lens
A sneaky shop favorite that allows you to take photos undetected.
The camera-shy, candid moments, those hammy kids — all victims to your sleuth-like Spy Lens. Muahaha. hah. hah.
Take one part Boston.com’s Big Picture, one part This American Life, and one part Laura Brunow Miner. Simmer for 8 months.
The result? Pictory.
Launched last night by the former Editor-in-Chief of JPG Magazine, Pictory is a photo magazine, re-imagined for the web.
The mission: Tell the best stories with photos.
Her formula is simple — anyone can submit a picture and a story, and the best are featured in lush photo essays. The first essay and interview only whet our appetite for what’s to come.
This one’s worth a bookmark. We mean it.