Project 1976: Making a Photo History of the Year You Were Born


Sveinn Birkir has been collecting images from 1976 to make a visual anthology of the year he was born.

Freaking rad!

Wanna make your own Project 1976? Search Flickr or Google Image Search for your birth year and see what comes up.

Look for events that happened and things that came out that year (cars, products, albums, movies). Who was on the cover of Time or Rolling Stone? Who died or was born that year?

Sprinkle in some family photos and show off your time capsule! Start a photoblog, or print the photos and stick ’em on the wall.

Better yet, do this for a pal (or your kid, if you’ve got one of those) and make it into a book for their birthday. Better even than cupcakes, amigo.

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p.s. We really wish our name was Sveinn.

10 Online Photography Magazines We Love


Photo mags: stylish, stirring, spendy.

Unless you know where to look, that is.

Get all the art rags you could want online without dropping a single ducat!

We’ve been dredging The Internets and rounding up 10 of our favorite webmags.

Get inspired, see what’s new, or submit your work and start building a name for yourself; just start reading!

10 Online Photography Magazines We Love

p.s. We still love printed magazines, too: JPG and Blind Spot are two favorites!

Photo credits: James Harris, Laura Pannack


Zombify Your Friends With The Evilizer


Those people who think photographs can steal your soul — absolutely right.

We’ve got proof: a site that turns perfectly pleasant people into soulless automatons, ready to eat your brains. If only they weren’t trapped in your computer.

Create your very own zombie: Upload a photo, tweak the expression for maxi-creepiness, and add your voice.

(We tend toward the traditional… “I will eat your soul”, “Braaaiiins!” etc.)

Finally, send your undead self out to terrorize your friends by email!

Just pray that your evil minion never escapes the confines of the computer.

Behold the Evilizer (a.k.a Oddcast PhotoFace)

p.s. We made this one and we may not sleep for weeks.

Black and White Conversion: The Best Ways to Turn Color Digital Photos Into Beautiful B&W


Long long ago, Black-and-White ruled the Earth.

Frosty white highlights frolicked with rich black shadows in the Meadows of Grayscale, and it was good.

Then came Digital, whose dingy whites and muddy grays nearly drove Black-and-White to extinction.

But now, like wild-eyed scientists cloning a mammoth, we’ve found the best ways to convert digital color photos into the REAL honest-to-goodness-that-looks-like-Ansel-Adams-took-it Black-and-White. NOT the pale washwater grays and off-white whites you get with “Convert to grayscale”. And we’re going to show you how.

Converting Digital Color Photos to Glorious Black-and-White


The Bad-Ass Bowler Camera Bag

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As a Mom’s Day thanks (for rearing geeks like us) Photojojo searched far and wide for the cutest darn’d camera bag out there.

‘lo and behold,

The Bad-Ass Bowler Bag
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$50 at the Photojojo Shop!

Finally, a case for SLRs that’s a bit more, how shall we say this — vivacious? Bold? Jazzy? Bad-ass?

Our little Bowler Bettie is the spunkiest camera tote around. Complete with a cush quilted liner, adjustable divider, two side pockets, and one serious attitude.

11 Ways to Make Your Mom Really Happy This Mother’s Day


Does your mom want jewelry for Mother’s Day? Nah. Bath salts? Nope. A pet tarantula? Probably not.

What she really wants is time with you! (Also possibly lunch.)

Your mom sounds nice. So we’ve got 11 different ways to make her happy on Mother’s Day!

We’ve got ideas for photos to take, things to make, and things you can do together.

You’re a good kid.

11 Ways to Make Your Mom Really Really Happy This Mother’s Day

p.s. Mother’s Day is May 10th this year. Get crackin’!

Photo credit: kjsydney


Get Ready for Pinhole Photography Day!


O pinhole photography, we love you so.

Ever since our first oatmeal box pinhole camera in 5th grade, we have adored you. Your artsy images, your depth-of-field — our wee hearts go pitter-pat, o pinhole.

If you haven’t tried pinhole photography for yourself, now’s the time: Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day is this Sunday, April 26th!

We’ve got everything you need to get ready for the big day: photos to get you inspired, ways to make your own camera (or where to buy one) and crazy DIY cameras that other folks have made. Let’s go!

Photojojo’s Pinhole Photography Day Special

p.s. We hear Mom’s Day is coming up again. Order by Tuesday April 28th if you want to surprise her with an awesome Custom-Made Photo Bag!

Photo credits: .=BB=. and kant_think (away..)


Take a Picture of the Whole Entire Planet


Got big plans for Earth Day?

Gonna build a windmill out of recycled soda cans? Or modify your car to run on potato peelings and hope?

Yeah, sure you are. How about something that’s simple enough to actually DO?

Something like taking a day-in-the-life portrait of the whole entire planet!

It’s easy, just take some photos of the world around you on Wednesday April 22nd. Send your best snap to the good folks at Earth Mosaic, and they’ll use it to create a giant photo mosaic of the Earth!

Then you can totally brag to your greener-than-thou friends about how you participated in a global art project on Earth Day and all they did was buy organic yams. Wusses.

Join The Earth Mosaic Project!

p.s. Been meaning to get your hands on a super fantastic Photojojo Gorillapod? Our friends at MCP Actions might be able to help you.

Make Your Own Cardboard Ring Frames

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Silver dollars, vinyl LPs, Oreos — So many of the best things in life are circle-shaped.

Isn’t it about time your picture collection got with the program?

Circularize your photos and show them off in a urban-chic constellation of modular cardboard rings.

Snappy-lookin’, expandable, and keeps a coupla paper towel rolls out of the landfill. What’s not to like?

Photojojo’s DIY Cardboard Ring Frames

Photo credits: Fabulous Muscles, Digital Sophia, ‘stpiduko’, and moriza.


Recycled Seat Belt Camera Straps

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Time to buckle up, Photojojo fans.

We’re not sure who decided that camera accessories should be ugly, bulky and downright drab, but we’re not fans.

So we’ve got a huge crush on these hip new camera straps we just found.

Salvaged from the back seats of some funky old automobiles, these straps feature adjustable slide buckles and are super-comfy, and super-strong.

Plus, each one is made by hand in Chicago using only love & recycled materials.

Get yours in Porsche Purple, T-bird Teal, Mercedes Gold, or Dodge Silver!

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$20 for one, $35 for two at the Photojojo Shop. Available now!