But we fell in love with this four-part polaroid portrait by Melissa Brown.
Here in NYC, the weather gods will treat us to a balmy weekend in the mid-70s. If you’re similarly blessed (heck, even if you’re not) we implore you: stow your mittens and mufflers, grab your camera, and set out into the great outdoors in search of adventure.
When you do, we hope Melissa’s summery portrait inspires you to look around you with a fresh pair of eyes.
Take note of the vibrant colors and the change in sunlight this time of year, explore new angles, take photographic risks, experiment, and above all, have fun. You’ve been waiting all winter for this.
p.s. Watch out, Melissa!
For those of us, however, who can only manage a really nice set of stairs, we have a solution.
Our Etch A Sketch Picture Frame tutorial will show you how to turn an ordinary Etch A Sketch into a kitschy picture frame in no time flat. We’ll even show you how to transform your photos so they’ll look like you spent hours twiddling those white knobs to scratch ‘em out.
Read on to learn how!
p.s. A reminder: We’re looking for awesome photo submissions for an upcoming photo notebook tutorial. Submit your photos to our Flickr group!
When the space invaders come, we hope they’re more Bumbi than Aliens.
Bumbi, the Swiss-made ‘never-miss-me-again’ bear may be a little strange-looking (in an adorable sort of way) but he’s smarter than the average bear.
Cut your favorite photo to fit, slide it into Bumbi’s faceplate, record a message (up to 10 seconds of audio), and Bumbi will be transformed into your smaller, fuzzier doppelganger, ready to tell your sweetie that you only have eyes for her at the press of his elongated blue arm. (We told you he was a little weird).
But this bear can do more than simply reminding your lady you wuv her. Rig your Bumbi up to…
Or do what we did. Embellish Bumbi with a picture of Clive Owen and record a little Barry White. That ought to take the chill out of this cold snap.
If a picture really does tell a thousand words, then a comic strip ought to tell roughly 1500 or so.
Release your inner Stan Lee and let your photos speak up using Comeeko, a site where you can give your photos a little extra KERPOW! with a comic strip-style makeover.
With comic text, tattoos, hair pieces, and cosmetic accessories galore, a few uploads and a couple of clicks is all you’ll need to pit your best friend against Borat or slip the old man into a bikini.
It’s party time (excellent!), but you know hardly anyone on the guest list. What’s a would-be wallflower to do?
Why, bring your camera and a few props, of course!
Pack some of our great photo projects and you’ll have your party-animal pals posing for mugshots, jumping for joy — even leaping in the tub — in no time.
Just don’t forget to get a few shots of yourself with all your new friends.
We call ‘em Videoramas.
Panoramic photographs are great at taking in entire landscapes, urban and natural. They allow you to see beyond what your camera can capture in one frame (or in the case of panographies, many many many frames).
But why stop with stills? Your digital camera probably shoots video clips as well, and by stitching those clips together, you can make a full-motion video panorama. Landscapes, streetscapes, interior shots, birthday parties, they all come to life in sparkling, wide-angle videoramas. If you liked our panographies, you’ll love our videoramas.
Read on to see an example and learn how it’s done.
p.s. Haaappy Birthday, Photojojo! We turned 1 yesterday. :D Help us celebrate by blogging about us or telling a friend about your favorite photo newsletter. It would make our day!
Always dreamt of having your work shown at the Met or the MoMA? Sure, you could shoot for years, work the gallery circuit, get to know the right people… but that could take a lifetime.
Banksy found a DIY shortcut, but us, we’d prefer something that won’t send us to the slammer.
Something like Museumr.
Point this site to any of your photos online and pick a museum. A few seconds later, you’ll get a convincing photo of your most excellent work up on the wall. Just where it belongs.
Sometimes it’s safer to pretend.
Photo by Mareen Fischinger
Published on March 26, 2007 — See more Websites
A couple weeks ago, all the camera makers gathered in Las Vegas to strut their latest. Amidst the bright lights, big screens, buttons, and megapixels, it was easy to forget that photography can be a very simple art form.
There’s no better way to remind yourself than to make your own camera. Out of paper, a tin of mints, or a can of spam.
You won’t get optical image stabilization or face-tracking focusing when you make a pinhole camera, but you will get dreamy, surreal, and ghostly photographs from a camera you made with your very own hands. And, we hope, fresh perspective on a favorite hobby.
Your rims are far from fab, you’re still rockin’ the cassette player, and your grille could use a bit of bling.
Sure, you could wait for Xhibit to bound through your front door. But honestly, that could take awhile. He’s a busy man.
But who needs Xhibit when you have Photoshop? In this tutorial, the so-called “Psychochild” comes through with the lowdown on pimping your ride Lightning McQueen-style…
Every so often, we run across photos that make us fall in love with photography all over again.
This is one of those times.
Last December, photographer George Lange put together a photo slideshow of his favorite work from 2006, and we’ve probably watched it ten times.
Spend three minutes with George and we guarantee you’ll be reaching for your camera by the end of it.
George notes: Each day I have this privilege of telling the stories of people who share their lives with me. Each day I take in all that I can. Each day I share the evidence. In the end, it is a very simple answer I give when someone asks me what I do. “I take portraits.”
p.s. Have you set your photos to music to create an awesome slideshow/flipbook? Wanna write a how-to tutorial for us? Get in touch!
p.p.s. See below for some amazing portraits you’ve submitted recently to the Photojojo Flickr Group.
Published on March 13, 2007 — See more Inspiration
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