Surf’s Up!

Capturing the drama, movement, varied textures and colors of the sea is something almost every artist attempts. We’ve come a long way from mixing pigment on cave walls. These days we can snag a wave with a tap of our finger.

Technology has elevated our ability to catch waves, and in more ways than pop-out boards. Waterproof casings, almost infinite storage capacity and lightning fast shutters make for stunning photos when combined with daring photogs.

Take a look at this article with gallery on three such surf chargers.

Been craving to carve out some of your own photos? Check out the waterproof iPhone Supersuit. You could snap a photo, edit and share all before taking the drop. Epic!

 

Photo by Clark Little

Dashing Duos,
Perfect for Dad


We’ve joined forces with a couple of our fave companies to bring you incredible gift bundles for Dear Ol’ Dad this year.

Check out our collab gift bundles – socks, mug, mats and Gorillas. Oh my! Not to mention a refined PJ-only bundle made of leather, wood and sophistication.

You’ve still got time to order in time for the big day, and we’ll even gift wrap the bundles for free! It’ll be the second best bundle of joy Dad’s ever received.

Gift Bundle-Up For Dad
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Turn Old Family Pics
Into Big Ol’
Engineer Prints

Dads are great. So great, in fact, that they deserve a really big present this Father’s Day.

Are you thinking what we’re thinking? Let’s say it together now:

Engineer Prints!

These hugenormous prints are perfect gifts, especially if you make ’em out of old family pictures.

So we’re gonna 1) show you how to digitize old prints and 2) give you some fun ideas for making your Engineer Prints unique and wonderful, just like your fave guy.

Engineer Prints Say Happy Father’s Day!

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Shooting Stars

Summertime is prime time for astrophotography. Snapping shots of the milky way is tricky, but totally doable when armed with the right info and tools.

So, how about them tools and info, eh?

Tools:

  • DSLR or even a decent point ‘n shoot.
  • Tripod or any way to keep your camera rock steady.
  • Compass. Try an app! (Apple/Android)

Info:

  • Find a super dark area near you using this Dark Sky Finder.
  • Try to go either when the moon is hiding (before it rises or after it sets) or during a New Moon.
  • For a perfectly focused stars, don’t go over 30s shutter speed.
  • For light streaking stars, shoot at 30s or higher.
  • Use a remote shutter or set up a timer prior to each shot.

Even Moar Info:

Check out this write-up on astrophotography, it’s full of excellent tips and ideas.

 

Photo by Sarah & Colin’s Astrophotography

Swap Your
Funnies for Munnies


You’re itching to liven up someone’s Monday with good laugh, right? Well, hop on over the shop and tell us a joke!

TODAY ONLY (10am-4pm EST), we’re doling out dough for jokes. The more you make us laugh the bigger the discount we’ll throw at you.

The absolute ringer of the day will win a whopping $150 coupon! We really like jokes. No joke!

Hit Us With Your Best Punch(line)
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Make 3D Wiggle Gifs
In 3 Simple Steps!

Worms wiggle. Your toes wiggle. And hey, gifs wiggle, too!

Or at least they can. And when they do, they look three-dimensional. How cool is that?

Now that Facebook is allowing gifs (whee!), we wanna use that new found power to post lots of 3D photos in the form of fun wiggle gifs! And we’re gonna show you how easy it to make ’em in just three steps.

This fun spin on the classic stereograph will have you fondly remembering the old days of photography, while also marveling at just how far we’ve come!

Give Your Gifs the Gift of Dance 
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One Image
of an Entire Year

We’re feeling super inspired by this photograph by Eirik Solheim.

Eirik set up an SLR in a window and snapped a pic every half hour for one year. This left him with 16,000 images. Whoa. He picked out 3,888 of ’em and used a bit of code to stitch them into a single image.

You may not have a spare SLR that could be set up in a window for a year, but this idea can totally be taken in other directions.

  • Take 4 photos of a local park, one for every season, and use your usual photo editor to cut ‘n paste pieces into one image.
  • Make a composite of your summer campsite – take one photo an hour for twelve hours.
  • Set your camera up on the beach and grab a shot every half hour of the tide going out. (Check here for local tide schedules!)

 

Photo by Eirik Solheim

What Time is it?
It’s Time-lapse Time!


You’ve been drooling over time-lapses lately, and with good reason.

They’re perfect for capturing the buzz of a cityscape, the fun of your pool party and the awesomeness of storm-clouds moving over your hometown.

We’ve rounded up the best time-lapse tools for everyone from DSLR wielding pros to time-lapse newbz. You can finally snag perfect time-lapses … time after time.

Click Here Fast, We’ll Time You!
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Meet PJ:
Amy Edition

Name: Amy “thewildamy” Kosar

What Do You Do Here? I’m an obsessive number tracker who keeps day to day operations running smoothly.

Favorite Camera: Anything with film in it!

Learn Even More About Amy
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Must-Have Gear for
Summertime Photography

Goodbye tests and 8:00 a.m. classes.

School’s out and summer’s in!

To help you prepare for all those fun-in-the-sun photo ops coming up, we put together a handy list of essential summer photo gear.

From umbrellas to lens filters, you’ll be ready to snap pics whether you’re poolside or in the middle of that long-awaited camping trip.

Slap on some sunscreen and let’s go!

FUNdamental Items for Summer Photos

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