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Photojojo!: Insanely Great Photo Projects and DIY Ideas Paperback – September 15, 2009
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AMIT GUPTA is a photoblogger and entrepreneur. He dropped out of school to start his first Internet company, moved to New York City to help start the nonprofit Change This, and launched the coworking event Jelly in his apartment. And, he’s been known to hang out on street corners exchanging lollipops for portraits. He’s also the founder of Photojojo! (www.photojojo.com, but you already knew that) and blogs at www.amitgupta.com. He lives in San Francisco.
(P.S. You can write him at firstname.lastname@example.org; he’ll write back.)
KELLY JENSEN sews, knits, draws, builds stuff, embroiders, cooks, messes with cameras, and wrestles her Boston terrier. When not busy with the above, she’s worked as a freelance photographer and cataloguer of the teratology collection at the MŸtter Museum. She lives in San Francisco with her husband, Bryan, and Molly, the dog (as seen on the cover).
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For example, you can take a Rubik's cube and put pieces of a photo onto each square, customizing it. You can make a photo album out of an Altoid's tin. You can make your own snow globe. You can customize a laptop sleeve.
Sure, a small section at the back encourages you to bribe strangers with candy to get candid street photographs. It talks about tying a string to your camera, and stepping on the string, to help you steady it if your hands are shaky. It describes the fun of throwing your camera in the air with a long shutter speed so you get swirly photos of a turning landscape. But most of this is about the crafts you can do.
For many of that, that is awesome.
You could say that you could Google and find the same sort of crafty ideas, but sometimes there's something nice about sitting down with a book that's all organized for you and reading through it. It's also a nice book to bring to a meeting or get-together to pass around.
Also, I love the lighthearted tone of the book. Whoever wrote this has a great sense of humor.
I hope the authors are already planning another book!
As a scrapbooker and photography buff, I came across so many terrific ideas in this book I decided I had to own it. This was my first Amazon purchase and I found an excellent price and had my own copy in less than a week.
I really enjoyed the 365 day project and the one where you take a picture of yourself from when you were a child and re-create it as you are now. My grandsons love the rubik's cube project. The idea for printing photos on "covers" of laptop bags, wallets etc.. while not a new idea, it's certainly one of the few books to put it in print with directions.
Highly reccommend this book to people who like to do "things" with their photographs. Many inspiring ideas in this book.
Part two will provide you with a more creative ways to take photos that surely make your photos stand out among your friends. Some of the ideas / tutorial are doggie cam, painting with light, photo projects, street photography and so many more.
Some ideas are a bit complex to make, especially if you are not into DIY (Do It yourself), but Photojojo describes it very clearly including tips where to get the ingredients. In the creative photo taking section, all you need is a regular compact camera or entry level DSLR cameras.
Selling at less $15, this book is surprisingly very well made. It is full color book with thick art paper. The jacket is very well made and durable as well. Photojojo also makes a great gift for your friends or family who love photography
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It's fun, nicely laid out, creative. Some good ideas on what you can do with your pictures if you haven't done more than store them on your hard drive.