I stumbled upon this fun, online store when I was looking for unique Christmas gifts last winter. I ONLY window shopped…but filled my cart with items I loved. I exercised impeccable self-control, even if I did refill the cart with the same, and more, items on many occasions! It might even be time to revisit this unique store!
Even if you only dabble in photography, chances are someone in your life could be a photo geek (which, by the way, is equivalent to super cool). Well, then you really should mosey on over to this website for the Photojojo Store!
Some of the fun items:
- Kitchen timer disguised as a zoom lens. Be careful! Don’t grab the wrong lens when you head out to shoot your photos (Tee hee…okay, maybe only I would do that.)
- Canon and Nikon photo lens coffee mugs!
- Film Roll salt and pepper shakers
- Shot Glass lens set
- Stylish camera satchels and bags
- A Three-Way camera strap: allows you to wear your camera around your neck, your wrist, or your waist!
- Phone photo accessories
- Camera accessories galore!
- And…so much more!
Maybe I should leave a wish list. Hmmm…In any case, happy browsing and shopping!
I’m getting pretty old ya know. I’m 1 ½ years now…which is a lot of months…not as big a number as the number of pictures Momma takes! I don’t even need my lovey that much anymore. Okay, just kidding about that. Being 1 ½ means I got to visit the nice doctor lady again to show her just how big and healthy I am. Momma said I have to be healthy for our photo field adventures. I had so much to tell miss doctor about the last 6 months: the many many places Momma took me for her many many pictures, everything I’d learned from books, the new things I’d tried to eat (some weren’t food), the new tricks I can do, and just why naps seem archaic, institutional and suffocating. I did JUST that when she walked into the room. I had so much to say, but it all came out in a jumble, my sounds and words twisted with each attempt. Oh bananas!! “Quite the little talker, aren’t you Nathaniel?!” Then she turned to Momma and Daddy, “He has so many words, really good tone with so many good sounds and inflections in his speech. He is really trying to form those sentences even if you can’t always understand him!” What is she talking about? Momma understands me? Doesn’t everyone? Okay, just breathe and wait. Let her talk and see how much I’ve grown.
Right away, miss doctor commented on my cuteness and charming personality. Duh. After she measured how tall I am, and how much I weigh, she told Momma and Daddy I’m on the smaller end of the spec…spect…spec-something for my age. Who is she calling small??? I’m a big helper! Grrrrrr. I was just about to tell her I’d show HER small when she handed me the most amazing book! “Caws! Caw! Caw! Twuck!!! TwUCKK!!!” I yelled over and over. Momma smiled at me while the doctor said, “Ah, yes. Nathaniel is having that common speech issue in development where his r’s come out as w’s sometimes. Perfectly natural at this age. He thinks he is saying it correctly because it sounds that way in his head. He actually is pretty clear, well beyond what I would have expected for his age.” What does she mean I mix up my r’s and w’s sometimes? It sounds perfectly clear in my head, just fine to me when I say car. Here, I’ll show you… “caw”, “twuck”, “tuwtle”. See?! I smugly looked at the doctor and then Momma, who gave me a proud smile. Then Momma turned to the doctor and said, “Well, I certainly know what THAT feels like. How often do I have something to say that sounds great in my head, but then I can’t seem to coherently communicate when I open my mouth!” They both laughed but I didn’t hear anything funny. Did she say I was charming? Wait…did someone say shots????!!!! “Wuuunnnn!”
“Uhhh…Did someone say shots?!!”
If you aren’t already acquainted with the Digital Photography Review website (http://www.dpreveiw.com), I’d like to introduce you. Whether you are looking for advice about your first digital camera purchase, looking to upgrade or add to your arsenal of lenses, or need some feedback on your photos, dpreview.com can assist you. I stumbled upon this site about 6 months ago, and bookmarked it instantly, qualifying it as Random Stuff We Like.
Almost daily, the home page feeds you with tutorials, news articles, discussions and reviews. The forums have a variety of subject matter from welcoming beginner chats and questions, to all things Canon, to all things Nikon or Pentax, to “wanted” or “for sale” equipment, to retouching photos…and everything in between. The product reviews and previews are succinct and helpful. That’s right, you can get a sneak peak at the newest equipment you never knew you needed before it is released! I love the side-by-side comparisons you can do with cameras, lenses, printers, etc. as well as the sample images from each camera and lens. For the visual buyer like myself, this is fantastic! Have a photo on which you would like feedback? You can do that in the forums too.
Because of the plethora of information, the site, to me, seems crowded and “heavy”. However, I usually leave the site satisfied and inspired instead of overwhelmed. I know I will continue to use this site as a valuable comparison tool and will continue to learn from it. I would encourage you to get acquainted with dpreveiw.com today.
I know what you’re thinking…I’m too young to handle the responsibility of such valuable technology and equipment. Well, wait till you see my photos! I know Momma needs help with taking pictures because she is always saying she needs more shots. Daddy has had a lot of super hero duties lately, so I thought I could help.
I took these pictures the other day.
Benson- My dog dog!
My books, my dog-dog, my Legos, and my cars!! Aren’t they great?! I really love the lighting and the blurry effect. Now THAT is texture.
Well, I was happy to take more, but Momma came into the living room and found me with her camera. She had some interesting things to say. She looked like she had eaten hot sauce (I’ve tried that!!!) and was holding her mouth in a weird smile. Obviously she was excited to have my help! Clearly she knew she needed me! For some reason, though, she walked slowly to me and gently took the camera from me. She then put it up on a very high shelf. Hmmm. That’s strange…but then she told me she’d get me my own camera to use. Oh! Well, THAT makes sense.
Later that day, she gave me my very own camera! I was excited until she put it down on my desk. After I recovered from the initial shock, I managed to climb to her camera and capture these images to show you…the horror. THIS is what she gave me to work with!
I’ve never been so insulted. Look at the silly person that pops up when you push the button…and the grainy view through the lens. I just looked at her with her goofy smile and blinked. This was a baby camera! For babies…NOT me! Today, her smile was NOT spreading to me. Today, I needed to be alone. With my camera.
THIS is what she gave me??!!!
Grainy view through lens…*sigh*