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How To: Make a DIY Photo Calendar for 2012

2012 has arrived! Time to get rid of that generic 2011 calendar that was gifted to you two Christmases ago and replace it with a new and updated calendar, personalized with your own photos. Thanks to the wonderful girls at Shutter Sisters, creating your own 2012 photo calendar is quick and simple to make with these DIY templates.

News: Welcome to Phone Snap!

Hello, my fellow cell phonographers! In today’s day and age, cell phone photography is growing rapidly with the advancement of smartphones and the constant stream of new multi-featured camera phone and photo editing apps.

SUBMIT: Your Craziest Funny Face Photo by January 30th. WIN: Massive Gummy Bear

This week's challenge will be the final Phone Snap Challenge, so let's make this count, everyone! To close off Phone Snap, we'd like to get a little silly. So start practicing all of your funny faces in the mirror and get those photo editing apps ready! Photograph somebody's funny face with your cell phone—whether it be your own, a family member's, a friend's, or your pet's, and post your very best shot to the Phone Snap community corkboard.

Jowlers: How to Photograph Yourself Mid-Seizure

It's time to get silly with your cell phone photos! This How-To will have you violently shaking your head back and forth. Why? To capture a shot mid-seizure, producing a "Jowler", a still image of the face one makes while vigorously shaking one's head. Click through for more information.

SUBMIT: Cell Phone Photo of a Silhouette by January 9th. WIN: SuperHeadz Wide and Slim 35mm Camera

In this week's Phone Snap Challenge, we would like you to experiment with lighting and mood setting to create a silhouette. A silhouetted photograph contains a subject that is defined with an outline, appearing dark against a bright background. The subject generally appears dark, without any detail, while the background is bright and more exposed. Silhouettes in photographs appear to be simple, yet they can convey a sense of drama and emotion. Before you get started, check out this guide on h...

News: 5 Cell Phone Photography Apps to Help You Ring in the New Year

It's almost time for the new year and whether or not you believe that the world is coming to an end in 2012, you'll probably still want to document the momentous occasions that are to come. Here are five different types of photography apps that are available for both the iPhone and Android that will aid in capturing that moment when the clock strikes midnight, as well as many more to ollow throughout the year!

News: Transform Yourself Into Santa This Christmas with Santa Booth

Christmas is fast approaching and that means it's time for the big guy to come down our chimneys and eat up all of our cookies. Whether or not you believe in good ol' St. Nicholas, here's your chance to look like him! Santa Booth is an app available in the App Store as well as the Android Market. Though both apps hold the same name, they are made by two different developers.

How To: Create DIY Filters for Your Cell Phone

In photography, using filters over lenses is a common practice and provides a great way to set the mood or to create an artistic image. The only problem is that they can be quite costly and there currently aren't many available for cell phones specifially. Fortunately, there is a simple solution to this, and all you need are everyday objects that can be found around the house. If you're a purist and don't want to rely on filters provided by camera apps, this is a great way to experiment with ...

SUBMIT: New Year's Cell Phone Photo by January 2nd. WIN: Camera Lens Mug

Now that the holiday weekend is over, there's only one more celebration this year, and that's saying goodbye to 2011 and welcoming 2012 with open arms! For this week's Phone Snap challenge, we'd like to ring in the new year with you and see your best cell phone photo from your celebration. Take a picture right as the clock strikes twelve or show us something that represents what the end of the year and the beginning of another means to you.

How To: Make Your Own DIY Photobooth Props

The holidays are a wonderful time for people to get together and celebrate another year gone by. With all of these parties and gatherings being thrown, a "photobooth" is always a fun addition to the holiday festivities. Why not make some props to bring some extra life to your photos? In this week's Phone Snap Holiday Challenge, we are giving one lucky winner a chance to win a set of Photobooth Props from Etsy store, LittleRetreats just in time for the New Year. But if you've got some extra ti...

News: Get Inspired! 20 Captivating Double Exposure Photos Taken with Cell Phones

The technique of creating double exposure images allows viewers to peer into a unique world, away from reality. The results of combining multiple images into one can really be quite amazing. In this week’s Phone Snap Challenge, we want to see your own take on the double exposure effect. Create your image with your cell phone and post it to the corkboard by Monday, December 12th at 11:59 pm PST for a chance to win a paper pinhole camera kit.

Toy Challenge: Lego Dinosaur

Check out iPhone app, LEGO Photo. It converts any photo to look like it's built from Legos. Best of all, it's free. I used a photo of a dinosaur I submitted to a previous challenge in Giveaway Tuesdays. See the original here.

News: And the Winner of the Phone Snap Funny Face Challenge Is...

Congratulations to Kyle B Richardson, the winner of our very last Phone Snap Challenge! Thanks to all who submitted their silly funny face photos for this week's challenge, as well as all previous Phone Snap challenges. Unfortunately all good things must come to an end, and it is time for Phone Snap to come to a close, but please feel free to continue to utilize the Phone Snap community corkboard to continue to share your best cell phone photos.

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