Unboxing: Photojojo

 

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Hi there! So last month I made my first order ever on Phojojo. In case you haven’t heard of it, it’s an online store that sells photography gear, both for you camera and phone. On this occasion, I bought two products:

  • Wide/Macro lens for iPhone 6s
  • Lens cap holder

Photojojo offers international shippings. The shipping rate depends on your country, and according to their website, international orders take between 2 to 4 weeks to arrive. I’m not sure if it was because of the holidays, but my products got here 5 weeks later. I know it was barely an additional week, but during those days of delay, I couldn’t help but to think that something had gone wrong. Just when I was ready to write them an email, my order arrived!
Now let’s jump to the most important part: the products. I was so pleased to finally have a lens for my phone. The application is super quick and easy. Just one side note: the magnetic rings that go on your phone have enough glue to hold the lens, but they’re also easily removed. So when taking off the lens, shift it to a side instead of an upwards motion. Otherwise, the ring might come off.

What appealed to me the most was that two lenses came in one. Just twist the wide lens off and you’re left with the macro lens. Here are some sample photos:

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Lastly, the reason I purchased a lens cap holder is because I own a Canon Rebel T3i, which does not come with a leash for the cap. I’ve never lost it or anything, but while taking pictures, it’s always been a bit uncomfortable not knowing where to place it. When I saw this on their site, I knew I needed it right away.

P.S. Don’t forget about the little fella that comes as a gift. I thought it was a funny detail. Rawrr! ‘Til next time!

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Why I stopped using Color Story and went back to VSCO Cam

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Filter: G3 / Filter Intensity: +7 / Brightness: +2 / Contrast: +1
Hello! Several of months ago I made a post on How I Edit My Pictures, explaining that I used two apps: Color Story and VSCO Cam. I mostly wrote about Color Story, an app I had just downloaded and had quickly fallen in love with. But it took a couple of months for me to figure out that the app was not for me.
Although don’t have a consistent Instagram “theme”, I do like to enhance my photographs in order for them to look good together. I’m not afraid of colorful or dark pictures. My intention isn’t for my pictures to be all white and magazine-like. I’m not a professional, but photography has been my favorite hobby since I was 15, which is why I love using Instagram so much. 

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Filter: C2 / Filter Intensity: +2 / Brightness: +2 / Contrast: +1
Now, returning to the main subject, I did not like the overall result of using Color Story on my pictures. Besides lowering the quality and causing graining, I noticed that the filters worked best with white backgrounds. They certainly make colorful elements pop. However, most of my pictures were not taken with a white background, and I didn’t want them to appear over-saturated. That’s when I rediscovered VSCO Cam’s magic. 
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Filter: A6 / Filter intensity: +6 / Brightness: +2 / Contrast: +1
The filters I currently use the most are: A6, C1, C2, HB1 and HB2. I occasionally use G3 for flower pictures, since I don’t like purple, it gives the image peachy tones. The filter I use will depend on the lightning and objects within the image. What has also helped me is an app called Snug, which allows you to preview your Instagram feed before uploading any pictures.
So what’s your favorite editing app? Let me know in the comments below!