Photography tips, it’s all about perspective

Have you ever been flicking through social media, and come across a photo that makes you look twice? And not because it’s an example of pure photographic genius, but rather because something doesn’t look quite right?

Probably you’ve stumbled across a picture that has been taken with the perspective or the angle skewed slightly, so that the end result is something wonderful or possibly terrifying.

Something like this perhaps:

 

perspective photo

Image via: Clickypix

 

A lot of the time those photos happen by accident; someone’s arm is in the wrong place, or someone turns their head and it looks like it ends up on another body. But it is possible (and relatively easy) to recreate some of these fun perspective photography ideas yourself. Here’s 3 tips to get you started:

 

1. What’s in the distance?

 

Most fun perspective pics occur because of some famous -or perhaps just interesting – object is in the distance, and as a result looks quite small. While the temptation can be to zoom in for a closer look, try capturing the moment by getting someone to ‘hold’, ‘push’, or even ‘eat’the object instead.

 

 

 

optical illusion photography

image via: funcage

 

perspective photo

Image via: flickr

 

When taking these pics, be sure to take quite a few; getting the angle just right can be tricky, but if you’re not afraid to experiment and keep trying, you can end up with an awesome photo, perfect for printing and sharing.

 

2. Change your perspective- literally

 

Most of the time- or pretty much, all the time, we take photos from front on. But what if you did it sideways?

Of course that’s not going to change a whole lot either, (cameras are often held sideways) but you can make a photo look as if you’ve taken it from an odd angle, just by getting creative with people placement.

 

perspective photo

Image via imgur

 

In this image all the girls are lying on the ground, near a foot path edge, but it’s made to look as if the guy is hanging on by a thread. Just be careful there are no vehicles around before you start lying on the ground :-).

 

handstand perspective photography

Image via: Deviant Art

If you turn your head upside down, you can see how easy this photo was to take, and then how effective it is when it’s displayed the wrong way around. For these photos it’s as simple as thinking of things you can lean against, sit on, or reach up to to.

3. Use Props

Props are always going to make photos fun, and even more so with perspective photography. Think of simple things like chalk drawings, an aerosol can, or even a photo itself.

chalk perspective photo

Image via: The Burgh Baby

 

Something like the below forced perspective image takes not much more than good timing, a prop, a camera, a twist of the head and a little imagination.

gods canvas forces perspective photo

image via: Delacor

 

 

Another thought is to get creative with your clothing. Think about how what your wearing will match with the background to creating stunning effects.

 

Forced perspective woman on beach

Image via: dumpaday

Of course once you’ve taken your fun filled perspective shot, what better way to share it than by printing it on your Pringo mini wifi printer. Then you can display it for all the world to see;  in whatever angle you like best.

 

What’s your favourite type of perspective photography?

 

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Inspiration for Taking Best Friend Photos

Take a moment and think about your best friend. Who is she? What does she mean to you? What would you do without her?

Or maybe your best friend is a he, and hes always been the rock youve leaned on when times are tough, or the one you’ve danced with, when everything is fine and dandy.

 

Having a best friend is one of the great gifts of life; you can do without a great many things, but you cant do without a person, and that person should be celebrated. Quite often we think to make time for photos with our families or our significant other, but we dont think to do the same for our bestie.

 

A picture tells a thousand words, and the story of a best friend is easily worth ten of those. Why not tell that story loud and proud with some best friend photos that reflect who you both are, and also where youve been and what you’ve shared?

 

Here’s some fabulous inspiration for taking photos with your BFF to capture the beauty of (and the reason for) your friendship:

 

Where did you meet?

 

All good friendships start somewhere, and what better way to remember that, than by recreating the memories of where it all began?

 

Take a stroll down memory lane, and think of where you were, when you knew that she was the one.

 

Did it start on a hot summers day, where the water was the only place to sit and chat and tell all your secrets?

 

Or on a shopping trip that you  will both always remember.

girls shopping in black and white

Image via: the berry

 

 Was the beginning the same as so many others? Just hanging out laughing, and showing each other who you are; discovering that you were kind of the same.

 

girls lying on bed, best friends

Image via: Buzz Feed

Maybe she has always been there, for as long as you can remember, and its time to recreate your childhood.

 

girls freckle tongues, black and white

Image via: indulgy

 

However it began, recreating the beginning is a great way to remember why you became friends in the first place.

girls motocross and heels

image via: Pinterest

How does she make you feel?

 

Best friends are best friends for a hundred different reasons. Stop and take a moment to think how your best friend makes you feel. What can you do with her, that you couldnt without her?

 

She makes me feel like I can touch the sky.

 

Best friend photos

Image via: Buzz Feed

She is there to pick me up when I fall.

 

 

She listens to me.

Best friends whispering secrets

Image via: Pinterest

 

She just gets me

Friends hanging out best friend photo

Image via: polyvore

She makes me smile

 

best friends photo

Image via: Lauren Fliddell

Where are you now?

Life changes, and friendship does too, hopefully growing stronger. Its fun to look at where youve come from, and its just as fun to celebrate where you are now.

 

Celebrating new relationships.

best friend wedding photos

Image via: Pinterest

 

 Best friends awaiting expectant arrivals.

Enjoying the novelty of a rare night out (perhaps get the photo at the beginning not the end of the night 😉 ).

 

 

Having fun with the things that arent fun at all.

 

laundromat BFF photo

Image via: Mailewilson

Wherever it started, whatever she means, wherever you are now, a best friend is a special gift worth celebrating. Why not capture that BFF love with photos. 

And don’t forget to print your photos with your Pringo smartphone photo printer so you can share your photos instantly with your BFF. 

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Ideas for Scrapbooking Your Memories

We’ve talked a little bit before about scrapbooking here on the Pringo blog, and given you some basic scrapbooking tips to get you started. Now it’s time to share ideas for the types of memories and events you might like to scrapbook.

Chances are that if you’re a scrapbook addict with a craft group and an addiction to pretty paper, you will scrap anything and everything. But if, perhaps, you’re more of a novice scrapper, you might be a less inclined to showcase last week’s visit to the park, in favour of a more memorable lifetime event.

 

We’ve put together some ideas of memories you might find fill the pages of your scrapbook nicely, and in doing so, tell the story of you.

 

Welcome to the world

If you’ve got a little one, you’re going to want to have a first scrap book page to welcome them. This could be one page with important details, or several with before (belly shots) during, and after birth moments. It all depends on what you feel needs remembering, or, perhaps, forgetting ;).

baby newborn scrapbook 

First… (insert important first event here)

Scrapbooking is all about telling stories – your story – so your first ‘important event’might be different to someone else’s, but also could be similar.

Firsts to include could be:

  • first steps
  • first doll
  • first pair of shoes
  • first time at the park
  • first time at ballet/footy/gymnastics/other sporting event
  • first time fishing
  • first time camping
  • first day of school

…and you get the idea. There’s no rule here. If it was important to you, memorialise it.

 

child scrapbook

Image via: Essentially Jess

The story of us

This could be epic, but it also could be very simple. Your wedding day, engagement party, or just a memory of the moment you knew you didn’t want to be with anyone else. Better still, scrapbook your grandparents’ wedding day like this one below. Note the gorgeous embellishments and mementos from their special day.

wedding scrapbook

Image via: Here

 

Wish you were here

Those that have gone before leave their indelible marks on us, and creating a beautiful page for the family album, is just one way to acknowledge that memory. You could scrap a funeral, a happy last memory, or a beautiful tribute to who they were.

child scrapbook

We’re all going on a summer holiday

Or a winter one, or a camping trip or…the possibilities are endless. Holidays and travel are great for scrapbooking. Choose to remember the crazy big things you did, as well as the time you fed bread to a flock of ducks you found in a park. Whatever took your fancy at the time, is a memory you will want to remember.

 

paris holiday scrapbook

Image via: Flickr

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas

Christmas photos are fun for a lot of reasons. Expectant little faces huddled around a tree, beautiful lights everywhere, and maybe granddad fell asleep on the couch after lunch. Scrapbooking these memories keeps them alive for years to come, and don’t forget to include a list of gifts that everyone received. It’s fun to remember the little details.

 

Achievement Unlocked

What have you done that you are really proud of? Or what major change have you made that opened up a whole new lifestyle for you? Maybe it was a graduation, starting a business, or making a move to a new place. Milestones are worth celebrating, and definitely earn a page in the scrapbook.

 

It’s all in the details

Ok so I said at the start that you may have no desire to scrapbook last weeks park visit, but maybe you do. Life is made up of big moments, and a thousand little ones, and they all deserve remembering. If you’re the sort of person who wants to record small moments, by all means go for it. You might find they are the most precious of all.

holiday scrapbook

Image via: Essentially Jess

And to make your scrapbooking experience even more simple you can use your Pringo portable mini wifi printer to instantly print from your iPhone, smartphone or tablet.

 

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Free stamps and borders on the Pringo app

Well we know how much you love being able to print straight from your iPhone, smartphone or tablet with your Pringo mini printer. And we also know how much you love being able to add stamps, borders and text to your photos before you print them (yeah we love that too).

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And because we know how much you love adding stamps and borders, now every time you print a photo on your Pringo you can accumulate Prinfan points and then *drumroll please* exchange them for the extra special stamps and borders on the Pringo app. Until the end of July 2015, every 10 prints earns you 10 points, woot!

Now if you have no idea what Prinfan is, keep reading….

To find your Pringo points:

1. Click on the Pringo app on your smartphone or tablet, then tap the Members’ section:

pringo app

2. Tap the tab on the far right hand side, this takes you to the Points Redemption Page of the Pringo app. This page shows you how many points you have accumulated so far:

points redemption page

To redeem Pringo points and download borders and stamps

1. On the Pringo app on your smartphone or tablet, tap the Pringo shop at the bottom right.

Pringo shop

2. Select whichever stamps and borders take your fancy, some are free and some require points redemption.

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Then print to your hearts content.

 

If you don’t have your free Pringo app yet head to iTunes or Google Play to install it on your iPhone, iPod, smartphone or tablet.

 

Need some ideas for what else you can do with your Pringo? Head to our 20 ideas for using your Pringo post. We’d love to hear what creative things you’ve been doing with your Pringo printer.

What people think about the Pringo Smartphone Printer- Pringo Reviews

Here’s what some of our customers have said about the Pringo mini smartphone printer:

 

Jess from Essentially Jess said:

There’s also the immediacy of being able to share moments. I would have loved to have had this when we left Darwin, so I could have given Taylah’s friends some pics of their last moments together. Similarly, I was thinking it would be a great thing to have for kids birthdays. You could set up a mini photo booth and let them have a great time snapping away, and then print the best pics. It would make a great take home present. I think I may have to do that for parties this year…. 

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Brisbane Kids said:

Who else has hundreds of photos stored on their smartphone? Surely it’s not just me! I take all these photos, but never get around to doing anything with them. If you’re the same then you’re going to love, love, LOVE what I just found! And it’s great for so much more than just happy snaps and selfies! It’s a Pringo Portable Photo Printer and it is awesome!

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Sunny Coast Kids said:

My kids and I had a ball creating the photos and then watching it print. The poses that they did just so we could print them out were quite funny. Then getting them to add the boarders, stickers and other extras brought about squeals of delight.

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Anne from Domesblissity said:

A fabulous little portable device that just pops into your handbag and allows you to print any photo from your mobile phone or tablet.

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Mandy from Barbie Bieber and Beyond said:

My girls have been having an absolute ball trying out all the features that the Pringo has. You can even design pretty borders and stickers to go on to your pictures.

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Dannie from A Dose of Dannie said:

Really this is so awesome you can even design your pictures to have patterns or a border , stickers. Your photo’s you chose how you want them to look fancy or plain.

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A Kidspot Reader said

Overall I would highly recommend purchasing the Pringo Portable Photo Printer. We have had the product for three weeks and we have used the printer numerous times for a range of reasons. I would suggest that the Pringo Portable Photo Printer is suitable for use for families and also in the playgroup/daycare/school setting as it enables photos to be taken and printed immediately or later for use.

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Another Kidspot Reader said

I’m not a computer whizz and even I could use this! My son and I had a great afternoon printing off pictures for a family collage for Nanna. We added filters and colour stamps to individualise the prints. And my son loved it as a craft activity. It really was that easy. 

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Love it! It will get lots of use here across the holidays and especially for Christmas.

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Taking more photos: Guest Post Essentially Jess

When I first got a camera phone, all those years ago, I took a bunch of photos. I think everybody did- I mean how great was the novelty of a camera on a phone? Sadly those photos are lost now; buried in the graveyard where photos that get lost on technology go to rest.

That particular phone; a funky purple flip phone that I loved dearly was replaced by my very first iPhone, at about the time when Apple was starting to take over the world. The camera on that iPhone 4 was so much better than my previous one and I made use of it, taking photo after photo and video after video. This time, thankfully, I learned my lesson and managed to transfer them safely to my iTunes library, where they have sat, metaphorically gathering dust for the last three or so years.

That was until the other week.

Having upgraded that old iPhone 4, it now lives on as a iPod type device that the kids have requisitioned for Minecraft use, but the other day my little mate was checking out the photos. I thought I had removed all images from the devices, and it turns out I had, but the kids have added extra, and the old videos were still there. Among them the first steps of my youngest little girl, and a very cute discussion with my boy. The video in question is taken in a park in Darwin, where an army of cicadas is providing background music. Bailey, back then a chubby barely-three year old, dressed in a Buzz-Light year singlet and matching helmet, stops riding his Buzz-Light year bike (clearly there was a theme going there), climbs off and begins to look around the park suspiciously.

‘I can hear a snake,’ his little voice tells me.

‘I think it’s a cicada,’ I reply.

‘No mum. No,’ he tells me determinedly, wandering off the path and towards a tree. ‘I think it’s a snake. I think it’s a king brown snake.’ (At which point I seize the moment to launch into a discussion on snake safety, because with three year old boys, you just never know.)

‘A cow will kill it,’ he tells me matter of factly when I’m done.

‘Yes a cow might,’ I concede happily, if it means he won’t touch the snake.

‘But what if the king brown snake eats our cow?’ he asks.

‘Well that would not be cool,’ I say somewhat confused as to when we got a cow, and also what it’s doing declaring war on snakes. The video ends with us on the way home; he still quite certain the cicadas are snakes, and me not able to convince him otherwise for all the cows in Northern Australia.

Now to clarify, we don’t now, nor have we ever, owned a cow, but it is still quite possibly the cutest video clip ever. Not just to look at his chubby little legs push that tiny bike, but to hear the inflections in his voice; the way he said cow, and brown. The ways he has changed, and the way he hasn’t. And it got me thinking; we need to take more videos of this stuff. Of little people telling stories and walking through the park, and saying ‘our brown cow,’because those memories are the stuff you forget-  but more importantly, the stuff life is made of.

But it’s not just videos. I attended a funeral recently, and there was a beautiful video montage at the end. In a week full of bad news, and too many losses, looking at those images of a life that ended earlier than it should of, it made me realise that I  just don’t take enough photos.

Somewhere along the line I stopped taking pictures of the kids, or of me. I used to take photos and videos of everything, back when a camera on a phone was a novelty, but these days, I just don’t – not unless it’s really significant, or I need a picture for my blog.

It’s like I stopped seeing the importance of the story in photos, and as a result, stopped seeing the importance of the story of our lives. A conversation about a cow eating a snake is not going to change the world, but it’s got so much meaning to our family now, even if just for the cute factor.

It made me think that it’s the little moments that have significance; the things you would miss if they ended, and make you wish you had a thousand photos just to remember their importance. The moments that make you smile when you look back and remember;  the ones that would complete a video montage, at the end of a life lived well.

And so I have resolved to take more photos.boy with snake

Of everything.bridie in tree

Of places we visit that are boring and fun.kids party

Of the kids on their own, of us all together.

Photos of silly things and fun things. Photos of important moments, and unimportant ones. Photos of all the things that make us who we are.

Just a whole bunch of photos of everything. Because it’s all important, and it’s all part of our story.

It deserves being remembered.

About the author

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Jess is a mother of four gorgeous kids and is married to a bloke she refers to as The Boatman. Jess is the creative brains behind the blog Essentially Jess where she shares her world as a Stay at Home Mum muddling her way through life doing her best to remain authentic, hopeful and not too crazy. Jess is also a Grey’s Anatomy tragic and a frequent victim of autocorrect. Visit Jess over at Essentially Jess to say hi.essentially jess

 

8 must have photo editing apps to make your photos shine

So weve told you ways you can make your photos fun before you print them, but sometimes fun isnt the look youre going for. Weve all seen beautiful photos shared by friends, and wondered how to emulate them, and thankfully, with the abundance of photo editing apps now available, its never been easier to pretend youre a photography wizard.

 

To help you on your way, we’ve put together a list of 8 must have photo editing apps to make your photos shine.

 

Squaready

Platform: iPhone

 

This is a must have app if you plan on sharing your images on square based platforms such as Instagram. Because IG crops your photo into a square format, if your image is too big, or perhaps too long, you can end up cropping out important features. Squaready alters the image so that you lose none of that much needed detail, and can still share away. It also includes some filters as well as stickers and text options to play with, so its kind of a one-stop shop.

This is only available on iPhone, but if youre on an Android phone you could check out Squareit or Instasize.

Free in the App Store.

 square ready app

VSCO cam

Platform: iPhone, Android

 

This app comes with ten free filters, with the option to purchase more, and produces exceptional looking photos, that are able to be shared in all their high resolution glory. It features a side by side editing display for ease, and gives you the opportunity to sync your photos across multiple devices. It also works well with backlight, giving it an advantage over many other apps.

Free in the App store

vsco cam app 

Camera +

Platform: iPhone, Android

 

Camera + is the app for the true photographer. Not only does it come with the standard filters and add ons we expect from a photo app, but the camera itself is considered to be superior to the inbuilt iPhone camera. If youre the kind of person who wants to adjust the focus and exposure yourself, this is definitely worth looking at.

Currently $2.49 in the App Store

camera+ app 

Afterlight

Platform: iPhone, Android

 

Complete with 74 filters, 78 textures and 15 adjustment tools, Afterlight is a must have app fro creating stunning iPhone photos.  With a filter for every type of photo, and 128 types of borders, this is an app with a lot of choice, and a lot of creative freedom.

Currently $1.29 in the App Store. Some filters require additional purchases.

 afterlight app

Snapseed

Platform: iPhone, Android

 

Snapseed is similar to some of the others in the filters it offers, but it has the added bonus of allowing you to apply edits to a selected part of the screen, as well as the entire image, which gives even great creative control. Snapseed is also quite fun to use; its controls differ from the others somewhat, relying more on swiping the photo than adjusting dials at the bottom, which is a refreshingly different way to create stunning photos.

Free in the App Store.

 snapseed app

Adobe Photo Shop Express

Platform: iPhone, Android

 

This free app from Adobe contains everything you would expect from an Adobe photo editing app. You can crop your images, straighten rotate and flip, as well as fix blemishes and remove unwanted red eye. While some of the filters in this app arent as detailed as those in the other apps mentioned here, Adobe Photo Shop Express works really well in conjunction with other apps. Perfect your photos here, then highlight them in another app.

Free in the App Store.

 adobe photoshop express

Color Splash

Platform: iPhone, Android

 

If youve ever seen one of those photos with a black and white back ground, and perfectly red rose in the middle, and wondered how they did it, then chances are, it was with Color Splash. This app works by converting your image to black and white, and then allowing you to colour inthe part you want coloured. Its a bit of fun, and gives an extra edge to your photos.

Currently $1.29 in the App store.

 colour splash app

Slow Shutter Cam

Platform: iPhone

 

Slow Shutter Cam brings DSLR qualities to your phone by letting you create all kinds of slow shutter speed effects. If youve ever wanted to take amazing photos of fireworks or cars on a freeway at night, or create ghost or waterfall effects, or even just be in control of how much light you allow through the shutter, then this is a must have app.

Its currently only available in the App store, but Android users should check out Camera FV-5.

Currently $1.29 in the App Store.

slow shutter cam app

 

With the abundance of brilliant photography apps out there, theres no excuse for anyone to not have beautiful looking pictures. Once you’ve beautified your photos on your smartphone with your app of choice, wirelessly connect your phone to your Pringo photo printer and share  your photographic genius with friends and family. 

pringo wifi photo printer

 

 

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6 ways of sharing photos online

Stop and think to yourself: what did you do with the last photo you took? Chances are, you shared it somewhere. Gone are the days of keeping our precious memories locked up in albums that are pulled out once a year; photo sharing has become so common, its almost second nature.

Of course how you share your photos is another matter all together, and differs depending on resources and know-how.

Well to help you share your beautiful photographs with as many people as you want seeing them, we’ll show you six different ways for sharing photos online.

 

Facebook

 This one is a bit of a no brainer. Almost everyones on Facebook, including some confused individuals from the upper verges of life, who only want to see the latest photos of the grandkids. Facebook is probably the quickest, most effective way of sharing your photos, organising them into groups, and specifically targeting the people you want to see them. You can of course control the privacy settings of your images as well, allowing the public, your friends list, or just a specific group of people to see them.

facebook photo sharing

Share photos publicly or with just friends and family or another select group of people with Facebook.

 

Instagram

Similar to Facebook, Instagram allows you to follow people you know, people you want to know and brand pages. You can choose to make your images as private or as public as you like. You can even share short (15 second) videos across the platform. 

Instagram is great if youre interested in photography, and serious photographers use it just as much as the amateurs, and you can glean tips whilst you browse. Another advantage of Instagram is that you can share from there to other platforms including Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter and Flickr. Instagram is also the best way to showcase what you ate, what you wore, and how you arranged the cushions on your couch on any given day. Best of all, you can add filters to make your pics look even more stunning before you share them.

instagram photo

Share crazy pics of you, your friends, family or your dinner via Instagram. Image via: Dans Papers

Flickr

 

If your wanting to store larger images in all their photographic glory, Flickr is a great resource. Once again, you can make your photos available to just friends or family, or the general public, but unlike them, with a pro account, you can also store your original images on the server, meaning your image quality is preserved and protected.

If you own or run a website, and you want to include your larger files on, Flickr is a great way of sharing. Rather than upload the images to your own server and chew through your memory, you upload them to Flickr and utilise the embed code.  You can also share galleries in this way.

Flickr has the added bonus of allowing you to manage your settings so that others can print, download or share your images. A great resource if you have family who want to be able to decorate their walls.

 

Dropbox

 

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If you haven’t got a dropbox account already, stop right there and go get yourself one! Dropbox has long been known as a safety net for backups. If your computer, hard drive, or any other of the multitude of items you have stored your files onto dies, then dropbox is your hero.

Provided you have uploaded your stuff on to it.

Dropbox stores your documents/photos/important stuff, somewhere in the ether, and if you can remember your password, you can access it from any computer or device, which is what makes it secure. It also works great as a photo sharing device. Not only is it keeping your photos safe, but you can share them with anyone who has a link to a specific folder.

Dropbox is simple to use, and you can easily safe your images or files straight to it. Its also accessible via app as well, so you can be on the go, and still enjoy its benefits.

 

Tumblr

 

Tumblr is microblogging platform that enables people to share thoughts, videos and photos easily and quickly. Its not all pics, unlike Flickr or Instagram, but if youre the sort of person who wants to add a verse of poetry, or an inspiring line to your images, its a great form of sharing.

By default Tumblr is a public sharing platform, but you can change your settings once your account is set up, if you dont want to share with the world.

 

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SnapChat

 

If youve got a teen in the home, youve probably heard of this one. Or maybe not, because they are a teen. The idea of SnapChat is to communicate through photos, which can be a lot of fun when you simply must send a picture of something hilarious you saw to your husband while he is at work. SnapChat works really well, for quick, fun messages, but its designed to save the memory on your phone, so it auto deletes up to ten seconds after the photo is viewed.

SnapChat is a different type of photo sharing. Its not what youre going to use to share pictures of our kids with your mum who will want to keep them, but it will work for sending things to friends without using up all their phone space.

 

Snapchat by Deviant Art

Snap Chat pic by Deviant Art

Of course you can always share your photos in the flesh by printing them with Pringo mini wifi photo printers, and stave off the need for links, backups and even an internet connection.

Pringo Mobile Printer, mini photo printer

Photo sharing, has never been easier. 

How do you share your photos?

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7 Creative Easter Craft ideas

With Easter just around the corner and our shopping centre aisles having been full of easter eggs and fluffy bunnies for months, it’s time to start looking at all the crafty stuff that associated with this time of year. From Easter garlands, grass heads and kids’ Easter craft, it’s a nice way to focus on the fun and family side of Easter rather than just the chocolate (although the chocolate is sooo good).

Here’s 7 creative Easter crafts that we’ve found that you’re going to love doing with the children.

 

Easy Easter Bunny Mask

This oh-so-simple Easter bunny mask is a lovely idea to create with the kids. It’s simple enough for even the littlies to help, it doesn’t require a lot of materials and can be completed fairly quickly. Bingo! Instructions for putting this together over at MPM School Supplies.

 Photo Grass Heads

Every now and then our kids bring home a crazy looking Mr Grass Head to sit on the kitchen window sill. They’re a great novelty and fun for the kids. This is a creative take on Grass Head craft with the inclusion of a photo of each child. You can print your photo straight from your smartphone on your Pringo mini Printer, affix to the cup with craft glue or sticky tape.  Add soil and grass seeds to your cup then water and wait for your child’s grass hair to grow. Such a novel idea and a lovely personalised crafty gift for grandparents. More instructions for this at Rainbows within Reach.

Personalised Photo Easter Eggs

Every Easter many families paint or dye eggs to celebrate and symbolise Easter. This is a very unique take on the whole egg-dying gig. It’s a bit of a process to do it, but the end result is worth it. These eggs would make for a great present for family and friends to replace or accompany the usual chocolatey feast. Instructions for creating these can be found at  A Subtle Revelry.

 

Baby Easter Bunny Photo Craft

 

Now it’s not really Easter without gluing lots of cotton wool around something that looks like a bunny. This cute crafty creation is fun to make with the kids and they’ll love the end product. Cut the shape of a bunny out of cardboard, print a photo of your ‘bunny baby’ on your Pringo printer and stick into the centre of the bunny’s face. Paint the middle of the ears pink. Line the outside of the ears and the body of the bunny with cotton wool or cotton balls stuck with craft glue. Add cut outs of your little ones pink foot prints for feet. So, so cute. More instructions found at Parent Dish.

 

Easter bunny craft photo

Image via: parent dish 

 

Yarn Eggs

Now these are super creative and the end result is just amazing. You can use these yarn eggs as a table decoration or you can  give them as homemade Easter gifts. The beauty of these is you can put a little surprise in each one of them depending on the recipient. Love! You can find the instructions for these at Simply Modern Mom.

Rainbow Easter Garland

If you love to decorate your house throughout the Easter period, this is a nice simple yet beautiful way of doing it. This Easter garland is made using colour pallets (or paint chips) you can get from your local Bunnings or hardware store. Make an Easter egg shape template then cut each of the cards in the shape of an Easter Egg, string together using twine and hang above a doorway, mantle or anywhere else you’d like to ‘Easter up’. Instructions for this found at Modern Parent Messy Kids.

Hide and seek Easter Egg Peg Craft

We couldn’t find the original instructions for this Hide and Seek Peg craft but it doesn’t look too difficult to do and the kids will love them. All you need is timber pegs, craft glue, heavy duty cardboard cut in the shape of eggs and then cut in half with the zig-zag broken egg look and a cardboard image of what you’d like inside of the egg. You could even print a photo of each of your children’s faces on your Pringo, cut it down to size then glue to the back of the peg so the child’s face can be seen when the peg is opened. Such a novel idea.

 

 

easter craft

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Easter is such a beautiful time of the year and whilst it’s nice to feast on chocolate for a short time, it’s also lovely to include Easter craft as part of your celebration.

 

Do you have Easter traditions or do you do Easter craft? We’d love to hear your ideas. 

20 ideas for using your Pringo smartphone printer

We know you love your Pringo mini smartphone printer as much as we do but apart from just printing and sharing photos from your mobile have you stopped to consider all the other brilliant things you can do with your Pringo? We’ve started to collate a list (yes this is only just the start) to give you some inspiration for the wonderful things you can do with your Pringo photos.

1. Baby announcements and Christening/Baby Naming invitations

Grab a gorgeous photo of your bub, add text, stickers and borders with the Pringo App then send out for personalised baby announcements or as invitations to Christenings or Naming ceremonies.

baby announcements

2. Personalised Birthday Cards

Turn a selfie into a birthday card to add to your next birthday present. Great for kids or adult presents alike. Just take a photo of the gift giver(s), add a birthday message with the photo app and instant birthday card. Cheaper than a store bought one and sooo much nicer!

birthday cards

3. Personalised photo business cards

If you have a small business, chances are you’ll already have a business card to hand out at your next networking event. Problem is, if you’ve printed them in bulk they can get stale or boring by the time you get to the last of them. With your Pringo wifi photo printer you can print yourself a different business card every day for every occasion. Personalise it to the day, event or to suit your mood – however you roll.

business cards

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4. Personalised decorative ornaments

Perfect for Christmas or other special occasions, create your very own personalised ornaments for hanging on the Christmas tree, on the wall or in a bedroom. Beautiful.

 

christmas ornaments

crafty stuff5. Personalised Coasters

Perfect as a photo gift for a friend, print photos of family members, sports teams, pets or anything you like, then glue to coasters to personalise them.
coasters

6. Photo framed photo frame (try and say that 10 times!)

Turn a photo frame into a photo framed photo frame by affixing Pringo printed photos with some craft glue. You’ll notice this one uses black and white photos (which you can do with the Pringo App) so it doesn’t detract from the photo that will eventually be placed inside the frame.
craft frame

7. Loot bags and gift bags

Next time you’re having a kid’s birthday party, why not personalise the loot bags with a photo of the birthday child. Better still, take photos of the birthday child with each of the attendees and print one for the guest and one for the birthday child to go into the scrapbook. Nice.

 

 

loot bags

 

 

gift bags

 

 8. Gifts for the Grandfolk

We all know how much grandparents love photos of their grandbabies (actually that could read parents and their kids too) so why not create (or buy) a display board with cute little pegs that updated photos of Pringo printed babes can be attached to. You’ll definitely be the favourite child if you get this going!

 

 

 

grandkids displat

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9. Turn your holiday memory into a beautiful display

This is a nice way of turning your moments into sharable memories by bringing a piece of your holiday home with you (as long as you’re not breaching any quarantine laws….just sayin’).

holiday photo art

Image via: Kodak

 

 

 

 

10. Organise yourself with Pringo

The next time you’re doing a clean out and tidy up, organise yourself by printing photos of things stored in boxes before you put them away in storage. Helps to jog your memory of the contents (rather than just writing on the box) plus it makes you look super-organised (even more so that what you already are!).
labeling your boxes11. Label parcels

Turn a plain parcel into something gorgeous with a Pringo photo attached. Just punch a hole through it, tie it on and away you go.

12. Love letters to Mum or Dad from the kids

Make Mothers’ day or Fathers’ day or any day extra special with a personalised note from the kids. Let them pick stickers and borders from the Pringo App, add some text, print and share. Beautiful.

photos of love

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13. Celebrate your favourite team’s win

Print photos of your favourite sporting team to celebrate their latest win and to wave under the noses of opposing team fans’ noses :-).
Print and share pics of your fave tean

 

 

 

14. Quotes and memes

Take a photo, add your favourite inspirational quote or meme and stick it by your desk or in your purse.
print memes and quotes

 

15. School projects and show and tell

The kids are always needing photos and images printed for school projects and show and tell days. Having to save photos from your phone to your desktop computer to be printed is always a bit of a pain. Print fingerprint proof, fade proof and water proof photos for your child’s next show and tell day. The App is simple enough for little fingers to be able to personalise their own photos with stickers, borders and text before they print wirelessly from their iPod, iPad, other iOS or Android device.

show and tell

 

16. Personalised vouchers

When you don’t have time to rush out to buy a present for someone, print a personalised voucher on your Pringo. It’s a win-win for everyone. special notes

17. Scrapbook to your heart’s content

The Pringo printer and scrapbooking are literally a match made in heaven. Printing credit card sized photos means that you no longer have to cut photos to size because they’re printed the perfect size and shape for scrapbooking projects.

scrapbooking layout

This is a nice effect with the spotted paper framing the ledger paper. Image via: Octoberafternoon

18. Personalised thank-you cards

Thank-you cards are always a nice gesture especially if someone has gone out of their way to help you. Print a personalised thank-you card on your Pringo to make it even more special.

thank you cards

19. Turn your photos into wall art

Turn your Pringo printed photos into beautiful hanging wall art or photo mobiles. The beauty is, you can change the photos to suit the mood,  occasion or season.

DIY photo hanging mobile

Image via: Photo Jojo

20. Print on the run

Whether for fun or for business, take your Pringo with you so you can print on the run (no strings attached…. literally).
print on the run

There’s literally hundreds of useful things you can do with your Pringo mini smartphone printer.

 

Now over to you, what do you (or would you) use your Pringo mini smartphone printer for?