Drone Photography, Photographing Air Shows & Newborn Photography Tips

Here’s another round of nice articles for you photographers out there!

How To Photograph An Airshow


Most articles regarding airshows only highlight the various technical aspects involved. This article is different in that it brings into focus, quite literally, several different ways to maximize your efficiency and get spectacular shots. 

It tells you what kind of lenses will give you the best shots of these aerial events, with lenses ranging from 200mm – 400mm being the best for tight shots of the planes and also for capturing the drama of the flares and trails against the blue sky. It also touches upon the ideal shutter speeds if you want to pause all motion or if you prefer to highlight the motion of the propeller.

Another practical tip that most people overlook is bringing along a tripod – not just for the sake of stability, but also so you can rest your tired arms after holding your heavy cameras for several hours.

One tip that is not covered in the article is to carry an ND-filter so that you can use slower shutter speeds to capture certain patterns and create dramatic images, especially when the planes corkscrew from a great height and pull up suddenly, or when they create smoke trails of various colors.


How To Resize Images Without Losing Quality For Printing

So you’ve taken that perfect photo in the perfect moment.  A photo that would be impossible to duplicate.  The problem is you want to print it large, but for whatever reason, the resolution just isn’t there to produce a quality print.  Perhaps the photo was taken using an old camera, or the photographer sent a low resolution photo and has disappeared or won’t provide the high resolution image (it happens!).  Maybe the photo was taken using a phone camera and/or edited using an app which can greatly diminish resolution.  We also see customers that have uploaded their photos to Facebook or Instagram and have lost the original.  The problem is that these services restrict the size of the image and resize it before posting it to their site.   This is a real problem for those that want to print their photos large.   Whatever the reason, it’s tough to tell a customer who has captured a cherished moment in their life that they can’t produce a quality print at the size they want (or in some cases, any size at all).


Weird Photography Tricks; Shutter Speed & Photographing The Night Sky

9 Weird Photography Tricks That Actually Work


I am always on the lookout for unique photography hacks to achieve interesting effects in my shots. Using creative hacks is so much cheaper than spending thousands of dollars to buy new equipment for different hacks. Its so much more fun too.

This article lives up to its title and does exactly that by providing you 9 unorthodox and creative tricks to spice up your photography game. Some of them are so weird that they seem implausible at first and others are so easy, you may wonder why you didn’t think of it first. Easy or weird, the fact is these tricks work and they will make for hours of creative photography fun.   

The trick for getting shaped bokeh is a great contender for the weirdest tip that actually works, and surprisingly well at that! Another one is the lens reversal trick that instantly transforms your regular lens to a macro lens and allows you to explore a side of photography that is otherwise only possible with only expensive lenses.

However, there are some tips that can potentially damage your camera- your lampshade holder may not be strong enough to support a DSLR, especially with a heavier lens. It may distort the shape of the holder, or worse, break and cause the camera to fall and get damaged.

The lens reversal technique for macro shots completely exposes the interiors of your camera. Even a bit of dust or moisture getting inside your camera can damage it.

Do try these tricks but remember to be cautious.


Canvas Prints by Bumblejax Now Available

Order Your Canvas Prints Online Here
See Our Canvas Product Page For More Info

Yeah it might seem a bit nuts to just now be offering canvas prints given their popularity, but our focus has been and will always be (for the most part!) launching highly unique photo display products.  It’s why we’ve focused on our acrylic, bamboo and raw aluminum products and more recently added birch, bordered dibond and a high-end acrylic designer series product.

That said, many of customers who have come to trust our quality and service over the years have mentioned they’d like to get all their artwork done with us.  It’s a more seamless process this way and we’re always improving our service based on customer feedback.  If you’re a new customer looking for canvas prints we’d love to work with you as well!


Bumblejax Printing & Product Buyer Guides

We have released two guides to help our customers prepare their files for printing and determine the best product and configuration for their particular photo, style preference, decor and/or budget.  We know it can be a tough decision to decide on a particular product especially if you’re new to this style of frameless photo mounting.  Hopefully, the buyer’s guide will help steer you in the right direction! Of course, we’re available via email, phone, and live chat too if you need to consult with one of our experts.

Here are the links or just click on the images below.

Bumblejax Printing Guide   |    Bumblejax Product Guide



Need Artwork For Your Home Or Office? Bumblejax Has You Covered!

Are you looking for gallery quality art for your home or office?  Whether you’re an interior designer or designing a space for yourself in a home or corporate office, we can create beautiful wall art for you using unique materials such acrylic, bamboo and raw aluminum.  Every piece is handcrafted locally here in Seattle and shipped worldwide.  We print any digital image to high-grade photo paper then mount it to our unique materials for a modern, high-end look.  You can use your own images as many do to personalize the space or choose from our collection of over 50 million high quality images.  Here are your options with us.

Bumblejax Art Gallery – Over 50 Million Images With Curated Sections

NOTE:  This is just the first phase of our gallery launch.  In the future, we’ll be integrating the gallery better so you can save photos to your account and order online.  For now, you’ll just send us the Photo ID of the photo you’re interested in (details below).  We’ll be featuring some independent artists in the future as well!


Sister Site ArtPrintstopia.com Launches! Art Prints Mounted To Acrylic, Bamboo & Aluminum

We are pleased to announce the launch of our sister site ArtPrintstopia which is a curated gallery of international artists offering prints mounted by Bumblejax to Acrylic, Bamboo, Aluminum & Foam. The gallery will feature photography, iPhoneography, illustrations, paintings and digital art from artists all over the world. As far as we know it’s the only gallery offering modern mounting and we think you’ll love the art we have featured with much more to come! If you’d like to be featured, head on over to ArtPrintstopia.com and submit a support request. We can’t guarantee that we’ll be able to accept everyone to be featured in the gallery, but if you have a unique style give us a shout. We’d love to hear from you.

New! Gallery Quality Art From Your Hipstamatic & Instagram iPhone Photos

It’s now possible to create gallery quality wall art from your Hipstamatic & Instagram iPhone photos here at Bumblejax.com!  We now offer a few smaller square sizes at 7×7, 12×12 and 18×18 to accommodate these iPhone apps and hopefully soon we’ll be able to offer 24×24 wall art once they upgrade their software for the new iPhone just released.  We’ve worked up a few samples here at the shop which you can see below.  They look terrific on all the materials and would be a great addition in any room.

NEW! We are now fully integrated with Instagram which means you can now directly import your photos from Instagram into our configuration screen.

You may Configure your order here !

For more information, check out our dedicated page.