DIY Vintage Style Photography

DIY Vintage Style Photography

Molly Anderson
Aug 23, 2010

Adding your own photographs or family photos to your decor is a quick way to personalize your space. Giving your photos a vintage feel makes them even more visually interesting. Check out some simple tricks to achieving vintage looks from the good folks over at Photojojo!

Here is a summary of 4 easy steps to making vintage style photos. Head over to Photojojo to read more in depth about these techniques and more fun photography tips and tricks!

1: Doctor Up the Shots You've Already Got. There are a couple of websites make it even more simple for those of us with little Photoshop know-how to doctor up existing photos. Try the one click vintagifier at Wanokato (The site is in Japanese, but at the top righthand of the screen you'll see an option to switch to English) or the multiple vintage style filters at to give your photos an old timey feel.

2: Reuse and Diffuse.Vaseline smeared around the edges of your camera lens creates an out of focus vignette. If you are concerned about damaging your camera you can apply the grease to a lens filter, or try stretching nylons over the lens for a different effect.

3: Out With the new, In With the Old! Expired film! Old cameras! Cool!

4: Find A Photobooth! Analog photobooths create instant nostalgia. Find a working photobooth near you by visiting and using their Photobooth Locator.

For the complete list including even more ideas see Photojojo | Four Fun and Easy Ways to Make Your Photos Look Vintage. Check em out!

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