“You don’t take a photograph. You make it.”

Ansel Adams  

Johann Zahn envisioned the concept of the first camera in 1685 and 129 years later, in 1814, the very first photograph was snapped by Joseph Nicephore Niepce. We’ve come a long way since then. Gone are the days of bulky cameras, flash reflectors and running for the timers. Instead here we are with cameras available at the swipe of a button, the touch of a touch pad and all at a moment’s notice.

As you probably know, we’re big camera lovers here at PhotoBox – after all, photos are our thing! So, this National Camera Day we’re aiming to take as many photos as we can! From the everyday to the extraordinary day and every little moment that happens in between. Capturing memories in a photograph is a great way to make the most of the great milestones that life brings our way.

And, once you’ve snapped the best of all those great moments it’s important to cherish them. After all so many of our photos these days get left stored on phones, tablets and computers – abandoned and unloved. So, we thought we’d come up with a little PhotoBox guide on ways to use your photos to create some great products with us.

Retro Canvas

Our Retro Canvases are a great way to take a snapshot and showcase it. You can also add your own text below like a location name or even a quote. Plus, it’s customisable text too!


Photo Diary

We love these nifty little Photo Diaries as they’re such a great way to relive all your favourite snaps. Especially the ones that don’t quite make it onto Canvases or Prints. You can add a different photo for evry week of the year and a personlaised front and back cover. Feeling fancy? We’ll throw in a case too if you like.

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Gorgeous Gifts!

Our collection of gifts are a great way to showcase your favourite memories whilst you brighten up a loved one’s day. We’ve Photo Mugs to make even the sleepiest of mornings mug-nificent (we couldn’t resist that one), lovely packs of Retro Prints (customisable with your own text) and Photo Keyrings too.


Treats for your tech

We love our range of bright and fun iPad cases. They’re fully customisable so you can add your own photos, pick a background colour or if you can’t choose just one photo you can create a collage. Personalisation made easy!

Happy creating PhotoBox-ers! And don’t forget to share your creations with us using #MyPhotoBox on Instagram and Twitter. We can’t wait to see what you come up with!

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