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How to Take Better Photos at Popular Tourist Spots How to Take Better Photos at Popular Tourist Spots

You’re on vacation, and you’ve got your camera out at a well-known tourist spot where everyone and their mother has snapped the same pic over and over. How do you make each click of the shutter count?

How to Take Amazing Photos in Art Museums Without Getting Kicked Out  How to Take Amazing Photos in Art Museums Without Getting Kicked Out 

One of the best things about visiting art museums is being able to see work that touches and inspires you, and it makes sense that you might want to snap a photo. But, many museums have rules restricting photography, and the last thing you want to do is be kicked out or damage artwork for the sake of a photo.

Tiger Selfies Have Got to Stop Tiger Selfies Have Got to Stop

In honor of International Tiger Day, PETA sent an open letter to Tinder’s founder and chairman Sean Rad asking him to ban tiger photos on the service. That’s actually a fantastic idea—and not just because it makes you look like a tool.

The Essential Tools Inside a Pro Travel Photographer's Bag The Essential Tools Inside a Pro Travel Photographer's Bag

There’s more to a travel photographer’s kit than a camera body and a few lenses. Here are the essentials the pros always keep close at hand.

When You Visit Sacred Spaces, Think Before You Selfie When You Visit Sacred Spaces, Think Before You Selfie

The rise of the selfie has driven a rift into society, bringing up a surprising number of issues over gender, class, age, religion, and race. Wired’s Jason Parham explores some of these in “When the Selfie Turns Sacrilegious,” an essay on taking selfies in sacred or serious places like mosques and art installations.

Take Photos of Stove Dials Before You Leave for Vacation Take Photos of Stove Dials Before You Leave for Vacation

If you’re the kind of person who spends the first ten minutes of the Lyft ride to the airport worrying that you accidentally left the oven on—even if you didn’t even use the oven that day—you can quell your anxious brain with a quick smartphone precaution.

How to Get Kids to Stay Still So You Can Take Their Picture How to Get Kids to Stay Still So You Can Take Their Picture

Taking pictures of kids can be hard—first, you have to remember how to take a good photo, and then you have to work with fidgeting subjects. As the head of editorial photography, Sean Gumm works with the in-house team at zulily to coordinate photoshoots with an average of 91 kids a week. He gave us some advice on…

Taking Selfies Doesn't Make You a Narcissist Taking Selfies Doesn't Make You a Narcissist

If you’ve ever looked at someone’s selfie and thought “They are so vain,” you might be making an unfair assumption. A recent study suggests most selfie-takers aren’t into themselves any more than normal people.

How to Post Instagram Photos From Your Mac How to Post Instagram Photos From Your Mac

Mac: Some of the most popular apps on your phone most likely have a web-friendly version. Facebook and Twitter both started on the web, after all. But Instagram is different, and not exactly web-friendly, which makes it a hassle if you prefer to edit your photos on your desktop (large screens are still cool!) instead…

Get All The Photos Friends Take at Your Wedding Instantly With This App Get All The Photos Friends Take at Your Wedding Instantly With This App

Sure, event photographers are great, but what about all those pictures your wedding and party guests are taking on their smartphones? Tracking down all those great images can be a huge pain after the event, but it doesn’t have to be. If you get your guests to download this app first, you’ll get all their photos…

How to Make Your Online Dating Profile More Swipe-able How to Make Your Online Dating Profile More Swipe-able

Online dating is, for lack of a better phrase, freaking exhausting. I’d be lying if I said I enjoyed using Tinder, Bumble, and the like, but dating in this modern age without them is almost unheard of. I’ve heard several people describe their dating-app experience as “video game like,” which is kind of disheartening,…

How to Take Selfies That Don't Look Like Selfies How to Take Selfies That Don't Look Like Selfies

As a solo traveler, it’s challenging to capture my adventures: I want to include myself in the picture and I’m not about to use a comically long selfie stick. I also rarely feel comfortable handing my camera or phone to strangers. But that doesn’t mean I’m about to miss out on social media-worthy moments. Instead, I…

One of the Best Annotation Tools for iPhone Just Got Some Great New Features One of the Best Annotation Tools for iPhone Just Got Some Great New Features

iPhone: Annotable is one of the best image annotation tools around, especially after Evernote abandoned Skitch a couple of years ago. Now, it’s been updated with a slew of new features, making it much more versatile.

Why You Should Let Someone Else Pick Your Profile Pictures Why You Should Let Someone Else Pick Your Profile Pictures

You might really love that one photo where you squint your eyes and make a pouty face, but chances are what you like doesn’t look as good to other people. A recent study suggests you’re better off having someone else pick your profile pics.

How to Copy Your Favorite Instagram Filters in Photoshop How to Copy Your Favorite Instagram Filters in Photoshop

Before it started obsessing about copying Snapchat, Instagram’s main goal was getting your phone photos looking their best. The app’s smart image processing doesn’t have to stay locked on your mobile though—you can replicate the effects in Photoshop or any photo editor with similar tools.

Instagram Models Can Teach You a Thing or Two About Looking Hot in Photos

Most of us don’t look like Instagram models (we all have those semi-famous people with a constant stream of flawless Instagram poses), but that doesn’t mean we can’t look as good in our photos as they do. You just have to have a few tricks up your sleeve when your friend whips out their phone and says, “I’m ‘gramming…

I Learned to Take Better Photos By Digging Into My Camera's Exposure Settings I Learned to Take Better Photos By Digging Into My Camera's Exposure Settings

I shoved my phone in my husband’s face to show him a picture I’d taken of the New York skyline. “It’s good, right?” I asked, way too proud of myself because, frankly, it was not good. “Well,” he said. “Imagine how good it would look if you knew what you were doing.” I rolled my eyes but took him up on his offer to…

Google Photos Will Now Automatically Adjust the White Balance of Photos Google Photos Will Now Automatically Adjust the White Balance of Photos

Google Photos is getting a tweak that will automatically adjust the white balance on your photos. While this seems small, it can significantly improve your yellowish indoor shots.

This Video Explains the Basics of Low Angle Photo Composition This Video Explains the Basics of Low Angle Photo Composition

Your camera’s angle can completely change the look of your photo. When you shoot subjects from a low angle, they tend to look larger and more powerful. In this video, photographer Ted Forbes explains how it works.

Instagram Will Let You Upload 10 Photos Into Miniature Galleries Instagram Will Let You Upload 10 Photos Into Miniature Galleries

Android/iOS: Instagram is introducing a new feature that’ll allow you to make galleries of up to 10 photos or videos in one post.

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