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How to Get a Collage of Your 'Best 9' Instagram Photos From 2017 How to Get a Collage of Your 'Best 9' Instagram Photos From 2017

Every year around this time all my friends start sharing their “Best 9” photos of the year from Instagram. Do we all necessarily need to relive all those memories? Probably not. But they can be fun to look at and share nonetheless.

How to Use Instagram's Filters Without Posting Your Photo How to Use Instagram's Filters Without Posting Your Photo

Sometimes all that smartphone picture needs to reach perfection is a kiss from Instagram’s X-Pro II filter. There’s just one problem: to take advantage of that filter, or any others in the app, you have to commit to posting your picture on Instagram.

How Apps Use Your Photos to Track Your Location How Apps Use Your Photos to Track Your Location

If you’re worried about apps tracking your location, it’s not enough to limit your location sharing. You need to limit camera-roll sharing too. If you’ve ever given an app access to your camera roll—to take photos, or store screenshots, or any given reason—you’ve also let it see where all those photos were taken.…

How to Decide Whether to Post a Photo of Your Kid on Social Media   How to Decide Whether to Post a Photo of Your Kid on Social Media  

Hours after he was born, my son’s image was all over the internet. Some of the posts were by relatives, while others were by friends wishing to share in our joy. Not one photo out there had my consent to be published.

Free Web-Based Photo Editors to Try If You Don't Want to Pay for PicMonkey Free Web-Based Photo Editors to Try If You Don't Want to Pay for PicMonkey

Last week, my favorite web-based photo editor, PicMonkey, started charging users. As it turns out, PicMonkey has also been a favorite with a good number of my Lifehacker coworkers. It’s easy, lightweight, and makes small edits like resizing photos or creating collages (stuff we do here pretty regularly) super simple.…

This Bot Will Help You Unearth Your Forgotten 'Kodak Moments' This Bot Will Help You Unearth Your Forgotten 'Kodak Moments'

Over the course of a year, I take thousands of pictures that I either share on Facebook or Instagram or leave to die on my smartphone’s camera roll. While the idea is that I’ll go back and look at them at some point, truth be told that rarely happens. The closest I get is when something comes up in conversation, I…

How to Take Someone's Photo in a Foreign Country Without Being a Jerk How to Take Someone's Photo in a Foreign Country Without Being a Jerk

The most interesting aspect of visiting another country is the people there, so it’s understandable if you want to snap some pics of locals while you travel. But it’s easy to get shutter happy and forget to be courteous while you do it. These tips will help.

Where to Find More Diverse Stock Photos Where to Find More Diverse Stock Photos

It’s easy to find stock photos of slim white people doing stereotypical activities—women laughing alone with salad and that sort of thing. If that’s not what you’re looking for, may we suggest some of these sites that break the mold?

Light Smartphone Portrait Photos With a Big Mac Box Light Smartphone Portrait Photos With a Big Mac Box

If you’re looking for a cheap, and somewhat tasty, lighting solution for your selfies or smartphone portraits, look no further. Bah-da-ba-ba-bah, I’m lovin’ this Big Mac box lighting trick.

Seven Tips to Make Your Instagram Feed Stand Out Seven Tips to Make Your Instagram Feed Stand Out

So you’ve had Instagram for a while and you upload photos regularly, but nobody seems to care. No likes, no follows, and no comments. Boo. Give these tips a try, you sad instagrammer you.

How to Take Better Photos in Dark Places How to Take Better Photos in Dark Places

Darkness is the enemy of photography, but—being a horror fan—I wanted to learn how to shoot photos in spooky places with very low light. I reached out to an expert and here’s what I learned.

How to Take Photos During Today's Solar Eclipse With Your Smartphone How to Take Photos During Today's Solar Eclipse With Your Smartphone

Everybody wants to capture the perfect eclipse photo today, but not everybody has thousands of dollars in professional photography equipment. Turns out you can take some half-way decent pics with your smartphone.

How to Edit Your Vacation Photos So They Don't Totally Suck How to Edit Your Vacation Photos So They Don't Totally Suck

So you took a trip somewhere cool, snapped a bunch of photos, and now you have no idea what to do with them all. Don’t worry, editing your vacation photos isn’t as tough or technical as it sounds.

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…

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