9 simple photography tips that will make your pictures look better

Here are 9 rules about basic photography composition from famed photographer Steve McCurry that will instantly make your pictures look better. You know some of them already—rule of thirds, etc.—but it's nice to see them illustrated with great pictures and be reminded of the most important rule of all: that you can—and… »3/17/15 9:14pm3/17/15 9:14pm

Piano mysteriously washes ashore under NYC's Brooklyn Bridge

A baby grand piano has mysteriously appeared under the Brooklyn Bridge in New York, right on the Manhattan side of the East River. Everyone in the city is speculating about its origin: Some people think it may be a viral marketing action, others think it may be an art project, but nobody really knows why or how it got… »6/07/14 4:48pm6/07/14 4:48pm

Celebrities looked like they time traveled in these 1860's photographs

Whenever you look at vintage photographs taken using old methods, there's always a certain haunting quality about them. The life captured is so still, the eyes always seem so dark. It's almost joyless. Photographer Victoria Will wanted to see how old photographs would translate with modern people so she used an 1860's… »2/21/14 8:00pm2/21/14 8:00pm

This Instagram movie proves that every Instagram picture is the same

So this is cool: Filmmaker Thomas Jullien created a pretty sweet short movie by weaving together random strangers' Instagram pictures to form a story. It starts with a bike ride to Paris and zaps you to New York and pretty much everywhere else in between. 852 Instagram pictures from 852 Instagram users come together… »11/22/13 11:05pm11/22/13 11:05pm

Using MS Paint to Show the Imagination of a Child Is So Adorable

Anyone with a ticking heart and an Instagram account takes too many pictures of their newborn. It's okay to be proud! It's okay to coo and adore and love and snap photos of your baby! But at a certain point, probably past the 700 mark, those pictures become variations of the same damn thing. Helpless baby lying on… »10/04/13 11:00pm10/04/13 11:00pm

Oh Right, Doctoring Photos Actually Still Takes A Long Time

At this point doctored and enhanced photos are so ubiquitous that we tend to assume any photo we're looking at has gone through some type of processing. And programs like Photoshop are always releasing new tools and features to make these changes easier. But revising a photo for positive or nefarious reasons still… »7/21/13 9:39am7/21/13 9:39am

This Is What Each Season Looks Like in a Million Pixels

If you think you're looking at color palettes of different shades of brownish gray, you're not exactly wrong. I'm sure people would love to paint their bathroom Roman Rotunda Slate or some made up name like that. But it's not that simple. You're actually looking at the seasons—spring, summer, fall and winter—and you… »5/23/13 9:41pm5/23/13 9:41pm