Rubianca Han Simmelsgaard

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6 simple ways to take better photos on any camera

But even as we all take more and more pictures, many of us assume our talents are limited. "Real" photographers use expensive equipment and have "good eyes" for pictures. The reality is that much of the difference between pros and everyone else can be broken down into a few simple guidelines.<p>Here …

Street Photography

Cinderella Meets Motherhood: It Ain't No Fairy Tale.

"Cinderella, wake up," I yelled. "It's past midnight, your dreams have turned into pumpkins, your ball gown is a few sizes too small, and where the hell are your shoes?"<p>As I was gasping for air, I realized, "Cinderella, we are in New Jersey! And you are pregnant!" And the prince, the prince is on a …

Parenting

How to Brainstorm and Write an Epic Blog Post in 4 Simple Steps

It’s 5:02 a.m. on Friday as I am writing this. The dog is on the floor licking…something (he likes to lick a lot!) and my wife is asleep beside me in …

Seth Godin

MIT Offers Documentary Photography and Photojournalism Course for Free Online

It’s not unusual for colleges with large open-source programs to put out a number of courses free for the world to browse through online. In the past …

10 Remarkable Traits All Photographers Have (According to Hollywood)

Ever seen a photographer in a movie? Well, we'll leave out the likelihood that it was a male photojournalist in a war zone exposing the “truth” (like …

Your photos have secrets to tell! Access their metadata to learn the where, when and how of each photo. Your Metadata Questions Answered

Your photos have secrets to tell!<p>Access their metadata to learn the where, when and how of each photo.

Surveillance

In honor of National Camera Day on Sunday, we’re here to tell you your camera alter ego. And, give you a fun photo project to go with it. What Type of Camera Are YOU?

In honor of National Camera Day on Sunday, we’re here to tell you your camera alter ego.<p>And, give you a fun photo project to go with it.

Photography

Ansel sez: YOU take great photos (your camera’s just a helper). DL this wallpaper (and more) for your phone, pod, pad or computer. Grab This (and other) Wallpaper

Ansel sez: YOU take great photos (your camera’s just a helper).<p>DL this wallpaper (and more) for your phone, pod, pad or computer.

Mobile Photography

Humor: Local Woman Prints iPhone Photos, Leaving Friends and Family Shocked

In a move that sent shockwaves through a quiet sleepy neighborhood, photos from an iPhone were printed onto photographic paper.<p>Lynn, a mother of two …

The world's earliest selfies – in pictures

The selfie isn't a 21st-century invention. Buzz Aldrin has reminded us on Twitter that he took the first space selfie in 1966. Here's a selection of other early examples of the form – from the 1830s to the 1980s<p>• Steve Rose on historical selfies