There’s A New Social Networking App From The Creator Of SimCity

Whether or not we actually need another way to to be social through our smartphones, we have one. It’s called Thred and is slightly weird, slightly cool and a little bit confusing.

9 Simple Photography Tips That Will Make Your Pictures Look Better

Here are nine 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 should — break them.

How To Take Photos Of Fireworks With Your Phone

It just wouldn’t be New Year’s without the climactic boom of fireworks. If you want to keep that memory all year — or at least share it with all of your friends on Instagram — these tips will help you get lovely photos with your phone, even if you’re not a pro.

This Is What Your Average Instagram Picture Looks Like

If you’ve ever wondered what the average Instagram picture looks like, then wonder no longer. The web app Metagramme lets you create an average image based on the last 32 pictures you uploaded to Instagram.

These Three Toys Look Exactly The Same But Only One Is An Actual Toy

Two of the three toys above are not toys at all but rather printed pictures perfectly mimicking the detail and look of the other toy. It’s a wonderful illusion, a can easily rolls over the first two objects (the printed pictures) and gets stopped by the third object (the actual toy). If you never saw the can roll over the pictures, you wouldn’t even be able to tell the difference between the three objects.

Freezing A Fighter Jet In Mid-Air With 30,000 Watts Of Flash

It can be hard to take a good picture of something moving relatively fast, but it’s really hard to take a good picture of a jet moving at 600-ish kilometres per hour through the sky. Yuri Acurs, stock photographer extraordinaire, tried to tackle that challenge with excess — in the form of 30,000W of flash.

Everybody Probably Has These Dumb Pictures On Their Phone

The best camera is the one you have with you, they say. What they don’t tell you is that if that camera is your phone, it also doubles as the worst camera because of all the stupid pictures you have saved and forgot about in your camera roll.

Flickr's New Picture Viewer Is 25% Bigger

Starting today, you can preview Flickr’s new picture viewer, with a 25 per cent bigger picture that pushes the info bar off to the side. It’s the latest addition to the full-site redesign from earlier this year. [Flickr Blog via VentureBeat]

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 takes time and skill. Luckily, we can count on internet denizens to have a lot of free time.

Do You Have Digital Photos Of Yourself As A Kid?

Who doesn’t love baby pictures? It’s fun and nostalgic to remember what you were like as a kid. But do you keep your baby pictures stored on your computer or are they squirreled away in a yellowing album in the basement of your parents house?