Photography

Face Time

When Your Arrest Photo Appears on a Mugshot Website

Lawmakers are cracking down on sites like Mugshots.com and UnpublishArrest.com. At such a mushrooming online nexus of extortion and blackmail, will the legislation make any difference?
Anjali Nayar
6.23.18
blowin' up

These Incredible Balloon Animals Are a Dose of Good Internet

We spoke to the wizard behind some of the best balloon art we’ve ever seen.
Rachel Pick
8.23.17
total eclipse 2017

How to Take Pictures of the Total Eclipse With a Smartphone

For the love of all things holy, wear protective eyewear. And no unprotected selfies!!
Becky Ferreira
8.21.17
AI

Google’s Algorithmic Photographers Are Almost as Good as the Real Deal

Professional photographers had a hard time telling the machine generated photos apart from professional landscape photography.
Daniel Oberhaus
7.23.17
fake news

Is This Photo Real or Fake?

We're really bad judges, according to a new study.
Kaleigh Rogers
7.18.17
Cinema Symmetries

Life Can Be a Wes Anderson Film If You Look Close Enough

Finally, a subreddit dedicated to finding Wes Anderson’s aesthetic in the wild.
Caroline Haskins
7.8.17
rocks

Roll Your Blunts and Peer Inside These Gemstones

This is the only good place to escape.
Elizabeth Landau
6.26.17
Nightmares

Using FaceApp With Dogs Is Truly Unsettling

FaceApp doesn't play kindly with canines.
Meaghan Beatley
4.28.17
pale blue dot

How 'Planet Earth II' Uses Hyperlapse Photography to Highlight Human Habitats

It’s a jungle out there, for humans and animals alike.
Kevin Wong
3.25.17
Instagram

What's Tap Magic, and Why It’s Taking Over Instagram

Hearts all the way down.
Roisin Kiberd
1.27.17
video

How NASA’s Longest Space Dweller Sees Earth

“Jeff’s Earth” chronicles veteran NASA astronaut Jeff Williams’ 2016 stint in space.
Becky Ferreira
1.3.17
Photography

Camera Makers Aren’t in a Hurry to Add Encryption

Last week, over 150 filmmakers and photojournalists asked major camera manufacturers to build encryption into devices. But the companies don't seem that keen.
Joseph Cox
12.22.16