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Useful Social Media Image Size Cheat Sheet, 2017 Edition

There are more ways than ever to get your photography noticed online—from photo sharing platforms like Instagram to online resume site LinkedIn. If you intend to use them all, we definitely suggest you give this handy social media image size infographic a peek.

Tumblr’s iOS App Now Supports Apple’s Live Photos

Tumblr has just announced that it's introducing support for Live Photos, a feature Apple released earlier this year with the introduction of the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus. Live Photos lets you watch a few moments of video that are recorded immediately before and after your snapshot.

What if Guys Were Social Networks? Fashion Photos of Models as Facebook, Twitter and More

As a followup to her popular What If Girls Were Internet Browsers series that blew across the World Wide Web at the end of last year, fashion photographer Viktorija Pashuta decided to tackle another similarly pressing question: what if guys were social networks?

As with the first series, she enlisted the help of some high quality stylists/designers and, together, they tried to capture the character of each of the major social networks in a conceptual fashion portrait.

Lens Between Us: Couple Documents Their Travels with Simultaneous Portraits of Each Other

Globe-trotting photographer couple Peter Sedlacik and Zuzu Galova have found a fun way to document their travels around the world. Wherever they are, they face each other, frame up a great composition, and take a picture of each other... taking a picture of each other.

Thus was born the photo series/project Lens Between Us, which is quickly scooping up followers on Tumblr, Facebook and Instagram alike.

Vintage National Geographic Blog Revisits 100 Years of Nat Geo Archives

We all know what those stacks of iconic yellow-bordered magazines are when we see them lying around your local doctor or dentist's office. They’re National Geographic Magazines, and inside of these magazines are hundreds upon hundreds of wonderful photographs that may never be seen by the next generation.

It's a sad state of affairs, but one that Tumblr blog Vintage National Geographic is trying to remedy by sharing hundreds of scans of old Nat Geo photos you probably forgot existed.

Tumblog Uses Google Street View to Show Detroit’s Decline Over the Years

Detroit. Once one of the greatest contributors to the United States GDP and home to 1.8 million people, the Motor City is down to just over 700,000 residents as of the 2010 census, with over $18.5 billion in municipal debt.

Brought down by a 'perfect storm' of unfortunate events -- from the decline in domestic automotive production to an extremely corrupt hierarchy of politicians -- Detroit's decline is undeniable... and now thanks to Google Street View's new time machine feature, it's also on display for everyone to see.

Will It Beard: Fun Photo Series of Random Household Items Stuck in a Man’s Beard

Here's something that'll help you start off the week with a grin (or a grimace, if you harbor an aversion to beards). Will it Beard is a fun photo experiment of sorts created by art director Pierce Thiot and his photographer wife Stacy Thiot.

They wanted to determine what household items 'will beard' -- meaning what random objects they could successfully pack into Mr. Thiot's beard -- and got a fun, viral photo series for their troubles.

State of the Blog Address and a Preview of Coming Attractions in 2014

First things first: Happy New Year! Whether you're in Berkeley, CA, Bucharest, Romania or Shanghai, China, it's now 2014 for everyone, and we want to start off the new year by thanking you all for a phenomenal 2013. You guys and gals are the reason we get up in the morning and stay up nights wracking our brains to figure out how we can make this site the best photo blog in the world.

TheQ is a Cheap Connected Camera That is Designed with Social Sharing in Mind

There's a new compact camera on the block, only this one isn't made by Sony or Samsung or Nikon or any of the other brands you might expect to see scrawled across the front of the device. No, this one is made by a little-known Swedish lifestyle company called theQ, and its all-new theQ Camera comes touting the self-assigned title of "world's first social camera."

Phone Thief Unwittingly Gives Previous Owner a Photo Tour of His Life

This is Hafid. About 4 months ago, Hafid stole a phone from a German tourist who was vacationing on the island of Ibiza, Spain. Hafid didn't, however, delete the original owner's Dropbox app or disable the automatic upload feature.

So ever since the phone was stolen, she has received periodic updates about Hafid's life in Dubai, which she has kindly uploaded to a Tumblr blog, complete with humorous commentary.

Big Print Marketplace: Helping Photogs Trade Prints Through Tumblr

Sure, the vast majority of photos created these days never live beyond a few seconds on an LCD screen. But it's still true that one of the ultimate compliments you can pay to an image is that you'd like to hang it on your wall.

Thinking about that and the steep prices demanded for gallery work, photographer Duncan Wright decided the photography world could use a little more of a sharing ethic. So he created Big Print Marketplace, a Tumblr site that helps photographers trade prints with each other.