The 2017 Editor Picks Gift Guide

From the desks of some of the country’s top publications, 6 esteemed editors weigh in on their favorite Artifact Uprising photo gifts of the season.

9 Photo Ideas for Your Best Holiday Card Yet

Amongst all other to-do’s brought on by the year’s end, connection with the people we love most undoubtedly trumps them all. If you’re searching for photo ideas to make this year’s holiday card a crowd favorite, this is the guide for you.

Which Photo Book is Right for You?

Follow along as we highlight the features of each type of photo book on our shelf – from hardcover to softcover, foil stamping to recycled paper.

Printing Your Phone Photos

In celebration of moving these images off our devices, we asked a few folks in our community to put their camera rolls to the ultimate test — and put them into print.

Holiday Intentions with Erin Loechner

Join us in our new series as we sit down with community members to learn what's shaping their season. Erin Loechner, creator and writer behind Design for Mankind, shares what's close to her heart and the top three items on her wishlist.

Holiday Intentions with Rebecca Caridad

Join us in our new series as we sit down with community members to learn what's shaping their season. Longtime friend Rebecca Caridad speaks on why homemade gifts and family time trump all.

Holiday Intentions with Bev Weidner

Join us in our new series as we sit down with community members to learn what's shaping their season. The comedic storyteller behind the beloved blog Bev Cooks shares her secrets for slowing down and tear-worthy gifts.

A Look In Their Books, Pt. 1

In this new series, we sat down with three humans in our community to see how they're using Volumes in their lives. Hear from Erin Holmes as she explains how she uses Volumes to document it all, from the everyday to the monumental moments with her family of six.

A Look In Their Books, Pt. 2

In this new series, we sat down with three humans in our community to see how they're using Volumes in their lives. Hear from Hannah McSwain, professional photographer, to learn how she uses Volumes to create permanence of her camera roll.

A Look In Their Books, Pt. 3

In this new series, we sat down with three humans in our community to see how they're using Volumes in their lives. Hear from Calli Nicoletti as she sheds light on how the new service helps her document it all, from the everyday to the monumental moments within her wedding planning journey.

7 Tips to Photograph Fall

It’s (arguably) the most wonderful time of the year: the air cools, the leaves change, and we head outside to capture the kind of photos that we return to all year. Inspired by this transition of seasons, we’ve pulled together our favorite tips to capture these once-in-a-year photos.

Lessons From Leaving Your Desk

Knowing the best ideas are sparked outside the four corners of our desk, we believe in getting out there to see, explore, move, create and become. Tag along here with the travels of five people from our team – five different lenses that illustrate what can be gained when we have the courage to step away.

San Francisco City Photo Guide

Each year, San Francisco sits high on our list of must-visits. Filled to the brim with grassy green parks, endless people watching, and neighborhoods with characteristics unequivocally theirs, we always experience unforgettable days in the Golden City.

Take Better iPhone Photos

In hopes of taking our iPhoneography to the next level, we've outlined a few of those simple, yet less practiced, tips to taking better phone photos.

Photographing Littles

Here's an inside look at how five photo-loving parents are recording their families' best experiences, click by click.

Chicago City Photo Guide

Within each neighborhood of the windy city, you’ll find creative nooks, savory bites, and streets that are rich in history. Tag along with us as we explore some of Chicago’s best areas.

Los Angeles City Photo Guide

There's no better place to find sun, bright colored walls, and the best line up of culture than in Los Angeles. Spend just a few hours in this city of life, and you’ll understand why they say the west coast is the best coast.

New Orleans City Photo Guide

Known for a kind of vibrancy that is unparalleled — the food, people, and architecture of New Orleans are worth a visit (to both see and document). Take a peek at this visually-fueling guide.

Materials Matter

From the recycled paper in our Hardcover Photo Books to the reclaimed fallen pine in our Wood Block & Prints, the stories behind our products are worthy of holding the stories you tell.

Ideas for Printing Your Instagram Photos

In a digital world, we have to become intentional about creating tangibility in our lives. We've sat down Megan Gilger of the Fresh Exchange to see how she's incorporated her Instagram photos into her home.

Photographing What Matters

Amidst the professional photos he captures each day, photographer and dad Tim Coulson wouldn't trade anything for the joyous family selfies he takes on his iPhone. Follow along with his journey of finding out what matters most.

The Art of Intentional Travel

We sat down with our friends at Cuyana to hear their favorite tips for approaching travel with the lens of intentionality.

A Spring Refresh

We all have one word on our minds— springtime. We've tagged along with Megan Gilger of the Fresh Exchange to get an inside look at how she finds reprieve in her home after a long winter.

A Guide to Depth of Field

Follow along with five photographers as they share their tricks to creating depth of field on a variety of cameras (turns out - it's easier than you think).

Photo Book Building 101: A Step-by-Step Guide

While creating a photo book is a beautiful way to document your most meaningful stories, sometimes it’s easy to get sidetracked by the mechanics of building it – that’s why our team is here to help.

International Women's Day

We sat down with nine women to listen to the ways in which they're using photography to capture what matters most.

Guide to Your Engagement Photos

From communicating with your photographer (or hey – a friend with a good eye and an iPhone?) to choosing locations, this guide is your fool-proof tool for getting the most out of your couples shoot.

Finding Your Golden Hour

The definition of Golden Hour depends on your point of view, so, we've pulled together 5 tips to prove that the light is what you make of it.

Thank You Card Ideas

Follow along as we share 5 ideas for making your first thank-you's of 2017 ones to remember.

The Uprising

We set out to ensure our future selves would write a different answer when asked ‘what are we leaving behind?’ And so Artifact Uprising was born.

Ideas For A Hassle-Free Holiday Card

We’ve compiled our 9 favorite photo ideas this holiday season that celebrate simplicity and imperfection. You’re steps away from your easiest (and best!) holiday card yet.

9 Photography Tips For Your Travels

Photo by photo, our images show us the world's limitless potential. We're bringing you 9 tips to a fresh perspective for your travel photography.

Photographing People

We all know photographing people can be hard. We've recruited photographer, Jon Canlas, to make it easier with 6 Lessons for Photographing People.

Guide to Black & White Photography

Black and white photography erases time from the equation. Join us as we learn 6 tips for Black & White Photography alongside Jason Peterson.

The Photographer In Everyone

And it hit me: If the photos you take move you, you are a photographer. I raised my camera up again to snap the photograph.

A Gift Idea From Your Little

Follow along with Erin Loechner of Design for Mankind and her daughter Bee as they create a Father's Day photo book in celebration of Dad.

Bird's Eye View: Drone Photography

Have you ever wondered how photos are created with a bird's eye view? (Us too!) Follow along as we hear stories, tricks & trips from Dirk Dallas.

3 Summer Road Trips to Take

Whether spontaneity is on your side or you've had your calendar marked, those weekend trips let us hit the refresh button like little else can.

10 Book Cover Ideas

We're making book building top of your to-do list with these ten book covers we're currently crushing on.

Mobile Photo Tips: Part 1

Today, more than ever, mobile photography is redefining the way we see & share our worlds. Here are 11 tips to stunning photos—right from your phone.

The Stories We Tell

We are all storytellers with an eye & experiences uniquely our own. We explore how we take photos to recall those experiences that have shaped us.

Lessons from a Passport

A one-way plane ticket grew to an adventure that would take writer Nicole Lindstrom & photographer Sasha Juliard to 10 countries and counting.

Guide to Wall Art

Follow along as we explore 4 Pin-worthy walls that don't require 19 frames, 3 Saturdays and countless do-overs.

DSLR 101

Ready to step up your photography game? We've recruited our friends over at Photo Field Trip to help demystify all those settings on your DSLR camera.

A Guide to Scanning Old Photos

Do your old photos live in stacks of dusty albums or in shoeboxes hidden in the closet? We've put together 5 no-hassle steps to modern scanning.

The Rule of Thirds

They say rules are meant to be broken, but there's one photo composition technique we can't get enough of: the rule of thirds.

9 Landscape Photography Tips

We sat down with globe-trotting adventure photographer Chris Burkard to find out just how he captures those award-winning snaps (and how you can too!)

Have iPhone, Will Travel

Kevin Russ abandoned everyday life for a solo road trip up and down the Pacific coast. He outlines his best tips for documenting with your phone.

Mobile Photo Tips: Part 2

The best camera is the one you have with you. We sat down with 10 incredible Instagrammers to find out how they create art with their smartphones.

On Legacy

Meet Joe. His conviction, charm and love leave a lasting impression and inspire in each of us just one question – What legacy will you live?

6 Tips for Photographing Light

After borrowing a friend's camera in Slovenia 5 years ago Matthew Payne set out to travel over 50 countries and brought back 6 Tips for Photographing Light.

If Your Job is All You Do

You can't do a good job if your job is all you do. Knowing the best ideas are sparked outside of a desk, our team believes in getting out there.

Frame By Frame

Imagine the world without photography. In 1996, that became all too easy in Afghanistan – where taking a photograph became a crime.

From Click to Print: VSCO Tips

Whether you're new to photography or at the top of your game, we're breaking down how we use VSCO® to shoot and edit mobile photos.

Surprise Them with Square Prints

Step aside, sticky notes. We've put together 4 ways to surprise them with square prints (hint hint: prints are not just for framing...).

The Important Places

Filmmaker & photographer Forest Woodward rediscovers a poem his father had written for him. This motivates him to reunite his Father with the river.

Lost Yet Found: A Guide to Morocco

With 30+ passport stamps on the book, Lucy Laucht's curiosity for unseen lands is constantly being fueled. She shares her highlights of Morocco.

4 Places to Travel in 2016

Travel always teaches. Join us in exploring 4 destinations alongside four camera-toting globetrotters for a first-hand account of where to travel & what to take in.

Our Way to Say Thank You

Good things happen when we put pencil to paper. Really good things. Follow along as we explore saying thank you – the Artifact Uprising way.

5 Minutes With Alex Strohl

In a new ongoing series, we sit down with a photographer for five minutes to find out what life is like from behind the lens. Meet Alex Strohl.

Under the Same Sun

Eager to learn more about the places and people that have shaped her, native New-Yorker Mimi McCormick ventures to China to reunite with her relatives.

What is Ephemeral

Even in this digital age, people still want the physical manifestations of those JPG, MP3 and PDF files. As it turns out, we may need them.

See the World

Travel always teaches. Join us alongside 4 globetrotters as we take in beauty truly larger than life.

Small But Mighty

Meet Cosette. Stroke by stroke, this four-year-old abstract painter is doing her part to alleviate poverty for people around the globe.

5 Minutes With Paloma Parrot

In a new ongoing series, we sit down with a photographer for five minutes to find out what life is like from behind the lens. Meet Paloma Parrot.

Bucket List: India

Explore the city of Jaipur with entrepreneur Emily Meyer, co-founder of Tea Collection.

Lighten Your Space For Spring

With a spring refresh on our minds, we're bringing you 6 easy tips for lightening your space – and it all starts with your wall art.