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.
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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.
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.
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.
We've all been there: you've captured that perfect photo, can't wait to share, and then realize.... it needs an edit. Sound like you? Well, we've compiled a simple and straightforward guide to editing your photos, right from your iPhone.
We’ve asked five photographers to share an inside look into how they snap their best shots inside the national parks.
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.
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.
We sat down with our friends at Cuyana to hear their favorite tips for approaching travel with the lens of intentionality.
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.
It's no secret – we're paper people. Ready to come on board? Here, we'll take you through the offerings in our print collection.
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).
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.
We sat down with nine women to listen to the ways in which they're using photography to capture what matters most.
We've chatted with four everyday photographers (with enviable photo habits) to hear their best-kept-secrets.
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.
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.
Follow along as we share 5 ideas for making your first thank-you's of 2017 ones to remember.
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.
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.
We sat down with recent bride and The Brave Collection founder Jessica Hendricks Yee for an inside look at how she's been celebrating post-wedding.
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.
We all know photographing people can be hard. We've recruited photographer, Jon Canlas, to make it easier with 6 Lessons for Photographing People.
Black and white photography erases time from the equation. Join us as we learn 6 tips for Black & White Photography alongside Jason Peterson.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We're making book building top of your to-do list with these ten book covers we're currently crushing on.
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.
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.
A one-way plane ticket grew to an adventure that would take writer Nicole Lindstrom & photographer Sasha Juliard to 10 countries and counting.
Follow along as we explore 4 Pin-worthy walls that don't require 19 frames, 3 Saturdays and countless do-overs.
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.
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.
Looking to showcase your Square Prints in-home? We tested dozens of print display ideas, and have narrowed down our 8 favorites here.
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.
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!)
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.
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.
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?
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.
From our staff to your screen, we're sharing our Insider's Guide on how to make this photo book your best yet.
Prepping for your special day? We've pulled together five Wedding Guest Book ideas for your best memory-keeper.
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.
Imagine the world without photography. In 1996, that became all too easy in Afghanistan – where taking a photograph became a crime.
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.
Step aside, sticky notes. We've put together 4 ways to surprise them with square prints (hint hint: prints are not just for framing...).
Your best art is right in front of you. Join us in following along with 4 photographers who find creativity in the most ordinary of places.
Filmmaker & photographer Forest Woodward rediscovers a poem his father had written for him. This motivates him to reunite his Father with the river.
With 30+ passport stamps on the book, Lucy Laucht's curiosity for unseen lands is constantly being fueled. She shares her highlights of Morocco.
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.
Good things happen when we put pencil to paper. Really good things. Follow along as we explore saying thank you – the Artifact Uprising way.
If beginning your wedding photo album seems like a big feat, rest assured that we've got the perfect guide for you.
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.
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.
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.
Travel always teaches. Join us alongside 4 globetrotters as we take in beauty truly larger than life.
Meet Cosette. Stroke by stroke, this four-year-old abstract painter is doing her part to alleviate poverty for people around the globe.
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.
Explore the city of Jaipur with entrepreneur Emily Meyer, co-founder of Tea Collection.
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.