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In 2019 it seems that, overnight, everyone has become a professional photographer. If you’ve ever wondered how your friend’s food photography makes your mouth water and how your sister captures crisp action shots of your niece playing soccer — this post is for you.

We break down our 10 best tips and tricks for capturing the perfect iPhone photos.

1. Use the volume button to capture photos

Rather than fiddling with the standard white shutter button on the front of the camera screen you can use the volume buttons (up or down) to quickly snap a photo!

2. “Burst” mode


On September 20, 2019 Apple released the iPhone 11 and the iPhone 11 Pro Max. After being out for roughly two weeks — we wanted to see what consumers really thought of the iPhone 11 Pro Max camera and, more specifically, if the camera lived up to the hype. Could the camera on the iPhone 11 Pro Max really eliminate the need for a DSLR?

Before its release Apple advertised the camera on the iPhone 11 Pro Max as, “the first triple-camera system to combine cutting-edge technology with the legendary simplicity of the iPhone. Capture up to four times more…


The desktop version of our image editor is finally here! Since the successful launch of the image editing feature on our Monument mobile apps (iOS 2.16.0 & Android 3.4.0) you’ve been Tweeting, DMing, and messaging us to integrate the editing feature into our desktop app.

The new image editing feature allows you to make tweeks to your photos without leaving the Monument app. You can crop, color correct, change orientation and even apply a wide range of filters. The best part is that after editing your photo, both the edited and original versions are stored on your Monument.

Full List…


It seems that every day there’s a new story published about user privacy on social and online platforms but it can all be very confusing and — scary. So, what’s the truth and what can you do to protect identity, photos and personal information?

Fact: If you use Gmail, Google Drive, Google Photos or YouTube (Google owned) your personal information is being collected and stored on external servers.

The paragraph below was taken directly from Google’s website.

“We also collect the content you create, upload, or receive from others when using our services. This includes things like email you write…


Your 2019 Travel Photography Tips and Tricks

With summer around the corner, it’s the perfect time to start planning your next trip. Before you head out on your next adventure, check out our tips and tricks for taking the best travel photos.

  1. Scout out your locations before you go.
    Before heading out on your trip, take a peek at the location’s tags online to see what unique and interesting spots you want to capture. Mapping out the sites you want to see can help you to efficiently plan your itinerary. You can check out which are the most iconic locations and start brainstorming ways to capture them from…


As the world of digital photography continues to grow and develop, it’s only right that your personal cloud does, too.

That’s why we’ve been busy working hard to improve Monument to be the best it can be. We’re excited to announce that Monument 2.0 is ready to roll, and we can’t wait for you to experience it!

Organizing your thousands — or even hundreds of thousands — of photos can easily become a headache, but we’re here to end the struggle. Whether you’re pulling your shots from a DSLR or phone, we want you to feel confident in where those…


https://unsplash.com/@derekthomson

Stop and scroll through your social media feeds.

Most probably, all you see is aesthetic photography, or a collection of photographs that are visually pleasing to the eye that incorporate a certain theme and attract users to keep scrolling through the images due to the beauty and high quality of the photography.

In 2018, it seems as if everybody has become a photographer. Today, almost everyone with a social media account has become obsessed with artistic photography in order to:

  • Share their memories
  • Showcase their photography talent
  • Attract more followers
  • Or market their business

Due to these reasons, having a…


@chicagohardik

Let me perfectly clear — I’m not a professional photographer.

I didn’t major in the arts, I never studied Ansel Adams, and I still struggle to remember the difference between f-stop and aperture (they’re somehow related, right?).

That being said, I am nonetheless extremely trigger happy.

I will almost always palm my phone and scan my surroundings for anything attractive to shoot during my daily commute through Chicago. Even when our team goes out for lunch on Michigan Avenue, I’m notoriously known for lagging behind as I try to snap off a few quick ones.

It’s an addiction. I think…


Danielle MacInnes

It’s a dog eat dog world.

Today, there are over 2,000 crowdfunding platforms out there and they are consistently flooded with thousands of campaigns designed by entrepreneurs looking to take on the hearty challenge of converting dreams into reality.

Of them, the most sought out performance stage still remains Kickstarter.

Since its inception in 2009, it has seen constant growth in the the number of projects funded and the total pledge amount. But that changed in 2016 when there were only 18,823 projects funded with a total pledge amount of $579,504,324 (a change of -17% and -6% respective to 2015).

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