Photo Guidelines

How to be the best Foursquare photographer possible

Taking photos is more an art than a science, but we’ve got some tips to help make sure that yours are as good as possible.

  1. Lighting and framing! Make it pretty. People love pretty things.
  2. Originality! Upload your photos, not somebody else’s.
  3. Keep it appropriate. Though nudity is natural, not everyone wants to see it. The same goes for hateful things, spam, and irrelevant photos. So steer away from naked people, mean-ness, gross-ness, inappropriate-ness and anything else that you wouldn’t want to see when you’re exploring. If The New York Times would object to printing it, chances are that the foursquare community would also.
  4. Be respectful. Don’t take photos that include people’s private information, like a credit card number or phone number, and don’t upload a photo of anyone who doesn’t want their picture uploaded. Think twice: you wouldn’t want your private info shared either.
  5. Be yourself. Foursquare is a community of people, and you’re a big part of that. Take photos and have fun.
    Thanks, and happy photographing!

P.S. If you see something inappropriate, use the “flag” button to alert us and we’ll take care of things.

All photos are “User Submissions” as defined in Foursquare’s Terms of Use.