I have nested resources but each resource included has_many pictures, how do i add the pictures resource to my routes.rb Should it just be "resources: :pictures" with no nesting?
What do you want your URLs to look like? That's the only thing that matters in the routes file. Are the pictures only accessible through their parent record? Or is that just a convenience method that you use in a few routes, like a list of all pictures in an Article for the admin view? The relationship between parent and children matters to the model, but is not the driving force when designing your URLs.