It's been a rough few years for photographer David Slater, the disputed owner of those monkey selfies from 2011. Slater found himself in an interesting legal quandary after his ownership of the famous photos was disputed by the likes of PETA and even Wikipedia. Now, Slater is apparently struggling financially, the costs of the ongoing court battles all but draining his coffers.
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Image Cache: The iPhone has long been, and will likely remain, the gold standard in smartphone photography. There are better cameras on some Android phones, sure, but the iPhone has one thing that others don't: a community. The iPhone Photography Awards' winners have been announced, and Australia's done pretty well for itself.
Our smartphones boast some pretty impressive cameras, but they're far from perfect — especially where zoom is concerned. But, instead of forcing yourself to lug around a beefy DSLR for those long-range shots, you can improve your phone's zoom potential with the 8x Telephoto Smartphone Lens.
Even with all the advances in digital photography, Photoshop is just as important a tool as it every was. If you can snap a great image that needs minimal editing, awesome, but if you want to give yourself as many options as possible, you're going to want keep a foot in the world of electronic paintbrushes.
Video: If the internet has taught us anything, it's that everything is cooler in slow motion, and bigger is always better. So if you're going to the trouble of making a monstrous water balloon measuring 1.8m across, you better make sure you get some awesome high-speed footage when the whole thing goes kaboom.
OK, so technically they're not GIFs, but "cinemagraphs", short, seamlessly repeating videos. Either way, these incredible loops of dramatic waves from Ray Collins and Armand Dijcks are endlessly soothing. Just watch and watch and watch and forget that the Earth will soon be one giant ocean.
Few cities represent the remarkable 20th century trend of skyscraper-filled, obscenely dense cities better than Hong Kong. At its height, The Kowloon Walled City, which was demolished in 1993, was perhaps the most dystopian portrait of urban living. And according to photographer Andy Yeung, 21st-century Hong Kong isn't all that different.
In a sport known for cars that top out over 370km/h, it's hard to catch one on a modern smartphone camera without it being a blur. But one photographer lugs a seven-pound camera that's over 100 years old around Formula One circuits, all to shoot with its two "'slow' and 'kind of slow' shutter speeds."
AI-powered software that can automatically colourise old black and white photos exists, but it's often far from perfect. In comparison, manually colourising an image in Photoshop yields stunning results, if you have a lot of time and impressive skills. But a new app, developed at the University of California at Berkeley, cleverly merges both approaches so it's easy to accurately colourise a black and white pic.
Video: High-speed cameras help make cars safer, factories run smoother, and athletes improve their performances. But The Slow Mo Guys have found an even better use for the technology: Capturing the explosive chain reaction after diving onto a trampoline covered in 1000 armed mouse traps.
You might have your selfie game down pat, but making a living as a photographer requires more than picking the right Instagram filter. Fortunately, you can master the essentials of taking stunning, gallery-worthy photos with the Ultimate Photography & Photoshop Bundle.