selfies

Selfie-Takers May Be Spreading COVID-19 to Gorillas

The next time you find yourself wanting to take a selfie with a gorilla, you may want to think twice: a new research study has found that tourists who try to take pictures with wild mountain gorillas could be putting the animals in danger of getting COVID-19 and other diseases.

Google Takes a Stand Against Sneaky Selfie Filters that Retouch Your Face

Google has announced a new set of "people-centered" design guidelines around the face-altering selfie filters built into many smartphone camera apps. The initiative encourages companies to be more transparent about how they apply these filters, change the design language used, and give users more direct control over their experience.

Gucci Ad Campaign: No Photographer, No Problem

Who is the photographer for Gucci’s fall winter 2020–2021 campaign? Surprise! There is no photographer. Yes, that’s right: no photographer and no make-up artist, hairdresser, stylist, or assistant … only models, who received a parcel of clothes and photographed themselves. Selfies.

This Japanese Smartphone Uses AI to Keep Users from Taking Nude Photos

Japanese company Tone Mobile has released a very... special... new smartphone. Aimed at parents who want to keep their kids from making bad choices, the TONE e20 has an AI-powered "Smartphone Protection" feature that prevents users from shooting or saving "inappropriate" photos (read: naked pictures).

This Photographer Shoots Impressive Conceptual ‘Selfies’

When Montreal-based photographer Véronique Duplain started out in her photography career back in 2014, she decided to take one self-portrait per day during the month of February. After the intense effort, she decided to keep the series going. Fast-forward six years, and her "Selfie Project" has grown to be an impressive body of work that captures her development as an artist.

Inside the Mind of a Self-Portrait Landscape Photographer

Lizzy Gadd is a self-portrait landscape photographer. After finding awe-inspiring outdoor locations, Gadd steps into the frame and becomes a human element against a backdrop of wilderness. Smugmug Films just released this 7.5-minute short film that takes us into Gadd's mind and work.

Easter Island Statues Threatened by Nose-Picking Selfie Shooters

Easter Island is a World Heritage Site that's famous for its nearly 1,000 moai statues, and throngs of tourists flock to the island each year to visit the giant-headed monuments. But those statues are now being threatened by tourists whose goal is to shoot selfies of themselves picking the heads' noses.

There’s Now a Museum of Selfies in Hollywood

The word "selfie" has exploded into mainstream culture over the past decade as more and more people around the world shoot and share self-portraits using their smartphone's front-facing camera. And now the selfie has just unlocked a new achievement: it has its own museum.

Fuji Unveils the X-A10, an Affordable X-Series Camera for Selfie Lovers

For some reason, "entry-level" mirrorless cameras almost all have one thing in common: a cringe-worthy focus on selfies—the Olympus E-PL8, Panasonic GF8, and Fuji's own X-A2 are all great examples of this. Sadly, Fujifilm has not strayed from this formula with the brand new entry-level X-A10.