Thousands entered the iPhone Photography Awards contest. These are the winners.

The iPhone Photography Awards were created 11 years ago when the popularity of taking photos with an iPhone started to increase. Every year, the competition receives thousands of submissions. Photographers can enter images in 20 categories, including news and events, landscape, still life and travel. In addition to the winners chosen from those categories, the judges also award two “photographer of the year” prizes: grand prize and first place. The competition is the first and longest-running competition for people taking photos with their iPhones (or iPads).

Kenan Aktulun, the founder of the awards, told In Sight why he created the event:

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This Might Be the Best iPhone Housing for Aspiring Surf Photographers

God bless the aspiring surf photographers among us. How anyone could look at pumping surf as a perfect opportunity to sit in the channel and take pictures of their friends getting the waves of their lives without selfishly wanting a piece of the action for themselves I’ll never know. Still, it seems these days there are more and more guys and gals willing to do just that. Maybe it has something to do with the fact that it’s easier than ever to share photos on Instagram and the like. Or, maybe that everyone walks around with a camera in their pocket anyway nowadays (that is to say a smartphone), so using it to take photos of surfing is just a natural extension.

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Looney Tunes Getting Short-Form Cartoons Revival at Warner Bros.

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Warner Bros. Animation has announced that it will create a new series of short-form cartoons starring the beloved Looney Tunes characters.

Looney Tunes Cartoons will feature the likes of Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig and other characters. The shorts will start coming out next year, “distributed across multiple platforms – including digital, mobile and broadcast,” according to WB Animation.

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iOS photo app Camera+ is reimagined for the future of mobile photography

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A lot has happened since 2010 — Canon stopped making film cameras, smartphones still had single lenses and RAW photography was only available on advanced cameras. To keep up with all those changes and prep for the next decade or so of changes to mobile photography, the developer of the popular iOS photo app Camera+ has rebuilt the app from the ground up. Announced on May 29, Camera+ 2 is a redesigned photography app that keeps the original character but rebuilds the app for more speed and features.

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