Of the ten most Instagrammed hotels of 2017, seven were Las Vegas casinos—and the most popular shot for each was something you could capture without even checking in: Bellagio’s dancing fountains, the Venetian’s canals, and the Wynn’s sparkling lobby topiary were all among the highly coveted and ultra-hashtaggable images.
At Lake Como’s legendary Grand Hotel Tremezzo, the most coveted shot to capture on Instagram is of the property’s “water-on-water” pool, which floats in the middle of the lake, backed by views of the Grigne Mountains and the colorful houses of Bellagio. But most of these photos are taken from the terrace of the hotel’s bar—not from the pool itself.
Specifically, the Arts & Culture app will take a selfie you shoot and run it through a database of artworks shared by institutions partnered with Google cultural program. Then, it will present you with the top matches, with a percentage that indicates how close a match it thinks you are.
A US appeals court has debated whether or not a monkey can own the copyright to a selfie, while the photographer whose camera captured the famous image watched a live-stream of the proceedings from his home in the UK.
David Slater could not afford the air fare to San Francisco to attend the hearing on Wednesday. Nor can he afford to replace his broken camera equipment, or pay the attorney who has been defending him since the crested black macaque sued him in 2015, and is exploring other ways to earn an income.
Robert Cornelius had to remain completely still for five minutes when he snapped the first so-called ‘selfie’ in a Philadelphia photography studio more than 175 years ago.He couldn’t even flash a smile for fear that a slight twitch would leave his face blurry.