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Skylum CEO Alex Tsepko discusses editing photos Artificial intelligence is part of our everyday lives and is becoming part of photography as well. I had a conversation recently with Alex Tsepko, the CEO of Skylum, to hear his thoughts on AI and how it works in photography. Kevin Ames: What do you see as the greatest challenge facing people taking pictures today?

Who is Michael Jang? He spent 40 years documenting the street life and subcultures of the Bay Area, but kept his work hidden. Discovered by SFMoMA in 2001, Michael Jang's vast archive now forms a new book and his first major retrospective, giving a rare insight into his wayward career.

Best smartphone photography tech: Gimbals, lenses and tripods Still, if you are looking to push your portable photography to the absolute limit, it's gonna be worth investing in the right accessories and equipment.

Photos of the Week: Swirling Embers, Solar Challenge, Manhattan Moonrise A weeping Sophora Japonica tree in Versailles, the Zhangye danxia landform in China, a hitchhiking cat in Turkey, a flamingo mother and chick in Colombia, chopsticks manufacturing in China, and much more.

NEKOproject - The photography of cats in Japan as a mirror of a society The project is born from the unbroken love story between cats and Japan. Cats are ubiquitous in the everyday environment of the Japanese, whether in the public or private sphere.

Photography, Poetry Join Forces For Exhibit At MCCC's Trenton Campus Gallery Photography and poetry come together for a singular experience at Mercer County Community College's James Kerney Campus Gallery, when two life-long friends put their work on display in the exhibit "Pequeña Hoguera - Blaze," Oct. 22 through Nov. 12. An opening reception and artist talk, via Skype, will be held on Wednesday, Oct.

Paul Rudd reveals his hilarious NSFW photography talent on Hot Ones Paul Rudd has been making the press rounds of late for his new Netflix series Living With Yourself, and he revealed a hilarious and slightly obscene hidden talent.

Yael Martinez Wins $40K 2019 W. Eugene Smith Grant Martinez's winning project is about the toll on Mexican families and communities of an epidemic of missing persons who are presumed to be victims of organized crime and drug traffickers.

Researchers Developed an Algorithm that Can Recreate Video from Motion-Blurred Stills This could have major impacts on medical imaging in poorer parts of the world, where it is much easier, more accessible, and cheaper to capture a 2D X-Ray than a 3D CT scans.

Photographer of the Day: Mary Category: StreetPhotographer: Mary: Photo: "2019-09-24 Lost in thought" Mary, this is beautiful, powerful and inspiring! The amount of emotion this image portrays is incredible. I love that it looks like a drawing almost, great job! Originally shared with the Photofocus Readers Flickr Group.

Local Artist to Publish Second Book of Island Photography Resident photographer Mary Lou Johnson will be releasing her second pictorial coffee table book, The Lure of Sarasota and Her Islands on Friday, Nov. In the book, Johnson captures the beauty of Sarasota's coastlines from Anna Maria Island through Longboat, Lido, Bird, Siesta, Casey and Manasota Keys.

'Full' Photoshop for iPad is Missing Key Features, Say Beta Testers: Report Adobe opened up a private beta for the app back in August, and some of the lucky few who have been using the latest builds of the app tell Bloomberg News that Photoshop CC for iPad is missing "well-established features." These reportedly include filters, the pen tool, color spaces, RAW editing, smart objects, layer styles and some masking options.

Google Quietly Discontinues its AI-Powered 'Clips' Lifelogging Camera While users were distracted by the new Pixel 4 and other gadgets debuted at this week's Google event, the company quietly discontinued the Google Clips AI-powered lifelogging camera. After poor reviews and even worse adoption, it seems Google is giving up on the camera altogether.

Showdown Between Fox and Marmot Wins Prestigious Wildlife Photography Contest It was still in its winter coat and not long out of its six-month, winter hibernation, spent deep underground with the rest of its colony of 30 or so. It had spotted the fox an hour earlier, and sounded the alarm to warn its companions to get back underground.

These are the winners of the 2019 Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition The winners of the 55th annual Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition were announced earlier this week during a ceremony at the Natural History Museum, in London, which develops and produces the international event. Over 48,000 images were submitted from 100 countries.

Report: Adobe Photoshop CC for iPad is missing key features according to beta testers According to a report from Bloomberg, beta testers of Adobe's Photoshop CC for iPad have noticed a number of major features missing or incomplete.

Shooting Portraits with a Rare Canon 50mm f/0.95 'Dream Lens' While in Finland visiting The Camera Rescue Project, YouTuber and vintage lens enthusiast Mathieu Stern got to try out a rare Canon "dream lens": the Canon 50mm f/0.95. And like any good camera nerd, Stern immediately set it to f/0.95 and tried to shoot some portraits.

Fall Is in the Air: Images of the Season Autumn photos 2019—harvests, festivals, migrations, winter preparations, and, of course, spectacular foliage.

Ten tips for traveling photographers in Germany Planning a photo trip to Germany? After three years of living in Germany and visiting countless cities in the country, I have a handful of tips for you. No, they are not about the best shooting locations and what photographic gear to pack. They are more of a practical nature.

Photographer Reacts to Worst Photo Shoots in America's Next Top Model History Professional fashion and portrait photographer Jessica Kobeissi recently put together a "photographer reacts" video that has a lot of promise: reacting to what the Internet has dubbed the worst photoshoots in America's Next Top Model History.

Tokina launches redesigned ATX-i 11-16mm F2.8 CF lens for Canon EF, Nikon F mounts It is currently available for pre-order for $449 and will hit official retailers shelves on November 8, 2019. Press Release:. The Tokina ATX-i 11-16mm F2.8 CF is re-designed for an improved user experience and better image quality. The constant - aperture lens provides excellent edge-to-edge sharpness and resolution.

Capturing splashes with food and drink photography Shoot still-life images with a difference and add a splash of action to static setups.

Three jazz photography shows where what you see is what you hear - The Boston Globe Seven of the 33 photographs here are his. One of them, a 1964 portrait of Eric Dolphy, also appears in "Jazz Scene in Boston," via a poster promoting a 1988 Jazz Coalition tribute concert. Among the 16 photographers in the show are some famous ones you wouldn't expect.

The Lume Cube 2.0: The LED Light Taking the Photography World by Storm The incredible thing about the 2.0 is its ability to provide an 80-degree beam angle. That, along with its 1.5 hours of runtime at max output make this little LED light simply incredible and a must-buy! The Lume Cube 2.0 is available for the low price of $89.95.

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