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Contractors Allegedly Used Homeless People for Facial Recognition Tech Development – Photography Article

Contractors Allegedly Used Homeless People for Facial Recognition Tech Development Last Updated on October 15, 2019 by Kehl BayernFacial recognition technology is going to be controversial no matter how you cut it but it probably isn’t doing itself any favors with developers that are trying to push it forward using methods that are ethically questionable. Pixel 4 from Google.From sensors in China that can read a crowd and identify everyone in it to today’s story of contractors for Google’s Pixel…

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Have You Ever Wondered What Photographing Gray Owls in the Wild is Like? – Photography Article

Have You Ever Wondered What Photographing Gray Owls in the Wild is Like? How many of you folks out there have actually seen an owl in the wild? If you’ve ever wondered what photographing them must be like, this video will take you through an evening in pursuit of owls in the Tetons. In this video from Steve Mattheis we see what it’s like to be on the hunt with his camera gear for owls out and about in nature.…

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Diversify Your Gear Options With Old, Manual Focus Lenses – Photography Article

Diversify Your Gear Options With Old, Manual Focus Lenses Photographers like to talk about gear. Discussion about the latest and greatest camera equipment is common. That’s fine to focus on if you think you can improve your photography, or if you like talking about new shiny things. And you have the money to satisfy your desires. Taken using a 55mm Micro-NIKKOR-P manufactured in about 1970 © Kevin Landwer-Johan Photographers who can’t afford to keep upgrading their gear tend not to…

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8 Adventure Photographers Share Tips on Taking Powerful Images – Photography Article

8 Adventure Photographers Share Tips on Taking Powerful Images Pictured: [1] Anna Averianovа (dezy) [2] Anna Averianovа (dezy) Pro Tip Y​ou will get the best photos in sunny weather at sunrise or sunset, and that means that sometimes you will need to wake up while it’s still dark or not get any sleep at all in order to get to the right spot on time. I always keep a tent in my car (for occasional nights in the mountains), tripods,…

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The Best Flash Diffusers for Macro Photography – Photography Article

The Best Flash Diffusers for Macro Photography Even though speedlights are incredibly useful for macro photography, they’re light does not always look flattering. Harsh shadows in unwanted places, blown out highlights and strong aberrations are common issues. And even though strong, directed light can look good in many cases, diffused light looks more natural and generally more pleasing to the eye too.The two following photos illustrate that effect: Directed light Diffused light Why we need light modifiers Using a speedlight…

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500px Blog » Color theory for photographers part 2: Hue, saturation, and value – Photography Article

500px Blog » Color theory for photographers part 2: Hue, saturation, and value Marcie Cooperman has taught color theory for decades. At the Pratt Institute, Parsons School of Design, and other venues, she’s lectured on the role of color in art and design. She even wrote the textbook on the subject—literally. Her book Color: How to Use It is the result of all her years spent in education. While Marcie encounters all kinds of artists, ranging from painters to fashion…

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How I manage 25000 photos with iPhone and iPad – iPhone Photography Article

How I manage 25000 photos with iPhone and iPad Backing up photos from iOS Photos AppI‘m a little paranoid when it comes to backups. Since I lost a few 100 photos in 2005 due to a simultaneous (!) hard disk defect on my Mac and a single drive NAS, I chose to back up my photos in several ways since 2005.Additionally, backing up photos from Photos app works automatically in the background and saves the original as well as the…

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Milky Way Photography in Oregon with Fototripper Part 2 – Time.Lapse Photography Article

Milky Way Photography in Oregon with Fototripper Part 2 Here we go again with the second Milky Way photography adventure with Gavin aka Fototripper. In this episode we take a break from the heat and try to find clear skies on the Southern Oregon Coast. Will we capture the MILKYWAY?!?!? well yeah based on the thumbnail, we probably did. Thanks so much for watching! Oregon Coast Milky Way Photography Gavin and I are putting out a new Milky Way Photography…

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Fujifilm X-A7 pre-production sample gallery: Digital Photography Review – Photography Article

Fujifilm X-A7 pre-production sample gallery: Digital Photography Review Published Oct 13, 2019 | dpreview staff We’ve already posted a collection of photos from the entry-level Fujifilm X-A7 shot by our friends at DPReview TV, and now we’ve got a gallery of our own. Keep in mind that these were taken with a pre-production X-A7, so image quality may not be final. The entry-level Fujifilm X-A7 improves upon many of its predecessor’s weak points, including a zippier processor,…

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Do You Need a Remote Shutter Release? – Photography Article

Do You Need a Remote Shutter Release? Before I ever started out in photography, when I was just about to buy my first “real” camera, I made a list of all the extra accessories I’d need. Above nearly everything else was a remote shutter release.It’s no surprise that these are popular accessories, especially for landscape and nature photographers. And, on the face of it, remote releases – i.e., a way to capture photos without pressing the camera’s own shutter button…

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Capturing new £35m accommodation project in Liverpool’s KQ – Time.Lapse Photography Article

Capturing new £35m accommodation project in Liverpool’s KQ A PRESTIGIOUS new £35m addition to Liverpool’s Knowledge Quarter is the latest student accommodation development we have helped to capture in the city.As leading providers of time-lapse in the construction sector, our time-lapse solutions were ideally positioned to help accurately demonstrate Create Construction’s specialist methods and techniques on this their biggest development so far.Capturing in the City RegionInstallation of one of our own built & bespoked time-lapse camera systems proved tricky, due…

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What Is ‘Computational Photography’ Anyway? – Photography Article

What Is ‘Computational Photography’ Anyway? Whether you’ve realized it or not, photography is moving away from pure optics. For the past few years, smartphone cameras have been relying on computational photography to overcome their physical limitations. But what does that even mean? Over on his site, Vasily Zubarev has written a serious breakdown trying to answer that very question. He covers how smartphones have pioneered the use of computational photography to match, and in many cases, surpass the capabilities of DSLRs, by automatically…

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Photo Of The Day By Sharon Philpott – Photography Article

Photo Of The Day By Sharon Philpott Photo By Sharon Philpott Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Greenscapes” by Sharon Philpott. Location: Isle of Skye, Scotland. “This photo was taken just after sunrise in the Quiraing area on the Isle of Sky,” says Philpott. “We were on a 30-day road trip around Scotland.” See more of Sharon Philpott’s photography at www.sharonkphilpott.com. Photo of the Day is chosen from various OP galleries, including Assignments, Galleries and the OP Contests. Assignments have weekly winners that are…

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Here’s Your Light Stalking Update – Photography Article

Here’s Your Light Stalking Update Hi there fellow Light Stalkers, behold your weekly wrap-up, filled with beautiful photographs that will inspire you as we move into the weekend.  Tersha’s latest challenge on High-Key, an old-time favorite in photography was brilliant and we will highlight a few of the amazing photographs here. We’ll be mentioning some worth-seeing shots from the Shark Tank and, of course, photo of the weekClaim Your Free Camera Craft Cheat SheetPrint it out and keep it for…

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The Absolute Beginners Guide to Camera Settings – Photography Article

The Absolute Beginners Guide to Camera Settings When you bought your fancy camera with all its buttons and dials, you began a journey that few can endure. Most people who buy a DSLR, never figure out how to use it. But the fact that you’re reading an article like this means that you’re determined to learn. One of the most difficult phases of photography you’ll pass through is figuring out how your camera works. But once you understand even a…

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How to Use Compositions in After Effects – Photography Article

How to Use Compositions in After Effects In After Effects, a Composition is the container that holds you project—all your photos, videos, and layers exist inside this powerful organizing structure. In this lesson from David Bode’s course, After Effects for Beginners, you’ll learn the basics of compositions, or ‘comps’.Learn All About Adobe After Effects Ready to keep going with After Effects? You can watch the rest of this in-depth course with an Envato Elements subscription: learn how to use After…

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Moving Your Lightroom Classic Edits From Your Laptop to Your Home Computer – Photography Article

Moving Your Lightroom Classic Edits From Your Laptop to Your Home Computer First, who won the Playpod Ultra from yesterday’s giveaway?Congratulations to John Wilkinson— you are our winner, and we’ll be contacting you directly to get your shipping info. Thanks to everybody who entered or left a kind comment. If you didn’t win, but want a Platypod, head over to their site and pick one up.Also, I just shared my favorite shots from my recent workshop in rural ChinaHope you’ll have…

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My Favorite Shots From My Workshop Trip to China – Photography Article

My Favorite Shots From My Workshop Trip to China Mornin’, gang, and happy Friday! I finally got some of my favorite shots together from my recent workshop trip to rural China, and I shared the final images, with lots of behind-the-scenes shots and videos, and the stories behind it all.Here’s the link if you’ve got a minute. I hope you can give them a look.TIP: At the end of the post, I shared how I set up my three Custom…

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Site Brief – RA – RAMS – Aerial Photography Article

Site Brief – RA – RAMS The Site Brief – RA – RAMS, does your drone operator carry one out before a drone deployment? It should be carried out prior to any flight and forms part of the operating practice as laid down in the Operation Manual. If you’re providing a service to a large project or a film set they may well ask for a RA (risk Assessment) and this will form part of your site brief as well.…

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How to Shoot Explosive Toy Photos – Photography Article

How to Shoot Explosive Toy Photos Toy photography is a really fun way to create really epic-looking images on a tiny scale. It really hones your skills as a photographer, as lighting and action are what makes this look so dynamic and amazing.Quick safety point: Please be careful when playing with fire, ensure plenty of water is nearby and you’re away from anything flammable. Use appropriate safety gear. Also, don’t sue me. Cool, that’s over with. Firstly you need to…

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500px Blog » Celebrating 10 Years of Photography: Pushing boundaries – Photography Article

500px Blog » Celebrating 10 Years of Photography: Pushing boundaries 500px turns 10 this month and in honor of this milestone, and the people who made it possible—our community—we’re kicking-off our birthday month by “Celebrating 10 years of photography with 10 things we love about you!” Learn more here. 500px has some of the most talented and innovative photographers in the world, and so we’ve created this special edition blog post to showcase photos that take risks and push creative…

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Studio in the Street « Joe McNally’s Blog – Photography Article

Studio in the Street « Joe McNally’s Blog Like a pop up tent, you can reach into your camera bag and in just a couple of minutes, poof, have a couple light shaping tools up and running that can give you a pretty good look out there on the street, working fast, no permits, totally off the cuff. One Speedlight, one Speed-Lite 2 Plus softbox, and a tri-grip reflector is all you need. And a good subject.Notice how Cali is…

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Bad Behavior at Work is Strictly Punishable in Saudi – Photobook Photography Article

Bad Behavior at Work is Strictly Punishable in Saudi Saudi Arabia News By shafprince | October 10, 2019Ministry of Labor & Social Development has approved control over the acts against bad behavior at work. As per the resolution passed the aim is to protect freedom, dignity and privacy of an individual.This resolution will start from October 20 2019 and as per Khaled Abba Al-Khayl who is the official spoke person has explained that this decision was taken to improve work environment across Saudi…

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Nigerian-Born Lọlá Ákínmádé Åkerström Is Exactly What Contemporary Travel Photography Needs – Photography Article

Nigerian-Born Lọlá Ákínmádé Åkerström Is Exactly What Contemporary Travel Photography Needs Lọlá Ákínmádé Åkerström has been a PhotoShelter member since 2013 but a champion for travel photography and writing for much longer. A Stockholm-based photographer and author, she’s taking over our Instagram this week to share moments from her travels across the globe. Known for her bright, high contrast images that perfectly capture the excitement of encountering new cultures, foods and terrains, she granted us a window into her experiences…

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Get a Good Start With a Good Breakfast – Photobook Photography Article

Get a Good Start With a Good Breakfast Here’s an eggs-quisite breakfast roundup to start your day right, at these hot breakfast spots! Urth Caffé This trendy, nature-inspired café accommodates most dietary restrictions by offering a pretty good selection of vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free and dairy-free items on its menu. Sip on an organic tea and enjoy Urth Caffé’s earthy ambience, which is just as wonderful as its food.Our Pick: Stuffed French Toast Location: Le Prestige Mall, King Abdulaziz Branch Road,…

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