portraitphotography

Researchers Developed an AI that Can ‘Relight’ Portraits After the Fact – Photography Article

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yxhGWds_g4I] A group of researchers and engineers from UC San Diego and Google have trained a neural network to “relight” portraits after the fact “according to any provided environment map.” In other words: their system can take any photo and adjust the lighting at will—including the direction, temperature, and quality of the light. The technology was detailed in a research paper submitted to SIGGRAPH 2019z, an annual conference on computer graphics, and like most AI-based image manipulation that we’ve…

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Nikon Z6 and Z7 Eye Autofocus Tests Reveal Struggles with Front-Focus – Photography Article

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OtRTCMr7rK0] Chris Niccolls and Jordan Drake of DPReviewTV recently took the new Nikon Eye Autofocus firmware for a spin to see how it performs in the real world. But rather than comparing it directly to Sony and Canon, they wanted to put the firmware through its paces all on its own using both the more affordable Nikon Z6 and the high-res Nikon Z7. Overall, Niccolls’ evaluation tracks with everything else we’ve heard, and it goes something like this: This…

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10 Helpful Tips for Posing Hands in Portraits – Photography Article

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UEAPp3oX_fU] In his most recent video, portrait photographer Miguel Quiles decided to tackle what we’ll call the “Ricky Bobby” problem: what do you do with your [model’s] hands? After years of trial and error, Quiles has come up with 10 “hacks” or tips that have helped him conquer this issue. Jokes aside, posing hands is one of those challenges most novice portrait photographers don’t think of until they slam right into it. They might not even notice it’s an…

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Watch a Portrait Shooter Try Street Photography for the First Time – Photography Article

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=idGD6dTKdSQ] Well-known portrait photographer and YouTuber Manny Ortiz recently gave himself a challenge. In an attempt to get out of a creative rut, he decided that he would try street photography for the first time. As those of you who regularly shoot in the street can probably predict, it didn’t necessarily go so well. Great street photography looks like it was captured effortlessly—just point and click. But as anybody who has ever spent time honing their skills at this…

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