Posts Tagged ‘beauty’

An Algorithm That Can Distinguish Beautiful Portraits From Ugly Ones

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Could machines be trained to tell the difference between a beautiful portrait photo and a not-so-pleasing one? Beauty is pretty subjective, but scientists are trying to boil down the common properties of beautiful digital portrait photos so that a computer can be trained to spot them. Along the way, they’re revealing interesting new things about what people look for in portraits.
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The Atlas of Beauty: Portraits of Beautiful Women in Countries Around the World

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Romanian photographer Noroc Mihaela is on a mission to photograph women from every single country on Earth in order to show that beauty is found everywhere. Her project is titled “The Atlas of Beauty.”
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Beyonce is the Latest Celebrity to Have Unretouched Portraits Leak and Cause a Hoopla

Update: We have removed the photos after receiving a takedown request from the photographer.


Less than a week after an unretouched photo of Cindy Crawford leaked onto the Web, a set of untouched photos from an ad shoot featuring Beyonce has emerged as well. Just like with the Crawford photo, the new images are causing quite a discussion online about the role Photoshop has in creating perfection for advertisements.
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Unretouched Portrait of Cindy Crawford Sparks New Discussion About Photoshop and Beauty

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An unretouched photograph of Cindy Crawford has leaked onto the Web, causing a fresh new wave of discussion and debate about Photoshop and what women’s bodies really look like.
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Photo Booths In Japan Will Quietly Retouch Your Face to Fix Your ‘Flaws’

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In Japan, purikura refers to a photo booth in which you can pose for a photo with friends and decorate the portraits before receiving little printed versions.

One interesting thing that sets many of these machines apart from their Western world counterparts is the fact that they will quietly do beauty retouching on photos in an attempt to fix subjects’ facial “flaws.”
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Macro Photos that Capture the Beauty and Diversity of Insects in Singapore’s Rainforests

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Nicky Bay is a Singapore-based photographer who captures the beauty and diversity of insects in Singapore’s rainforests through macro photography. He made 46 trips out into the wild in 2014, capturing tens of thousands of photographs and sharing thousands of photos online.
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Time-Lapse Captures the Mysterious Beauty of Bug-Eating Plants

Time-lapse photographer Chris Field spent 107 days photographing carnivorous plants with two cameras. What resulted is this fascinating look at the beauty of plants that survive by trapping and consuming insects.
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Time-Lapse Condenses 100 Years of Beauty Trends Into 80 Seconds of Video

It seems as though each decade is defined by a handful of trends, fashion and otherwise, that permanently seal our perception of the given timeframe. In this video, created by Cut, we get to take a look at a century’s worth of female make-up and hairstyles, one decade at a time, in 80 seconds.

From the victory rolls of the 40s to the Kardasian-esque look of our current decade, the resemblance and recreation of each decade are uncanny. Press play and enjoy.

(via Laughing Squid)

Heartwarming #DaughterDoesMyMakeup Portraits Question the Idea of Beauty

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The most poignant revelations often come at the most unlikely of times. That’s what happen to photographer Elly Heise, who created the touching project #DaughterDoesMyMakeup, a series of portraits of mothers sporting makeup their young daughters did for them.

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Extreme Weight Loss, Photoshop Edition

How much weight loss can Photoshop do? As you’ll see in the video above, the answer is “a whole lot”.

It’s from one of the stranger Photoshop retouching channels you’ll find on YouTube, called Real Retouch. The “Photoshop diet” walkthrough starts with a portrait of Japanese TV personality Matsuko Deluxe and proceeds to show how various Photoshop tools and tricks can be used to shed tens or hundreds of pounds off a person’s photograph.