Posts Tagged ‘photo’

How Humans Are Teaching Computers To See and Understand Photos

Three year old children can make sense of what they see in photos and describe them to us, but even the most advanced computers have historically had difficulties with that same task. That’s quickly changing though, as computer scientists are developing powerful new ways to have computers identify what a photograph is showing.

The video above is a new TED talk given by Fei-Fei Li, a Stanford professor who’s one of the world’s leading experts on computer vision. She talks about her revolutionary ImageNet project that has changed how computers “see.”
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This Museum is Designed for Fun 3D Illusion Photos Featuring Visitors

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While major art museums around the world are issuing bans on selfie sticks, there’s one unusual museum in the Philippines that’s continuing to encourage visitors to capture silly portraits with paintings. In fact, that’s what the museum is all about.

Called Art in Island, the museum is full of creative paintings that are designed to act as 3D illusion photo backdrops for guests.
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The First Ever Photo Showing Light as Both a Particle and a Wave

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One of the strange properties of light is that it behaves as both a wave and a particle. Experiments over the years have confirmed both aspects, but none have succeeded in directly observing both natures at exactly the same time… until now.

Scientists in Switzerland have successfully captured the world’s first photograph showing light behaving simultaneously as both a particle and as a wave. In the image above, the top “slice” shows light behaving as a wave, while the particles can be seen in the slice below.
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Court Sides with Bob Marley’s Family in Suit Over the Use of His Portraits on T-Shirts

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A US court has ruled in favor of Bob Marley’s family in a lawsuit they filed to get photos of the late reggae musician off unauthorized merchandise. The ruling will impact how iconic portraits of Marley are used for commercial purposes by third parties.
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Canon EOS-M3 Photos Leak, Showing a More Serious Camera with a New Grip and Dials

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New leaked photos offer a first look at the upcoming Canon EOS-M3 mirrorless camera. The images reveal that Canon has redesigned the interface and ergonomics of the camera with a new textured grip and a couple of dials on top.
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Sports Illustrated Lays Off All Remaining Staff Photographers

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Sports Illustrated has laid off the last of its staff photographers. All six remaining photographers at the magazine were laid off yesterday due to economic circumstances and company restructuring.
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This Image from 1974 is the First Satellite Photo of the Contiguous United States

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What you see above is the first satellite photo of the contiguous 48 states of the United States. It was created in 1972 for NASA by a US agriculture department division, and comprises 595 cloud-free photos captured by NASA’s first Earth Resources Technology Satellite.

All the photos were captured from the same altitude of 560 miles and at the same lighting angle, allowing the images to be seamlessly stitched together into a giant 10×16-foot photo map of the US. You can find a larger version of the image here.

(via Internet Archive via Laughing Squid)

Peter Lik Print Sells for $6.5 Million, Shattering Record for Most Expensive Photo

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Australian landscape photographer Peter Lik has taken the crown for most expensive photo ever sold. “Phantom,” the picture shown above, was sold to a private collector for a staggering $6.5 million. The record was previously held by Andreas Gursky’s “Rhein II”, which sold for $4.3 million back in 2011.
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People in the US Can Now Print Their Photos Onto a Pair of Adidas Shoes

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Earlier this year we told you that Adidas was planning to launch an app and accompanying service that would allow you to print your photographs onto a pair of its shoes.

MiZX Flux, the aforementioned iOS and Android app that lets you design your shoe, has been up and live for quite some time, but only now is it ready for the spotlight and allowing people to design and buy a pair of kicks with their own photography on it.

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Shake Adds a Free Image and Model Release Form You Can Fill Out and Sign On a Smartphone

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Easy-to-use legal document app Shake has long offered a number of cookie cutter agreements that make it easy for photographers and other creatives/freelancers to get the signed paperwork they need to get the job done.

And as of today, they’re adding to their offerings with a new image and model release template that will be particularly useful for photographers.

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