Warping Reality: Adobe’s Neural Filters are Ripe for Mayhem


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Face tuning apps have thrived for years in the mobile phone ecosystem, allowing users to make subtle (and sometimes not so subtle) changes to their appearance for a selfie-obsessed generation.

Some consumers use the tools to get closer to the generic celebface look that dominates the influencer world of the Kardashians. For others, the tools are used to simply erase a few years from one’s visage – perhaps turning a selfie into a headshot for professional use. We’ve even seen “fun” apps that advance age in your photo, built by questionable developers with unknown motives.

But whereas face tuning apps

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Warping Reality: Adobe’s Neural Filters are Ripe for Mayhem


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Face tuning apps have thrived for years in the mobile phone ecosystem, allowing users to make subtle (and sometimes not so subtle) changes to their appearance for a selfie-obsessed generation. Some consumers use the tools to get closer to the generic celebface look that dominates the influencer world of the Kardashians. For others, the tools…

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Photograph of Finland’s Prime Minister Sparks Sexism Controversy


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Finland’s Prime Minister, Sanna Marin, became the world’s youngest to assume the title last year at age 34. She has recently become the center of a controversy involving her attire in a photoshoot, with some arguing her blazer with nothing underneath was unbecoming of her office.

According to Mari Paalosalo-Jussinmäki, the director of women’s media at A-lehdet magazine group – the publisher of Trendi, the magazine that featured the photo and story – there was “enormous” backlash to the image. Paalosalo-Jussinmäki says that it received the most visible criticism via social media not long after the issue published

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Teens Who Killed Photographer Get Three Years in Juvenile Detention


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Two Ohio teens whose actions led to the death of a local photographer on Labor Day 2019 have plead guilty to involuntary manslaughter and been sentenced to three years in juvenile detention, bringing the sad story of Victoria Schafer’s untimely death to some sort of conclusion.

The incident took place on Monday, September 2nd, 2019. Victoria Schafer was taking student photos in Hocking Hills State Park, near a spot called Old Man’s Cave, when a log came crashing down from above killing her almost instantly. But what seemed, at first, like a tragic accident was quickly ruled foul play when

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Great Reads in Photography: October 18, 2020


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Every Sunday, we bring together a collection of easy reading articles from analytical to how-to to photo-features in no particular order that did not make our regular daily coverage. Enjoy!

Amazing low-light landscape with the new Ultra-Wide camera on Night mode on iPhone 12.

Which iPhone 12 Is Best for Photographers?PC Mag
Apple’s lineup includes four phones with three different camera stacks. The main lens has a new optical formula. It maintains the same 26mm (full-frame equivalent) focal length but sports seven molded plastic elements and an f/1.6 aperture, gathering just a little bit more light than

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How Richard Nixon ‘Stole’ This Photo and Twisted It Into a Campaign Slogan


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American people standing up to the Soviets! America needs Nixon! These were some of the tag lines attached to this photo during Nixon’s presidential campaign in 1960. But behind every picture, there is a story. And this is one of those photos where the story is just as good as the picture.

How many times have you heard the phrase: “truth is in the eye of the beholder”?

We’ve seen it many times in the history of photography and photojournalism. Some photographs are just not what they appear to be. Sometimes the composition is corrected later in the post, sometimes

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How Richard Nixon ‘Stole’ This Photo and Twisted It Into a Campaign Slogan


This post is by Martin Kaninsky from PetaPixel


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American people standing up to the Soviets! America needs Nixon! These were some of the tag lines attached to this photo during Nixon’s presidential campaign in 1960. But behind every picture, there is a story. And this is one of those photos where the story is just as good as the picture.

How many times have you heard the phrase: “truth is in the eye of the beholder”?

We’ve seen it many times in the history of photography and photojournalism. Some photographs are just not what they appear to be. Sometimes the composition is corrected later in the post, sometimes

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Photographer ‘Devastated’ After Her Unsplash Photo Was Used in ‘Crass’ UK Ad Campaign


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Atlanta photographer Krys Alex is speaking out after a portrait she took and posted to Unsplash was used in a controversial UK ad campaign. The government campaign has been widely criticized for discouraging and devaluing artists, and Alex says she’s “devastated” that her photo was at its core.

First, some context. The ‘Cyber First’ ad in question—tagline “Rething. Reskill. Reboot”—is part of a UK Government campaign that encourages people to consider retraining and starting a new career “in cyber.” So far, no harm done. However, the campaign drew a firestorm of criticism after one of the ads—a photo of

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Photographer ‘Devastated’ After Her Unsplash Photo Was Used in ‘Crass’ UK Ad Campaign


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Atlanta photographer Krys Alex is speaking out after a portrait she took and posted to Unsplash was used in a controversial UK ad campaign. The government campaign has been widely criticized for discouraging and devaluing artists, and Alex says she’s “devastated” that her photo was at its core.

First, some context. The ‘Cyber First’ ad in question—tagline “Rething. Reskill. Reboot”—is part of a UK Government campaign that encourages people to consider retraining and starting a new career “in cyber.” So far, no harm done. However, the campaign drew a firestorm of criticism after one of the ads—a photo of

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Wildlife Photographer of the Year Awards Highlight Rare Animals


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Selected from over 49,000 entries globally, the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition sees some of the most spectacular images of animals in their natural habitat. This year’s winner, Sergey Gorshkov, took the top honors with his image of a Siberian tigress hugging an ancient Manchurian fir tree.

Now in its 56th year, the Wildlife Photographer of the Year is London’s Natural History Museum’s showcase for the world’s best nature photography and is open to photographers of all ages. There are multiple categories ranging from age to specific subjects. The competition is title-sponsored by renewable energy company Ørsted and Leica.

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Photography and Collecting


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My father was the archetypal collector. He had dozens of cameras and optical devices. Tens of thousands of LP record albums, and eventually even more CDs and DVDs. There were always books, in particular series of books. And art books. He bordered on being a hoarder, but with great taste.

My father showing photos to my siblings (2012)

My older brother didn’t get the bug: he had boxes of popsicle sticks and tic tac boxes, marbles, and doodads — I think he was always thinking he’d make something out of them. My sister even less so. But I was born

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Podcast: Has Adobe Gone Too Far?


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Adobe Photoshop Element’s Face Tilt feature allows you to repositions faces in your photos to direct their gaze back towards the camera (or anywhere else you see fit). Washington Post photo editor Olivier Laurent asks whether Adobe has gone too far. In this episode of the PhotoShelter podcast “Vision Slightly Blurred,” Sarah Jacobs and Allen…

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Podcast: Has Adobe Gone Too Far?


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Adobe Photoshop Element’s Face Tilt feature allows you to repositions faces in your photos to direct their gaze back towards the camera (or anywhere else you see fit). Washington Post photo editor Olivier Laurent asks whether Adobe has gone too far. In this episode of the PhotoShelter podcast “Vision Slightly Blurred,” Sarah Jacobs and Allen…

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Watch: Passengers Fall Off Speedboat During Photo Shoot, Boat Goes Flying


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This past weekend, all three occupants of a speedboat in Marin County, Florida somehow fell overboard while “doing a photo shoot,” sending the unmanned boat careening towards the shore at full speed, where it hit a dock and went airborne.

The Marin County Sheriff’s Office posted an aerial video of the incident on Facebook two days ago under the ALL CAPS headline: “Unmanned Out of Control Boat Goes Airborn [sic] After Smashing Into Concrete Dock, Ending Dangerous Ordeal”

In a description accompanying the video, the sheriff’s office says that all three people aboard were “doing a photo shoot” when they

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Watch: Passengers Fall Off Speedboat During Photo Shoot, Boat Goes Flying


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This past weekend, all three occupants of a speedboat in Marin County, Florida somehow fell overboard while “doing a photo shoot,” sending the unmanned boat careening towards the shore at full speed, where it hit a dock and went airborne.

The Marin County Sheriff’s Office posted an aerial video of the incident on Facebook two days ago under the ALL CAPS headline: “Unmanned Out of Control Boat Goes Airborn [sic] After Smashing Into Concrete Dock, Ending Dangerous Ordeal”

In a description accompanying the video, the sheriff’s office says that all three people aboard were “doing a photo shoot” when they

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UK Passport Photo Checker Shows Bias Against Dark-Skinned Women


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According to an investigation by the BBC, women with darker skin are more than twice as likely to fail the automated United Kingdom passport rules than fair-skinned men when submitted online through the nation’s automated government checker.

The United Kingdom offers an online service to submit your own images for use on passports, which would theoretically allow a person to get their passports more quickly. If you follow a set of guidelines, a person could also avoid paying to have a photo taken of them if they have the means to photograph themselves at home. Those guidelines include

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US Army Putting AR Camera Goggles on War Dogs


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Augmented reality camera glasses haven’t broken into the mainstream yet, they’re already making their way to dogs. The US Army is showing off new AR camera goggles that are designed to be worn by military dogs in the field.

“Military working dogs often scout areas for explosives devices and hazardous materials and assist in rescue operations, but giving dogs the necessary commands to perform these missions can put Soldiers in harm’s way,” the US Army says. “Augmented reality may change that.”

Funded by the US military and developed by a Seattle-based company called Command Sight, the new goggles

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Andy Warhol’s Polaroid Camera Just Sold for $13,750 at Auction


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One of Andy Warhol’s personal Polaroid SX-70 Land Cameras, a camera the artist used extensively at the height of his career in the 1970s, was just auctioned off by Heritage Auctions for a whopping $13,750 earlier this week.

Finding a working, used Polaroid SX-70 isn’t too hard these days. You can pick one up on eBay for between $100 and $200 depending on the auction. But finding a Polaroid SX-70 that was used by Andy Warhol is a different matter entirely.

This little piece of photo history—a standard, chrome-plated SX-70 Land Camera from 1974 with brown leather panels and a

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NASA Turns Space Photos Into Music


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NASA has a new project that turns space photos into sounds. Using sonification, images obtained from telescopes are turned into “music” that sounds like what you’d hear when your operating system boots up.

The creative project is being carried out by scientists at NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory.

“Telescopes give us a chance to see what the Galactic Center looks like in different types of light,” NASA writes. “By translating the inherently digital data (in the form of ones and zeroes) captured by telescopes in space into images, astronomers create visual representations that would otherwise be invisible to us.

“But what

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NASA Turns Space Photos Into Music


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NASA has a new project that turns space photos into sounds. Using sonification, images obtained from telescopes are turned into “music” that sounds like what you’d hear when your operating system boots up.

The creative project is being carried out by scientists at NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory.

“Telescopes give us a chance to see what the Galactic Center looks like in different types of light,” NASA writes. “By translating the inherently digital data (in the form of ones and zeroes) captured by telescopes in space into images, astronomers create visual representations that would otherwise be invisible to us.

“But what

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