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[embedded content] The European Southern Observatory’s Very Large Telescope (ESO VLT) has captured a world’s first: the first ever image of two giant exoplanets orbiting a young ‘Sun-like’ star 300 light years away from our own. The photograph could provide important information about the formation of our own solar system. The groundbreaking image—which is discussed
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Every last Sunday of the month 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. South Beach, Florida, 2020 © Deborah Sandidge Essential Photography Tips for Your Summer Road Trip — ForbesLavanya Sunkara compiles Nikon Ambassador, Deborah
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A one-day initiative that took place around the United States yesterday shows the impact photographers can have when they team up to make a difference. It’s called “10,000 Headshots,” and it involved booking and shooting free headshots for 10,000 unemployed Americans across the country in a single day. The initiative was created by the website
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Adobe has hired Marc Levoy, the computation photography pioneer who led the development of groundbreaking technologies found in Google’s Pixel smartphones. Levoy will now be putting his expertise toward helping Adobe develop a “universal camera app.” Levoy became a computer science professor at Stanford in 1990, focusing on computer graphics and vision. He would go
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[embedded content] Disney researchers have unveiled a new algorithm for fully automatic high-resolution face-swapping for both photos and videos. “To the best of our knowledge, this is the first method capable of rendering photo-realistic and temporally coherent results at megapixel resolution,” the team of researchers at Disney Research Studios and ETH Zurich write in their
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Here’s an interesting tidbit from the world of smartphone photography. Google is proposing a significant change to the Camera API in Android 11 that will prevent smartphones from using face altering algorithms that change geometry, skin tone, or apply smoothing. The new rule was brought to light by XDA Developers Editor-in-Chief Mishaal Rahman, who posted
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A Virginia-based photographer has filed a lawsuit in federal court claiming that the state’s new anti-discrimination law infringes on his first amendment rights. The photographer objects to shooting same-sex weddings on religious grounds, and believes the new law could “force” him to either work with same-sex couples or face bankruptcy. If this story sounds familiar,
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After months of rumors and speculation, Sony has officially unveiled the FE 12-24mm f/2.8 G Master lens, styled as the “world’s widest full-frame zoom with a constant f/2.8 aperture”… with a price tag worthy of the name. With the introduction of the 12-24mm GM, Sony’s G Master lineup of pricey-but-excellent f/2.8 aperture lenses now extends
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Getty Images has announced an… interesting partnership with the creators of the video game Grand Turismo. In light of the pandemic and the rise of eSports, the photo agency will begin using “world-class motorsports photographers” to capture “stunning in-game photography” from the FIA’s Grand Turismo Championships. In other words: Getty is now licensing video game
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