Photography Lovers! Thinking this might warrant a good look. Thoughts?

https://magazine.art21.org/2019/12/04/colored-time/

Hi Freelancers, this could really be time killing.

American Artist. Data Server Rack, 2019. Wood, hardware, paint, hay-bailing twine. University of Iowa, Stanley Museum of Art. Photo courtesy the artist.

In 1895, H.G. Wells published The Time Machine, a book that began his renown as a science-fiction author, though he wrote in many genres. Despite Wells’ success being patterned with infidelity and misogyny—behaviors that decorate the biographies of many white male historical figures—The Time Machine is still considered the book that introduced time travel into the lexicon of science fiction. Many products of sci-fi have become realities within the past few decades, but a machine such as Wells’s remains elusive. We can feign time travel through international flight, but the ability to travel across centuries hasn’t left the realm of fantasy.

Having read the novel years ago, I recall its depiction of the familiarities of civilization made superfluous, as they ebbed and flowed against the exterior of the engineer’s machine. Wells’s ability to imagine species entirely different from humans as the only protagonists throughout most of the novel was impressive to me. It made me wonder if a reality beyond the vectors upon which humans draw barriers could ever materialize. Imagining oneself as the engineer in the novel, would the fascination of witnessing a world beyond one’s own be curious enough to prompt the acceptance of one’s consequential nonexistence? To put it another way, if you knew that the next stage of the Earth consisted of giant crustaceans building community amid sunset-colored skies with no concept of difference, would that be fantastic enough to aid you in accepting your own end, in order for the new world to be brought about? Maybe this is similar to the crisis of legitimacy that institutional gatekeepers face today, as they attempt to radicalize and racialize their public images by employing more non-white people and queer people.

American Artist. Data Server Rack, 2019. Wood, hardware, paint, hay-bailing twine. University of Iowa, Stanley Museum of Art. Photo courtesy the artist.

I thought about Wells’s proposition while I traveled this year between Brooklyn and Detroit¹. As predictions of a climate disaster contend with Octavia Butler’s apocalyptic premise in Parable of the Sower, I wonder: If we were to presumably save the world, would everything still function in the same way? And if so, whose world would be saved, and why should I care to save it? 

“Culture that attempts to depict the future defines the possibility of the future in that moment.”

In the article “The Social Life of Social Death,” Jared Sexton uses the plot of the 1967 film In the Heat of the Night to cite the concept of “colored time,” a form of incarceration that is different from “white time.” The main character, Virgil Tibbs, describes it as “the worst time you can do.” Sexton goes on to describe colored time as “interminable, perhaps even incalculable, stalled time […] the slow time of captivity, the dilated time of the event horizon, the eternal time of the unconscious, the temporality of atomization.” This differentiation in time as a condition of Black captivity is important for reconciling a sense of time’s relativity within the frame of sociality. Though Wells prompted a consideration of how we, a singular humanity, might breakthrough time, into an other’s temporality, he did not account for the difference in temporality that already exists between people in the same geographical place at the same literal time, experiencing different epochs of possibility because of the linear narratives into which they are inscribed. Wells was not aware of the fact that—time just moves differently for some people…

Alisha B Wormsley. THERE ARE BLACK PEOPLE IN THE FUTURE, 2019. Billboard installed at Library Street Collective, Detroit, MI.

On July 20, 2019, the artist Alisha B Wormsley debuted a billboard in downtown Detroit:  “THERE ARE BLACK PEOPLE IN THE FUTURE.” The white text on a black background is easy to read and hard to mistake. It’s a clear proposition that mirrors the mundane insistence of vitality presented by the Black Lives Matter movement several years ago—but maybe for a sci-fi audience. In a statement about the piece, Wormsley says that it is “a response to the absence of non-white faces in science-fiction films and TV.”² What Wormsley points out is: Culture that attempts to depict the future defines the possibility of the future in that moment. It gives us a glimpse into the future being planned for us if it continues unchecked. The mundanity of Wormsley’s billboard is important to note because the Black Lives Matter movement was labeled as “Black-identity extremism” for merely pointing towards the resilience of Blackness. Are there Black people in Wells’s version of the future, or do we exist in colored time? From what I recall, the novel anticipated the pipe dreams of contemporary technocrats like Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos: the engineer of the time machine was the only person that made it out of the present alive. 

American Artist. 2015 (video still), 2019. HD video; 21:38. Photo courtesy the artist

In my artwork, I juxtapose different temporalities to show that the ailments of science fiction are facts that are often too banal to register as the thing depicted through cinema. Most science fiction dramatizes the bourgeoisie’s fear of becoming the Other while the real thriller is addressing the fears actually created by the bourgeoisie. The artwork titled 2015³  characterizes the use by the New York Police Department (NYPD) of predictive policing software, an approach introduced to the public by films such as Minority Report and used in the United States as early as 2012. The sculpture titled Data Server Rack4 compares the pouring of technology-focused venture capital into the Midwest with Black farmers’ struggle for settlements in the largest civil-rights lawsuit in the history of the United States. My work, like Wormsley’s billboard, reveals the machine that not only makes different outcomes possible for various individuals in the same singular frame but also announces—with criminal regularity—the casualties of colored time.


1 During the course of writing this essay, the author visited Detroit as a teacher of critical theory at the School for Poetic Computation (sfpc.io).

2 Alisha B. Wormsley (website), “There are Black People in the Future,” https://alishabwormsley.com/new-page-1.

3 The video 2015, made in 2019, contains a fictional heads-up display (HUD)—a device that displays critical information within a windshield or cockpit window—an early form of augmented reality. A precursor to the HUD appeared in 1900 in anti-aircraft gun sights. This is a reminder that most new technology is developed and funded by the military industrial complex. The NYPD announced publicly that it would begin trials of predictive policing software on June 29, 2015, the date the video takes place.

4 Data Server Rack (2019) responds to the Silicon Prairie phenomenon: in recent years, an increasing number of tech entrepreneurs and computer programmers from San Jose have moved to the Midwest for job opportunities comparable to those in Silicon Valley. The relationship between the high-tech industry and agriculture has a precedent in Santa Clara Valley, California, where the fruit industry that prospered in the early twentieth century was eclipsed by the tech sector by the 1960s.

Spanning the same two decades that many young, white, male venture capitalists have focused on the Midwest, the United States Department of Agriculture has been in a legal fight over loans that were denied to Black farmers for over a decade. After failing to adequately award settlements to petitioning farmers in the 1999 Pigford v. Glickman lawsuit, successive bills were authorized, allowing additional farmers to apply for payouts. The most recent bill, Pigford II, was settled in 2010, for which applicable farmers didn’t receive payment until 2013.

This sculpture draws a parallel between the shape of a data server rack—a modest utilitarian device, usually unseen by consumers, that provides the infrastructure for the data cloud—and a handmade hay bailing machine—a niche tool to alleviate costs for farmers, made from wood and found materials, in order to create industry-standardized bales of hay.


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Freelancers! Considered this might warrant a good look. Thoughts?

https://skylum.com/blog/creating-focus-and-fueling-creative-fire-with-ai

Welcome Freelancers, this has a chance to be inconsequential.

Alex Tsepko, Skylum CEO, reflects on the role of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in service to visual storytellers.

It’s not often that one witnesses, firsthand, a fundamental change in the way things work ‘ at home, in the office or within society at large. Rarer still is having the opportunity to sit at the table where those decisions are being made.

This week, with our big reveal behind us, I had an opportunity to reflect on what LuminarAI, and tools like it, will mean for creators of every size and stripe.

No matter how it is deployed, the most compelling advantage of Artificial intelligence (AI) in the service of human beings comes down to a single word.

Time.

It’s the only resource none of us can buy … at any price. Enter AI. With the thoughtful use of AI, we can avoid spending time in the first place.

First, think.

A raw photo is like a blank canvas; full of possibilities. As a result, the hardest part of the edit is often knowing where to start. So, we sit and think. Grab a cup of coffee. Think some more. Tick tock. We wait for the creative fires to ignite.

Just to get those fires burning, I have to do a lot of work, the first step alone requires me to analyze the untouched photo to understand the following:

  • Common capture issues with sharpness, exposure and contrast.
  • Opportunities to improve composition using widely-held principles like the rule of thirds and the Fibonacci spiral.
  • 3D relationships within the image between foreground, subjects and background.
  • The color palette of the image and how it might be manipulated to greatest effect.
  • Which elements in the photo work and which are a distraction.

That entire decision tree is required for every photo just to determine which ‘keepers’ have the most potential for greatness. This process takes a lot of time and, when done, I still have not produced a single final image.

Next, decide.

Keepers in hand, I now have to decide which of an infinite array of looks will work best to achieve my creative vision for these photos. I might narrow that field down to 3-5 looks I know I have the technical skill to achieve. I must then apply that skill to the image to test each look to arrive at my desired look.

Now, work.

I’ve just spent a great deal of time making a creative choice for one image. Now, I must invest more time to apply that choice to every photo in the queue.

Professional photographers often hand this work off to a trusted apprentice or freelancer. Hobbyist photographers do all of this work themselves. The first trades money to reclaim time. The second just spends time.

This is where AI can really change the way work like this gets done ‘ forever.

AI can light the spark

One of the most common misconceptions about AI is that it replaces people. I suppose, from a purely technical perspective, I can see how one might think that true.

But that is not how Skylum sees AI. Rather, we see AI as a tool that replaces drudgery and, in doing so, frees creators to focus entirely on their vision and speed the time from concept to final, stunning results.

Like an apprentice, AI can be taught to analyze images and select those with the most potential for greatness. Like a journeyman, AI can be taught to apply time-tested design principles like composition, depth of field and color theory to those selected images and present several enhancement options to the creator.

Focus equals freedom

Options in hand, the creator retains control over the final decision on the best path to follow to achieve the desired results and realize their creative vision. And, equally important, the creator now has more time to focus on just these crucial decisions of taste and style. 

Ultimately, these decisions alone most define a creator’s body of work. No one cares about the time spent or methods used to arrive at these decisions. In the final assessment, only the results of the decisions matter. Laser focus on these decisions allows more work to be done well, in less time

Consider Leonardo da Vinci. 

Today, we marvel at the tremendous volume of outstanding creative work da Vinci produced. No one cares about how much time he took to deliver the work. In fact, we are amazed that one creator could produce so much in a single lifetime.

As with Leonardo da Vinci, the consistent delivery of outstanding work means the influence of the creator’s work grows in both breadth and depth. Greater influence creates greater opportunity.

Of equal, if not greater importance to the delivery of better results, is the reclamation of the creator’s time. Again, time is the only asset which cannot be purchased, at any price.

At best, we can guard time like the treasure it truly is. Time not lost to drudgery is a gift to ourselves.

AI fuels creative fires

Thoughtfully designed AI eliminates drudgery, creates focus and reclaims our time. In turn, reclaimed time can be invested in new creative work and, when needed, refueling our creative fires by taking time away from the forge. 

At Skylum, thoughtfully designed AI is what we do

LuminarAI is our contribution of thoughtfully designed AI in service of the image creators at every level from the raw beginner to the seasoned professional.

I, for one, welcome the assistance of my AI apprentice. I am excited about tremendous  potential creative energy it will unlock in all of us.

Raise a glass. Light the fire. Create.

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Photographers! Kind of thought this could qualify for a look see. Any opinions?

https://www.outdoorphotographer.com/blog/photo-of-the-day-by-mrfaucher/

How goes it Great Minds, this has an outside chance to be worth a scan.

Photo By mrfaucher

Photo By mrfaucher

Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Shoe Lake” by mrfaucher. Location: Goat Rocks Wilderness, Washington.

“It’s a 7-mile hike to Shoe Lake, but it’s not overly difficult,” explains mrfaucher. “Follow the well-graded Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) through cool forest and along an open craggy ridge to this pretty little lake tucked in an open alpine meadow. The wildflowers are sublime. The views are breathtaking—especially of Mt. Rainier hovering over the Hogback Ridge. And mountain goats are abundant here in this sprawling wilderness named for them.”

Photo of the Day is chosen from various OP galleries, including AssignmentsGalleries and the OP Contests. Assignments have weekly winners that are featured on the OP website homepage, FacebookTwitter and Instagram. To get your photos in the running, all you have to do is submit them.

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Photographers! Thought that this just could qualify for a look. Comment if you like.

http://www.stevehuffphoto.com/2020/09/08/will-return-in-mid-october-with-new-reviews-i-am-moving/

Howdy-do Freelancers, this has an outside chance to be decent.

Will RETURN IN MID OCTOBER with new Reviews. I am MOVING! After 11 years in my home here in Phoenix AZ, Debby and I are making a life change and moving 2000 miles away to […]

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Photogs! Kind of thought this might warrant a look. Any opinions?

http://graphicdesignjunction.com/2020/09/10-most-popular-instagram-trends-in-2020/

Good Day Avid Photogs, this may really be valuable.

The year 2020 has been full of surprises and changes. Not just in the world generally but, also in the world of social media through different emerging trends for popular platforms like Instagram.

Like fashion trends, it is also important to keep up with the latest and ever-changing trends in the fast-growing world of social media to keep up to date and not lose track. This means that you need to be more adaptable and keen on learning as the world of social media moves forward by the minute.

Here is a list of the 10 of most popular Instagram trends that you need to keep track of in the year 2020:

1. Posts are losing the race against video content

The truth is that no one has time to read your long captions. People’s attention spans are decreasing and they like content that is more interactive. Posts are the thing of the past. Video content is the future!

2. Instagram live goes live

From the beginning of this year till now, the statistics of Instagram live rose about 70% due to the global pandemic and everyone having to stay at home. More than 800 million people tune into Instagram live daily for a dose of everything that they do not have access to due to the lockdown.

3. IGTV is taking centre stage

This latest feature of Instagram is becoming a favourite among brands and influencers as it gives them to showcase their creativity in a completely new way. IGTV videos are trending!

4. Influencers are becoming more content sensitive

This year, be it the Coronavirus or the Black Lives Matter movement, Instagram influencers are making the most of the platform to raise awareness of the issues at hand and reaching out to the masses which is also helping them grow their audience.

5. Making money directly through Instagram

To make the most of this social media, as an influencer you can now buy automatic Instagram likes monthly and make instant money. You can easily promote your posts or IGTV videos on Instagram which will help you reach maximum audience and also make some money directly.

6. Shopping and advertising get AI-powered upgrades

If you are an online business, this latest trend is a life-saver for you. You can now set up your online business on Instagram without having to worry about opening a physical shop or investing a huge amount of cash. Try this feature today and thank us later if you are a small business.

7. Originality in content is key

Pretty faces and perfect Instagram feeds are the thing of the past. This year’s latest trend is originality in content. You need to stand out and be real if you want to be trending on this social media platform. You cannot expect to be popular with the same old content that no one is interested in anymore. You can no more copy content and get away with it.

8. Instagram Challenges are the in thing

A fun trend that kept most of us occupied this year despite the pandemic were the different Instagram challenges that everyone jumped on to try. If you have not tried the latest TikTok challenge then you are certainly missing out on all the fun.

 

9. Memes are the need of the hour

Instagram is no more a place for filtered images or random video stories. Memes are the latest trend taking over all that due to the cool effects, music and many more features that the platform has introduced this year to keep us all occupied and distracted.

10. Augmented Reality filters by different brands

The Augmented Reality (AR) feature is said to blow away the marketing trends in the year 2020 on social media platforms such as Instagram due to its huge range of applications. Brands can now customise their own GIFs, stickers or face filters if they like. If you want to know what we are talking about, you need to try the popular Diamond filter by Rihanna to get a first-hand idea.

So, which latest trends have you tried or are going to try? Do let us know in the comments!

The post 10 Most Popular Instagram Trends in 2020 first appeared on Graphic Design Junction.

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Photogs! Considered this just could warrant a conversation. Ideas?

https://iso.500px.com/landscape-photography-pro-tips/

Hi-Ya Photography Lovers, this just might be worth checking out.

Landscape photography may be a popular subject among photographers, but it takes a lot of mastery, patience, and a certain frame of mind to capture imagery that will really stir the viewers’ emotions and minds.

Just ask photographer Iurie Belegurschi, whose own jaw-dropping landscapes never fail to amaze us. In this 500px ISO exclusive, Iurie shares his personal tips that will help you improve your landscape photography from scouting locations to gear recommendations.

Frozen Aldeyjarfoss by Iurie Belegurschi on 500px.com

Scroll down for a Q&A with Iurie—followed by his photos and a list of 23 helpful tips!

Q&A WITH IURIE ON LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY

Hi Iurie! Please introduce yourself to our readers.
IURIE BELEGURSCHI:
I’m originally from Moldova. I moved permanently to Iceland in 2006. I work full-time as a professional landscape photographer. I also run photo tours and workshops in Iceland and around the world. In fact, I have an upcoming Winter Workshop starting October, where I will be taking photographers on a hunt for Aurora Borealis and on an ice cave tour. My work has been published in major newspapers, magazines, books, and calendars worldwide. My two passions in life are photography and traveling.

Steamy Kerlingarfjoll by Iurie Belegurschi on 500px.com

How did you discover photography and how long have you been doing this?
IURIE:
I have been shooting for many years, but I got serious about my photography five years ago.

Icelandic Highlands by Drone by Iurie Belegurschi on 500px.com

As a landscape and travel photographer, how much time do you spend out in the field?
IURIE:
I do mostly tours and workshops in Iceland, Norway, and Greenland, so I am outdoors 90% of the time, shooting with my guests. Sometimes, I go out and take photos on my own during my free time, but that is very seldom. I’m making it a point now to travel at least three to four times a year—my last one being in New Zealand last April.

Iceland is Hot by Iurie Belegurschi on 500px.com

The Rolling Hills of Tuscany by Iurie Belegurschi on 500px.com

Your landscape images are otherworldly, but still grounded in the natural world. What type of subjects do you enjoy shooting the most?
IURIE:
Icelandic landscapes, of course! I love winterscapes, snow-covered mountains, icy lakes, waterfalls, glaciers, and ice caves. I like night photography the most—shooting the Milky Way, stars, and the Northern Lights. It gives me a sense of fulfillment and peace when I’m outdoors at night, capturing what is relatively hard to fully see with the naked eye.

Blue Ice Cave by Iurie Belegurschi on 500px.com

Mothership by Iurie Belegurschi on 500px.com

What about Iceland do you find the most fascinating, and what makes it different from the landscape of other countries?
IURIE:
Iceland is a photographer’s paradise, truly “the land of ice and fire”. We have amazing waterfalls all around the country—volcanoes, glaciers, mountain ranges, rivers, lakes, black sand beaches, rocky coastlines, and more. When you combine this with the Northern Lights in winter and the Midnight Sun in summer, the creative possibilities are endless.

Far Away in the Clouds by Iurie Belegurschi on 500px.com

In all your years of experience, what has been the most difficult terrain or weather condition to shoot?
IURIE:
Definitely mountains and winter. You have to deal with lots of hiking, elevated to get to vantage points from the top. Bringing your gear and the weight of the clothes you wear to keep yourself warm is challenging. You have to be physically and mentally fit to be able to keep doing it. I have been shooting as well in sandstorms, windstorms, and blizzards—those are always a challenge.

Reflection of Kirkjufell by Iurie Belegurschi on 500px.com

What’s the photograph that you are the most proud of?
IURIE:
I was guiding a workshop. We had been stuck due to bad weather, but we were planning on shooting at a glacier lagoon. I really wanted everyone to get a great sunset shot, as it was near the end of our trip. So, I took a risk and drove through a major sandstorm to get there. As we arrived, I could see that soon the sky would be on fire. We quickly set up. The result was this photo, which is one of my all-time favorites.

landscape photography -Blue Ice Cave by Iurie Belegurschi on 500px.com

IURIE’S TIPS FOR SHOOTING LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY


1. Start with a vision of you want to achieve as a landscape photographer.
2. Quality is better than quantity when it comes to landscape photography.
3. Keep yourself motivated. You will realize that landscape photography is not easy—the weather, the hiking, getting the best conditions for the shot or mood you want.
4. Look to others’ work for inspiration, and keep on learning. It never stops.

Above the Highlands by Iurie Belegurschi on 500px.com

CHOOSING A LOCATION FOR LANDSCAPE PHOTOS


5. Be prepared and plan ahead for location. Consider the direction or state of the sun and moon.
6. I always look for leading lines, a good foreground, angle of view to the subject, direction of the natural light, and the direction of the moon if there is one.
7. Visit your locations ahead of time, and scout for other vantage points. You may find something that takes a bit more effort and time to reach, and you may not make it if you arrive on the dot.

Thunderous Fall of the Gods by Iurie Belegurschi on 500px.com

8. When you arrive at your scene, don’t rush your shots. Take 5 minutes to “see” the scene, and then form your shooting plan.
9. Get to your location early and stay there late.
10. I see photographers shooting for one hour during sunset from the same spot with same composition. Get up, move around, change your direction, change your focal length, and shoot different photos.
11. When you are shooting seascapes, always take a look at the tides before you visit. Some places are better shot in high tide, some in low tide.
12. For seascapes, also take note of the prevailing tide swells in the sea.

Steamy Kerlingarfjoll by Iurie Belegurschi on 500px.com

TIPS ON ON THE BEST TIME TO SHOOT


13. I prefer to take my photos at 12 o’clock noon—okay, I’m kidding! You cannot get the very best results without missing some sleep. I will get to my location an hour before sunrise or sunset. After sunset, you can find me chasing the Northern Lights!

Still Water at Vestrahorn by Iurie Belegurschi on 500px.com

WHAT GEAR AND EQUIPMENT SHOULD I USE FOR LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY


14. Get a tripod. I see many new photographers with expensive gear, but very flimsy tripods. It is so important to have a very stable tripod and camera mounting system.

The Rolling Hills of Tuscany by Iurie Belegurschi on 500px.com

15. Make sure to check the quality of the gear and filters you use. It is foolish to think that everything can be done and corrected in post.
16. I personally shoot with Canon 5DM III. My second body is Canon 6D.
17. My go-to lens for most of my landscapes is the Canon 16-35 f/2.8 II. My passion is in seeing and capturing the wide-angle, so I use the Canon 16-35 f/2.8 II lens most of the time.
18. At night, I love shooting with the Canon 24 f/1.4 lens.

Aerial View of the Icelandic Highlands by Iurie Belegurschi on 500px.com

19. For the panoramas I have recently started to shoot, I use Really Right Stuff double-row panorama gear on top of my Really Right Stuff tripod, which is an amazing combination.
20. As I do more panoramas, I am experimenting with longer focal lens lengths to gain maximum resolution of my final image.
21. I don’t rely on much more gear, but I am never without a Circular Polarizer and my Lee Filter System.

landscape photography - Mothership by Iurie Belegurschi on 500px.com

POST-PROCESSING TIPS FOR LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY SHOTS


22. The work is only partially done when you press the shutter. I shoot in RAW and process my photos in Lightroom and Photoshop—it is extremely important.
23. My workflow involves basic moves such as lens correction, chromatic aberration, white balance, and minor tone curve adjustments. From there, it’s very simple. I typically only spend 5-10 minutes finishing an image; mostly, color and exposure adjustments.

Waterfall in the Icelandic Highlands by Iurie Belegurschi on 500px.com

We hope you found Iurie’s tips and thoughts on shooting landscapes helpful.
To see more of his work, follow Iurie Belegurschi on 500px, or thumb up his Facebook Page.

For more information on his photo tours and workshops, visit Winter Photo Workshops, Guide To Iceland, or subscribe to his newsletter.

Running with the Horses by Iurie Belegurschi on 500px.com

Got a question for Iurie? Got your own landscape photography shooting tips, or stories about Iceland and other amazing terrains that you think we should explore?
Tell us all about it in the comments below!

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Freelancers! Thought this just may justify a gander. Any opinions?

https://picturethis.libsyn.com/stop-saying-rtfm

Greetings Great Minds, this just might be decent.

Tony & Chelsea Northrup talk about the term RTFM (Read the [email protected]$%ing Manual) and how blaming the user for every error hinders photography tech and has kept dedicated cameras from competing with camera phones.

Go to http://squarespace.com/chelsea & save 10% off your first website or domain with code “chelsea”

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Photography Lovers! Figured that this could probably warrant a good look. Thoughts?

http://graphicdesignjunction.com/2020/09/annual-report-brochures/

Welcome Avid Photographers, this is going to be worth checking out.

Simple and clean Annual Report Templates brochures for company Profile, annual report 2020, agency brochure or company brief. Brochure templates are very elegant and Professional. Create your company’s documentation quick and easy. These templates comes with paragraph and character styles, swatches, styles for your spreadsheet / financial info, block quotes, key figures layout, and much more.

Creative brochure templates perfect for annual financial business reporting. Fully editable layers or colors shape layers, print ready (CMYK/3mm Bleeds/300 dpi), format is A4 (210 x 297mm) with 3 mm bleed and US letter (8.5 x 11 inches) with 0.125 inches bleed. The files are fully editable and print ready. Paragraph styles included, master page included. Based on a 6 column grid. All graphical elements are as vectors included.

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Was I on target?
Thank me later.

Freelancers! Hoping this was probably warrant a look through. Ideas?

https://skylum.com/blog/creating-focus-and-fueling-creative-fire-with-ai

How are you Persons of Taste, this could potentially be worth a look.

Alex Tsepko, Skylum CEO, reflects on the role of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in service to visual storytellers.

It’s not often that one witnesses, firsthand, a fundamental change in the way things work ‘ at home, in the office or within society at large. Rarer still is having the opportunity to sit at the table where those decisions are being made.

This week, with our big reveal behind us, I had an opportunity to reflect on what LuminarAI, and tools like it, will mean for creators of every size and stripe.

No matter how it is deployed, the most compelling advantage of Artificial intelligence (AI) in the service of human beings comes down to a single word.

Time.

It’s the only resource none of us can buy … at any price. Enter AI. With the thoughtful use of AI, we can avoid spending time in the first place.

First, think.

A raw photo is like a blank canvas; full of possibilities. As a result, the hardest part of the edit is often knowing where to start. So, we sit and think. Grab a cup of coffee. Think some more. Tick tock. We wait for the creative fires to ignite.

Just to get those fires burning, I have to do a lot of work, the first step alone requires me to analyze the untouched photo to understand the following:

  • Common capture issues with sharpness, exposure and contrast.
  • Opportunities to improve composition using widely-held principles like the rule of thirds and the Fibonacci spiral.
  • 3D relationships within the image between foreground, subjects and background.
  • The color palette of the image and how it might be manipulated to greatest effect.
  • Which elements in the photo work and which are a distraction.

That entire decision tree is required for every photo just to determine which ‘keepers’ have the most potential for greatness. This process takes a lot of time and, when done, I still have not produced a single final image.

Next, decide.

Keepers in hand, I now have to decide which of an infinite array of looks will work best to achieve my creative vision for these photos. I might narrow that field down to 3-5 looks I know I have the technical skill to achieve. I must then apply that skill to the image to test each look to arrive at my desired look.

Now, work.

I’ve just spent a great deal of time making a creative choice for one image. Now, I must invest more time to apply that choice to every photo in the queue.

Professional photographers often hand this work off to a trusted apprentice or freelancer. Hobbyist photographers do all of this work themselves. The first trades money to reclaim time. The second just spends time.

This is where AI can really change the way work like this gets done ‘ forever.

AI can light the spark

One of the most common misconceptions about AI is that it replaces people. I suppose, from a purely technical perspective, I can see how one might think that true.

But that is not how Skylum sees AI. Rather, we see AI as a tool that replaces drudgery and, in doing so, frees creators to focus entirely on their vision and speed the time from concept to final, stunning results.

Like an apprentice, AI can be taught to analyze images and select those with the most potential for greatness. Like a journeyman, AI can be taught to apply time-tested design principles like composition, depth of field and color theory to those selected images and present several enhancement options to the creator.

Focus equals freedom

Options in hand, the creator retains control over the final decision on the best path to follow to achieve the desired results and realize their creative vision. And, equally important, the creator now has more time to focus on just these crucial decisions of taste and style. 

Ultimately, these decisions alone most define a creator’s body of work. No one cares about the time spent or methods used to arrive at these decisions. In the final assessment, only the results of the decisions matter. Laser focus on these decisions allows more work to be done well, in less time

Consider Leonardo da Vinci. 

Today, we marvel at the tremendous volume of outstanding creative work da Vinci produced. No one cares about how much time he took to deliver the work. In fact, we are amazed that one creator could produce so much in a single lifetime.

As with Leonardo da Vinci, the consistent delivery of outstanding work means the influence of the creator’s work grows in both breadth and depth. Greater influence creates greater opportunity.

Of equal, if not greater importance to the delivery of better results, is the reclamation of the creator’s time. Again, time is the only asset which cannot be purchased, at any price.

At best, we can guard time like the treasure it truly is. Time not lost to drudgery is a gift to ourselves.

AI fuels creative fires

Thoughtfully designed AI eliminates drudgery, creates focus and reclaims our time. In turn, reclaimed time can be invested in new creative work and, when needed, refueling our creative fires by taking time away from the forge. 

At Skylum, thoughtfully designed AI is what we do

LuminarAI is our contribution of thoughtfully designed AI in service of the image creators at every level from the raw beginner to the seasoned professional.

I, for one, welcome the assistance of my AI apprentice. I am excited about tremendous  potential creative energy it will unlock in all of us.

Raise a glass. Light the fire. Create.

Was I on the button?
Was I wrong?