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Red Bull Showcases Women Photographers Capturing Hawaii’s Big Wave Season

In an effort to expand the opportunities for women, Red Bull has hired a group of women photographers to document three key Hawaiian big-wave breaks (Jaws, Waimea, Outer Reefs) for the entire winter season. The Hawaiian big wave season has been in full swing since November and normally continues through February. After soliciting women for …

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Play Chess with Camera Equipment at This Norwegian Camera Store

Stavanger Foto, a camera and photography shop in Stavanger, Norway, has set up photo equipment on a giant chessboard. The shop is using everything from flashes and teleconverters to giant super-telephotos to represent the different pieces. Stavanger Foto offers everything from new and used camera equipment, to studio backdrops and lights, to an in-house photo …

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Astounding Detail: A 10 Billion Pixel Panorama of Vermeer’s ‘Girl with a Pearl Earring’

Emilien Leonhardt and Vincent Sabatier from Hirox Europe last year took part in an incredible project: they photographed Vermeer’s “Girl with a Pearl Earring” at an incredible resolution to allow anyone to see the painting down to the level of 4.4-microns per pixel. The project was undertaken in order to evaluate the surface condition of …

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Facebook Improves Its AI Audio Photo Descriptions for the Visually Impaired

Facebook has been using AI to audibly describe the contents of photos for the visually impaired for some time, but it’s improving those efforts this year. The latest version of the model promises to provide much more information than before. In what appears to be part of the benefit of owning both Facebook and Instagram, …

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