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Harry Potter Fans Wait Hours for Pics of Hogwarts Express, Get View Blocked

Harry Potter fans waited for hours on Monday at a train station in Scotland to see and photograph the iconic Hogwarts Express steam train as it passed through. Just as it was rumbling by, however, a commuter train decided to block the view. The “devastating” (yet hilarious) photobomb was captured in this 1-minute video. Caters …

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Google Updates Photos App with AI-Powered ‘Portrait Light’ Tool and One-Tap Edits

Yesterday, in addition to debuting the new Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a smartphones, Google also unveiled a major update for the Google Photos app. The update adds two new AI-powered photo editing tools: a one-tap editing feature that tailors suggestions to your specific photo, and an intelligent ‘Portrait Light’ feature that lets you alter lighting …

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Skylum Unveils ‘Adaptive Templates’ Coming to Luminar AI

As Skylum continues to prep for the full launch of its AI-based photo editor, Luminar AI, the company has reveled more details about how it will work. Namely: Skylum is showing off something called ‘Adaptive Templates,’ which are essentially next-level presets with some machine learning smarts. “Templates are more than simple presets. They are packaged …

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Canon Sets the World Record for the World’s Longest Digital Photo Print

Canon officially entered the Guinness Book of World Records this past weekend by setting the record for the world’s longest digital photo print: a massive 309-foot (109 meter) long collage that was printed at the Oberstdorf Photo Summit in Germany. The record was set and validated on September 26th, and Canon Germany shared the news …

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Olympus Concludes Sale of Imaging Business to JIP, Shares More Details

Late last night, Olympus officially finalized the sale of its Imaging business to Japan Industrial Partners (JIP) and released a detailed press release in which they share some of what we can expect from so-called “OM Digital Solutions Corporation” moving forward. The announcement that Olympus would sell its Imaging business to JIP first hit the …

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Atomos Just Unveiled a 4K HDMI Capture Card that Costs Only $80

Atomos—the purveyor of HDMI monitor/recorders like the popular Ninja V—has just released a 4K HDMI-to-USB capture card that lets you turn your professional camera into an ultra-high quality webcam for streaming or video conferencing. The best part? It costs just $80. HDMI capture cards like the popular Elgato Cam Link 4K are one of the …

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Belarus Protesters Use AI to ‘Unmask’ Riot Police Wearing Face Coverings

A Blarus-born digital artist named Andrew Maximov recently went viral after posting a video that shows how it is possible to “unmask” riot police who are violently cracking down on protesters in his home country, even if the only part of their face that is visible is their eyes. For the past four months, thousands …

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This Month in Photography: September 2020

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. Power, Consent, and Obligations in Photography – Conscientious Photography Magazine Dorothea Lange got permission from Florence Owens Thompson to photograph her and her children, …

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