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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Photographing Rainbow Eyes By Using Birefringence

One of the many fascinating effects of cross-polarization is called “birefringence”, which is responsible for the psychedelic gradients in the seen here. This article is part two of a two-part series explaining cross-polarization and birefringence. The first part can be read here. What does “Cross Polarization” mean? While we delve deeper into this issue here, …

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A Face Mask Can Double as a Flash Diffuser for Better Portraits

I recently found a very practical solution for diffusing a camera flash. The solution is perhaps the most practical thing available during the COVID-19 pandemic: the spare medical mask that I kept on my bag. What’s great is that I don’t have to hold the mask in my hand. The mask’s elastic bands fit perfectly …

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UK May Require Geotagged Selfies to Enforce COVID Isolation

The UK government is reportedly looking into enforcing COVID-19 quarantine by requiring people to shoot and send geotagged selfies at random times of the day. The Sunday Times reports that UK officials are studying different tactics used by countries around the world to slow the spread of the coronavirus, and these include “quarantine hotels” (requiring …

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Dodging and Burning in Lightroom: A Comprehensive Guide

The post Dodging and Burning in Lightroom: A Comprehensive Guide appeared first on Digital Photography School. It was authored by Rick Ohnsman. Digital photographers who have never worked with film or never even set foot in a darkroom still encounter terms from the early days of photography. The phrase “dodging and burning” is a throwback …

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Journalists Covering the 2021 Inauguration Urge Officials to Allow Them to Wear Protective Equipment

The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press (RCFP), National Press Photographers Association (NPPA), New York Times, and Washington Post are urging the Secret Service to allow credentialed journalists covering the 2021 inauguration to carry protective equipment. In a letter sent to Justine Whelan, the Deputy Press Secretary at the United States Secret Service, the …

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