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Google Hired Professional Photographers to Help Train its AI Camera

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Cross-posted from The Verge [by James Vincent] How did Google get Clips, its AI-powered camera, to learn to automatically take the best shots of users and their families? Well, as the company explains in a new blog post, its engineers went to the professionals — hiring “a documentary filmmaker, a photojournalist, and a fine arts photographer” to produce visual data to train the neural network powering the camera. The blog post explains this process in…

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Small step for copyright, giant step for creators — The CASE Act

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Cross-posted from The Hill [by Keith Kupferschmid, Opinion Contributor] “Think Small.” That’s the 2018 rallying call for hundreds of thousands of professional creators and small business owners across the U.S. who rely on copyright to earn a living, but who have been neglected by a copyright system that gives them rights but no effective means for enforcing those rights. These creators are now lining up in droves to support a bipartisan bill introduced by Reps….

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Weekend Reading 8.18.2017

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Some of the most interesting/useful/fun stories from around the web to check out over the weekend (Warning: Highly Bookmarkable). A weekly roundup curated by ASMP National Board Chair Luke Copping. • Developing your own editing style and artistic vision on Instagram. • Mark Peterson: Photographing the hate in Charlottesville up close. • Defusing confrontations in street photography. • You are not your fear.  • Learning from the masters: Filmmaker Andrei Tarkovsky • Mike Perry: Stop censoring…

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What Do Photo Editors Want From Photographers?

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What do photo editors want from photographers? And how can you get their attention in their very crowded inboxes? Deborah Block offers some advice over at PhotoShelter Blog offers some insight. To take a stab at it, we’ve interviewed Jared Schwartz, the Assistant Photo Editor at GQ Magazine and GQ Style Magazine. See what Jared has to say about his magazine’s photography needs, common mistakes he sees photographers making, plus what he looks for in a…

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Election Central 2017!

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Election Central 2017 Everything you want to know about the candidates and the issues in the 2017 election for National Board seats. Becoming a Candidate In 2017, the National Board will have 12 members, who must be Professional Members or Life Members of ASMP. (Professional Members were formerly known as General Members.) Each board member serves a three-year term, and the terms are staggered so that four members are up for election each year. A…

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Portlander Gary Braasch, renowned photographer, environmentalist, dies snorkeling off Australia

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Written by Jim Ryan | The Oregonian/OregonLive Gary Braasch used to say his work would take him to the best places on Earth at the worst possible times, his son said. He documented receding glaciers, oil spills and Mount St. Helens’ eruption, earning renown as a nature photographer and environmental activist. Braasch, a Northwest Portland resident, died Monday while photographing coral bleaching and death off the coast of Australia, his son said. He was 72. “He…

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