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Why Umbrellas Don’t Suck (But Your Lighting Might)

I’m photographer Jay P Morgan of The Slanted Lens, and today I’m going to talk about umbrellas! People have forgotten about umbrellas, they don’t use umbrellas, but umbrellas are a gorgeous way to light. So let’s take a look at them — see how to use them, set them up, ...

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MIT AI Camera Uses Shadows to See Around Corners

A team of researchers at MIT have created a new AI algorithm that can help cameras “see” off-camera things using only moving shadows. In a paper titled “Computational Mirrors: Blind Inverse Light Transport by Deep Matrix Factorization,” the scientists at MIT’s CSAIL share how they pointed a camera at a ...

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How to Build a Low Budget Photography Set

For my latest project, “we are the dead,” I decided to build a room in which to shoot my pictures. I had absolutely no idea how to do this, but there were some facts I needed to consider. The only available time I had for this was mostly late at ...

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