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The Winning Photos of the 2019 Nat Geo Travel Photo Contest

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National Geographic has announced the winners of its 2019 Travel Photo Contest. Photographer Weimin Chu won the $7,500 grand prize for his Cities photo “Greenlandic Winter,” which shows the fishing village of Upernavik in Greenland. “Upernavik is a fishing village on a tiny island in west Greenland,” Chu writes in ...

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This Software Can Undistort Faces at the Edges of Wide-Angle Photos

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If you’ve ever found yourself at the edges of a group photo captured with a wide-angle lens, you may have noticed some strange stretching, squishing, and/or skewing that distort your face. Researchers have now created software that can automatically fix these wide-angle face distortions without affecting other parts of the ...

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Adorama Launches Monthly Instagram Photo Challenge

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In 2016, AdoramaTV aired a reality TV show called Top Photographer in which 5 photographers competed over 5 episodes to be named the best photographer. Adorama just announced a new Top Photographer series, but this one is a monthly photo challenge that anyone can enter on Instagram. The series is ...

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These Deepfakes of Famous People Are Testing Facebook’s Policies

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Facebook has recently taken a position of not removing faked videos, choosing instead to reduce their reach and display them alongside fact-checking information. Now a series of viral deepfake videos of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and other famous individuals is putting Facebook’s policies to the test. Motherboard reports that artists ...

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DxOMark Made a Realistic Mannequin for Testing Selfie Cameras

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DxOMark is known for its lab tests of camera quality that are widely used by brands in marketing. To standardize its selfie camera tests to ensure repeatability, DxOMark has created a custom realistic mannequin to serve as a selfie subject. Named Sienna, the mannequin was created by first 3D scanning ...

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