Category Archives: Photography

More on Photoshop Style Neural Transfer Filters

[NB: I do not own the copyrights to any of these images.] Getting the results below previously required an expert hand or buying actions. Actions are small programs that perform a number of steps in Photoshop on an image automatically. … Continue reading

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Primitive Folk Art Made Possible by Photoshop

First time experimenting with Photoshop’s A/I powered style transfer filter. Bottom line? The filter I chose would best work with a landscape since people are more forgiving of an altered landscape than a human face. Still, after endless tweaking and … Continue reading

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On Colorizing and Different, Not Better

NB: Unknown photographers, various magazines. I do not own the rights to any of these images. Original monotone: Here’s a colorized version produced by Photoshop’s colorize filter. (internal link) Corrected the skin color a bit, that’s all. Comment: I think … Continue reading

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Photoshop’s Smart Portrait Neural Filter

I’ve written on Photoshop’s neural filters before (internal link). Here, the Smart Portrait filter transforms the ever angry and sullen Megan Fox into something less gloomy. The first photo is the original. You can see how overdone the last photo … Continue reading

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Goldfield Lays Town Father Bryan Smalley to Rest

Bryan Smalley died in Goldfield on October 30, 2021. He was 61 years old. The family does not wish to disclose the cause of death. His Pahrump Valley Times written obituary is here: –> Obituary of Bryan Smalley (external link) … Continue reading

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More Colorizing With Photoshop’s Neural Filter

Adobe recently come out with filters which rely on downloading additional software and then real time processing in the cloud. In other words, for these operations, Photoshop is not a stand alone program but instead relies in part on harnessing … Continue reading

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Some Photoshop Filters

These were all produced on auto settings. Most can be manipulated endlessly by setting manually. Update: I am selling a 24X36 unframed poster of these images. From my Disturbing Images page . . .

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Gumps on Post in San Francisco

Gumps was a store that helped make San Francisco magical. It started in 1861 after the Gold Rush flooded San Francisco with wealth. Treasures from the Orient poured in. Yes, the Orient. It was part gift shop, part museum, and … Continue reading

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Original Photographs and the Impossibility of Everything Connected to Them

After your article proposal has been accepted your next challenge will be providing photographs to accompany the text. I hope you can take them yourself. The world of Nat Geo doesn’t exist anymore for freelancers. You will not have a … Continue reading

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I Know it When I See It

“But to live outside the law, you must be honest.” Bob Dylan United States Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart struggled in 1964 to define pornography in the landmark case of Jacobellis v. Ohio. In his concurring opinion, Stewart wrote, essentially, … Continue reading

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