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State of the Art: Deepfake Video Detection, Robotic Baseball Cameras, NASA's Musical Photos, and More

Photo technology marches on, despite pandemics. Today we round up a few notable achievements in imaging of one kind and another, including a clever way to detect deepfake videos, a robotic DSLR installed at the Boston Red Sox's Fenway Park, and some space photos that NASA turned into music. Photographer Brendan Barry has made news by turning Custom House in Exeter, UK, into a giant camera. Meanwhile, a new IKEA ad features a person who is actually a hyperrealistic CGI model.

How To: Remove Noise from Audio, Create Slow Shutter Speed Timelapses; Edit Timelapse Video, and more

Your video needs better audio. And in today's roundup of filmmaking tutorials from around the web you find some help on that score. YouTuber Mike Russell shows how to use Adobe Audition (part of Creative Cloud) to remove background noise from your video's audio track. You also learn how to remove distracting visual elements from your video using the content aware fill tool in After Effects. And more.

The DART Board: 10.22.2020

Leading the art news everywhere today is the remarkable story about returning a long-lost painting by Jacob Lawrence from the “American Struggle” series to its family—and to the exhibition of the extant works currently on view at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.  A recent visitor to the show noticed the wall label stating that this piece had been lost; there was no photograph of it, but the description made her think that it was owned by her neighbors. When she returned ...

Spotlight: A Moment from Colombian Photographer David Betancur's Travel Journal

David Betancur travels in order to find "character and scenarios." The Colombian photographer's portfolio is filled with people he finds on assignment and on his excursions throughout his country, which he records in what he calls "a sort of travel journal." Among the images in his journal is a shot of a girl resting on the edge of an abandoned swimming pool. "She told me, 'For enjoying the pool, there is no need to get wet in the water,'" Betancur recalls. His photograph was named a winner of the Latin American Fotografia 8 competition.

American Photography Open 2019: Meet the Winner, Alain Schroeder

Last month we revealed the ten finalists. Today, we introduce the winner of the American Photography Open 2019 competition - Alain Schroeder, a Brussels, Belgium-based photojournalist who has worked all around the globe, from Thailand and Tuscany to Crete and Vietnam. From October 2018 through April 2019, he was in Sumatra, Indonesia, to document efforts to aid the area's critically endangered orangutans. His photograph of an abused three-month-old female orangutan named Brenda being treated for a severely broken arm earned Schroeder the top spot in this year's contest.

The SONY a9: What the Pros Have to Say

"Eventually you knew it had to happen. Sooner or later cameras would get so good at what they did that basically your job as a photographer would be to look for interesting things to shoot and then try not to get in the camera's way as it did it's thing capturing them. I mean, imagine if a camera had pretty much flawless exposure capability, flawless focusing and could fire and focus so fast it never missed a frame?" So writes Jeff Wignall in todays Street Test of the Sony a9 full-frame mirrorless camera. Sony Artisans of Imagery Katrin Eisman, Andy Katz, and Pat Murphy-Racey join in with their takes on the 24.2-megapixel camera that has caused an uproar in the photo industry.