AI and Photography

March 6, 2023

Artificial Intelligence & Photography

One of the hottest topics to emerge in 2023 as it relates to landscape photography is the advent of Artificial Intelligence or AI. AI has swept the world by storm and is changing so rapidly that the one-month gap between when I recorded this podcast and when it was released probably saw huge shifts in the capabilities of AI and the challenges that have emerged in the U.S. legal system. AI presents photographers with multiple challenges and opportunities and in this panel discussion on the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast, we examine it all in depth.

AI Generated Image
A selection of images created by AI using user-generated prompts - courtesy of Tim Parkin

Meet our panel for AI and Photography:

On this week's episode, we cover a lot of ground about AI and Photography:

  • A comprehensive analysis on how AI image creation works and whether or not AI uses our photographs to make new artwork.
  • The various types of AI systems, including Generative Adversarial Networks and Stable Diffusion.
  • Discovering whether or not your photographs have been used to train AI networks.
  • What excites, frustrates, or angers photographers about the emergence of AI in the photography space.
  • How photographers can differentiate themselves from AI.
  • Ethical considerations for using AI image making systems as a photographer.
  • What makes a photograph a photograph and whether or not an AI generated image constitutes a photograph.
  • Comprehensive analysis on the legal ramifications of AI and copyright, both relating to the AI creations and the photographs that have been used to generate them.
  • And a lot more!
Diana Nicholette Jeon - AI Panel Discussion
Artist Diana Nicholette Jeon uses AI as a tool to help her create unique images that she later edits to suit her end result.

Other topics/links discussed on the podcast this week:

Bruce Couch - AI Panel Discussion
This photograph by Bruce Couch has been used to train AI systems that can now produce similar results only using user prompts, creating ethical concerns amongst photographers.

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See lots more examples of AI generated images below!

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