As someone who’s seen the digital revolution’s impact to photography firsthand one thing I know is change will always happen. New technologies, new tools will always come up and can impact the work of. Photographers who operate a business
So, how will generative AI impact photography?
Let’s first turn to AI to answer the question what is a Generative AI Image Generator:
“It’s a type of machine learning model that is trained to create images based on certain input parameters or constraints. These models use a technique called generative adversarial networks (GANs) to learn the patterns and features of existing images and then use this knowledge to generate new, unique images.
The input parameters or constraints can vary depending on the specific AI image generator being used. For example, some generators may allow users to specify certain colors or shapes, while others may use natural language descriptions to create images. AI image generators have a wide range of applications, from creating artwork and designs to helping scientists visualize complex data.
It’s worth noting that while AI image generators can create impressive and realistic images, they are still limited by the data they are trained on and the algorithms they use. They are not capable of true creativity or imagination, and the images they produce are always based on existing patterns and features in the training data”
One of the top image AI generators is MidJourney. With this Discord based app you can type in any prompt and turn that into an image.
Let’s give it a try and see what we can quickly create. I wanted to see if I could use a very simple prompt to create a banner for an online horse show.
I’ll enter this prompt in:
“Create a banner that is 708 pixels x 139 pixels with a beach scene and horses running on the beach. Text on the top to say “Fun in the Sun Photo Show”
The result was OK however it didn’t create it to the size I was looking for and the text was very random, not sure how that was created. But the image actually looks pretty cool
You can get much, much more detailed in your prompt and identify lens mm for depth, film type to emulate and many other areas.
Here is another example:
“Street photo in new york, medium shot, natural lighting, shot on fujifilm, detailed and realistic environment, cinematic”
So, what’s your thoughts on Generative AI and its impact on photography?