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Grab Portraits Challenge: Fast Grab- Portaits: No lights, no reflectors.

Antonio Correia

Active member
Here, unless she know me nothing about your intended picture, shows some tentative withdrawal to herself and hesitancy at socialising. Could be modesty or a head full of worries! But she is beautiful in that makeup! Asher
She was shot during a sun set in Bagan, Burma and she is a seller trying to convince people to buy something.

This fellow has seen a lot in life and seems either cynical or weary. He certainly has no freshness, humor or bubbling joy of life to share at this moment! So what is his truth? Asher
he was watching someone cooking in the street. He looks suspicions of what is being done.

Thank you for commenting Asher ! :)

Another from Burma
 

Jerome Marot

Active member
It is the part of the title which reads "no lights" that amused me. Michelle's portrait did not involve the use of light... ;)
 

Asher Kelman

OPF Owner/Editor-in-Chief
It is the part of the title which reads "no lights" that amused me. Michelle's portrait did not involve the use of light... ;)
Well, Jerome,

That depends on how you choose to define “use”!

After all, likely as not, the myriads of patches of skin texture were learned from sampling real faces lit with real incident light.

Asher
 

Jerome Marot

Active member
Indeed, the paper explains that the algorithm was trained on a new dataset created for the occasion:
We have collected a new dataset of human faces, Flickr- Faces-HQ (FFHQ), consisting of 70,000 high-quality im- ages at 10242 resolution (Figure 7). The dataset includes vastly more variation than CelebA-HQ [29] in terms of age, ethnicity and image background, and also has much bet- ter coverage of accessories such as eyeglasses, sunglasses, hats, etc. The images were crawled from Flickr (thus in- heriting all the biases of that website) and automatically aligned and cropped. Only images under permissive li- censes were collected. Various automatic filters were used to prune the set, and finally Mechanical Turk allowed us to remove the occasional statues, paintings, or photos of photos. We have made the dataset publicly available at https://github.com/NVlabs/ffhq-dataset
 

Asher Kelman

OPF Owner/Editor-in-Chief
She was shot during a sun set in Bagan, Burma and she is a seller trying to convince people to buy something.



he was watching someone cooking in the street. He looks suspicions of what is being done.

Thank you for commenting Asher ! :)

Another from Burma
Prayer is such an interesting phenomenon. I wonder what the prequel was to this human meditative and reflexive subservient State?

Have we learned to prostate ourselves to benevolent powerful conquerors like the great Persian King, Cyrus, who didn’t generally slaughter those he invaded but allowed freedoms for their culture and leaders?

Asher
 
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