Cara app, the AI-free Instagram alternative for Artists and Photographers
11th June 2024

Everything You Need to Know About Cara, the AI-Free Social Media Platform for Artists Have you heard about Cara? This app has taken the art community by storm in the past week. It skyrocketed from 40,000 to 700,000 users in just seven days, mainly thanks to Instagram's controversy over using images to train AI. With its recent surge, the numbers are likely even higher now. The app also cracked the top 5...

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Adobe AI Terms of Service, generated AI art
8th June 2024

If you’re a creative pro, chances are you’ve heard about the recent controversy regarding the update on Adobe AI Terms of Service. In case you've been off the grid, here's the TL;DR version: Adobe sent a notice informing users that it could access their content via manual and automated methods. This caused a major stir, with many worrying that Adobe might use its users' work to train its AI models. Ever tried...

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A group of friends during Diwali (Copilot) consistent great photos with AI
1st June 2024

Exactly a year ago, I published my proven ChatGPT formula to achieve consistent great ‘photos' with AI (Midjourney). It has helped me produce many very good-looking, realistic images. But with the pace at which improvements are released, does the formula stand the test of time? Or is it due an update? This is what we aim to find out today. Before we dive in, as I did in the original post, I...

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AI-generated Zuckerberg, Deny consent to Ai at Meta
31st May 2024

If you are looking for information on how to deny consent to AI at Meta and exercise your right to object, this is it. BEFORE WE BEGIN… Traffic has spiked hugely since publishing this article, causing server overload and, therefore, a slower website. So, my apologies if this has affected you. To compensate for the disruption, I'm offering you a 10% discount on everything directly available in-store right now. Simply use the code...

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Netflix Ripley, Atrani in black and white
2nd May 2024

Netflix's “Ripley” isn't just a show: it's a visual feast in gorgeous monochrome. I am sure that by now, you have watched it or at least know about it from the many discussions online. The director's choice to film in black-and-white seems to have divided opinions, as it seems to be the case with everything these days. But to me, the absence of colour creates a world of stark contrasts, highlighting the...

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theprintspace (The Print Space) now in the US - use code 90NXK6W
20th April 2024

Theprintspace now offers high-quality, low-cost prints with fast delivery and zero customs fees in the US and Canada! It's even cheaper with my referral code, which gives you a 50% discount on your first order. Simply type 90NXK6W at checkout. So, theprintspace goes stateside… Get Your Art Across the Pond Without Breaking the Bank Crikey! At theprintspace, they've got some smashing news for my American chums. They have just launched their third...

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Solar Eclipse Gallery
9th April 2024

As promised in the previous post, here is my Total Solar Eclipse photo gallery featuring the best photos I could find online. I wish even just one of these photos was mine. But I could not travel for the event, and the UK was not blessed with the spectacle (it was also raining yesterday). I did capture the Super Blood Wolf Moon eclipse though: it's here. The Gallery The cover image is...

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Total Solar Eclipse
8th April 2024

Experience nature’s greatest sight — a total solar eclipse! On April 8, 2024, the moon's shadow will cross Mexico, the United States, and Canada. This spectacular total solar eclipse will amaze many millions of people. Will you be there? LIVE UPDATES: Canton Becker, the author of a super-useful Google Calendar add-on for Astrophotographers, has made a map to superimpose the eclipse path with weather predictions. Keep an eye on the current conditions...

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Full Moon Photography workshop
15th March 2024

What is a Full Moon Photography workshop? I'm sure by now you have seen that NASA often publishes striking images of the full moon aligned with famous landmarks. There's a photo by an Italian photographer published a couple of months ago that has become quite famous. And for good reasons, because the alignment is simply spot on. Something that obviously requires lots of knowledge and preparation. Well, these things can be taught....

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Moon image created with Midjourney AI
15th February 2024

I recently asked an AI, in this case Microsoft's Copilot AI, to produce a creative blog post to promote my new Full Moon Photography workshops in London. The result was, at times, both hilarious and poetic, so I decided to publish this anyway. Though it may not be all made-up nonsense: in fact, the band Pearl Jam decided to turn into music and lyrics the same Super Blood Wolf Moon I had...

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Society6 tote bag mockup for @fabienb
12th February 2024

For many artists, myself included, Society6 has been a fantastic platform to showcase and sell our work. It's a brilliant concept – taking our designs and transforming them into a vibrant array of everyday items. From prints to stationary, from phone cases to tapestries. However, as with any evolving platform, changes are afoot, and Society6 recently introduced a tiered subscription system for creators. While this might raise some eyebrows, particularly for those...

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full moon in 2024, Snow Moon
2nd January 2024

Get your stargazing gear ready because it will be a celestial smorgasbord of full moons in 2024! We're talking 12 luminous orbs gracing the night sky, including four supermoons, a dazzling blue moon, and even a couple of lunar eclipses to spice things up. These are a timeless spectacle that never gets old, no matter how many times you've seen them. But what makes the 2024 lunar parade extra special? Let's dive...

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