Corom Thompson and Santosh Balasubramanian, Engineers in Information Management and Machine Learning at Microsoft, used the software giant's newly released Face detection API to develop a web page
which attempts to guess the age and gender of the people shown in user-submitted photos.
By Microsoft's estimation, the photography business must have taken its toll on me – I was actually less than two weeks shy of 32 when the image above was taken.
You can read more about the project on the Technet Blog
or have fun this Friday morning by uploading your own photo
From Tamron USA: "Tamron Tailgate Tour Unofficial Field Guide" Series Captures Photo "Odd Couple" On a Cross-Country Photo Journey
Commack, NY - April , 2015: Tamron USA announced today their first foray into "phototainment" with Season 1 of a video series designed to entertain while teaching valuable photo tips for all levels of photographers. Launched in conjunction with year two of their national Tailgate Tour to promote photography, the six-episode series captures the adventures of two photo road warriors as they make their way across the country, capturing some of the most beautiful photo vistas in the United States. The series features photographer and filmmaker André Costantini, and portrait and landscape photographer Ken Hubbard.
In a lesson taken from some current successful binge series, all six episodes of the "Tamron Tailgate Tour Unofficial Field Guide" season will premiere on May 1st on YouTube.com/tamronvids
. The episode descriptions are as follows:
- Episode 1: André and Ken explore the Dunes in Death Valley, talk turkey and catch a sunset in Ken's favorite park.
- Episode 2: André and Ken take the van to the Racetrack on an unpaved road to witness the unexplainable.
- Episode 3: André and Ken battle the elements and a cactus in search of great images around Zion.
- Episode 4: André and Ken shoot the sunrise at Horseshoe Bend, discuss proper free fall techniques and harass each other at Antelope Canyon.
- Episode 5: André and Ken take a trip to "Monkey Lake" and photograph the Milky Way at the Red Toadstools.
- Episode 6: André and Ken experience a life changing event at the Grand Canyon.
"André and Ken are like Tamron's photo 'odd couple'. They have a long history together as friends, pro photographers and photo educators, and their banter tends to showcase their brotherly love/hate relationship, which adds to the fun of the series," said Stacie Errera, Chief Marketing Officer of Tamron USA. "The Tamron Tailgate Tour covered over 32,000 miles last year, and in addition to all of the camera store stops, they were able to capture amazing images across the country. While showcasing their photographic talents, they passed the time with a lot of laughs and a few insults, and we thought it would be fun to capture their adventures in an educationally-based web series."
"While Ken and I aren't exactly the iconic TV Odd Couple, I guess we bring our own brand of honesty that I think photo enthusiasts will appreciate," said André. "It's a no-holds-barred expose that captures maybe one too many hours together in a van." Planning for continuing the series into 2017 is already underway.
Season 1 is being released in conjunction with this year's Tamron Tailgate Tour, which will offer a seminar in camera stores across the country called "The Field Guide to Inspired Photography: See It, Capture It, Work It." The 2-hour evening course will be available for $25 in over 75 cities.
The Tamron Tailgate Tour works with local camera retailers to deliver a unique learning experience. The Tamron equipped van will pull into the parking lot and set up for a full day of education. Details and dates for the Tailgate Tour, including dates and times for the seminar, can be found at tamron-usa.com/tailgate/
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