I used the new DALL-E 2 AI system to generate a series of black and white “photographs” based on my style of photography using a written description
You may be seeing the super-creative and highly-polished AI art being created by a variety of new online AI systems. I decided to try it for myself to see what all the fuss is about.
First let me say, I don’t know how those slick graphics I’ve been seeing in the news are being created, because what I got back was rough and even scary. Even the ones that may appear great here, look incomplete when you view them on a high-resolution computer monitor. They look like what they are, a variety of images pulled from the internet and stitched together in a slap-dash way by a machine.
But I have every confidence that the tech will improve. My question is this . . . when AI can create any kind of art, will the world still need artists and photographers?
My art created using AI
All images were created by myself, using the technology at DALL-E 2.
Below are some examples, along with the written prompts I used to create the art.
Images of Abandoned Houses Based on My Photography Style
Rusty Antique Trucks
Girls Posing in Front of Abandoned Buildings
Old White Roses on Black Background
White Daisy with Dew Drops in Dramatic Light
West Texas Desert Landscapes
The photograph directly above closely resembles one of my actual photographs, shot in New Mexico, and shown below.
What do you think of the AI’s first efforts? It has a way to go before it’s replacing a real photographer, but nonetheless, they’re evocative.
By the way — all of these images are copyrighted by me — or are they copyrighted by Open AI and DALL-E 2? Or both of us? I actually have no idea how the copyright works on these images.
Thanks for reading.