AI and the Future of Photography

Have we experienced all there is to photography, or is there still more to discover? Arsenal is a newly invented device that uses artificial intelligence (AI) to substantially improve picture quality for photographers. It can complete all the steps a photographer does in a matter of seconds and is therefore known as “the smart camera assistant”. The device is extremely light at 57 grams, making it an easy gadget to carry around and set-up. 

Photographers have to consider numerous factors before taking a shot: the stability of the subject, sensor size, image stabilisation, the shutter speed, and depth of field. This usually takes the person a couple of minutes until they find the right adjustments (all while Arsenal, the smart camera assistant, carries the process out in seconds).

Arsenal is a Wi-Fi-based device that is easily connected to most DSLR and mirrorless cameras. It uses complex sensors and algorithms to detect the scene’s environment. It then scans Arsenal’s database for thousands of images that have been captured in similar conditions. Arsenal’s software uses that data to adjust the camera’s settings to the best combination for the conditions of that scene. 

The smart camera assistant has a digital application available for download on iOS and Android smartphones that allows the user to wirelessly take full control of the camera (preview the picture, settings, and trigger the shutter).

 
Controlling the camera from a distance using the app. The Arsenal device is seen attached to the top of the camera with a wire.

Controlling the camera from a distance using the app. The Arsenal device is seen attached to the top of the camera with a wire.

 

This smart device changed how pictures can be taken, but what does that mean? The use of AI in photography has now made it incredibly easy for anyone, regardless of skill, to take impressive photographs of almost anything. It wouldn’t be surprising if camera companies began implementing similar technology within their cameras in the coming years.  

George Awad