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'Trophy Camera' Refuses to Take Pictures Unless They're Award-Worthy

 - May 12, 2017
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Unlike virtually every other piece of photography equipment, the Trophy Camera -- a product and art project developed by artist Dries Depoorter and PhD student Max Pinckers -- aims to make it incredibly difficult for users to take a picture. The AI-powered camera rig refuses to let its user take a photo unless the image is at least 90 percent visually similar to one of the winning photos from the archives of the World Press Photo exhibition.

Trophy Camera's exercise in perfection is a response to the ubiquity of cameras today. With smartphones, most everyone carries around a high resolution camera in their pocket at all times, but this doesn't mean that anyone can take a beautiful picture. The Trophy Camera aims to prove just how difficult it is to take a truly memorable photo.