🎥 AI is in cameras

Camera + AI = ❤️🎥, German photo champ—open to all! 🏆, AI Creator mashup—will it blend? 🤖

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Welcome, creative friends!

You may have heard by now, but we announced our AI-powered job discovery tool for creatives and agencies.
Our AI scours the web to bring you the best gigs, tailored to you.

I wanted to send you one last reminder to join the early-bird program before spots run out.

What’s in it for you?

  • Tailored opportunities delivered to you daily

  • Perfect AI-generated pitch to make sure you land the job

  • Priority access to all new features

  • Shape product development & direct access to the team

Since our launch in 2023, we’ve been building The Creator Lens alongside you, our readers, who have been supporting and cheering us on since day one.

So this time around we want to give you the opportunity to directly shape our product roadmap and features. This is your platform, and we want it to perfectly meet your needs and desires!

In today's rundown

VISUAL CREATORS
For your artistic side.

🎥 AI Meets Camera: A Love Story

The first-ever AI-powered movie camera is here, and it’s called the CMR-M1. Created by a collab between SpecialGuestX and 1stAveMachine, it’s unlocking a new era of film by making AI a hands-on tool.

The camera, still a prototype, merges the physicality of traditional filmmaking with the creative potential of AI.

(Image credit: SpecialGuestX)

The dream? A camera that's your creative sidekick, capturing scenes that morph into jungles or turn night skies into galaxy clusters, all thanks to interchangeable AI style cards.

And here's where it gets interesting: You can train the camera on your own videos and pics to develop personalized AI effects. It's like having a cinematographer and VFX artist rolled into one lens.

(Image credit: SpecialGuestX)

(Image credit: SpecialGuestX)

This baby's got a FLIR sensor, a Snapdragon brain, and a cloud connection. At 12 frames per second, it's not breaking the speed limit, but the real magic is in the cards you can swap in.

PRODUCTION MASTERY
The commercial aspects of creativity.

Monika Morlak | In The Eye of the Cheetah came 8th place in the Mammals category.

The German Society for Nature Photography (GDT) announced the winners of its annual members-only photo contest.

The event drew over 8,000 submissions across seven categories, including birds, mammals, landscapes, and more.

Dieter Damschen's winning image (Image credit: Dieter Damschen)

It's a vivid showcase of our planet's natural wonders, captured by some of the most talented photographers in the world.

Winner in Other Animals category (Image credit: Scott Portelli)

Photography, travel, and landscape enthusiasts alike will want to fetch a view of these visuals.

Fifth in the Mammals category. (Image credit: Luca Lorenz)

Nature’s Studio winner (Image credit: Marte Engelbrecht)

The top spot went to Dieter Damschen for his captivating winter forest scene. It's a reminder that even in the age of Instagram, there are still awe-inspiring shots waiting to be captured.

CREATOR ECONOMY
Navigating the digital creative world.

Generative AI and user-generated content are reshaping the creator economy, blurring the line between human and machine creativity.

It’s a mixed-media future where algorithms and individuals are both vying for the creator crown.

YouTube, Netflix, and even Adobe are adjusting their strategies to ride this new wave where individual creators and AI algorithms are the new auteurs.

Peter Bittner, the brain behind “The Upgrade: A Guide to Generative AI for the Professional Storyteller” explains how verifying and compensating creators in this mixed-media landscape is the next big challenge.
It’s not just about watching—it’s about owning a stake in the story now.

He says Adobe’s move to compensate creators when their content trains AI is a step in the right direction, unlike OpenAI’s ChatGPT, which sparked criticism for using copyrighted images.

At the heart of this change is a question of authenticity and ownership. Who’s the real creator when an AI can replicate your style or you can buy a deepfake algorithm online?

For now, the landscape is shifting, and creators and tech need to find common ground to protect content without stifling innovation.

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🔥 Press Worthy

📽️ VISUAL CREATORS

AI’s unchecked infiltration into creative industries raises ethical concerns as brands like Amazon and Urban Armour use AI to cut photographers from campaigns. A solution? Ethical AI and value over savings.

Canon drops a lens for Apple's Vision Pro that does 3D videos, adding to its lineup. Exciting much?

📈 PRODUCTION MASTERY

Nikon is tearing down buildings to construct new ones for lens-making. They’re looking to expand on their 90-year NIKKOR success by consolidating facilities and investing $909m by 2030, aiming for “made in Japan” lenses that’ll likely be used for cinema.

Adobe's revenue streak continues, hitting $5.31B in Q2. Their last 9 months? A cool $15.54B. Creative Cloud's parent is still not talking AI's financial impact, yet 9 billion images were created using Adobe Firefly.

🎭 CREATOR ECONOMY

Meta suspends AI assistant plans in Europe after Ireland’s DPC asks it to delay training language models on publicly posted Facebook and Instagram content; Meta “disappointed” and says Google and OpenAI have used European data to train AI.

YouTube tests AI chat summaries, Google Lens integration, and QR codes for channels.

📚 Learn & Grow

📽️ VISUAL CREATORS

📈 PRODUCTION MASTERY

🎭 CREATOR ECONOMY