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Facial Recognition and Intel "Legends and Luminaries" 2018



We just got back from being in charge of photographing an amazing event at Intel in San Francisco and feel so inspired! At the event, “Legends and Luminaries,” the top 1% of Intel employees were honored. Intel has a lot of employees, more than a hundred thousand, so this was incredibly prestigious and meaningful.


Being there was like stepping into the Oscars of technology, and each honoree sure deserved that special treatment. Matt and I felt like we were in the middle of Hollywood the whole time we were there. It was truly a spectacular celebration.


The best part of being there was the amazing experience of sharing a room with such talented people, the people who are inventing our future.

It’s one of those things you can’t really put into words, but it gives you a feeling of excitement and the sense that you can do anything.


It was so inspiring Matt and I decided to incorporate our own high tech features into our post production work! You know, throw in a little high tech for this high tech crowd. We chose to utilize facial recognition technology, and are really excited by what we did.


At events like this one, photographers take thousands of photos and deliver them to the event coordinator. This means that attendees have to hunt through all of those photos to find the ones they are looking for. As you can imagine, it can be a huge headache and very time consuming. It can also be hard to reach the event coordinator or point person in the first place to even get started.


So we decided to change all this and invent the future ourselves, just like the amazing Intel employees we photographed at “Legends and Luminaries.” We used facial recognition for our event photography.



Instead of digging through thousands of photos and trying to coordinate with someone to find the ones you are looking for, our post production technology sorted all of the photos by facial recognition.

We even went a step further and used software to sort all of the photos on to individual web pages on a website so people could go and easily retrieve them on their own.



Now, I must say our technology wasn’t perfect. The software had some difficulties distinguishing subtle differences for the facial recognition. It took a lot of manual labor and sleepless nights behind the scenes for the tech magic to happen and all of the faces to get sorted into their individual web pages. But the effort was well worth it, and very much appreciated by everyone.


It was so inspiring to be a part of this prestigious event and to incorporate our own version of high technology for these high tech gurus leading our future. We’re excited at how we push boundaries ourselves in our photography and cinematography production.


I wonder what we’ll do next!?