As an artist, I have sometimes used a stock photo as the starting point in creating a new image. In the past, I used a CD-ROM that had thousands of low-quality images as my source.
Now I'm looking at AI as a new source of stock images to start my artworks. There's an advantage to using AI over stock photos as you can give prompts to direct it, rather than searching through stock photo catalogs for something interesting.
With AI-Plus, I'm using an AI-created image as my starting point. It's where I take it from there that adds the Plus.
Here are some examples of AI-Plus. They all started as images from an online text-to-image AI. On some of the images, you can click to see the original AI image I started with.
After working with AI images for a while, I can see the possibilities, but also the drawbacks. Creating AI images is, in some ways, too easy. And, for me, it won't replace photography. I see AI as another tool, adding to the things I can do.
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