There’s a LOT of buzz in the online and digital art world right now. Using AI (Artificial Intelligence) to make “art” is all the rage. People who have zero art skills but the desire to make a lot of money are using this tool to generate images which they then upload and sell, or apply to various products and sell those. Making money is their goal, not making art. I know also that there are some genuine artists out there who are using AI to create original images and that is a different matter. So how is a mere mortal supposed to know the difference if this is something that matters to you?
That is easy… just follow/support artists who are honest and upfront about how they make their art. I’m not making a judgement about AI in art, I’m just saying that I will not use it to create my images. Period.
There may however be software companies that use AI to develop and operate their photo editing software and I may eventually be forced into buying those products down the road. But I will not use AI to GENERATE an image. All my images that I take and present on my website as my own are of REAL things: Nature images, Fairy House sculptures, Land Art sculptures. All are real, not faked AI-generated images.
Very soon, if not already now, it will become difficult to tell the difference. My promise to you, dear friends, is that you can rely on my images being of real moments, captured in a camera. Full stop, until you hear otherwise. I hope that eases any concerns you may have had about my work.
Wishing you a bright and bountiful spring,