JoAnn Rolle, Ph.d.,
2 min readMay 29, 2023

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Photo shop sky with Mid Journey blended photography image of Outer Banks

Transforming Photography with AI: An Inside Look at Mid Journey and Photoshop AI Beta

In the high-speed race of technological advancement, we are witnessing the incredible rise and influence of artificial intelligence (AI) across various domains. Among these, photography — a discipline where creativity meets science — has seen a notable transformation. I invite you to join me on my expedition into this intriguing overlap of traditional photographic artistry and AI-powered creativity, brought to life through the Mid Journey and Photoshop AI Beta apps.

Bridging Past and Future: Uniting Tangible and AI-Created Images

Photography has always been my tool for encapsulating emotions, narratives, and ephemeral moments within a tangible medium. Throughout my career, I’ve built a vast portfolio of images, each carrying its own distinct essence. However, the dawn of AI in image creation marked the beginning of a fresh, exhilarating journey.

By uniting my established photographic expertise with AI, I discovered a pathway to craft something truly unique. AI-driven images offer an element of unpredictability and innovation that, when blended with my photography, leads to a fascinating merger of reality and imaginative storytelling.

The Mid Journey App: My Portal to AI Exploration

The Mid Journey app has proven invaluable in my exploration of AI and photography. Acting as a digital archive for my work, it allows me to effortlessly upload and share my images with AI tools. Its intuitive interface and robust cloud storage solutions ensure that my images are securely stored, accessible, and primed for AI manipulation.

Photoshop AI Beta: My AI Collaborator

Enter the Photoshop AI Beta application. This potent tool, equipped with a plethora of AI functionalities, has been a key player in my quest to merge traditional photography with AI.

Once my images are safely housed in the Mid Journey app, I utilize Photoshop AI Beta to unleash its AI algorithms. Whether it’s introducing new elements into my images, subtly transforming existing components, or crafting an entirely new image inspired by my originals, the outcome is remarkable. The result is a harmonious blend of tangible photography interspersed with the innovative flair of AI. Each new creation is a delightful…

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JoAnn Rolle, Ph.d.,

JoAnn Rolle, Ph.D., Dean of Business at Medgar Evers College, City University of New York (CUNY) is an economist and international keynote speaker.