The Laval Face & Lighting HDR Dataset
HDR high resolution faces captured outdoor with corresonding full-HDR illumination
9 subjects were recruited for this task and were asked to be photographed with a mostly neutral expression. They were photographed under 25 different lighting conditions. There were 8 male and 1 female subjects, most with fair skin. Subjects had varying amounts of facial hair, ranging from none to full beards. Each shooting session was performed in the following sequence of steps. First, another Canon 5D Mark III camera mounted on a robotic tripod at the planned facial capture location, and an exposure bracketed sequence of photographs was captured at different orientations, and merged into an HDR spherical environment map of the illumination conditions. Second, the tripod was removed and each subject was asked to stand at the same location, one at a time, in quick succession. In all, we performed 25 such shooting sessions for a total of 137 face/lighting pairs.
Request full access to the dataset if you are an academic researcher. First fill the End User Licence Agreement and return it to Jean-Francois Lalonde by email at jflalonde at gel dot ulaval dot ca. For other uses, see Usage below.
This data is available for general use by:
- Non-profit organisation (for academic or government-sponsored researchers): this license does not grant the rights to use the data set or any derivation of it for commercial activities neither for redistribution. This license is free.
- For-profit organisation: this license allows the access to the data, the use of the data to create or improve models and resulting output, with the right to make the output available to third parties or to use if for your benefit. The dataset itself cannot be made available to third party. For any commercial use please contact Jean-Francois Lalonde at jflalonde at gel dot ulaval dot ca.
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