Meet the Team: Shelly Srivastava

Get to know the team behind the Alice Camera!

We’re an ambitious team over here at the Alice Camera. A young group of photographers, content creators, engineers and entrepreneurs with a mission to build a product more suitable to the needs of creators in 2021.

Innovation in camera technology has been lingering over the last decade and we’re building Alice because we believe that connecting with others through visual media should be as easy and intuitive as possible.

Operating most digital cameras is cumbersome, the workflow can be awkward, and they lack basic editing and sharing capabilities. Alice uses computational photography and AI to enhance image and video capture and works with your smartphones to take high-quality content, edit, share or stream it quickly without the hassle of learning how to operate a pro-camera. However, if you want more control you’ll get it through our customisable pro-settings and open-source initiative.

In this series of ‘Meet the Team’ blog posts, we’d like to introduce ourselves to you and tell you how and why we started building Alice.

First up is Shelly Srivastava, one of our Computational Photography Engineers.

What is your role and what brought you to the Alice Camera?

Shelly: I am a computational photography engineer and I work with the tech team to create solutions for our AI enabled camera. I studied AI at Queen Mary University London with a focus on computer vision and now I get the chance to work on computer vision and deep learning techniques to create the Alice camera.

What do you find most exciting about building Alice?

Shelly: I get to work with the latest technology in the area of my interest. We are combining the ease of use given by AI with the power of a DSLR camera. It is quite an interesting initiative and it feels great to be a part of the journey!

Why are you interested in photography and what has photography meant to you personally?

Shelly: I am not a photographer by a long shot. I click a few pictures but I have not delved into the art of photography as such. For me, photos and videos have been about capturing the moment.

Describe what positive impact photography, film and/or content can have?

Shelly: A picture is worth a thousand words. I think it is even more relevant during the ongoing pandemic. A lot of people are now relying on cameras for their daily life to catch up with friends, to attend meetings etc. It is important to have a good camera which is easy to work with even if you are not a professional photographer like me.

The Alice Camera is an AI-accelerated computational camera. It has a 4/3 inch sensor and uses the micro fourth thirds lens mount alongside a dedicated AI-chip to run our deep learning pipeline on device and in real time. For more information about the Alice Camera head over to our campaign page.