Friday, March 31, 2017

Recently a Lady said - Unlängst sagte eine Lady #punchline #satire #pointe

Recently a lady: I have come to stay, now I will stay to come.
Unlängst eine Lady: Ich bin gekommen um zu bleiben, jetzt bleibe ich um zu kommen.

#Photography: Elements of a Great Photograph

As a photographer, it’s incredibly important to know what makes a great picture. Just having a nice camera and fancy tools isn’t enough to really make it in this industry anymore. Knowing what to l…

#Photography: Elements of a Great Photograph

#Photography: A Beginning Photographer's Guide to Light

Lighting plays a crucial role in photography. It can bring a photograph to life, it can generate effects, including spectacular shadows or silhouettes, or it may have a distinctly negative influenc…

#Photography: A Beginning Photographer's Guide to Light

Thursday, March 30, 2017

No fun anymore? - Ist der Spaß jetzt vorbei? #punchline #satire #pointe

First gluten-free, low-fat and sugar-free food, then after nettle tea with politically correct reading to the Ajurveda massage. Thinking about alternative facts in the smoking areas. All fun is set on the sideline. And then came Donald Trump ...
Erst glutenfrei, fettarm und zuckerfrei essen, dann nach Brennnesseltee mit politisch korrekter Lektüre zur Ajurveda-Massage. Da über alternative Fakten sinnieren im Raucherquadrat. Verpönt ist, was Spaß macht. Und dann kam Donald Trump…

#Musicproduction: Musical Entropy updates Guitar Gadgets (KVRDC14) to v1.3.4 #freedownload

Guitar Gadgets is a compilation of "fake analog guitar pedals", providing a few fun and usual audio effects (reverberation, modulation, delay, etc.).

#Musicproduction: Musical Entropy updates Guitar Gadgets (KVRDC14) to v1.3.4 #freedownload

#Photoshop: How to Use the Levels Tool - Beginners Tutorial

Photoshop is a pretty daunting program when you’re beginning. So this is the first in a series of articles to bring you up to speed on some of the most useful tools to you as a photographer for editing and correcting your photos. If you’ve been a Lightroom only user, and are a CC subscriber, do follow along to start your journey into Photoshop. In this article, you’ll learn how to use the Levels tool, along with Auto Levels and learn to set up Auto Levels to suit your personal preference for the tool’s response.

#Photoshop: How to Use the Levels Tool - Beginners Tutorial

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

#punchline #satire #pointe

Trump wants to prohibit entry from countries like Yemen, Syria or Libya by decree. Obama did not do that. He has bombed these countries. For> 26,000 bombs, he won the Nobel Peace Prize.
Trump will die Einreise aus Ländern wie Jemen, Syrien oder Libyen per Dekret untersagen. Das hat Obama nicht getan. Der hat diese Länder bombardiert. Für > 26.000 Bomben hat er den Friedensnobelpreis bekommen.

#Photoshop: How to Create a Hollywood Sign Text Effect

This tutorial will show you how to use Photoshop's healing and stamp tools, along with its 3D tools and settings, to create a Hollywood sign inspired text effect.

#Photoshop: How to Create a Hollywood Sign Text Effect

#Photoshop: Create an Epic Metal Text Effect From Scratch

Learn how to make epic text effect, by simple steps. You will learn, how to make beautiful background to your typography by brushes and stock images. This tutorial will teach you, how to play with …

#Photoshop: Create an Epic Metal Text Effect From Scratch

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Birthday wish - Geburtstagswunsch #punchline #satire #pointe

Stay as you are, but keep developing.
Bleib wie du bist, aber entwickel dich weiter.

#Photoshop: How to Create a Beautiful Moonlight Angel Photo Composite

Everybody loves angels or demons – this is really popular theme in photo manipulations. You will create something new on the fundaments of old theme. You will earn much tricks for making your own p…

#Photoshop: How to Create a Beautiful Moonlight Angel Photo Composite

#Photoshop: Nine Inexpensive and Free Alternatives to PS

If you have no money at startup. My tip: GIMP. I used it and it has great features all you need for post production of your photos.
ViennaCC

If you want the best photo editing software in terms of features and support, Adobe Photoshop leads the pack. However, at around $70 per month for a full subscription and a steep learning curve, it is out of reach for some marketers.
Luckily, if you’re after an affordable and user-friendly photo editing tool, there are plenty of others available. Here are some of the best, budget-friendly alternatives.

#Photoshop: Nine Inexpensive and Free Alternatives to PS

Monday, March 27, 2017

How old are you? - Wie alt bist du? #punchline #satire #pointe

You feel old? You are as old as the universe, for matter can not be created or destroyed.
Du fühlst dich alt? Du bist so alt wie das Universum, denn Materie kann nicht erschaffen oder zerstört werden.

#Photography: 5 Creative Exercises to Help Make You a Better Photographer

It’s tempting to think you need a new piece of photography equipment to become more creative. While sometimes it’s true, (macro photography, for example, is much easier with a macro lens) creativit…

#Photography: 5 Creative Exercises to Help Make You a Better Photographer

#Photoshop: PS in 60 Seconds: How to Install and Use Patterns

Welcome to our Photoshop in 60 Seconds series, in which you can learn a Photoshop skill, feature, or technique in just a minute! Photoshop patterns are great for adding gorgeous textures and decora…

#Photoshop: PS in 60 Seconds: How to Install and Use Patterns

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Human brain in Euros - Das menschliche Gehirn in Euros #punchline #satire #pointe

The human brain can store more than 4 TB. Such hard drives you get now already by less than 100 euros.
Das menschliche Gehirn kann mehr als 4 TB speichern. Solche Festplatten bekommt man jetzt schon um weniger als 100 Euro.

#Musicproduction: Airwindows releases free Sidepass, Tremolo and Not Just Another Dither/CD Plug-ins for Mac & Win #freedownload

Video and description to every plugin in the article
ViennaCC

Airwindows has released anther three free VST / AU plug-ins for Mac and Windows: Sidepass, Tremolo and Not Just Another Dither/CD:
  • Sidepass: Highpass on the side channel. Utility plug.
  • Tremolo: Fluctuating saturation curves for a tubey tremolo.
  • Not Just Another Dither/CD: Make any fixed-point output sound like infinite resolution.


#Musicproduction: Airwindows releases free Sidepass, Tremolo and Not Just Another Dither/CD Plug-ins for Mac & Win #freedownload


#Photoshop: How to Turn Day into Night

Use the power of Adjustment Layers and Blending Options to turn a bright daytime image, into a semi-realistic nighttime image. While these settings may not give you 100% perfect results, you can us…

#Photoshop: How to Turn Day into Night


Saturday, March 25, 2017

There are alternatives to facts - Zu Fakten gibt es Alternativen #punchline #satire #pointe

"Alternative facts" is up to date since Trump. When people spend about 20 years of their lives sleeping, dreams are also an alternative reality. The thesis of parallel universes seems to be right.
"Alternative Fakten" ist seit Trump modern. Nachdem der Mensch rund 20 Jahre seines Lebens mit Schlafen verbringt, sind Träume auch alternative Realität. Die These von Parallell-Universen scheint zu stimmen.

#Photoshop: 2 Quick Ways to Add a Sunflare

Sunflares can make an otherwise dull image, look pretty dramatic. It’s very tricky to get good images of a sunflare in-camera, especially when using natural light only, as the contrast between the …

#Photoshop: 2 Quick Ways to Add a Sunflare

#Musicproduction: Tek'it Audio releases "MScontrol" - Free Mid/Side Control Plugin #freedownload

Tek'it Audio has released MScontrol, a free mid-side controller utility plugin.
MScontrol offers stereo signal encoding into mid­-side signal, decoding of mid­-side signal into stereo signal, as well as an "onboard" mode to adjust the signal.
A user can use the plug-in to take control of their gain, panoramic, flip the phase, or mute the mid or side signals separately. A user can widen their sound, move it the way they want in the stereo space or enhance the mono compatibility.

#Musicproduction: Tek'it Audio releases "MScontrol" - Free Mid/Side Control Plugin #freedownload

Friday, March 24, 2017

Social Media disease - Social Media Krankheit #punchline #satire #pointe

WHATSAPPITIS is a recognized disease for people with pain in the wrists.
WHATSAPPITIS ist eine anerkannte Krankheit für Menschen mit Schmerzen in den Handgelenken.

#Musicproduction: Lostin70s releases Chord Grid Editor #freedownload

The goal of Lostin70s is to develop audio plugins with vintage spirit for musicians. Plugins can be used in post-production but they are conceived for live playing to replace hardware amplifier and effects at home or in home studio. The reduction of end to end delay is the key to the pleasure of playing !
The first plugin to come is a full tube amplifier, the ToneDeluxe, more plugins are coming soon, keep online ...
All plugins have been tested under "reaper" and under "garage band" on 64bit PC

#Musicproduction: Lostin70s releases Chord Grid Editor #freedownload

#Photography: The Benefits of Shooting in Auto Mode

In street photography I always use auto mode. Depth of field, unsharpness, bookeh,… can be done later in post production.
ViennaCC

I can still hear the words I was told when I bought my first DSLR ringing in my ears just as clearly as if I heard them this morning. “You have to learn to shoot in manual mode.” When I started to get serious about photography I had no idea what aperture, shutter, or ISO meant, and thought P meant Professional. I didn’t know what I was doing at all and because everyone seemed to say so, I dove right into YouTube tutorials and online articles about how to get away from the dreaded Auto Mode setting on my camera. After all, no serious photographer would be caught dead using Automatic…right?

#Photography: The Benefits of Shooting in Auto Mode

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Once upon a time, but not in Corea - Es war einmal nicht in Korea #punchline #satire #pointe

Korean fairy tales do not start with "Once upon a time ..." but with "When tigers were smoking pipe ...". Interesting because tobacco was only known in America. But maybe the tiger smoked other herb.
Koreanische Märchen beginnen nicht mit "Es war einmal…" sondern mit "Als die Tiger noch Pfeife rauchten…". Interessant deswegen, weil Tabak nur in Amerika bekannt war. Aber vielleicht rauchten die Tiger anderes Kraut.

#Musicproduction: NUSofting updates Sinnah Freeware VA Synth to v1.1 for Mac & Win, AU & VST #freedownload

Link to 50 free presets
ViennaCC

"Sinnah the sinner, is its sin to be free, or is its sin to sound so lush?"
Sinnah is a synth based on a single complex oscillator that includes five waveshapes with increasing spectral complexity, harmonics level for all waveshapes, noise level, and a delay matrix.
The delay matrix can have various configurations, from a "triple chorus" per voice to highly randomized resonators, or tuned relatively to the note played. The delay matrix can also do multiple slapback echoes. The feedback control of the matrix can go from zero to extremely saturated and it's modulated by its own envelope. The output of each voice is stereo via the delay matrix, which features a stereo spread knob. The main analogue modelled ADSR envelope is loopable: two, three or continuous repeats.
The envelope can modulate the waveshape selection and the harmonics level.
The synth also features a subtractive stereo filter to carve the spectrum of the sound, somehow like an equalizer, with three filters: high pass, low pass and band reject (notch) . The band reject filter also features gain and bandwidth controls.
Moreover a useful simple reverb is included.
The oscillator is antialiased and can play eight voices or mono, and features octave and fine pitch controls.
The GUI is fully drawn by vectors and resizeable, featuring an oscilloscope and peak meters. And eight colour schemes are available to fit your mood and taste. An extended ToolTip display provides information for each control at mouseover. So you don't need to read a lengthy manual to learn what a knob or a slider is for.
The preset system is crossplatform, the files use the YAML format so they are very easy to read and edit if needed. Moreover, the preset names can support the complete international character set.
Sinnah is a VA synth plugin, but instead of the standard subtractive resonant filter it uses a resonant delay network.
Hard to describe its sound by words, despite the few controls the array of possible sounds is wide and wild

#Musicproduction: NUSofting updates Sinnah Freeware VA Synth to v1.1 for Mac & Win, AU & VST #freedownload

#Photoshop: How To Create A Professional Magazine Cover

Why not design a album cover? Same techniques, same inspirations
ViennaCC

If you are first and foremost a photographer and less a designer, maybe you’re used to Photoshop as it pertains to retouching in whatever genre you tend to shoot. Portrait and people shooters will likely be adept at high frequency techniques, those for fixing hair and changing color, or perhaps you’re into landscape and nature photography where you’d frequently be using all sorts of gradients, different dodging and burning methods, and maybe some compositing. It’s easy to forget that Photoshop‘s ability extends far past just photo retouching.

#Photoshop: How To Create A Professional Magazine Cover

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Little India - The Hunt - Remix by ViennaCC

Remix of Little India's song. First part is from the original to compare with my mix.
To my mix:
Original sounds too sterile. I prefer more heavy sounds. My challenge is to take given material and make more out of it. Unfortunately effects on given vocals and instruments. Nice exercise to get experiences. More of my music on SoundCloud:
https://soundcloud.com/viennacc

First rapper - Die ersten Rapper #punchline #satire #pointe

Supposedly, the Vikings were the first rappers. They organized Battle Rapids, in which they offended. The audience decided who won.
Angeblich waren die Wikinger die ersten Rapper. Sie veranstalteten Battle Raps, in denen sie sich beleidigten. Die Zuhörer entschieden über den Sieg.

#Photography: De-Mystifying Resolution in Photography

Low resolution photos may look great on your monitor at “screen resolution”(72 ppi or pixels per inch). The small file size downloads fast and is easy to share online. Plus, you can get a lot of th…

#Photography: De-Mystifying Resolution in Photography

#Photography: 6 Tips for Controlling Depth of Field

Depth of field (DOF) is one of the most important factors in determining the look and feel of a photograph. It’s also the most overlooked for photographers moving from a point-and-shoot camera to a…

#Photography: 6 Tips for Controlling Depth of Field

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Psycho USA #punchline #satire #pointe

In the United States, there are more psychoanalysts than postmen. Says something about this country.
In den USA gibt es mehr Psychoanalytiker als Briefträger. Sagt was aus über dieses Land.

#Photography: How to Get Inspiration for Photography When You Feel Stuck

Let’s face it, we’ve all been here before. We start off being in love with photography. We live and breath everything related to it, we take pictures of everything and anything, we obsess over the …

#Photography: How to Get Inspiration for Photography When You Feel Stuck

#Photoshop: How to Remove a Tattoo

“Do you think we got any bloopers..?” I don’t know, you tell us! And learn how to remove a tattoo in Photoshop while you’re at it.

#Photoshop: How to Remove a Tattoo


Monday, March 20, 2017

Copyright on my skin - Urheberrechte auf meiner Haut #punchline #satire #pointe

I'm waiting for the day when a clever lawyer charges copyright on tattoos.
Ich warte auf den Tag, wenn ein cleverer Anwalt Urheberrechte auf Tattoos einklagt.

#Photoshop: Timelapse: Car Photography Manipulation

Photographers are often drawn to the camera for its power to freeze the world for a moment and capture things exactly as they are. But, with technical innovations in the form of editing software, p…

#Photoshop: Timelapse: Car Photography Manipulation


#Photoshop: How to do Digital Blending in Photoshop to Create a Composite Photo

Normally when talking about digital blending, people will first think of exposure blending. That is correct, but it can do more than that. There is several situations where digital blending can be …

#Photoshop: How to do Digital Blending in Photoshop to Create a Composite Photo

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Math prob #punchline #satire #pointe

Who ever is buying 87 melons except mathematics teacher?
Wer kauft schon 87 Melonen außer ein Mathematik-Lehrer in einer Schlussrechnung?

#Photography: 7 Tips for Overcoming Nerves When Doing Street Photography

Good street photography can sometimes look deceptively easy to do yourself. All you have to do is be in the right place at the right time, get a little lucky, and bam – you have an incredible, one-…

#Photography: 7 Tips for Overcoming Nerves When Doing Street Photography

#Photography: Relationship advice from the pros

This Valentine's Day, we've reached out to some of the biggest names in the business to share some of their secrets to a successful relationship.
The studio life can be an all-encompassing lifestyle, and the amount of stress and sheer number of hours required can often take its toll on relationships! This Valentine's Day, we've reached out to some of the biggest names in the business to share their secrets to a successful relationship.

#Photography: Relationship advice from the pros

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Old African term - Altafrikanisches Wort #punchline #satire #pointe

Vegetarian is an ancient African term and means "too stupid to hunt"
Vegetarier ist ein alter afrikanischer Begriff und bedeutet soviel wie "zu dumm zum Jagen"

#Photoshop: How to Create a Brazil-Inspired Text Effect

In this tutorial I will show you how to create a Brazil-inspired text effect in Photoshop, using a layer style with a pattern that we will create. In the process, you will learn basic things about …

#Photoshop: How to Create a Brazil-Inspired Text Effect 

#Photoshop: How to Make Yourself Stunning with Digital Retouching

Here is the Photo makeover/ makeup tutorial on the desire of our precious reader Leena. She posted a comment on Create a Charismatic Paint Dispersion Photo Manipulation in Photoshop requesting this…

#Photoshop: How to Make Yourself Stunning with Digital Retouching

Friday, March 17, 2017

How to get the feeling looking good - Das Gefühl gut auszusehen #punchline #satire #pointe

Sport makes you feel naked looking better. Btw vodka too.
Sport gibt dir das Gefühl, nackt besser auszusehen. Vodka übrigens auch.

#Musicproduction: Autodafe releases G&S Custom Work 2.0 Drum Kits for Kontakt #freedownload

Autodafe has released G&S Custom Work 2.0 Drum Kits for Kontakt 5 Full.
This is a new and improved version of the G&S Custom Work library that was released by Salvador Pelaez back in 2005 in various formats.

#Musicproduction: Autodafe releases G&S Custom Work 2.0 Drum Kits for Kontakt #freedownload

#Photography: How to Develop a Unique Style for Your Photography

In today’s world, everyone has a camera. It may be as simple as the camera on their phones, but they still have one. This means that millions, maybe billions of people are taking photos every day. What does that mean for you? It means you have to compete with all those to make your images stand out. You have to find a way to be different, but how? The best way is to develop a style that is uniquely yours.
When people look at your work they instantly know it is yours, or someone trying to copy it. Your style is how you become known and how you make yourself stand apart.

#Photography: How to Develop a Unique Style for Your Photography

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Nonsense #punchline #satire #pointe

The greatest nonsense is likely to be heard at paintings in a museum. Preferably modern art.

Den größten Blödsinn bekommt wahrscheinlich ein Gemälde in einem Museum zu hören. Vorzugsweise moderne Kunst.

#Photography: How to Use Auto Exposure Lock on a DSLR Camera

The auto exposure lock (AE-L) function on a DSLR camera lets you physically lock the exposure reading from anywhere in the scene. You can use it on its own or at the point where you focus the image…

#Photography: How to Use Auto Exposure Lock on a DSLR Camera

#Photography: 9 Mistakes That Can Cause Blurry Photos


While I agree that sharpness is a bourgeois concept, to become a better photographer you will need to learn how to take sharp shots. The key to capturing these sharp photographs is to learn about a…

#Photography: 9 Mistakes That Can Cause Blurry Photos

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

#Photography: What is the Bokeh Effect in Photography?

If you are new to photography you have probably only recently learned about the concept known as “bokeh”. It is Japanese in origin and refers to blur or a blurry quality, and in photography it is a…

#Photography: What is the Bokeh Effect in Photography?


Thinking - Denken #punchline #satire #pointe

I do not think that I think. I merely sort out my prejudices.
Ich denke nicht, dass ich denke. Ich sortiere lediglich meine Vorurteile.

#Photoshop: Create a Wonderfully Colorful and Everlasting Dream” Fantasy Manipulation - Photoshop Tutorials

In this tutorial I’ll show you how to create a fantasy, heavenly scene with a beautiful dreamer. You’ll learn how to play with color, blend using adjustment layers and brush, add texture, work with…

#Photoshop: Create a Wonderfully Colorful and Everlasting Dream” Fantasy Manipulation - Photoshop Tutorials

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

#Photography: How to Add Ambient Light to Portrait Photography

There’s a lot to love when it comes to ambient light. Though photographers have a plethora of artificial lighting tools at their disposal, very rarely does photo gearlive up to natural sunlight. Of…

#Photography: How to Add Ambient Light to Portrait Photography


The Point is... - Der Punkt ist... #punchline #satire #pointe

There is the point "That's going beyond a joke.". It is about precisely go further this point.
Es gibt den Punkt "Hier hört der Spaß aber auf". Es geht darum, genau diesen Punkt zu überschreiten.

About the musician VEN, Eduardo Campoy

I heard VEN on Soundcloud and I like his productions very much. Modern songwriting and producing, a good vocal performance and finally a unique sound. This man is from Seville, Spain.

Here what he writes about him (I translated it from Spanish):

#Musicproduction: Full Bucket Music updates free Nabla to v1.1.0 for Windows #freedownload

The Nabla is a VST™2.4 software instrument for Microsoft Windows® simulating the KORG Delta DL-50 Strings Synthesizer from 1979. Is is written in native C++ code for high performance and low CPU consumption.

#Musicproduction: Full Bucket Music updates free Nabla to v1.1.0 for Windows #freedownload

Monday, March 13, 2017

Music Video "Nothing But Love" published - Shot With Chinese Lady

Made the Video shot with a Chinese lady. Chinese ladies taste so different. Combination of video and painting. Finally I find myself in a gallery.
Made the Video shot with a Chinese lady. Chinese ladies taste different. Combination of video and painting.
It's good to feel love. So try to get it. Sounds simple, but it is so damned complicated. Well, you don't find love, love just happens. And then the challenge starts...

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Nothing But Love

#Photography: Using Light Effectively to Capture the Perfect Portrait

Want to capture the perfect portrait every time? Keep reading to learn some tips professionals use that you can adopt – even without a fancy camera or a studio of your own. Learn what you need to k…

#Photography: Using Light Effectively to Capture the Perfect Portrait

Strange Friend - Fremder Freund #punchline #satire #pointe

A stranger is a still unknown friend.
Ein Fremder ist ein Freund, den man noch nicht kennt.

#Photography: An Unconventional Composition Technique to Improve Your Photos

Last month I sat down and reread Michael Freeman’s book, “The Photographer’s Mind.” which I do occasionally. I find that by revisiting the words of other photographers I remind myself of the multit…

#Photography: An Unconventional Composition Technique to Improve Your Photos

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Song of the day: Nothing But Love

Song of the day: Nothing But Love
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#Photography: Camera Obscura Photography Techniques

Old concept with new technique. Sounds interesting.
ViennaCC

Spending time in his mother’s camera shop is what first got artistRoss den Otter interested in the science and history behind photography. Growing up with the smell of darkroom chemicals at the tip…

#Photography: Camera Obscura Photography Techniques


Matryoshka #punchline #satire #pointe

People are like Russian dolls (matryoshka). Every man has many layers and hardly anyone knows all the layers.
Menschen sind wie russische Puppen. Der Mensch hat viele Schichten und kaum jemand kennt alle Schichten.

#Photography: 5 Composition Tips for Landscape Photography

It may be hard to believe, but you can take very nice landscape photography even with the most basic equipment. You don’t need the latest and greatest ultra-wide lenses (although that does help cre...

#Photography: 5 Composition Tips for Landscape Photography

Saturday, March 11, 2017

#Lightroom: Shortcuts for Culling Your Photos

Almost any photographer will admit that they prefer the moments spent in the field with camera inhand over the hours spent behind a computer post-processing. What most folks don’t realize is that t…

#Lightroom: Shortcuts for Culling Your Photos


Crimean Champaign - Krimsekt #punchline #satire #pointe

The true background of the annexation of Crimea. Since annexation Russian Crimean champaign is Russian Crimean champaign again.
Die wahren Hintergründe der Annexion der Krim. Set der Annexion ist russischer Krimsekt wieder russischer Krimsekt.

#Photoshop: 5 Common Post-Processing Mistakes to Avoid

For today’s photographer, post-processing is a critical element of image making. Sure, when you first get started with digital photography, you might shoot in JPG mode and allow the camera to make …

#Photoshop: 5 Common Post-Processing Mistakes to Avoid

Friday, March 10, 2017

#Photoshop: Create an Emotional Abstract Photo Manipulation of a Rose

Learn how to make this abstract and very emotional composite in Adobe Photoshop. You will learn some technical things – as using adjustments for making masks, loading brushes etc. You’ll also learn…

#Photoshop: Create an Emotional Abstract Photo Manipulation of a Rose

Ora et labora! #punchline #satire #pointe

Ora et labora! Pray and work. Is only the question: simultaneously or one after another.
Ora et labora! Bet und arbeite. Ist nur die Frage: gleichzeitig oder nacheinander.

#Photography: 3 Ways to Backlight a Model for Studio Portraits

A great portrait requires a good understanding of lighting and how to control it to capture the most flattering image of your model. But,it’s not just about lighting the model from the front. Besid…

#Photography: 3 Ways to Backlight a Model for Studio Portraits


Thursday, March 9, 2017

#Photography: How Shutter Speed Affects Your Photos

Now that you've got a pretty good handle on your camera's scene modes, you're also starting to develop an understanding of the basic principles of photography - the ones that are going to take you …

#Photography: How Shutter Speed Affects Your Photos

Three Words - Drei Wörter #punchline #satire #pointe

There are only three words that women want to hear, just three words: You are right!
Es sind nur drei Wörter, die Fauen hören wollen, einfach nur drei Wörter: Du hast recht!

#Photography: Why You Should Turn Off the Built-In Flash on Your Camera Right Now

I don't like picturing with flash because I don't like the hard shadows and hard contrasts.
ViennaCC

We’ve all gone to sporting events and seen the audience cameras flashing two hundred or more yards distant from the action on the field. The truth is that they are all wasting their time and batter…

#Photography: Why You Should Turn Off the Built-In Flash on Your Camera Right Now

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

#Photography: How to Read a Histogram Correctly

If you’ve ever looked at the data behind a digital image, chances are you’ve come across a histogram. Histograms—graphical representations of the exposure of images—can be incredibly beneficial to …

#Photography: How to Read a Histogram Correctly


Office Sleep - Büroschlaf #punchline #satire #pointe

Sleeping in the office is not bad. Why not dream of a career?
Im Büro zu schlafen ist nicht schlimm. Man wird doch wohl noch von einer Karriere träumen dürfen.

#Musicproduction: HY-Plugins releases HY-SEQ16x3 VST for Mac and Windows (32/64-bit) #freedownload

HY-Plugins has released HY-SEQ16x3, an analog style 16-step sequencer for Mac and Windows (VST only).

Requires :
Windows: Windows 7 or higher (32 / 64 bit)
Mac: OSX 10.7 or higher (32 / 64 bit).

Please try demo version before purchase.

Full version
It has 3 sequencer units and 2 LFO units.
Each sequencer unit can be controlled independently.

Free version
Free version has single sequencer unit and no LFO unit.

#Musicproduction: HY-Plugins releases HY-SEQ16x3 VST for Mac and Windows (32/64-bit) #freedownload

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

#Photoshop: How to Create a Wintry Self-Portrait (Even If You Don't Have Snow)

If you think winters are just for cuddling in front of fire sipping hot chocolate, think again. Some photographers spend hours in the cold making images—and not just of the dull, colorless landscape. Sometimes they indulge in a bit of self-portraiture. For Bella Kotak, a RAW frame is just a license to go wild. Here’s a behind-the-scenes look at how she made this almost surreal photo.

#Photoshop: How to Create a Wintry Self-Portrait (Even If You Don't Have Snow)


21 #punchline #satire #pointe

"Make love not war" in 21st century: MILF hunter
"Make love not war" im 21. Jahrhundert: MILF hunter

#Photoshop: How to Create a Super Easy Liquid Metal Text Effect

This tutorial will show you a very quick and easy way of creating a liquid metal text effect, using a couple of textures, patterns, and layer styles. Let's get started! This text effect was inspire…

#Photoshop: How to Create a Super Easy Liquid Metal Text Effect

Monday, March 6, 2017

#Musicproduction: Advanced Side Chain Compression Techniques

In this video, Echo Sound Works walks you through some advanced side chain compression techniques to create a huge drop in the flavor of Illenium.

#Musicproduction: Advanced Side Chain Compression Techniques


Money and friends - Geld und Freundschaft #punchline #satire #pointe

Short reckonings make long friends. Most valuable frineds are not connected with money.
Bei Geld hört die Freundschaft auf, doch manche Freundschaft beginnt erst mit Geld.

#Photography: Color Theory Tutorial for Photographers

Dave Morrowhas made a career for himself by photographing serene landscapes and teaching others how to do so from start to finish. For this reason, many people are surprised to discover that one of...

#Photography: Color Theory Tutorial for Photographers


Sunday, March 5, 2017

Song of the day: Moody Tuesday Blues

Song of the day: Moody Tuesday Blues
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#Photography: How to Use Natural Light for Portrait Photography

The single most essential tool for any photographer is light. A good photographer constantly searches for the light that best illustrates a scene or subject and doesn’t hesitate to use modifiers to…

#Photography: How to Use Natural Light for Portrait Photography


Intolerant #punchline #satire #pointe

I never accept if somebody calls me intolerant.
Niemals akzeptiere ich, wenn mich jemand für intolerant hält.

#Photography: How to Light Your Photos Like a Cinematographer

“There’s no such thing as bad lighting.”
Does this statement from an accomplished American cinematographer Michael Goi surprise you? Well, it all depends on the purpose or emotional message you want to convey. Joel Dryer uses a pretty horrific lighting setup to demonstrate that statement. And he explains that this sort of lighting can be perfect in some situations—a horror movie, for example:

#Photography: How to Light Your Photos Like a Cinematographer


Saturday, March 4, 2017

#Photoshop: Create an Epic Pirate Sea Battle

Get ready to create an epic battle between a sea creature and a courageous pirate girl. I will share you various tips and techniques that will hopefully improve your current workflow. In this tutor…

#Photoshop: Create an Epic Pirate Sea Battle

No Truth - Keine Wahrheit #punchline #satire #pointe

There are no coincidences and no truths - only probabilities and asymptotes.
Es gibt keine Zufälle und keine Wahrheiten - nur Wahrscheinlichkeiten und Asymptoten.

#Photography: 4 Beginner Tips for Creating Dramatic Portraits with One Flash

In this article, I will explain how you can use a transmitter/receiver, or transceiver system to achieve simple dramatic portraits using only one flash. Below is a step-by-step guide on how to get …

#Photography: 4 Beginner Tips for Creating Dramatic Portraits with One Flash

Friday, March 3, 2017

#Photoshop: How to Cut out Hair in Photoshop CC Tutorial

One of the most popular tasks in photoshop is removing something from its background, extracting, masking, floating, whatever you choose to call it. Up until now, the quick select brush and refine edge have been the tools of choice for most of the work. If you are on CS6 or earlier versions, this is still your best choice. However, if you are on Photoshop CC, as of today, it’s a new day. The new Select and Mask space provides dramatically better results than refine edge. Watch this video and then read a bit more about it.

#Photoshop: How to Cut out Hair in Photoshop CC Tutorial


Some Days - Manche Tage #punchline #satire #pointe

Some days are not made to conquer the world, some days you simply have to accept.
Manche Tage sind nicht dafür gemacht die Welt zu erobern, manche muss man einfach akzeptieren.

#Photography: The Nomadic Photography Lifestyle

Most people can’t imagine living life without a set home.Voluntarily passing up permanent shelter goes against fundamental survival instincts. Nevertheless, certain individuals choose to forgo crea…

#Photography: The Nomadic Photography Lifestyle


Thursday, March 2, 2017

#Musicproduction: Inear Display releases Regressif - Free Audio Degradation Plug-In for Mac & Win #freedownload

Regressif is an audio plugin focused on sound degradation. Combining a multimode filter with distortion, samplerate reduction and bitcrushing effects, it can turn the most innocent sound into a wall of digital noise. Two LFO modules and an additional LFO mixer can then be brought into the mix to further mutilate your audio.

#Musicproduction: Inear Display releases Regressif - Free Audio Degradation Plug-In for Mac & Win

Life is... - Das Leben ist... #punchline #satire #pointe

Life is incredibly unjust and in the end you die …
Das Leben ist unglaublich ungerecht und am Ende stirbt man auch noch…

#Musicproduction: Black Rooster Audio releases Cypress TT-15 - Free Amp Plug-in for Mac & Win (VST, AU & AAX) #freedownload

Black Rooster Audio‘s guitar amp head emulation meticulously modeled after a very versatile, yet uniquely sounding low wattage amplifier the Black Rooster Audio Cypress TT-15 comes to you at an unbeatable price point: It‘s free! With its no-nonsense approach and only six intuitive controls, the Cypress TT-15 will help to get the job done right away, no matter if you‘re looking for clean through crunchy guitar tones or if you want to achieve biting, distorted lead sounds. We also included a simple 2x12 cabinet simulation that can be bypassed if you prefer other solutions or if you‘re feeding into an external power amp/cabinet stage.

#Musicproduction: Black Rooster Audio releases Cypress TT-15 - Free Amp Plug-in for Mac & Win (VST, AU & AAX) #freedownload

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

#Photoshop: How to Realistically Change Hair and Fur Color

Are you curious how you'd look with a different hair color? Do you want to know what colors fit you? You can easily check it with a few simple tricks in Photoshop. I will show you how to select you…

#Photoshop: How to Realistically Change Hair and Fur Color

Coldness - Kälte #punchline #satire #pointe

Tonight it's colder than outside
Nachts ist es kälter als draussen

#Photography: The Top 3 Basic Portrait Photography Settings

Portrait photography isn’t that difficult, but there is a tried-and-true methodology that you can use to produce great portraits — as opposed to just making happy snaps. One of the main differences…

#Photography: The Top 3 Basic Portrait Photography Settings