Thursday, August 31, 2017

#Photography: 3 Simple Photography Tips for Winning Photo Contests

Action sports photographer Lorenz Holder is atwo time winner of the Red Bull Illume action and adventure sports photography contest. In this video he shares invaluable insight into how to employ wh…

#Photography: 3 Simple Photography Tips for Winning Photo Contests


Vive la France #punchline #satire #pointe

French is an erotic language. Sometimes I watch TV5. Do not understand a word, but it sounds so cool.
Französisch ist eine erotische Sprache. Manchmal seh ich mir TV5 an. Verstehe kein Wort, aber esklingt so geil.

#Photography: 10 Tips to Make Your Photos Pop

We are all looking for little ways to make your photos come to life. Here are some good tricks to really help with the technical side of the camera, so you can focus on the image you see in front o…

#Photography: 10 Tips to Make Your Photos Pop

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

#Musicproduction: Matthieu Brucher releases Audio ToolKit 2.1.0 #freedownload

Source code also downloadable - for specialists (not me)
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ATK is updated to 2.1.0 with a major refactoring of the Python wrappers and extensive testing of them. New filters were also added to support more complex pipelines (mute/solo and circular buffers for real-time spectrum displays) and Audio ToolKit provies now a CMake configuration file for easier integration in CMake projects.

#Musicproduction: Matthieu Brucher releases Audio ToolKit 2.1.0 #freedownload

Love And Cigar - Liebe und Zigarre #punchline #satire #pointe

Love is not like a cigar. A good cigar goes out after some time.
Liebe ist nicht wie eine Zigarre. Eine gute Zigarre geht von alleine aus.

#Photography: 4 Ways To Earn Side Money As An Amateur Photographer

Let’s face it, photography can be a pretty expensive hobby. And as your skills improve (and your wishlist grows), you may find yourself wondering if you can start earning back some of the money you put into it. The bad news is, we live in a time of widespread technology, which means, just about everyone is capable of taking at least half ay decent photos. The photography job market is shrinking by the day, and it’s becoming harder and harder to earn a full time living off the art.
The bad news is,...

#Photography: 4 Ways To Earn Side Money As An Amateur Photographer

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

#Photoshop: How to Create a Bokeh Photoshop Action

Video in the article
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That beautiful bokeh effect achieved by out-of-focus photography can now be applied to any photo! Recreate the look with a quick Photoshop Action for all your portrait or landscape photography. Browse our incredible selection of Photoshop Actions available on GraphicRiver and Envato Elements for more great effects.

#Photoshop: How to Create a Bokeh Photoshop Action

Big Lies - Große Lügen #punchline #satire #pointe

Man is the only being who can lie to himself. "I have heavy bones" means "I'm too fat".
Der Mensch ist das einzige Wesen, das sich selbst belügen kann. Statt "Ich bin zu fett" heißt es "Ich habe schwere Knochen".

#Photoshop: How to Create an Editable Animated RGB Glitch Effect

Along with the popularity of 80s style, theglitch effect has been widely popular in the last couple of years. It appears in stock photos, text effects, and of course in video. In this tutorial, we…

#Photoshop: How to Create an Editable Animated RGB Glitch Effect 


Monday, August 28, 2017

#Photography: Bokeh Lens Photography Trick at Night

It’s easy to get addicted to the soft, surreal look bokeh provides. Transforming light outside of the focal point into fantastic abstraction is the perfect companion for any portrait photographer l…

#Photography: Bokeh Lens Photography Trick at Night


Instragram? #punchline #satire #pointe

Take a look at your look. Are you instagramable?
Prüfe dein Äußeres. Bist du Instagram-fähig?

#Photoshop: How to Clean Skin In Photoshop Using the Clone Stamp Tool

It seems that with each new day there is a new video tutorial with “high end” retouching, but that’s fair since very photographer should learn these skills at some point in their career, and the tu…

#Photoshop: How to Clean Skin In Photoshop Using the Clone Stamp Tool


Sunday, August 27, 2017

#Musicproduction: Inear Display updates Regressif free LoFi Plug-in to v1.1 (Win & Mac, VST & AU) #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.
These functions are wrapped in a clean and easy to use interface : each module is clearly delimited and color coded, and the modulations can be assigned simply by dragging nodes. This playful interface allows to quickly create new patches or tweak one of the built-in presets. And if the supplied presets are not enough, Regressif also packs a randomizer for instant inspiration.

#Musicproduction: Inear Display updates Regressif free LoFi Plug-in to v1.1 (Win & Mac, VST & AU) #freedownload

Song of the day: When Angels Cry

Away From This World - Weg von dieser Welt #punchline #satire #pointe

With music you can somehow switch off from the world. Even with political songs.
Mit Musik kann man irgendwie die Welt ausblenden. Sogar mit politischen Liedern.

Guertel Nightwalk 2017 - Photos

2017-08-26: Walking on Guertel at night. The annual event is caled Guertel Nightwalk.


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#Photoshop: How to Add Fog and Light - Tutorial

How to Add Fog & Light to Photos in Photoshop
Learn how to add a bit of mystery to your photos by creating fog and light beams from scratch!
Bonus: Download the custom brush and image used in this tutorial.

#Photoshop: How to Add Fog and Light - Tutorial


Saturday, August 26, 2017

#Photography: 7 Tips for Finding Inspiration When You're Stuck

Artists are funny creatures and many of us struggle with creativity. Working out what we want to do, how to stand apart from others. What is really needed is to find your muse, or in other words, f…

#Photography: 7 Tips for Finding Inspiration When You're Stuck

Wrong Place, Wrong Time - Falscher Ort, falsche Zeit #punchline #satire #pointe

Why does it always start to rain when I want to go out of the house?

Dass es ausgerechnet immer dann zu regnen beginnt, wenn ich aus dem Haus gehen möchte!

#Photoshop: Create Your Own Custom Landscapes - Tutorial

Learn how to create your own custom backgrounds in Photoshop! You’ll learn how to combine and blend multiple landscape photos, mask using channel data, and finish it up with a strong gradient color…

#Photoshop: Create Your Own Custom Landscapes - Tutorial

Friday, August 25, 2017

#Photography: 4 Tips for Post-Processing Images on the Road

In this article I will share some of my tips for post-processing your images on the road or while traveling. That way you can share images and keep up on social media. Let’s see why that’s importan…

#Photography: 4 Tips for Post-Processing Images on the Road

World Music & Independent Film Festival WMIFF Winner Photo

June Daguiso from WMIFF (World Music & Independent Film Festival) sent the winner photo to me. I was a little too big for the poster ;-)

What is New ? - Was ist neu ? #punchline #satire #pointe

We that already? Maybe, but the combination with other things, that's new.
Alles schon mal da gewesen? Kann sein, aber die Kombination mit anderem macht das Neue.

#Photoshop: How to Create an Apocalyptic Sci-Fi Photo Manipulation in Photoshop - Tutorial

Learn how to create this cinematic scene in quick and easy steps! This Photoshop tutorial will show you how to blend images to create an apocalyptic scene and add flying meteors with premade Photos…

#Photoshop: How to Create an Apocalyptic Sci-Fi Photo Manipulation in Photoshop - Tutorial

Thursday, August 24, 2017

#Photography: Simple Yet Effective Photography Tips

If you’re new to photography and looking for some simple ways to get your photos looking better, this article will give you 7 useful tips. These tips are all composition-based and help you use your…

#Photography: Simple Yet Effective Photography Tips

Sewage - Abwasser #punchline #satire #pointe

Sewage is a topic that needs to be clarified.
Abwasser ist ein Thema, das geklärt werden muss.

#Photoshop: How to Create an Easy Digital Glitch Text Effect

This tutorial will show you how to use Photoshop's layer styles, filters, and layer masks to create a quick and easy digital glitch text effect. Let's get started! This text effect was inspired by …

#Photoshop: How to Create an Easy Digital Glitch Text Effect

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

#Photoshop: #Photography: How to do Night Photography With No Tripod - and a Little Photoshop Help

In this article I am going to show you how you can do amazing night photography with no tripod and not too much grain. In this photo I was on the Academia Bridge in Venice, the place to be to catch…

#Photoshop: #Photography: How to do Night Photography With No Tripod - and a Little Photoshop Help


Self-reflection - Selbstreflexion #punchline #satire #pointe

Self-reflection is great, except in the morning at the bathroom mirror.

Selbstreflexion ist toll, außer am Morgen vor dem Badezimmerspiegel.

#Photography: 7 Tips for Learning How to See What Your Camera Sees

Seeing the world through your camera’s lens has certain similarities and definite differences to looking at the world without your camera. Even with the most basic digital cameras available today y…

#Photography: 7 Tips for Learning How to See What Your Camera Sees

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

#Photoshop: How to Create a Shadow Conceptual Photo Manipulation

In this tutorial I'll show you how to create a dark conceptual work featuring a scared man who's trying to hide from evil forces.
You'll learn how to make a simple environment by combining two stock images, and create devils using some cosplay images and liquify filters. You'll also learn how to make some unusual effects using particles and Photoshop basic filters, adjust colors, enhance the depth of field, and more.

#Photoshop: How to Create a Shadow Conceptual Photo Manipulation

Love The Other Way - Liebe mal anders #punchline #satire #pointe

Just the other way around: eat in bed and make love at the kitchen table.
Einmal anders herum: im Bett essen und am Küchentisch Liebe machen.

#Photography: Tips for Finding Potential in the Obsolete - Photographing Trash

Most people like photographing the new and the fresh – a bright flower, a laughing child, a dawning day, the beginning of an era. Yet beginnings are but a small and rare part of the human experienc…

#Photography: Tips for Finding Potential in the Obsolete - Photographing Trash

Monday, August 21, 2017

#Photography: Elements That Make a Striking Photograph

What does it take to create a really stunning image? There are six basic elements and certain factors that influence composition and make a really great image. If you can understand these and learn…

#Photography: Elements That Make a Striking Photograph

For Depressives - Für Depressive #punchline #satire #pointe

Supermarkets are made for depressives. Sweets and liquor in small baskets.
Supermarktkassen sind für Depressive gemacht. Süßigkeiten und Schnaps in kleinen Körbchen.

#Photoshop: Create A Dark Abstract Crow Photo Manipulation - Tutorial

In this tutorial I’ll show you how to create a dark abstract photo manipulation with crows and disintegration effect. You’ll learn how to create this interesting effect in an easy way, add abstract…

#Photoshop: Create A Dark Abstract Crow Photo Manipulation - Tutorial

Sunday, August 20, 2017

#Photoshop: Quick Tip: How to Create Fun Spirographs and Fractals - Tutorial

I remember Lissajous figures created by oscilloscope.
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Spirographs and fractals look complicated but are actually very easy to create – it only takes a bit of experimentation. These fractals then can be used as artwork itself or as elements in photo ma…

#Photoshop: Quick Tip: How to Create Fun Spirographs and Fractals - Tutorial

Song of the day: Our Love Will Never Die

Scheme Answer - Schemaantwort #punchline #satire #pointe

Stamina versus creativity - what is more important? Scheme response: of both
Stehvermögen kontra Kreativität - was ist wichtiger? Schemaantwort: von beidem etwas

#Photoshop: How to Create a Quick & Easy Duotone Text Effect

Use a texture image and a gradient map, with some adjustment layers and filters, to create a super quick and easy duotone text effect. Let's get started! This text effect was inspired by the many L…

#Photoshop: How to Create a Quick & Easy Duotone Text Effect

Saturday, August 19, 2017

#Photography: Controlling Color, Exposure, and Blurriness in Photography

With summer upon us, soon your family vacation time will also be here. During your trip, wouldn’t you like your digital photos to look just like the scenes did with your eyes? The good news is they…

#Photography: Controlling Color, Exposure, and Blurriness in Photography

Love is… - Liebe ist… #punchline #satire #pointe

Love is a thing to see people how they are not.
Liebe ist so eine Sache um Leute so zu sehen wie sie nicht sind

#Photography: Tips for Using Contrast in Photography

Good photography depends far more on skill than it does gear. Good cameras don’t guarantee great photographs, and several professional photographers have been known to shoot with disposable cameras…

#Photography: Tips for Using Contrast in Photography

Friday, August 18, 2017

#Photography: The Amateur’s Guide to Photography

OK, I’m assuming you all know how to take a photo with your camera and have fully read the manual… You got your camera out of its box and charged it up and started snapping on auto ASAP. I’m the sa…

#Photography: The Amateur’s Guide to Photography

It's The Small Things - Es sind die kleinen Dinge #punchline #satire #pointe

Even if you have conquered a mountain you can stumble over a stone.
Auch wenn man ein Gebirge bewältigt hat kann man über einen Stein stolpern.

#Photoshop: How to Create a Mountainous Matte Painting in Photoshop - Photoshop Tutorials

Learn how to create this landscape matte painting with Photoshop! This tutorial will show you how create our own mountain scene by arranging multiple stocks together and blending them correctly usi…

#Photoshop: How to Create a Mountainous Matte Painting in Photoshop - Photoshop Tutorials

Thursday, August 17, 2017

#Photography: The Artist Behind the Viewfinder: Emotional Photography Insight

Photography. When you picture a photographer, it’s always the camera that you see first, unlike when you’re asked to picture an artist or a great chef. Unfortunately, this is part and parcel of the…

#Photography: The Artist Behind the Viewfinder: Emotional Photography Insight

Chocolate Song - New Music And Video

I know Miky Mishmash from Cannes, where I travel to every year in June. Miky told me about a song she wrote and that she wanted to record it.

Spontanously we recorded in her living room with a microphone her song. These recordings were forgotten but one year later, in June 2017, when I revisited Cannes she remembered and were going through the wav files. Bad sound quality, but I promised to make something out of it.

So the challenge was: Take a given melody and make chords and finally record a song. I remember her wishes. No straight rhythm, because that is boring. And something smooth, emotional (oh, so woman like).

Now here is the result.
Soundcloud (free download):
And because I like Sacher cake I purchased one for breakfast and produced a music video. I cannot say what was more pleasant: shooting the video or eating the cake.
Youtube:
Miky on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/miky.art




#AfterEffects #Filmproduction: Animation Composer 2 #freedownload

3 hours work done in 3 minutes (his promisem not my experience)

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

#Musicproduction: The new Apple HomePod smart speaker - what difference will it make to your mixing and mastering?

Not content with its mighty market share of the computer, phone, tablet and music industries, Apple Inc. tries to take over home hi-fi. But what implications will it have for music producers?

#Musicproduction: The new Apple HomePod smart speaker - what difference will it make to your mixing and mastering?

What is a Compliment - Was ist ein Komplment #punchline #satire #pointe

A compliment is words with a lot of makeup
Ein Kompliment sind Worte mit viel Make-Up

Newton in the Words - Newton im Wort #punchline #satire #pointe

Pressure generates backpressure. That's Newton. Is this also true of the word?
Druck erzeugt Gegendruck, soweit Newton. Gilt das auch für das Wort?

#Musicproduction: Aciddose releases Xhip Synthesizer v8.0 for Windows #freedownload

Xhip allows you to produce the highest quality dual-oscillator polyphonic synthesizer sounds similar to classic poly synthesizers of the late 80s. Strings, synth pads, basses, leads, organs, pianos, percussions, bells, vocals, sound effects and more are demonstrated in the included bank.

#Musicproduction: Aciddose releases Xhip Synthesizer v8.0 for Windows #freedownload

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Maybe - Music Video Published - Philosophical Song



A philosophical song about life and being, maybe religious. Whatever happens is that fate or can we influence it? Listen to effects on the acoustic rhythm guitar.
I first recorded a demo in a traditional 80s arrangement. Finally I liked it so much that I put this version as bonus song on the album "Boheme".

Maybe

Maybe life is written
In a secret book of fate
But the book is being hidden
Behind of Eden's gate

Noone (has) ever seen it
Not president, not queen
But if you ever screen it
There's only one word you see:
Maybe


A rumor says that someone
Whoever finds a way
To get inside the Eden
Forever he must stay

To prevent a wrong decision
And speak of fates decree
Evaluate position
Cause you cannot forsee
Maybe


Coaches show statistics
A flaming speech infects
Of trend characteristics
And having good prospects

Sounds like airy-fairy
Too awesome to be true
But wise men frown and wary
Blandly smile at me:
Maybe


Music and lyrics: Henk Freytag
Publisher: HEINZ RIEMER MUSIC
Registered at ASCAP

More info:
http://www.vienna.cc/kunst/songs/song_maybe,_maybe_(acoustic).htm

Park Sherriffs #punchline #satire #pointe

Feminine parking (meter) attendants in action are unpleasant, but they look pretty good.
Weibliche Parksheriffs in Aktion sind zwar unangenehm, aber fesch sehen sie doch aus.

#Photoshop: How to Create a Floral Portrait Photo Manipulation

In this tutorial I'll show you how to create a floral portrait of a woman with flowers, leaves, branches and butterflies. We'll not only combine different images using standard blending techniques …

#Photoshop: How to Create a Floral Portrait Photo Manipulation

#Musicproduction: Audio Damage releases "Grind" Distortion Plug-in and updates free "FuzzPlus 3" to v1.0.1 (incl. AAX) #freedownload

Audio Damage has announced the release of Grind, a new plug-in described as "a true powerhouse of audio warfare, Grind puts the "damage" in Audio Damage". From subtle tube-style saturation to full-on mangled wavetable distortion, AD says Grind is a Swiss Army Knife of sound design.

#Musicproduction: Audio Damage releases "Grind" Distortion Plug-in and updates free "FuzzPlus 3" to v1.0.1 (incl. AAX) #freedownload

Monday, August 14, 2017

#Musicproduction: Matthieu Brucher releases ATKGuitarPreamp - Free VST2, VST3 & AU for Mac & Win #freedownload

Matthieu Brucher has released version 1.0.2 of ATKGuitarPreamp, a free and Open Source stereo delay plug-in, for 64-bit Mac OS X (10.9 minimum) and Windows (32 and 64-bit) in VST2, VST3 and AU plug-in formats.
ATKGuitarPreamp is a guitar preamp plugin, modeling the inverter input stage of a Vox AC30 followed by a JCM800 tone stack.

#Musicproduction: Matthieu Brucher releases ATKGuitarPreamp - Free VST2, VST3 & AU for Mac & Win #download

Money Alone - Geld alleine #punchline #satire #pointe

Money alone does not make you happy, you have to buy chocolate.
Geld allein macht nicht glücklich, man muß Schokolade drum kaufen.

#Photoshop: How to Create a Breathtaking Medieval Manipulation with Realistic Deteriorated Flags

Learn how to create this windy photo manipulation of a woman leaning on columns with deteriorated flags. You’ll learn how to combine images, manipulate them to fir the windy scene, and work with li…

#Photoshop: How to Create a Breathtaking Medieval Manipulation with Realistic Deteriorated Flags

Sunday, August 13, 2017

#Photography: A Quick Exercise to Help You Take Better Self-Portraits

This article will give you some tips on how to take better self-portraits. That is differentthan doing a selfie – let’s have a closer look at the issue. The selfie has become such an important part…

#Photography: A Quick Exercise to Help You Take Better Self-Portraits

Song of the day: No Evening Without You #songoftheday #pop #indie #rock

Song of the day: No Evening Without You
Click here for lyrics

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The Wording Makes The Difference - Das Wording macht den Unterschied #punchline #satire #pointe

The difference between "Darling!" and "Daaaaarling!" is a few hundred Dollars.
Der Unterschied von "Schatz!" und "Schaaaaaatz!" sind einige hundert Euro.

#Photoshop: How to Make Your Own Frames and Borders Using PS

Give your photos an edge! This tutorial will show you how to make your own frames and borders using Photoshop. Picture frames have been around for most of art history. This hasn’t change in our dig…

#Photoshop: How to Make Your Own Frames and Borders Using PS

Saturday, August 12, 2017

#Photoshop: How to Create a Beautiful Audio App User Interface - Tutorial

The graphics only. So don't misunderstand. This is no programming tutorial.
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This tutorial will show you how to create your own music interface that lets you manage songs on your device, whether it’s a phone, computer or a tablet. By learning few cool design tricks you can …

#Photoshop: How to Create a Beautiful Audio App User Interface - Tutorial

Given up - Aufgegeben #punchline #satire #pointe

If you stop laughing or having sense of humour you have given yourself up.
Wer aufgehört hat zu lachen bzw. Humor zu haben, der hat sich selbst aufgegeben.

#Photoshop: How To Create a Realistic Money Effect

The classic illustration style used on money is something I’ve always wanted to figure out how to replicate in Photoshop. There’s plenty of Photoshop tutorials that show how to create a basic halft…

#Photoshop: How To Create a Realistic Money Effect

Friday, August 11, 2017

#Photography: How to Create a Human Cyborg Photo Manipulation

The future is near. Are you ready for a world of cybernetic organisms? Learn how to transform your photos into cool cyborgs in the tutorial below. I'll show you how to use techniques like Frequency…

#Photography: How to Create a Human Cyborg Photo Manipulation

About Hiphop - Über Hiphop #punchline #satire #pointe

Hiphop is crap. However, some of the guys have good lyrics. Why don't they present it with a melody. Too much effort? (Phew, now the music, what next)
Hiphop ist Mist. Allerdings manche von den Typen haben gute Texte. Warum kann man die nicht mit Melodie präsentieren. Zu viel Aufwand? (Puh, jetzt auch noch Musik dazu machen, was nicht noch alles)

#Photography: 7 Camera Shortcuts for Nikon Photographers

There are certain camera functions we use all the time but that take up lots of our time without us realizing it. Steve Perry sharesseven Nikon camera shortcuts that can significantly ease your wor…

#Photography: 7 Camera Shortcuts for Nikon Photographers


Thursday, August 10, 2017

#Photography: How to Photograph 3 Headshot Looks with Just 1 Background

Perhaps you’re on a budget, or maybe you just hate switching out backgrounds. Either way, this tutorial from portrait and lifestyle photographer Jeff Carpenter has some great tips for getting diffe…

#Photography: How to Photograph 3 Headshot Looks with Just 1 Background


Fitness in the City - Fitness in der Stadt #punchline #satire #pointe

Fitness in the city: By elevator to the underground garage, by car to the fitness center, by elevator to the training room upstairs. Then a little indoor walking or indoor cycling. Then by elevator to the street, by car home, with the lift from the underground car park to the apartment and then satisfied at TV (sports channel) feeling oh so athletic.
Fitness in der Großstadt: Mit dem Aufzug in die Tiefgarage, mit dem auto zum Fitnesscenter, mit dem Aufzug in den ersten Stock zum Trainingsraum. Dann ein wenig Laufen oder Indoor-Radfahren. Danach mit dem Aufzug auf die Straße, mit dem Auto nach Hause, mit dem aufzug von der Tiefgarage in die Wohnung und dann zufrieden vor dem Fernseher (Sportkanal) sich sportlich fühlen.

#Photography: 3 Authentic Posing Tips for Couples Photography

There are a lot of articles and videos out there about how you should be posing couples to get beautiful, lasting shots. But, what many of them lack is advice to get authentic portraits. I mean, re…

#Photography: 3 Authentic Posing Tips for Couples Photography

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

#Musicproduction: Boyss-Sound-e-Scapes releases CGC Shaker - #Free Sample Library #freedownload

Boyss-Sound-e-Scapes has released CGC Shaker, an experimental percussion sample library (instruments and loops) available in the following formats:
  • Kontakt, SFZ and WAV one-shots (96kHz and 44.1kHz versions).
  • Akai MPC software (44.1kHz), as an expansion or as projects and programs, compatible with both full and Essentials version.
  • NI Maschine (44.1kHz).
  • Bonus Organic Loops in 96kHz and 44.1kHz versions (over 200 WAV loops).


#Musicproduction: Boyss-Sound-e-Scapes releases CGC Shaker - Free Sample Library #freedownload

Why Stressy Study? - Warum stressig studieren? #punchline #satire #pointe

Why hurrying to study. Make a bachelor in so short time? Taxi drivers will be always needed anyway.
Nur keine Eile beim Studieren. Warum so schnell einen Bachelor machen? Taxi-Fahrer werden sowieso immer gebraucht.

#Photoshop: How to Make and Apply a Bokeh Overlay

Bokeh overlays are an excellent way to add a trendy stylized look to your portraits. You can purchase overlays, but I would instead suggest making your own. It’s easy, fun, and best of all, it’s fr…

#Photoshop: How to Make and Apply a Bokeh Overlay


Tuesday, August 8, 2017

#Photography: How to Use White Balance as a Creative Tool

White Balance is almost always used to match what colors our cameras detect to the colors we see with our eyes. Our brains are very good at managing how we see color. A sunny day looks warm and bri…

#Photography: How to Use White Balance as a Creative Tool

Music or Revue - Musik oder Revue #punchline #satire #pointe

What we see on music tv channels is sometimes only rhythm and effects. And a few girls hopping around as much as possible. I would ban that to Revue channel.
Was da im Musikkanal zu sehen ist ist manchmal nur Rhythmus und Effekte. Dazu hopsen ein paar Girls möglichst verrenkt herum. Das würde ich in den Revue-Kanal verbannen.

#Photoshop: How to Create a Graffiti Effect

Learn how to create graffiti art from your photos in Adobe Photoshop, using filters and adjustments. The graffiti effect is part of Graffiti Effect with Pop Up Photoshop Actionfrom my portfolio on …

#Photoshop: How to Create a Graffiti Effect

Monday, August 7, 2017

#Photography: Top 5 Essential Photography Tips I Can't Live Without

These are my big five photography tips which I would take with me to a desert island, the ones I can’t live without. For those who have not had the pleasure, that is a reference to the BBC Radio Fo…

#Photography: Top 5 Essential Photography Tips I Can't Live Without

Wife's Order - Auftrag der Frau #punchline #satire #pointe

"You drink a maximum of ten beers and be home at two!" - Or what was that…?
"Du trinkst maximal 10 Bier und bist um 2 zu Hause!" - Oder hab ich da was verwechselt?

#Photography: 10 Photography Assignments to Stimulate Your Creativity

This article providesyou with 10 photography self-assignments that you can use to get your own creative juices flowing. They’re designed to help you grow in skill as a well-rounded photographer whi…

#Photography: 10 Photography Assignments to Stimulate Your Creativity

Sunday, August 6, 2017

#Photography: Does Gear Matter in Photography?

One of the most fundamental questions in photography is does gear matter? This question, unfortunately, doesn’t have a clear and concise answer. Ask this question to as many photographers as you ca…

#Photography: Does Gear Matter in Photography?


Song of the day: Peace

Song of the day: Peace
Click here for lyrics

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Tinnitus Hotline #punchline #satire #pointe

Telephone hotline for people with tinnitus: Please speak after the Oink.
Telefonische Hotline für Leute mit Tinnitus: Bitte sprechen Sie nach dem Grunzton.

#Photography: Breaking Rules of Composition in Photography

Chances are, you’re familiar with the old adage that “rules are meant to be broken.” Photography is no exception to the saying. AsDavid Bergman explains, although many of the rules and conventions …

#Photography: Breaking Rules of Composition in Photography


Saturday, August 5, 2017

#Musicproduction: Hart Instruments Sampler Engine (HISE) v1.0.0 build 649 now available #freedownload

Version 1.0.0 build 649 of Hart Instruments Sampler Engine (HISE) , cross-platform open source audio application for building virtual instruments, is now available.

#Musicproduction: Hart Instruments Sampler Engine (HISE) v1.0.0 build 649 now available #freedownload

Diversity - Diversität #punchline #satire #pointe

Nature thrives through diversity, only man has a problem with it. But evolution requires diversity.
Die Natur gedeiht durch Vielfalt, nur der Mensch hat ein Problem damit. Aber Entwicklung (Evolution) bedingt Vielfalt.

#Musicproduction: Audio Damage releases Rough Rider v2.0 - AAX, VST3 & New UI #freedownload

Rough Rider is a modern compressor with a bit of "vintage" style bite and a uniquely warm sound. Perfect for adding compression effects to your drum buss, it also sounds great with synth bass, clean guitar, and backing vocals. Definitely not an all-purpose compressor, Rough Rider is at its best when used to add pump to rhythmic tracks.

#Musicproduction: Audio Damage releases Rough Rider v2.0 - AAX, VST3 & New UI #freedownload

Friday, August 4, 2017

#Photography: Creative Portrait Tips for Awesome People Pictures

Everyone loves a good picture of themselves. In an increasingly visual world, having a few on hand is practically crucial.Luckily, the folks at the COOPH have compiled a few guidelines on what it t…

#Photography: Creative Portrait Tips for Awesome People Pictures


Anatomy - Anatomisches Interesse #punchline #satire #pointe

I am interested in anatomy, especially under the influence of music. This is called striptease.
Ich interessiere mich für Anatomie, besonders unter Einfluß von Musik. Das nennt man dann Striptease.

#Musicproduction: Full Bucket Music releases "The blooo" v2.0.0 for Windows (Free VSTi) #freedownload

The blooo is a VST™2.4 polyphonic software synthesizer plug-in for Microsoft Windows® (both 32 and 64 bit) based on the classic subtractive synthesis architecture. It is written in native C++ code for high performance even on "lighter" systems.

#Musicproduction: Full Bucket Music releases "The blooo" v2.0.0 for Windows (Free VSTi) #freedownload

Thursday, August 3, 2017

#Musicproduction: [BEN/SCHULZ] releases "Spectrum" - Free Spectrum Analyser Plugin #freedownload

Plugin Developer BEN/SCHULZ has released a free multichannel spectrum analyser named Spectrum.
The spectra can be displayed in realtime or as a spectrogram and supports all the features one would expect from an audio spectrum analyser.
The free version features up to four channels. An upgrade to sixteen channels is available as well.
Spectrum supports VST2, VST3, AU and Pro Tools (AAX) on 32/64-bit Mac and Windows DAWs.

#Musicproduction: [BEN/SCHULZ] releases "Spectrum" - Free Spectrum Analyser Plugin #freedownload

Departure - Return from Miami to Vienna

2017-08-03 Departure
Around 10h30 left the hotel. No stress. The flight to Vienna with intermediate stop in Berlin / Tegel was booked for 3h55pm, but was delayed to 4h15pm. No stress.


Oh, man, Berlin / Tegel airport has a real 50s flair. Wooden steps and unpracticable organization. Although I only had a transfer, I had to check out and then check in again.

2017-08-03 Abreise
Gegen 10h30 das Hotel verlassen. Kein Stress. Der Flug nach Wien mit Zwischenstop in Berlin / Tegel war für 15h55 gebucht, wurde aber verschoben auf 16h15. Kein Stress.


Oh, Mann, Flughafen Berlin / Tegel hat echtes 50er-Jahre Flair. Holzstiegen und unpraktikable Organisation. Obwohl ich nur einen Transfer hatte, mußte ich auschecken und dann wieder einchecken.

Out of the Heart - Aus dem Herzen #punchline #satire #pointe

Music comes from the heart. Sometimes I think the guy must have a heartache.
Musik kommt von Herzen. Manchmal denk ich mir, der Typ muß Herzschmerzen haben.

#Photography: How to Use Grids for Various Portrait Lighting Setups

Looking to switch things up a bit in your studio shots? As photographerMark Wallace demonstrates, one of the easiest ways to do so is to bring in some grid light modifiers: Before getting very far,…

#Photography: How to Use Grids for Various Portrait Lighting Setups


Wednesday, August 2, 2017

#Photoshop: How to Create a Surreal City Landscape Photo Manipulation

In this tutorial I'll show you how to create a surreal city landscape with a woman on a swing. First we'll build the base scene with a sky image and add two city ones to the both sides. After that …

#Photoshop: How to Create a Surreal City Landscape Photo Manipulation

Wynwoods / Miami

On the NW 2nd AVE (west of Miami North) between NW 25 ST and NW 26 ST there is the Wynwood Park. Some walls which were painted by artists with street art. This is not just graffitti, these are works of art, paintings. In addition, there are two halls, in which artists present their street art works and obviously sell them. The entire district seems to be an artist's dweller. There are countless art workshops and galleries. The houses are artistically painted with street art. Even the chemical containers of a concrete factory, at least I think that they produce cement, are painted colorful. Not in my guide, but is very worth seeing.


Then on the way to the Metromover station School Board, end of the Omni loop, I passed the Miami City Cemetary. Looks like a cemetery that is no longer used. This is because the 9,000 grave sites are full. William and Mary Brickell sold this property landmarked as Wasted Land for 750 USD to the City of Miami. Julia Tuttle is buried there, she died in 1898. I discovered the grave when walking through the cemetery.

In the afternoon I went to the bayfront in an Argentine steak restaurant with All You Can Eat. Two Budweiser Seidel beers were included. That was ok on in the cool restaurant, the hammer hit me when leaving and going out in 35C.


An der NW 2nd AVE (westlich der Miami North) zwischen NW 25 ST und NW 26 ST befindet sich der Wynwood Park. Eine Reihe von Wänden in einem Arrreal wurden von Künstlern mit Streetart gestaltet. Das ist nicht bloß Graffitti, das sind Kunstwerke, Gemälde. Außerdem gibt es zwei Hallen, in deen Künstler ihre Streetart-Werke präsentieren und offensichtlich auch verkaufen. Das ganze Viertel scheint ein Künstlerviertel zu sein. Es gibt unzählige Kunstshops und Galerien. Die Häuser sind mit Streetart künstlerisch gestaltet. Selbst die Chemikalienbehälter eines Betonwerks, zumindest denke ich, dass die da Zement herstellen, sind bunt angemalt. Steht nicht in meinem Reiseführer, ist aber sehr sehenswert.






Danach bin ich am Weg zur Metromoverstation School Board, Ende der Omni Loop, am Miami City Cemetary vorbeigekommen. Sieht aus wie ein Friedhof, der nicht mehr genutzt wird. Das liegt daran, dass die 9000 Grabstellen voll ausgenutzt sind. William and Mary Brickell haben dieses als Wasted Land bezeichnete Grundstück 1897 um 750 Dollar an die Stadt Miami verkauft. Julia Tuttle ist dort begraben, sie starb 1898. Das Grab habe ich zufällig beim Durchwandern des Friedhofs entdeckt.





Am Nachmittag bin ich wie an die bayfront gegangen und zwar in ein argentinisches Steak-Restaurant mit All You Can Eat. Zwei Budweiser Seidel Bier waren inkludiert. Das ging gerade noch im kühlen Restaurant. Der Hammer kam erst beim halbtrunkenen Hinausgehen in 35C.