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Saturday, September 28, 2013

#Photography: Learn from the Legend: Photography Tips from Master Photographer Ansel Adams

Moonrise, Hernandez. Monolith, the Face of Half Dome. Clearing Winter Storm. You know the photographs, and you know the man behind the camera: Ansel Adams, one of history’s greatest landscape photo...

#Photography: Learn from the Legend: Photography Tips from Master Photographer Ansel Adams


#Musicproduction: Protecting Your Hearing: A Guide to Earplugs

In the fall of 2010, I went to a series of concerts over a three week span. At midpoint of these shows, October 30th in Atlantic City for Phish, I became acutely aware of a ringing and slight pain ...

#Musicproduction: Protecting Your Hearing: A Guide to Earplugs

#Writing: Avoid Gratuitous Capitalization

As an editor, I devote much of my time and energy to helping a writer bring out the best in his or her prose, but a lot of effort also goes into minor but nagging errors — unnecessary capitalizatio...

#Writing: Avoid Gratuitous Capitalization

#Photoshop: Lighting effects: how to use Photoshop to add atmosphere to outdoor portraits

In this tutorial we show you how a few simple Photoshop effects using Lens Flare filters can add romantic lighting to your outdoor portraits. Shooting into the light is a great way to create a vari...

#Photoshop: Lighting effects: how to use Photoshop to add atmosphere to outdoor portraits

#Lightroom: How to Use Lightroom 5

Apart from its popular photo editing features, Lightroom is a valuable organizational tool for photographers. When using Adobe’s Lightroom 5 for the first time, it’s tempting to get started with en...

#Lightroom: How to Use Lightroom 5


#Photography: Camera Lenses: Narrowing Down the Choices

First of all, what is focal length? According to the textbook definition, “focal length is measured in millimeters (mm), and it represents the distance from the optical center of a lens to the digi...

#Photography: Camera Lenses: Narrowing Down the Choices

The Sky Is Blue - a poetry

The Sky Is Blue


The sky is blue
And I always knew
We stick together, our love is the glue

#Musicproduction: Why You Should Write 1000 Terrible Songs

There is nothing in this world scarier than a blank piece of white paper. It stares back at you from the abyss, daring you to mar its porcelain sameness with your unworthy smatterings. It messes wi...

#Musicproduction: Why You Should Write 1000 Terrible Songs

#SocialMedia: Did you Know these Social Media Facts??

Your site ranks high on Yahoo and I must say your consistent writing style deserves your blog to be such high in rankings I relished your writing style. Keep it up. Hello! You must be some sort of ...

#SocialMedia: Did you Know these Social Media Facts??

#Photoshop: Photoshop Elements Tutorial: The Radial Blur Filter

Do you know the secret to creating photos that people love? Photoshop Elements has a cool filter called the Radial Blur. Have you ever played with it? Radial Blur adds two types of blurs to your p...

#Photoshop: Photoshop Elements Tutorial: The Radial Blur Filter

#Photography: How I Shot It: Deanne Fitzmaurice Shares the Story Behind the Shot

A post by Pulitzer Prize winning documentary photographer Deanne Fitzmaurice. Presenter in this week’s CreativeLIVE Photo Week So there I was, waiting in the quiet darkness that precedes Kibera’s b...

#Photography: How I Shot It: Deanne Fitzmaurice Shares the Story Behind the Shot

#Musicproduction: Making a Nastier Screaming Bass Synth in NI Massive

This nasty screaming bass synth is only a few minutes work in NI Massive! There are several genres of music these days that you can use incredibly harsh sounds in, and your fans will beg for more. ...

#Musicproduction: Making a Nastier Screaming Bass Synth in NI Massive

#SocialMedia: U.S. court says 'Liking' something on Facebook is free speech -

A U.S. court of appeals gave Facebook a thumbs up on Wednesday when it ruled that "likes" on the social network are protected as free speech under the Constitution. In 2009, six employees ...

#SocialMedia: U.S. court says 'Liking' something on Facebook is free speech -

#Photoshop: How to Create a Surreal Gothic Artwork in Photoshop

Take the other pattern and create this shape by duplicating the tiles and merging them together. Place the finished pattern on top of the model. Go back to the model layer and click on the area aro...

#Photoshop: How to Create a Surreal Gothic Artwork in Photoshop

#Photography: Street Shooting 50 Feet in the Air: A Conversation with Stephen Wilkes

For some photographers, a favorite secret weapon may be a coveted vintage lens, a unique post-production tweak, or an obscure in-camera trick. But if you analyze the work of Stephen Wilkes, the sec...

#Photography: Street Shooting 50 Feet in the Air: A Conversation with Stephen Wilkes


#Musicproduction: Formant filter in Reaktor

Unfortunately, many synths do not contain formant filters, and Reaktor itself does not ship with one either, to my knowledge. I first encountered a formant filter in Thor, which is a part of Reason...

#Musicproduction: Formant filter in Reaktor

#Photography: Titanic Photo Shoot: Behind the Scenes - YouTube

Behind the Scenes of Amy Lynn Photography's Titanic Shoot in honor of the 100 Year Anniversary. Check out full collection at www.amylynnstraub.com/titanic :D Video by Taylor Tracy

#Photography: Titanic Photo Shoot: Behind the Scenes - YouTube