Music&Filmproducer, Songwriter, Photographer - simply artist - from Vienna / Austria. Musician ViennaCC - about his creative works, also for bands and musicians: production of music and video, photography, free downloads.
If you do portraiture of any kind you are probably used to people giving one look when the camera is away from them and another when it is on them. This is the unfortunate game of the portrait photographer.
Do you ever feel like you are losing your creative abilities when you can’t come up with a fresh idea for your next photo shoot? You’re not alone, and you don’t need to worry. You’re still creative, you just need to know how to harness your creative energy to get your wheels turning again. Listen below to pro photographer Lindsay Adler talk about her creative process and how she goes about lifting herself out of a creative slump.
From this tutorial you will learn how to create pink marble text in twenty seven easy steps. In order to achieve the marble effect, you are going to use layer styles and default textures. The tutorial is recommendable for beginners level and despite the text is created in Adobe Photoshop CS6, all other versions of the program are applicable.
Admt it, you’re already taking lots of selfies. So why not make them better?
Yes, ‘selfie’ is a real word. And the world has seen some really weird ones. There are five things to avoid when taking selfies, and specialised apps you can use.
Football (US: soccer) is not my game. It took a long time to understand offside and I am not sure I really got it. I prefer to stand behind the lines. At school I made a foul in the first minutes and was thrown out of the game.
Midular is my latest venture into MIDI processing software, built in the Max for Live environment. The modules can be chained together in a modular fashion to form any number of effect chains. Used in isolation, they can act as problem solvers, such as quantizing notes in real-time, repeating incoming notes, or sequencing incoming notes. By chaining several modules together, one can create a vast array of different MIDI processing chains that can be used to support various forms of algorithmically aided composition.
My physics problem. On nearly every physical movement there are frictional losses. This energy is turned into heat energy. But where is this heat energy going to? So, the earth is getting warmer and warmer. After millions of years the earth must be too warm to live on it. What is my error in reasoning?
MuLab is an inspiring music production studio for Mac OSX and Windows featuring an integrated top quality modular synth and effect engine.
MuLab is an easy, effective and rock-solid tool designed to create, record, edit and finalize your music!
beatassist.eu has announced the release of Esfera, a new free VST instrument plug-in for Windows.
Esfera is designed for ambiance and special effects sounds. It has the possibility of making multiple effects through its 3 oscillators and LFOs. Having two filters for each oscillator, and a stepper with 16 steps, speed choice, possibility to target six different targets at once, chorus, stereo delay and reverb, makes this plugin the tool for special effects and ambiance effects.
A soundbank of 64 presets created by T. E. King is included.
Aperture and other technical photography basics can induce yawns in the most eager of budding shutterbugs, but once these basics are understood, the rest of photography easily comes into focus. Aperture, ISO, and shutter speed are all important terms to know, whether you have a point-and-shoot or a professional camera. This article explains aperture and provides tips for using it to create better photographs.
White Balance (WB) is one of the most challenging camera settings for beginners to learn. White Balance can also be difficult to fix later when you are shooting in JPG format. In this post I’m going to discuss what WB is and how to use it properly when shooting JPGs. I am a food photographer, but keep in mind the WB principals apply the same way, to anything you are shooting.
In this quick tip tutorial you will learn how to create a powerful emotional effect for your photos. By reading this tutorial you will be able to convert an ordinary looking photo into a beautifully striking one in 10 minutes or less.
99Sounds has released The Warehouse, a free library of horror sound effects and organic percussion sounds created by Richard Gould. The library is based on a collection of field recordings which were captured inside an old military storage facility.
The Warehouse contains various spooky sound effects like creaking doors, rattling chains and glass scraping sounds. Most of the included samples captured the natural ambiance of the facility. The library also contains a set of instrument patches in NKI and SFZ formats
Matthieu Brucher has announced the release of ATKCompressor and ATKExpander, free mono compressor and expander plug-ins for 64-bit Mac OS X (10.8 minimum) and Windows (32 and 64-bit) in VST2, VST3 and AU plug-in formats. He has also updated Audio Toolkit to v0.4.0.
Audio Toolkit is a BSD-licensed audio processing library based on a pipeline concept. This release mainly adds tools for Compressor and Delays design.
Camera phones have come a long way from the days of mere snaps and “selfies.” The modern technology of today’s phones has evolved to the point where your everyday smartphone can take stellar images of the world around you.
The journey is the destination (or the way is the goal). When I hacked video games I just wanted more life, energy or whatsoever to pass through all levels. Finally I found out that hacking the game was fun. Playing was only the final step to say "ok, I made it".
SonicXTC has released Drum Boxx Synth, a free VST drum synthesizer for Windows that is designed to create thousands of unique synthetic drum sounds for sampling and production.
Drum Boxx has 12 individual signal channels. Each signal channel contains an individual drum synthesizer that can be routed into 3 individual stereo outputs. Output 1 is a direct output channel with no effects. Output 2 is sent through a tempo synced delay effect. Output 3 is sent through a chorus/flanger effect.
Each of the 12 individual drum synthesizers can be tweaked, pitched, filtered, equalized, and distorted independently from each other and saved as part of a kit. Moreover, you can independently add noise, distortion and add velocity controls to each drum synthesizer making the sonic palette available with Drum Boxx vast.
You may have heard it said that when you change the way you see – the things you see begin to change. Legendary American documentary photographer and photojournalist, Dorothea Lange once said that *The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera.* In this article we are going to use our camera to learn how to see.
Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere. -Chinese Proverbs - I tried to do projects (there are projects in every branch) to get experience and education, then I went to bookkeepers to get experience and education. My recomendation is to grab knowledge as much as possible.
If you’re looking to use some creative enhancements on your photos in Photoshop CS6 or CC then the new Color Lookup adjustment is one to consider. The Color Lookup adjustment is used to remap the colors in an image to a set of colors that comes pre-configured and stored inside a color table file. Color Tables are used primarily with film but they are also useful for applying creative coloring to photos.
As the weather heats up, the thought of wearing our hair down becomes less and less appealing. A quick top knot is always a chic option, but with festival season in full swing we’ve got bohemian braids on the brain!
The great thing about braiding is that once you learn how to do it, you know it for life! Here are a few styles that have recently caught our eye.
Take is a creative recorder for musicians. It's got the same simplicity you've come to expect with your voice memos, with features custom-tailored to vocalists' needs—like the ability to record harmonies along with your voice, blend in effects to sweeten the sound and sing along to an array of beats and rhythms:
Sing, hum, rap, strum. Take captures your musical ideas—any time, anywhere.
With a single tap you'll be recording, beatboxing, overdubbing, riffing, writing, trying out song ideas that you'll want to share with the world.
Feel the groove. Stay on the beat. Keep in time.
Inspiring built-in clicks, loops and beats to kick start your creativity.
Add new parts, double them up, create harmonies, sketch out the song.
Three tracks to build on your tune and flesh out your ideas.
Surprise yourself with how good you sound.
Processing and effects that make your iPhone's mic shine.