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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

#Bohemian #LifeStyle: Music for the Mind

Nineteen ninety-one was a year that changed everything for Garen and Shari Staglin. That was when the couple, who worked in the financial and healthcare industries, respectively, and owned Rutherfi…

#Bohemian #LifeStyle: Music for the Mind

#Streetphotography: Sensation! Love in the streets

Sensation! Love in the streets

I imagine the world north and south mirror.....

I imagine the world north and south mirror. In that case, would north dominate south or opposite?

#Photography: 7 Inspiring Tips to Improve Your Photography

Most photographers will agree that images must be made with intention. And photographer George Diebold is not exception. In his full-length video workshop, Diebold shared the thought process behind…

#Photography: 7 Inspiring Tips to Improve Your Photography

#Photography: Why is Hollywood Obsessed with Retouching?

You may think, that's ok - or not. Anyway everybody in the world of stars does retouching. You should do that too for your press photos and album covers.
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Retouching is done every day in the world of Hollywood. Expert retouchers are needed to perfect the stars’ look. Did you really think the celebrities look as perfect as they appear? Thank the expe…

#Photography: Why is Hollywood Obsessed with Retouching?

Monday, September 29, 2014

#Musicproduction: Offbeat Melbourne Bounce Bass in Massive

Melbourne Bounce is a very popular genre at the moment. It’s also a very fun genre to make, and a very important aspect to every Melbourne Bounce song is the offbeat bass. This offbeat Melbourne Bounce bass in Massive is thick, subby and will fit with a a lead nicely.
The offbeat bass in Melbourne is an accent sound that occurs on the ands, or upbeats. Think of kick hat kick hat, but replace the hat with a bass. Even though they sound simple, they can be hard to make.

#Musicproduction: Offbeat Melbourne Bounce Bass in Massive

#Streetphotography: Coffeehouse with open window

Coffeehouse with open window

Can I submit divorce for another couple?

Can I submit divorce for another couple? I could play the helping hand.

#Photoshop: The Ultimate Guide to Workflow in #Lightroom and Photoshop

The first step in your workflow will be getting your images from your memory card onto your computer. We prefer to use Lightroom for importing as well as file naming and structure….

#Photoshop: The Ultimate Guide to Workflow in #Lightroom and Photoshop

#Illustrator: Forming a 3D Graphs with Illustrator

This Illustrator tutorial will show you how to create 3D graphs with Illustrator CS2 at ease. Choose the Pie Graph Tool, click on the Artboard, then enter 450×450pt. Your graph data table will appe…

#Illustrator: Forming a 3D Graphs with Illustrator

Sunday, September 28, 2014

#Musicproduction: Saltline updates Swierk to v1.1.1 and Brzoza to v1.0.3 (both #free)

Saltline has updated Swierk, a free subtractive synthesizer for Windows, to v1.1.1 and Brzoza, a free FM synthesizer, to v1.0.3.

#Musicproduction: Saltline updates Swierk to v1.1.1 and Brzoza to v1.0.3 (both #free)

#Streetphotography: I love Vienna

I love Vienna

Write down important things...

Write down important things like songideas, melody, favourite icecream, drumsound idea,… And don't forget to remember where you wrote it down.

#Musicproduction: Make A Snappy Melbourne Bounce Lead in #Massive

Modulate the Cut Off with an interesting envelope for a less predictable sound! Last week, Johnny showed you how to make an offbeat Melbourne bass. To compliment that sound, this week learn how to …

#Musicproduction: Make A Snappy Melbourne Bounce Lead in #Massive

#Photography: 5 Steps to Better Smartphone Photography

Why not take a smartphone pic for album cover?
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There is photography, there is videography, and now there is iPhoneOGRAPHY! Compared to DSLRs, iPhones are less bulky and more convenient to carry around. We always carry our phones around nowadays. Be it iPhone, Android, or Samsung, most phones now have a good quality camera for us to play around with. Now, you can forget about your bulky, inconvenient camera gear and maybe even complex photo editing software. Who says iPhones cannot shoot unique photographs?

#Photography: 5 Steps to Better Smartphone Photography

Saturday, September 27, 2014

#Musicproduction: Tips For Recording Original Music With a Computer

There is a wide variety of home recording software on the market, but there is a complex process that takes place between the writing of a quality song, and the point at which your listeners get their first listen at your masterpiece. Perhaps you just wrote your first song. Perhaps you've written several, and even recorded a few. Regardless of your situation,...

#Musicproduction: Tips For Recording Original Music With a Computer

#Streetphotography: Coffee in the street with rusty bicycle

Coffee in the street with rusty bicycle

Children ask where they come from, later...

Children ask where they come from, later they refuse telling you where they go to.

#Photography: DIY How to Build and Use a Reflector to Take Better Portraits

Photography is essentially capturing light. Beginners to photography can find the learning curve quite steep. To start with, there is the technical side. You need to understand what the camera can do and its limitations. Then there is the theory aspect, simply put you need to know what exposure is and how to achieve this with your camera if you want to get that creative shot.

#Photography: DIY How to Build and Use a Reflector to Take Better Portraits

#Photoshop: Born of the Dragon – Create this Symbolic Gothic Composite in Photoshop

Maybe you need a dragon for your metal album cover
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In this tutorial you will learn, how to make this gothic and symbolic photo manipulation. I’ll show you basics of Photoshop, like making night or create lights and shadows. You can read extra tips about photo manipulations and you will learn, how to make living tattoo! You will be making better photo manipulations and works in the future, by reading this.

#Photoshop: Born of the Dragon – Create this Symbolic Gothic Composite in Photoshop

Friday, September 26, 2014

Preview Musikvideo für XBLOOME

Mit der wiener Band XBLOOME hatte ich am 23.9.2014 einen Drehtermin für ein Interview und ein Musikvideo.
Hier ein kurzer Preview zu "City Vibes"

#Photography: Behind the Scenes of a Bullet Time Photo Shoot

The concept of bullet time is nothing new. If you have seen the gravity-defying (and seemingly physics defying) shot in The Matrix where the character played by Keanu Reeves dodges a bullet, you already know what I am talking about. It’s nothing more than several cameras capturing a perfectly timed shot of a moment that when played back, makes time seem frozen. You could literally show the protagonist from all sides. The concept is exciting:

#Photography: Behind the Scenes of a Bullet Time Photo Shoot 

I wonder when this Olympia thing will end. I mean, one time...

I wonder when this Olympia thing will end. I mean, one time the limit will be reached. Nobody can run 100m in 1 sec. There will be winners, but no new records. Maybe it will be time to put new sports to Olympic games.

#Musicproduction: 99Sounds releases #free "Sound Design Tools" sample library for Reaktor

99Sounds has released Sound Design Tools, a free collection of sound design material crafted by Gavin Thibodeau aka Embra. Featuring the sounds of hydraulic engines, ice crackles, metallic hits, processed SFX, abstract sonic textures and electronic drum loops, this free sound collection serves as a handy toolbox of production ready sounds for music producers and sound designers.
The library contains 360 individual sounds in 24-bit WAV format, along with a NI Reaktor sample map.

#Musicproduction: 99Sounds releases #free "Sound Design Tools" sample library for Reaktor

#Musicproduction: CWITEC updates #free TX16Wx Software Sampler and TX16Wx Professional to v2.4.0

Tired of the same old sample playback plug-ins, rehashing tired preset sounds and locking you in to a single manufacturer and data format? Would you like to experience that sheer joy that comes from building your own sounds, recording your own samples and mangling them with near endless sound shaping possibilities?
TX16Wx Software Sampler is a plug-in for the creative musician, inspired and modeled after the best hardware samplers with all the ease and new exiting features modern software brings.

#Musicproduction: CWITEC updates #free TX16Wx Software Sampler and TX16Wx Professional to v2.4.0

Thursday, September 25, 2014

#Bohemian #LifeStyle: 97 Bohemian Fashion Shoots

From Hippie Floral Photography to Romantic Storyline Lookbooks By: Alyson Wyers - Published: Jun 5, 2014 • References: With music festival season and summer (finally) upon us, many clothing compani…

#Bohemian #LifeStyle: 97 Bohemian Fashion Shoots

#Streetphotography: Old bicycle in the street

Old bicycle in the street
 

Puzzle the drivers! What to do?

Puzzle the drivers! What to do? To drive in or not to drive in - that's the question.

#AfterEffects #Filmproduction: 50 #free scripts from Jeff Almasol, with a strong encouragement to donate to your favorite cause

Jeff Almasol has graciously made a bundle of 50 After Effects scripts freely available on his website.

#AfterEffects #Filmproduction: 50 #free scripts from Jeff Almasol, with a strong encouragement to donate to your favorite cause

#Musicproduction: The Ins and Outs of Building Your Official Band Website

For an indie musician, having your own official website is the single most important online marketing tool in today’s music industry. While Social Networking sites provide benefits like pre-existin…

#Musicproduction: The Ins and Outs of Building Your Official Band Website

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

#Photoshop: A Simple Guide to Creating HDR Images in Photoshop

HDR, or high-dynamic range, photographs have become very trendy—especially among photographers who enjoy creating surreal effects in their images. However, this technique can be used for photo-real...

#Photoshop: A Simple Guide to Creating HDR Images in Photoshop

#Photoshop: Don't Shoot Blanks Lighten Dark Circles Under the Eyes in Photoshop

Lighten Dark Circles Under the Eyes in Photoshop CC from Artemas Photography on Vimeo. It’s Monday and there may be a lot of people with dark circles under their eyes today. I figured this was a go…

#Photoshop: Don't Shoot Blanks Lighten Dark Circles Under the Eyes in Photoshop

#Musicproduction: Shattered Glass Audio releases Ace - #Free Software Emulation of a Classic 1950s Tweed Amp for Mac & Win VST & AU

Shattered Glass Audio has released Ace, a digital emulation of the 1950s, American, all tube, tweed, 5W amp. For added versatility of the plug-in the developers have added two of the most common amplifier mods:
  • Adjustment of the amount of feedback. Feedback can be continuously adjusted from zero feedback to the original feedback. Reduction of feedback increases the overall gain and harmonic distortion.
  • Addition of grid stopper resistors. This mod makes the sound tighter at higher overdrive/distortion levels by controlling the bias shift due to the grid conduction.


#Musicproduction: Shattered Glass Audio releases Ace - #Free Software Emulation of a Classic 1950s Tweed Amp for Mac & Win VST & AU

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

#Musicproduction: Live Performing With Maschine - finger drumming like a pro!

In *The Skeleton Beat* the first video of the series, we learn how to create a simple beat using only three sounds. These beats form the backbone of the entire performance on Maschine, and can be t...

#Musicproduction: Live Performing With Maschine - finger drumming like a pro!

#Photoshop: Photoshop tutorial: New tricks for vector portraits

In this tutorial, Spanish artist Daniel Caballero explains how he creates his vector artworks from photo references in Photoshop. He details how he combines elements from different sources, and add…

#Photoshop: Photoshop tutorial: New tricks for vector portraits

Starbucks in Vienna. Scandal.

Starbucks in Vienna. Scandal. American coffee brew in the city of coffeehouses. The Decline of the West…



Photo: Teashop in Vienna

Photo: Teashop in Vienna

#Photography: Lomo’Instant Tip no. 6 – Combine Your Colors! - Lomography

Having a flash option on your Lomo’Instant is not enough. Know how to use it and use it well! The next tip to add to your colorsplashing set of skills is: combine your color! Mix it up and have a f…

#Photography: Lomo’Instant Tip no. 6 – Combine Your Colors! - Lomography

#Photography: How to Create Painterly Art from Your Photos Using Multiple Exposures

Looking to do something a little different with your photography to mix things up a little? Below, this video teaches us how to use multiple exposures to create a finished piece of art that looks s…

#Photography: How to Create Painterly Art from Your Photos Using Multiple Exposures

Monday, September 22, 2014

#Photography: Using Humor In Street Photography

Humor may very well be the toughest assignment the street photographer will take on. It takes a keen eye to see humor in the streets and some skills to capture it in a fraction of a second. Here are a few things to consider before you head out on a quest to photograph humorous situations in the streets

#Photography: Using Humor In Street Photography

Did you know that in Medieval times yellow was the colour of ...

Did you know that in Medieval times yellow was the colour of love (not red)? Unbelieveable. These days yellow is connected with summer and sun. Would that be the same on another planet? Possibly not. On Mars everything looks red. On the moon everything looks pale.



#Streetphotography: I love Vienna

I love Vienna

#Musicproduction: #Free "Anarchy Effects" AU & VST Plugin Bundle updated to v1.5.1.1

I already downloaded…
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The free Anarchy Effects Audio Units and VST plugin bundle for Mac OS X and Windows has been updated to version 1.5.1.1.

#Musicproduction: #Free "Anarchy Effects" AU & VST Plugin Bundle updated to v1.5.1.1

#Photoshop: World War 2 battle scene in Photoshop

World war 2 which started in 1939 and ended in 1945, shattered and changed the world we live in. While at the time of World War 2, the world was having lack of technology. We were left with very f…

#Photoshop: World War 2 battle scene in Photoshop

Sunday, September 21, 2014

#Photography: Forget About Pixels – Awaken the Artist Within

I have a confession to make: I used to be a pixel peeper. There was a time when I’d spent hours zooming in and inspecting photos at 1:1 or even 300 percent. I was looking for a technically perfect …

#Photography: Forget About Pixels – Awaken the Artist Within

Cat videos on the net are nice. But...

Cat videos on the net are nice. But sometimes I have enough of it. Take a video from 4 years ago. It's always the same. People, make a funny rhino video or a video with two ants. that would be innovative.

Photo: Woman with yellow bag

Photo: Woman with yellow bag

#Photoshop: Miracles Of Photoshop

Well known photoshop tricks that professionals use. But why only on top models?
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Remove a double chin, gain bigger boobs, be thinner, and achieve straighter teeth, etc. . . After seeing this amazing difference, she might be tempted to go under the knife, literally? Photo manipu…

#Photoshop: Miracles Of Photoshop

#Musicproduction: 99Sounds releases #free "White Noise SFX" Sample Library for Kontakt & SFZ

99Sounds has released White Noise SFX, a free collection of risers, white noise sweeps, tension builders and other transition sound effects crafted by Elias Pettersen aka Ammicuz.
The library contains 62 transition SFX samples in 24-bit WAV format, with additional SFZ and NKI mappings. The samples are synchronized to the tempo setting of 128 BPM.

#Musicproduction: 99Sounds releases #free "White Noise SFX" Sample Library for Kontakt & SFZ

Saturday, September 20, 2014

#Photoshop: 45 Amazing Digital Art Examples by Creative Designers

Here we have some Photoshop tutorials. Learning these skills are not just fun to play around with, but these tutorials are useful if you work professionally as a designer or photographer.

#Photoshop: 45 Amazing Digital Art Examples by Creative Designers

Soundcloud is great.

Soundcloud is great. You find music you do not find anywhere. Unknown bands, producers. And some are really cool. I listen to these productions every day. BTW http://www.soundcloud.com/viennacc



#Photoshop: Understanding Masking in Photoshop

Masking is one of those techniques that will change the way you use Photoshop. Understanding this technique can help you to jump from being a beginner level Photoshop user, to a more advanced one. …

#Photoshop: Understanding Masking in Photoshop

#Photography: 5 Small Tips that Can Truly Make a Difference

Taking good photos is hard, though it may not seem like that from afar. When they actually agree that a photographer’s work is good, people are either saying “Oh gosh, look at that photographer, th…

#Photography: 5 Small Tips that Can Truly Make a Difference

Friday, September 19, 2014

#Photoshop: How to Copy or Duplicate Layers into Another Document in Photoshop

Some of the most basic workflow problems have simple solutions that you simply don't know about, yet. This quick tip will show you how to easily copy or duplicate layers from one Photoshop document…

#Photoshop: How to Copy or Duplicate Layers into Another Document in Photoshop

#Photoshop: Create an Anti-Alcohol Concept Artwork with Photoshop

In this tutorial I’ll show you how to create an anti-alcohol concept artwork using a range of photo manipulation techniques. You’ll work with blending, masking, image extraction, lighting, coloring and more.

#Photoshop: Create an Anti-Alcohol Concept Artwork with Photoshop

Purple marker missing…

Purple marker missing…

Photo: Pause at Gutenberg monument, sitting in similar pose like figure on the monument

Photo: Pause at Gutenberg monument, sitting in similar pose like figure on the monument

#Filmproduction The Sound of Silence: How You Can Use Silence to Tell Better Stories

The visual components of a movie are obviously integral to filmmaking; the images that are the hallmark of our medium allow us to see the narrative unfold. However, cinema is also a medium of sound…

#Filmproduction The Sound of Silence: How You Can Use Silence to Tell Better Stories

#Photoshop: 16 Awesomest Photoshopped Pictures You Have Ever Seen

See the source images and the result - and get inspired. There are more examples in the article.

#Photoshop: 16 Awesomest Photoshopped Pictures You Have Ever Seen

Thursday, September 18, 2014

#Photography: Getting the Correct Exposure is Essential

Getting the right exposure is essential to any quality photo. Exposure is the amount of light that is let into the camera which contributes to the photograph that is recorded. A good exposure has t…

#Photography: Getting the Correct Exposure is Essential

#Musicproduction: Solcito Musica - #free instruments and effects for windows

A few interesting downloads. Worth to be inspected.
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They only beg for a donation, but you can download anyway

#Musicproduction: Solcito Musica - #free instruments and effects for windows

While watching a horror movie people...

While watching a horror movie people put their hands on the mouth. But why? To prevent saying something stupid like "looks like my sister" or "what a romantic evening" ?

#Bohemian #LifeStyle: Spotlight on Jamie: Indie Bohemian Side

I was supposed to go full bohemian on my outfit because of the lovely bohemian accessories I received from Amethyst Superb and The Green Tea Enthusiast Shop, but decided to go indie instead, because of my urge to wear black tights again. It's kind of my thing now. High-waist shorts + black tights + platform shoes. Have you noticed on my outfits this past few months? :)

#Bohemian #LifeStyle: Spotlight on Jamie: Indie Bohemian Side

#Photoshop: Making an Abstract Water Scene

In this tutorial, I will teach you to create a Underwater Themed Abstract Piece similar to my own piece “Marianas Trench”, which includes photo manipulation, 3D modeling and Photoshop postwork.
This is an intermediate tutorial, and a certain degree of program knowledge will be necessary. I have included the original 3D render for those who lack access to Cinema 4D.

#Photoshop: Making an Abstract Water Scene

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

#Photography: How to Secure Your First Music Gig Photo Pass

The hardest part about gaining a photo pass for a large gig is in needing a strong portfolio of concert photos – getting a portfolio of works together when you can’t get access to shows makes things quite tricky. This article will explore how to build your first portfolio and in turn how to secure your first photo pass.

#Photography: How to Secure Your First Music Gig Photo Pass

Maybe the asteroid that killed dinosaurs 65 mio years ago was a ufo that crashed....

Maybe the asteroid that killed dinosaurs 65 mio years ago was a ufo that crashed on earth? I am sure evidence could be found by book writers in shortage of money and freaked out conspiracy theorists. It's those guys saying things like "Elvis is alive", "Landing on the moon never happened" or "Aliens make crop circles".

Photo: Fiacre from inside the door

Photo: Fiacre from inside the door

#Photography: 4 Basic Steps to Improve Your Photography Skills

Anyone can take good photographs, regardless of experience, training, or even equipment. What it all comes down to is how well a person understands the art of taking a photo. And as it turns out, t…

#Photography: 4 Basic Steps to Improve Your Photography Skills

#Photography: F-Stops Explained in Under 2 Minutes

Are you perplexed by the tiny numbers marked on your camera lens? Do you wonder what they are or what they do? They’re are called f-stops and they refer to the opening of the lens, known as the ape…

#Photography: F-Stops Explained in Under 2 Minutes