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Thursday, April 30, 2015

#Photoshop: Create a simple retro style in four steps

Interesting: Decads ago you were unpleased with the results of photos. Colours bad, focus bad,… Today you shoot a perfect photo and then try to trim it to retro with photoshop filters. Because these old photos simply have flair.
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A retro effect doesn’t have to mean old; we can give it a fresh and modern twist…

#Photoshop: Create a simple retro style in four steps

#Musicproduction: Revenge Of The Record Labels: How The Majors Renewed Their Grip On Music

Industry starts learning the lesson
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Last October SoundCloud–a free music-streaming service with a massive 175 million monthly users–appeared to be running out of cash. News broke that the Berlin-based company had lost $29.2 million in 2013, and when a rumored $2 billion buyout bid by Twitter fell through, it looked like music’s hottest startup might be in danger of going bust.
Then something strange happened...

#Musicproduction: Revenge Of The Record Labels: How The Majors Renewed Their Grip On Music

#Photography: 3 Reasons to Disable Your Camera's Auto-Review Function

Whether you have an iPhone, a pocket camera, or a DSLR it’s likely that the first thing you do after taking a picture is peek at the back LCD screen to see how it turned out. Did you capture that f…

#Photography: 3 Reasons to Disable Your Camera's Auto-Review Function

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

#Photoshop: Stitch patchwork composites (part 1 & 2)

Create patchwork objects and animals by merging photos and textures

Part 1
Part 2

#Photoshop: Stitch patchwork composites (part 1 & 2)

Oysters - Austern

Oysters are like nose picking, somehow. Slime with salt water and lemon. And some say: Oh, I could die for it. I say: Ok, do it!

Austern sind irgendwie wie Nasenpopel. Schleim mit Salzwasser und Zitrone. Und manche sagen: Oh, dafür könnte ich sterben. Da sag ich: dann tu's doch!

#Photoshop Computes Color Incorrectly, But There’s an Easy Fix

Ever notice that when you try to blur a really colorful image in Photoshop or Instagram, you end up with a dark, ugly line between colors? We wouldn’t see that line in real life, so why does it appear on the computer? MinutePhysics tells us why this dark boundary shows up and explains the mathematics behind color blending on computers:

#Photoshop: Photoshop Computes Color Incorrectly, But There’s an Easy Fix

#Musicproduction: How To - Online band promotion

This is something that we get asked about on a regular basis Here are some helpful hints and tips on promoting a band online. In a world dominated by time and in a hurry, timing is crucial. When do…

#Musicproduction: How To - Online band promotion

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

#Photography: Top 10 Most Popular Photography eBooks

The eBook industry has skyrocketed recently as more people acquire tablets and other digital reading devices. Many high quality photography eBooks are now available that offer extremely valuable in…

#Photography: Top 10 Most Popular Photography eBooks

About god's plan - Über Gottes Plan

If it would be god's plan that humans make no mistakes, why are there so many rubbers?

wenn es Gottes Üplan wäre, dass die Menschen keine Fehler machen, warum gibt es dann so viele Radiergummis?

#Photography: How to pose sexy standing up

Oh, I had so much fun doing these. At first I found the images from this Victoria Secret model and thought to myself " I should recreate these and not look so dorky". Then I thought well that will be a lot of photoshopping of body, and I couldn't help staring at that butt and that waist, and those abs, so I said to myself " just put your face" self, you are so smart. All those pictures I have taken with the self-timer paid off. And I heart photoshop.

#Photography: How to pose sexy standing up

#Musicproduction: Tutorial : FL Studio Mixing and Mastering

Vst's used in this tutorial :
-Nexus 2
-Sylenth
-Miroslav Philarmonik

#Musicproduction: Tutorial : FL Studio Mixing and Mastering

Monday, April 27, 2015

#Musicproduction: 5 Simple Deep House Production Tips

Tips are ranging from arpeggios and bassline patterns to chords, drums and arrangement techniques.

#Musicproduction: 5 Simple Deep House Production Tips

What is burnout? - Was ist Burnout?

Burnout, that is the end of the line. Goal accomplished. First enthusiasm, then disillusion, then acceptance of situation, then burnt out. End.

Burnout ist das Endstadium. Ziel erreicht. Erst Begeisterung, dann Ernüchterung, dann Abfinden mit der Situation / Akzeptanz. Dann Burnout, also Ende des Weges erreicht.

#Photoshop: How to Create Custom Brushes to Render Fur

In this tutorial we'll create a small set of custom brushes from scratch and learn how to render animal fur with them. We'll focus on rendering a fox tail in grayscale, using custom brushes and the…

#Photoshop: How to Create Custom Brushes to Render Fur

#Photography: The Cut is an Enthralling Cross Section Stop Motion Photography Project

Looks like thos pictures from X-ray computed tomography.
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The main reason I am drawn to photography and videography is the fact that you can take any moment in time and stretch or freeze it, allowing you to practically manipulate the world around you with ease. Whether it’s photographing a wave at 1/3200 of a second or a long exposure of a busy street for 30 seconds, a camera can help you make a moment last forever or make forever seem like just a moment. The following video gives me much the same feeling; it’s a stop motion video showing vegetables being cut, one tiny slice at a time.

#Photography: The Cut is an Enthralling Cross Section Stop Motion Photography Project

Sunday, April 26, 2015

#Photoshop: Create a Quick and Simple 3D Sticker Text Effect

3D sticker effects are actually simple and easy, but really nice and useful. This quick tip will show you how to create an editable, glossy 3D sticker text effect, using smart objects and layer styles.

#Photoshop: Create a Quick and Simple 3D Sticker Text Effect

Cyber with iPhone technology - Cyber mit iPhone-Technologie

Innovation: iBrain. With simple finger movent you push the pictures, your memories, aside.

Nächste Innovation wird sein ein iBrain, also iGerhirn. Da wischt du dann mit dem Finger die Gedanken und Erinnerungen weiter.

#Photoshop: Make cool t-shirt designs with photos

Check out this cool idea for a t-shirt design

#Photoshop: Make cool t-shirt designs with photos

#Photoshop: Manipulation of Different Color for your Eye

In this Photoshop tutorial, you will learn how to create an Eerie Eye Photo Manipulation. You will be using blending modes heavily and some standard adjustment layers to implement the change of you…

#Photoshop: Manipulation of Different Color for your Eye

Saturday, April 25, 2015

#Photography: Street Photography in Sydney: The Belly of the Beast

When people talk about Sydney, they always talk about the light—the incredible Sydney light. Australian photographic artist Markus Andersen uses that light to create imagery. His canvas is the city streets where he sees the chaos of life and he makes order of it through his photography. This creative short documentary shows the process Andersen goes through to capture his images and how he thinks about his art:

#Photography: Street Photography in Sydney: The Belly of the Beast

Marriage and funeral - Hochzeit und Beerdigung

The difference between a marriage and a funeral is simply one drunk.

Der Unterschied zwischen einer Hochzeit und einer Beerdigung ist ein Besoffener weniger.

#Photoshop: Create the perfect light leak in 12 steps

How to create a photographic blip, for a nostalgic, lo-fi look

#Photoshop: Create the perfect light leak in 12 steps 

#Photography: The Importance of Capturing Gesture and Emotion in Street Photography

One of the most fascinating things about street photography is that it can be so hard to pinpoint the reasons why one photograph works and another does not. A good street photograph can be sharp or…

#Photography: The Importance of Capturing Gesture and Emotion in Street Photography

Friday, April 24, 2015

#Photoshop: How Photoshop’s Sharpening Filters Work

We all want our photographs to be tack sharp, right? Photoshop can help with that, but there are a bewildering number of choices when it comes to sharpening your images. Deke McClelland is here to …

#Photoshop: How Photoshop’s Sharpening Filters Work

Always good to know which way the wind blows. - Es ist immer gut zu wissen woher der Wind bläst.

Rookies trim the sail to the wind, advanced trim the wind to their sial.

Anfänger drehen ihr Fähnlein nach dem Wind, Profis drehen den Wind nach ihrem Fähnlein.

#Photoshop: 6 Handy Film Effect Photoshop Actions (#free download

Need a quick fix for a photo you just took? Here are a few versatile Photoshop actions to add to your arsenal.
These actions were created to help you breeze through your photo edits. These actions are fully reversible and editable. We recommend adjusting your exposure levels before you apply these presets.

#Photoshop: 6 Handy Film Effect Photoshop Actions (#free download)

#Photoshop: Quick Tip: The Liquify Tool

Commercial product photographers have a lot to do in Photoshop. Retouch blemishes, fix colours, do some compositing… those are all things that we accomplish. In addition, sometimes we need to modify the shape of things like wires. That's where the Liquify tool comes in handy. It allows a user to push, stretch, contract, swirl and distort pixels. Today I want to do an overview of the tool and how I may use it in the real life. There are a lot of advanced options, but I won't get into it because I want to keep this blog post brief.

#Photoshop: Quick Tip: The Liquify Tool

Thursday, April 23, 2015

#Photography: Interactive Street Photography

Most street photographers believe that the key to getting superb street shots is to become invisible to their subjects, blending in seamlessly with their surroundings. Bucking the trend, however, i…

#Photography: Interactive Street Photography

To critics - An Kritiker

Finally let's put the blame on critics.

Letztendlich sind die Kritiker schuld.

#Musicproduction: Karoryfer releases #Free "Meatbass" - Double Bass Sample Library

Karoryfer Samples has released Meatbass, a free open source sample library of a 1958 Otto Rubner double bass. The same bass was sampled earlier for D. Smolken's double bass library, but this is a completely new set of samples recorded with more consistency and better audio quality.

#Musicproduction: Karoryfer releases #Free "Meatbass" - Double Bass Sample Library

#Photoshop: Create mixed fruit in 10 easy steps

Take a break from the norm and use layer masks to place a kiwi inside an orange!

#Photoshop: Create mixed fruit in 10 easy steps

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

#Photoshop: Creative blending in just 4 steps

Harness blend modes to create standout visuals

#Photoshop: Creative blending in just 4 steps

Vegans and Klingons - Veganer und Klingonen

Lastely at Startrek I was waiting for the Vegans. Must look strange. But then Klingons came.

Unlängst bei Raumschiff Enterprise habe ich auf die Veganer gewartet. Die sollen ja sehr sonderbar aussehen. Aber dann kamen Klingonen.

#Photography: How to Use the Pop & Blur Technique for Portraits

The pop and blur technique is nothing new. Photographers have been using it ever since artificial lights and built-in flashes came into use. It’s basically about popping the flash and then moving t…

#Photography: How to Use the Pop & Blur Technique for Portraits

#Photoshop: Sharpen your images in Photoshop Elements

Get the most out of your images with our quick sharpening guide

#Photoshop: Sharpen your images in Photoshop Elements

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

#Musicproduction: The Future of Streaming Music

Streaming music is a massive part of everyone’s everyday life at the moment. People stream music on mp3 players, on phones, through digital radio and websites such as YouTube; but what will the fut…

#Musicproduction: The Future of Streaming Music

Important for affairs - Wichtig für Seitensprünge

Most important thing when having an affair: You may think, that's not to get caught in the act. I say, most important is that it must be worth it.

Das Wichtigste beim Fremdgehen? Viele meinen, nicht erwischen lassen. Ich sage, das Wichtigste ist: es muss sich lohnen.

#Photography: Self Portrait Tips – Get The Best ‘Selfie’

Self portraits are pretty unnerving and fun at the same time. Unnerving for a number of reasons like, you can’t see yourself. Whether you look good or bad, you get to know only after you have click…

#Photography: Self Portrait Tips – Get The Best ‘Selfie’

#Photography: Photography Cliches

Photography has fashion trends, just like any other creative industry. Some enterprising soul will be playing around and come up with a new look that catches on, and before long, the world is awash…

#Photography: Photography Cliches

Monday, April 20, 2015

#Photoshop: How to Create Custom Hand and Foot Print Brushes

Hand and foot prints are a fun way to add a human element to a digital design. They are instantly recognizable, yet every one is completely unique. Hand prints are iconic and often symbolize intima…

#Photoshop: How to Create Custom Hand and Foot Print Brushes in Adobe Photoshop

Musicvideo "If You Wanna Dance" published

Musicvideo with lot of scenes about dancing: kids in Africa, plane on airport (aircraft moving up and down), cars in the street (automobiles moving up and down), folk group in Macedonia, riders in Spain, street dancers, BMX cycle artists, group in Kenia, elephants in India,...
Watch on Youtube -> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y7UpEKEfQRU
I took the shot of automobiles in Hollywood. The shot of the aircraft was taken in Frankfurt.

About strong love - Über starke Liebe

Love is a strong thing. Love is strongest when both are not at home.

Liebe ist eine starke Sache. Liebe ist am stärksten, wenn beide nicht zu Hause sind.

#Photoshop: An ultimate guide to the Distort filters

Use the Distort filters to add some intricate effects to your artwork

#Photoshop: An ultimate guide to the Distort filters

#Musicproduction: How to export for mixing and mastering (#free service for unsigned)

Normally, any studio with the equipment we use (mainly emulations of vintage hardware and some analogue hardware too) and the experience we offer would charge around £200-300 per track to get it done.But we do it for free.
Yes, for free.

It is free for unsigned, struggling artists that do not sell their music. The people that actually need help, finding jobs, sending a demo, or just looking for someone to acknowledge their existence.

Why? – Because we have

#Musicproduction: How to export for mixing and mastering (#free service for unsigned)

Sunday, April 19, 2015

#Photoshop: Easy Photoshop Reflection Photography Tutorial

Have you ever looked at a reflection photograph and thought to yourself that it must be really hard to achieve? Well, we’re here to tell you that it’s not hard at all! Today, we’ve got a very easy …

#Photoshop: Easy Photoshop Reflection Photography Tutorial

Enough sleep - Ausreichend Schlaf

Microsleep is not enough for me!

Sekundenschlaf ist mir nicht genug.

#Photography: Helping You Figure Out Photography With These Simple Tips

Photography can be a very relaxing and renewing hobby for you to take part in. This kind of art is not rocket science, but it does require some knowledge so that you don’t end up missing shots of s…

#Photography: Helping You Figure Out Photography With These Simple Tips

#Photography: Elaborate Light Painting Photography

Can’t afford those expensive studio lights for you photography set-up? Why not use flashlights? That’s what a group of photographers did to create some stunning images for the new social media site…

#Photography: Elaborate Light Painting Photography

Saturday, April 18, 2015

#Photography: Viewpoint and Angles in Photography

The point and shoot generation creates a problem when attempting to shoot great images. If you tend to point and shoot without much thought, you are already at a disadvantage when trying to take a …

#Photography: Viewpoint and Angles in Photography

What is phantasy? - Was ist Fantasie?

Phantasy. Hmm, so hard to imagine.

Fantasie, das kann man sich gar nicht so leicht vorstellen.

#Photography: Composition Tips: How to Tell a More Compelling Story

They say that a picture is worth a thousand words. That means that your photographs should be a great way for you to communicate. The question is, do your photographs communicate the right thousand words to tell your story?

#Photography: Composition Tips: How to Tell a More Compelling Story

#Photoshop: Tip: Use Layers to Create Realistic Shadows

A good drop shadow is hard to come by. There is no shortage of Photoshopped “shadows” on the web that are nothing more than a grayscale circle with a little Gaussian blur. Rare is the computer-gene…

#Photoshop: Tip: Use Layers to Create Realistic Shadows

Friday, April 17, 2015

#Musicproduction: Tek'it Audio updates "Genobazz R" Bass Synthesizer Plug-in to v1.3 (#free download)

Genobazz R is the first anniversary edition of our free monophonic bass synthesizer plugin, with more bass, more acid, more fat sound, inside.
We have added, envelope modulation to the filter, an envelope decay, a filter drive, a BIGGER user interface and numerous improvements over the original Genobazz!

#Musicproduction: Tek'it Audio updates "Genobazz R" Bass Synthesizer Plug-in to v1.3 (#free download)

Production in China - Produktino in China

In China production is scaled back. Lastely in a fortune cookie there was a paper and a pencil.

In china wird nun weniger produziert. Unlängst war in einem Glückskeks ein Stück Papier und ein Bleistift.

#Photoshop: Make HDR Landscapes in 4 steps...

Improve the lighting and colour of a landscape

#Photoshop: Make HDR Landscapes in 4 steps...

#Musicproduction: CodeFN42 updates RandARP for Windows to v1.20 (#freeware)

RandARP is a VST plug-in arpeggiator with many randomization features, allowing incoming notes or chords to be manipulated in various rhythmic ways. All standard arpeggiator parameters like number of octaves, note length and note order are included, but the plug-in also offers complete randomization of the velocity, gate, shift and swing parameters.
In addition, a user can specify a note probability and randomize the note order, the octave order, and the number of octaves. All the randomization features are designed to allow a user to create more interesting and unpredictable arpeggiated sequences.

#Musicproduction: CodeFN42 updates RandARP for Windows to v1.20 (#freeware)

Thursday, April 16, 2015

#Photoshop: Improve your photos with Dodge and Burn

Make non-destructive enhancements to shadows and highlights

#Photoshop: Improve your photos with Dodge and Burn

What apes eat - Wie sich Affen ernähren

Apes eat vegan. Now look at the hiny of baboons.

Affen essen vegan. Aber sieh dir mal den Hintern eines Pavians an.

#Musicproduction: 99Sounds releases #Free "Punching Percussion" Sample Library

99Sounds has released Punching Percussion, a free collection of royalty-free fighting sound effects, punches, smashes and percussive hits which were crafted by Joshua Crispin aka Generdyn.
The raw sounds included in Punching Percussion were made by punching a boxing bag with a straight hand and a boxing glove, as well as hitting it with a stick and dropping it on the floor. The library also contains a set of post-processed sounds which turn the source material into production-ready sound effects and percussive sounds for use in video and music production.
Punching Percussion contains 105 audio samples in 24-bit WAV format. The included sounds are categorized into six categories for easier browsing.

#Musicproduction: 99Sounds releases #Free "Punching Percussion" Sample Library

#Photography: Diagonal Leading Lines in Photography Composition

Of all the lines used in photography, diagonals are the most dynamic. You can use them to create a strong impression of movement or you can use them to create a tremendous sense of depth. All image…

#Photography: Diagonal Leading Lines in Photography Composition

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

#Musicproduction: How to Start an Independent Record Label

Starting an independent record label, like st…

#Musicproduction: How to Start an Independent Record Label

Philosophical - Philosophisches

Parents say: match with the majority. Marketing manager say: be individual. Philosophs say: be you. Now what is the best concept? Be you, just as individual like the majority?

Die Eltern sagen: Nimm dir ein Beispiel und sei wie die anderen. Marketingleute sage: sei individuell. Philosophen sagen: Sei du selbst. Was also ist der beste Weg? Sei du selbst und zwar so individuell wie die Masse?

#Musicproduction: Best Kevin Gates Drum Kit Pack 2015 - #free download

Here we have some of the best kevin gates drum kit and sound kits on the internet. You get the best quality sounds and royalty free downloads. Kevin gates is all over this drum kit pack!

Kevin Gates Drum Pack Features
this includes 4 ending sessions, 5 fills and 5 grooves sessions featuring 167 loops in Wav format and 167 Aiff files.
  • Royalty Free Download
  • Newest Kevin gates downloads
  • Great for Fl studio
#Musicproduction: Best Kevin Gates Drum Kit Pack 2015 - #free download

#Musicproduction: How to Promote Your Music Online - The Best Way to Get it Done is With This Free & Easy Method!

Is it really that easy?
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Since cavemen banged two sticks together and called it music (just a guess), there have been an unlimited number of ways to promote the music of a solo artist or band. Some are very creative and effective, while others are...lets say, a little less effective (cavemen were terrible promoters).

#Musicproduction: How to Promote Your Music Online - The Best Way to Get it Done is With This Free & Easy Method!

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

#Lightroom: 5 Things You Should Know About Lightroom Before Starting

You could spend some time just playing around and learning through doing, but if you’re looking for a nudge in the right direction here are a few simple concepts that I wish I’d thought about befor…

#Lightroom: 5 Things You Should Know About Lightroom Before Starting

Facelift - CD Präsentation im Chelsea / Wien - 2015-04-09

Facelift stellten ihr neues Album „The falling trees“ vor. Die Band sagt dazu: „The falling trees" führt in Welten zwischen trivialem Herz-Schmerz-Selbstmitleid und realem Globalisierungswahnsinn und letztlich zur Hoffnung: WE ARE AS ONE AND ONE IS ALL WE ARE“.

Zu vermerken ist noch, dass dieses Album auf Vinyl erscheint. Und zwar nur auf Vinyl als Hardware, keine CD. Retro scheint in. Oder vielleicht ist es schlichtweg an der Zeit, eine Hardware auf Erdöl-Basis herauszubringen. Online gibts die Songs auch, ein Zugeständnis an Web 2.0.

Das Werk umfaßt 10 Lieder. Alles von der Band selbst produziert. Durch die Instrumentierung ergibt sich der Stil, nämlich Indierock. Ist zu hoffen, dass es diese Band (wieder) auf die Playlists von Radiostationen schafft.

Auf der Homepage ist leider keine Trackliste, daher hier
  1. True Lovers (Rock, mehrstimmiger Gesang, männlicher Leadgesang)
  2. This Is For Always (Rock, Stimme kämpft gegen Gitarre)
  3. Tonight (Rock)
  4. The Jump (melodiöser Indie)
  5. She (Rock mit vorgezogenen Akzentuierungen)
  6. A Little Disapointment (rhythmischer Rock mit Saxophon)
  7. Falling Trees (Andreas Stimme geht über eine Oktave)
  8. You Better Run (männlicher Leadgesang, der von Andrea abgelöst wird)
  9. We Are As One And One Is All We Are (Gesang von zart bis hart)
  10. To Be With You (Rock mit kurzer Tempodown zum Luftholen, Gesang mit Doo-doo-doo-doo-doo)
Nach diversen Umbesetzungen sind Facelift nun:
  • Andrea Orso-Hödl (Voc./Bass)
  • Clemens Berger (Voc./Git.)
  • Norbert Wallner (Schlagzeug)
Nun zur Show im Chelsea. Clemens wie üblich konzentriert an der Gitarre, manchmal mit der Stimme Sängerin Andrea unterstützend. Andrea, gegenüber dem Album Holon wesentlich weniger volkstümlich, jedoch mehr auf Indie gestylt, dominiert mit Leadgesang und deckt mit ihrem Instrument das untere Frequenzspektrum ab.

Schlagzeuger Norbert schwitzt kcal um kcal an seiner Schießbude ab. Arbeitet doch ein Drummer nach einer britischen Studie (Marcus Smith, Leiter der Studie der Universitäten von Chichester und Gloucestershire) ebenso viel wie ein Fußballer. Interessant ist sein Bühnenschlagzeug. Es handelt sich um ein "Gig Pig" (in etwa "Bühnenschwein"). Sieht kompakt aus wie ein Koffer, hat aber einen ausgezeichneten Klang. Der Vorteil liegt auf (oder in) der Hand: leicht zu transportieren und einfach aufzubauen.

Videobericht

auf YouTube ansehen -> https://youtu.be/kHpnYggdz_k

Fotos


Strahlende Erscheinung

Es wurde fotografiert und gefilmt

Drummer mit Bühnenschwein ("GigPig")



Interview...

About home - Über zu Hause

My home is my castle. My home is where it all starts. Finally my home is where my wifi connects automatically.

Trautes Heim, Glück allein. Zu Hause ist, wo alles beginnt. Letztendlich ist zu Hause dort, wo sich mein WLAN automtisch verbindet.

#Photoshop: 13 #Free High Resolution Grungy Photocopy Textures

Grungy textures are versatile resources that can be used as backgrounds and overlays in your designs to add dirty distressed effects. Broken photocopiers produce some of the best textures around, combining black and white tones with heavy grain which is perfect for retrofying your designs with aged looks. I’ll let you in on a little secret, these textures were actually created by abusing my scanner, but they contain all the characteristics of photocopy toner malfunctions.

#Photoshop: 13 #Free High Resolution Grungy Photocopy Textures

#Lightroom: Using the Adjustment Brush to add Dimension to a Landscape Photo

Lightroom has the power to completely transform your landscape photograph into something far more powerful, something that hits home with viewers, and something that pops off the screen. By default…

#Lightroom: Using the Adjustment Brush to add Dimension to a Landscape Photo

Monday, April 13, 2015

#Photography: Focus Modes in Digital Cameras

It’s a fact that digital cameras have become more advanced today that they require little effort from users in order to capture the best images possible. More features have been enhanced through th…

#Photography: Focus Modes in Digital Cameras