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Thursday, December 31, 2015

#Photography: How to use Focal Length and Background Compression to Enhance Your Photos

One of the most common uses for zoom lenses is, as their name suggests, to zoom in on objects that are far away. These lenses are fantastic for getting close-up views of nature, architecture, wildl…

#Photography: How to use Focal Length and Background Compression to Enhance Your Photos

Good sex - Guter Sex

Good sex should be wild and demanding, rampant and dirty, but also tender and considerate, compelling and clean. Now what?

Guter Sex sollte wild sein und fordernd, ungezügelt und schmutzig, aber auch zärtlich und rücksichtsvoll, fesselnd und sauber. Also, was jetzt?

Song of the day: You only have to wait,...

Song of the day: You only have to wait, Until you see my shade http://www.vienna.cc/kunst/songs/song_lets_do_action.htm

#Photoshop: Transform a Portrait Into a Caricature Artwork

Sometimes it’s good to have fun with Photoshop, and today, we are going to learn step by step how to create an amusing cartoon character using some photo manipulation techniques retouching, and man…

#Photoshop: Transform a Portrait Into a Caricature Artwork

#Photoshop: Make it Snow with Pure Photoshop Actions Winter Wonderland Set

When it comes to post-processing, photographers definitely have opinions about Photoshop Action sets. Some photographers love them, others consider them cheating. For me personally, Actions are mos…

#Photoshop: Make it Snow with Pure Photoshop Actions Winter Wonderland Set

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

#Photography: Good Crop Bad Crop - How to Crop Portraits

“Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist.” ? Pablo Picasso When it comes to knowing what is right for me there are a few things I know for sure: First, garlic and ice cream…

#Photography: Good Crop Bad Crop - How to Crop Portraits

Pholosophy and thinking - Philosophie und Denken

Ancient Greeks have invented philosophy, because they had no gaming console and online games. They had to practice thinking. If they would have invented thinking there would be no gaming consoles and online games.

Die Griechen haben die Philosophie erfunden, weil es damals noch keine Spielkonsolen und Online Games gab. Die mußten selber denken. Aber hätten sie das Denken erfunden, gäbe es heute keine Spielkonsolen und Online Games. Die Evolution frißt ihre Kinder.

Song of the day: Can it happen you are...

Song of the day: Can it happen you are thinking of me?, Can it ever happen you love me? http://www.vienna.cc/kunst/songs/song_say_yes.htm

Report: Get ahead of the Crowd

Why retailers need to build a personalization strategy that works for them

#Musicproduction: VB-audio updates Voicemeeter for Windows (#free download)

VB-Audio Software has released a new version of Voicemeeter, a virtual audio device mixer designed to manage audio sources on Windows PC.

#Musicproduction: VB-audio updates Voicemeeter for Windows (#free download)

#Photography: Using Emotions to Take Storytelling Images

If you travel to remote places you will be sure to get extraordinary photos. Be brave, take a risk, and allow the warm winds of far off places take you on a journey you won’t forget. I’m always loo…

#Photography: Using Emotions to Take Storytelling Images

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

#Photoshop: Create a Dark Matte Landscape Composite

In this tutorial, I’ll show you how you can create a dark, misty and ominous scene of a dark mountains by combining different stock images. We’ll create a misty scene of mountains and light from af…

#Photoshop: Create a Dark Matte Landscape Composite

Intelligent Wearables

Intelligent wearables are great. If your partner is a buddy you can discuss the world with your jacket.

Intelligent Wearables sind großartig. Wenn dein Freund zu blöd zur Kommunikation ist, dann diskutier mit deiner Jacke die Probleme der Welt.

Song of the day: I wish this moment lasts forever,...

Song of the day: I wish this moment lasts forever, I leave behind what's far behind http://www.vienna.cc/kunst/songs/song_good_as_can_be.htm

#Lightroom: How to Create 5 Different Looks

Most often you may strive to capture photos which most closely reflect the scene the way it looks to your eye. On the other hand, with having powerful editing software at your fingertips and an ins…

#Lightroom: How to Create 5 Different Looks

#Photography: How to Use a Silk for Soft Light in Portrait Photography

Harsh, contrasty lighting works for edgy and highly-stylized portraits, but the majority of the general studio photographer’s portrait gigs call for soft, flattering, and evenly-distributed light. …

#Photography: How to Use a Silk for Soft Light in Portrait Photography

Monday, December 28, 2015

#Musicproduction: Tokyo Dawn Labs releases Nova Standard (#free) and Nova Gentleman's Edition

High quality audio processors made with love. Compatible with VST, Audio-Unit and AAX audio plugin hosts. Windows and Mac OS

#Musicproduction: Tokyo Dawn Labs releases Nova Standard (#free) and Nova Gentleman's Edition

Differences - Unterschiede

Differences between men and women decrease more and more. But a lady shaver will always be pink.

Die Unterschiede zwischen den Geschlechtern werden immer geringer. Aber der Damenrasierer wird immer rosa sein.

Song of the day: Never stop the music,...

Song of the day: Never stop the music, No, no, no http://www.vienna.cc/kunst/songs/song_never_stop_the_music.htm

#Photoshop: Transform a Portrait Into a Caricature Artwork

Sometimes it’s good to have fun with Photoshop, and today, we are going to learn step by step how to create an amusing cartoon character using some photo manipulation techniques retouching, and many others. There are of course many ways to do it, but you may find a lot of useful tricks and techniques in this tutorial, and with a little bit of imagination, you can use it to create your own unique character.

#Photoshop: Transform a Portrait Into a Caricature Artwork

#Musicproduction: MuTools updates MuLab and MUX Modular to v6.5.43 (#free download)

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!

#Musicproduction: MuTools updates MuLab and MUX Modular to v6.5.43 (#free download)

Sunday, December 27, 2015

#Photography: Photographing Traffic at Night in the City

This article is based on concepts from the eBook. Moving traffic is like a city’s bloodstream—it’s always moving, pulsating through veiny streets, which can bring your photography to life if you know how to capture it. When it comes to traffic moving in the evening, you have a few technical options to catch a cool scene. It all boils down to shutter speed: a slower speed will blur the traffic more, while a faster speed will blur it less. That much is obvious. But what’s less obvious are the qualitative associations we make about blurring traffic.

#Photography: Photographing Traffic at Night in the City

Trial session daycare center - Schnuppertag im Kindertagesheim

And there was that friend who had a trial session at daycare center. And immediately went to sterilization.

Und dann war da noch der Freund, der sich nach einem halben Schnuppertag im Kindertagesheim sterilisieren ließ.

Song of the day: Cast iron sounds so soft melodic,...

Song of the day: Cast iron sounds so soft melodic, Oh, how I wish to stop the march of time http://www.vienna.cc/kunst/songs/song_good_as_can_be.htm

#Photoshop: An Introduction to Painting Realistic Hair

Realism is tricky, but if you can master it you'll bring your art to a whole new level. In this tutorial, I'll be showing you how to paint four different hairstyles varying in texture and curl patt…

#Photoshop: An Introduction to Painting Realistic Hair

#Photography: Travel Photographers Workflow - At Home and on the Road

There is no doubt that in today’s world of digital photography it is even more imperative to be organized in your workflow, both to save you time in the long term, and also to protect your digital …

#Photography: Travel Photographers Workflow - At Home and on the Road

Saturday, December 26, 2015

#Musicproduction: Soundlib updates #free Studio to v1.1

Over the years, we have designed several software utilities for ourselves and for some of our customers and we thought it would be a great idea to release them as a free software pack.

#Musicproduction: Soundlib updates #free Studio to v1.1

Last question - Die letzte Frage

At the end of a meeting there is the question: Want somebody say something else? That is a rhetorical question, damn.

In einem Meeting wird am Ende die Frage gestellt: Möchte noch jemand etwas sagen? Das ist eine rhetorische Frage, verdammt!

Song of the day: I stand like a winner,...

Song of the day: I stand like a winner, When an adventure ends http://www.vienna.cc/kunst/songs/song_its_all_behind_me.htm

#Musicproduction: 99Sounds releases #Free "Project Exodus" Library for Kontakt 5

Project Exodus is an epic free Kontakt library for electronic musicians, film score composers, sound designers and anyone else looking to add that earth shattering cinematic feel to their music or video projects. The library was crafted by Bryan Lake aka Sound Author, who is the man behind our insanely popular Project Pegasus sound bank that was released in November 2014 and downloaded over 30,000 times so far.

#Musicproduction: 99Sounds releases #Free "Project Exodus" Library for Kontakt 5

#Musicproduction: bigcat instruments releases #free "Newtron V" Kontakt Sampled Synth

bigcat instruments has released Newtron V, a free Kontakt Sampled Synth for the holiday season. This joins the Payara psia and the Janssen Havoc in a trio of modern synth emulations. It has 19 presets and just under 2GB of samples including layer-able sounds and arps.
Newtron V is based on samples by Richard Taylor and scripts and GUI by Mickaël Ménager.
Price: Free.

#Musicproduction: bigcat instruments releases #free "Newtron V" Kontakt Sampled Synth

Friday, December 25, 2015

#Lightroom: How to Create HDR Effects

There are a lot of different options when it comes to processing HDR photos. You can use standalone programs like Photomatix, you can use Photoshop’s HDR Pro, you can hand process the photos as layers in Photoshop, and there are plugins that you can use within Photoshop or Lightroom. But another option that can work very well with many photos is simply to use the tools in Lightroom’s develop module with no other plugins or programs.

#Lightroom: How to Create HDR Effects

Uniform of gym teachers - Uniform von Turnlehrern

Why do gym teachers always wear sweat suits? And always the same? Like Superman, but with sweat.

Warum tragen Turnlehrer immer Trainingsanzug? Immer denselben? Wie Superman, aber mit Schweißflecken.

Song of the day: You look like a cover model,...

Song of the day: You look like a cover model, On a glossy fashion magazine http://www.vienna.cc/kunst/songs/song_fashion_girl.htm

#Photoshop: Create low-poly art

Learn the tools and techniques for creating this popular low-poly art form. Start from a photo.

#Photoshop: Create low-poly art 

#Photography: 4 Key Ways to Take Better Photographs

Did you know that you can benefit from the army’s way of doing things? Specifically by adopting their use of SOPs, or Standard Operating Procedures. These train the soldier to react automatically t…

#Photography: 4 Key Ways to Take Better Photographs

Thursday, December 24, 2015

#Creative: 7 Exercises to Improve Your Digital Painting Skills

When you get a graphics tablet for the first time, it's hard to stop yourself from painting all these ideas out of your head. You try, they turn out worse than expected, but you keep trying. Sometimes you get this feeling that maybe you should practice before getting into real painting, but these exercises are so boring! You want to paint a dragon, not a couple of shaded blocks.
I feel you! That's why I've prepared a set of exercises that will make you learn without having to paint boring things. Paint whatever you like using any of these techniques, and you'll see progress in no time!

#Creative: 7 Exercises to Improve Your Digital Painting Skills

Report: The Website Optimization Survival Guide

A Guide to Strategy, Building a Culture and Testing Ideas

Optimization is an essential strategy for any marketer or product developer in the digital space. Since we’re just getting started with this nascent industry, sometimes best practices can be hard to come by. Fortunately, we were able to pick the brains of over 30 experienced optimization experts with decades of cumulative experience running A/B testing and optimization campaigns.

Women and chocolate - Frauen und Schokolade

Research tells us fourteen out of any ten individuals like chocolate

Forschungen ergaben, dass vierzehn von zehn Frauen Schokolade mögen.

Song of the day: So good, so good,...

Song of the day: So good, so good, my dear, You look so smart, sensational http://www.vienna.cc/kunst/songs/song_fashion_girl.htm

#Photoshop: How to Fake a Snowy Landscape

The rise of Photoshop has made us question almost every photograph that we see on the Internet. And I still don’t think we realize just how many photos have been altered. The following video stands…

#Photoshop: How to Fake a Snowy Landscape

#Photography: How to Make a Cheap DIY Photography Drone

Drones are expensive, but balloons are cheap. That’s the moral of this video by BBC Earth Unplugged: if you don’t have a professional-grade drone, all you need are some balloons, a helium tank, som…

#Photography: How to Make a Cheap DIY Photography Drone

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

#Photoshop: Let it snow

Make a snowflake

#Photoshop: Let it snow

24

Even the worst day has only 24 hours. Unfortunately the best day in life also.

Auch der schlimmste Tag hat nur 24 Stunden. Leider gilt das auch für den schönsten Tag.

Song of the day: Two bodies, one feeling,...

Song of the day: Two bodies, one feeling, Two minds, one thought http://www.vienna.cc/kunst/songs/song_if_you_wanna_dance.htm

#Lightroom: Black &White Rockstar Lightroom Presets - #free download

Make your RAW files look awesome with only one click - FREE

#Lightroom: Black &White Rockstar Lightroom Presets - #free download

#Photography: High Key Portrait Lighting with 3 Lights

You might think you need an abundance of expensive lighting gear in order to create a high key lighting setup for commercial quality images like those seen in hair and make-up ads. But that’s not t…

#Photography: High Key Portrait Lighting with 3 Lights

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

#Photoshop: Master the pen tool (part 1)

Make your sketch – it can be of anything and these steps will still be applicable, but we’re going to focus on an intricate pattern that we can turn into a masterpiece. Scan it onto your computer a…

#Photoshop: Master the pen tool (part 1)

Clown is life - Clown stellt das Leben dar

The clown represents life: a tear in the eye and a smile in the face.

Der Bajazzo stellt das Leben dar: Tränen in den augen und Lächeln im Gesicht.

Song of the day: Supersonic,...

Song of the day: Supersonic, Hyperbolic http://www.vienna.cc/kunst/songs/song_this_is_the_moment.htm

#Photography: A Step-by-Step Lighting Guide to Shooting Creative Portraits

It’s one thing to shoot a portrait—prime lens, nice bokeh, diffused light—but it’s a whole other ordeal to shoot a portrait the way Jake Hicks does. His style of fashion-forward photography is aime…

#Photography: A Step-by-Step Lighting Guide to Shooting Creative Portraits

#Photography: How to Capture Crystal Clear Splash Photography

When trying out new splash photography techniques, the lighting all depends on if you’re photographing something solid or transparent. With solid objects, you’re going to need to light from both ba…

#Photography: How to Capture Crystal Clear Splash Photography

Monday, December 21, 2015

#Illustrator: How to Create Speech Bubbles and Comic Effects

Comics as a medium are more than just the combination of text and pictures. A comic is a communication tool all of its own, and comes with specific languages and dialects. Depending on culture, gen…

#Illustrator: How to Create Speech Bubbles and Comic Effects

Milk ok? - Ist die Milch noch gut?

If you are not sure if the milk in the fridge is ok, wait a few days until you are sure.

Wenn du unsicher bist, ob die Milch im Kühlschrank noch gut ist, dann warte einige Tage, bis du dir sicher bist.

Song of the day: Eyes shut,...

Song of the day: Eyes shut, The mouth is closed http://www.vienna.cc/kunst/songs/song_nothing_but_a_song_to _you.htm

#Photography: Using Framing for More Effective Compositions

From my experience, it’s true – photographers tend to see the world in a different way. If not from the beginning, eventually, and maybe subconsciously, your eye is trained to notice details differently. Perhaps it’s the way light falls off of, or wraps around an object, or when pleasing geometrical compositions fall into place. In extreme cases, you may even start to catch glimpses of your camera’s viewfinder layout when you blink (you might want to seek help for this).

#Photography: Using Framing for More Effective Compositions

#Photography: 6 Tips on How to Make More Time for Photography

How does that statement make you feel? Does it ring true to you? If you are thinking, “That might be true for others, but not for me and my busy life.”, this article may change your mind. We would …

#Photography: 6 Tips on How to Make More Time for Photography

Sunday, December 20, 2015

#Photoshop: Learn How to Add a Reflection to Your Photos

In this tutorial you will learn how to add a reflection to your photos in Photoshop. We will use some filters and some standard Photoshop tools so even beginners will have no problem in following this tutorial.

#Photoshop: Learn How to Add a Reflection to Your Photos

Polit Reality TV

Donald "the Trumpet" Trump is comedy as reality tv show with a little tragedy and a little "WB's Superstar Haircut USA"

Donals Trump ist Comedy als Reality-TV mit einem Schuss Tragikkomik und Deutschland sucht den Superhaarschnitt.

Song of the day: Hear the music,...

Song of the day: Hear the music, Hear the sound of music http://www.vienna.cc/kunst/songs/song_never_stop_the_music.htm

#Photography: A Simple Guide to Understanding Aperture

If you want to understand aperture, there are countless videos online to help you out. We understand why. It’s a tricky concept for beginners because there are three different ways to gauge it—aperture (wide or narrow), f-stops (big or small) and depth of field (shallow or deep)—and they don’t make immediately logical sense. Thankfully, wedding photographer Khara Plicanic has created an extremely simple, plain-English video that explains it all:

#Photography: A Simple Guide to Understanding Aperture

#Photography: Basic Tripod Tips for the Everyday Photographer

Tripods seem pretty self-explanatory, yet there really are a few things that not everyone figures out—even after years of use. To this end, photographer Mark Wallace has created this clip on some …

#Photography: Basic Tripod Tips for the Everyday Photographer

Saturday, December 19, 2015

#Photography: Understanding Natural Light Part 2: Color of Light

Light has different Properties, and by understanding those differences and using them in your favor, you can become a better image maker. Please note that as a portrait photographer, I will be disc…

#Photography: Understanding Natural Light Part 2: Color of Light

Cooking in the 80s - Kochen in den 80ern

Recipe from the 80s: Take fruit grown up under neon light in a unrecycleable plastic sack…

Kochrezept aus den 80ern gefunden: Man nehme bei Neonlicht gereifte Früchte aus unverrottbaren Plastikkörbchen...

Song of the day: I want to stay all night,...

Song of the day: I want to stay all night, And hold you tight http://www.vienna.cc/kunst/songs/song_i_dont_want_to_let_you_go.htm

#Musicproduction: Amazing Machines releases #Free AM103 Quad Attenuverter & Offset Generator for Reaktor Blocks

Amazing Machines has released the free AM103 Quad Attenuverter & Offset Generator, a Block module for use with the Native Instruments' Reaktor Blocks Modular System.
Built to function as an Expander Module for other Amazing Machines' modules, AM103 can also be used as a Command Center for all Modulations within a Patch, taking care of Modulation Levels and Offsets, as well as individually Muting Modulation Sources.

#Musicproduction: Amazing Machines releases #Free AM103 Quad Attenuverter & Offset Generator for Reaktor Blocks

#Photography: In Search of Creativity

I am certain that a detailed survey of every reader of this article would demonstrate very clearly one main thing: we are all unique. We may share many things in common with each other—race, nation…

#Photography: In Search of Creativity

Friday, December 18, 2015

#Photography: Top 10 Must Haves for Successful Photography

How did you get into photography? Can you really make a good living shooting photos? These are a couple of the questions I often get asked by friends, models, and trainees. I recently visited a fam…

#Photography: Top 10 Must Haves for Successful Photography

So many dead without immigrants - Viele Tote ohne Einwanderer

Without immigrants we would not have pizza, spaghetti and hotdog. Thousands of divorced men would have starved to death.

Ohne Einwanderer gäbe es bei uns keine Spaghetti, Pizza und Gyros. Tausende geschiedene Männer wären längst verhungert.

Song of the day: For me the spice of life,...

Song of the day: For me the spice of life, Is like a game of chess http://www.vienna.cc/kunst/songs/song_lets_do_action.htm

#Photoshop: How to Create a Surreal Look in Photoshop Using Hue Adjustment

When you start learning photoshop it is scary to see all those different tools you can choose from. It is often said there are seven ways to achieve the same results, using different tools in photo…

#Photoshop: How to Create a Surreal Look in Photoshop Using Hue Adjustment

#Photography: How to Use Honeycomb Grids for Portrait Photography

You may not think that speedlights are the most versatile when it comes to shooting portraits. There isn’t a lot that you can do with them, right? Wait until you see photographer Jeff Rojas create ..

#Photography: How to Use Honeycomb Grids for Portrait Photography

Thursday, December 17, 2015

#Musicproduction: Photosounder updates SplineEQ to v1.2 for Mac & Win - #free demo version

Every sound you've ever heard can be represented as an image and all possible sounds can be made from an image. Only Photosounder truly allows you to transform any sound as an image and to create any possible sound from an image. It is the ultimate bridge between the graphical world and the audio world, bringing the full power of image editing to the service of creating and transforming sounds.

The Photosounder 1.9 Demo lets you use all the features of Photosounder 1.9, except the ability to export your work to a sound file (however you are allowed to save your projects to file). It also plays a short silence every twelve seconds in the place of the sound you're playing. This demo includes a few example images and sounds to get you started, as well as the full user guide detailing the use of the program.

#Musicproduction: Photosounder updates SplineEQ to v1.2 for Mac & Win - #free demo version

Report: The Sophisticated Marketer’s Guide to Linkedin

LinkedIn has products that impact every stage of your funnel. The goal of this guide is to provide the absolute best, most up-to-date, definitive guide for marketers to successfully use LinkedIn as part of their integrated approach to marketing.

This guide is a labor of love for us here at LinkedIn. We created it to be a one-stop shop for everything a marketer needs to know about getting the most value out of LinkedIn for themselves and their company. It’s not just an instruction manual, but a strategic guide with lots of input from top thought leaders and LinkedIn marketing experts combined with the expertise of the LinkedIn Marketing Solutions team.
And it’s all about how to truly tap into the potential and power of social media marketing. That’s because social media marketing is no longer a nice-to-have. It’s a necessary part of a successful integrated marketing approach for driving awareness, leads, and ultimately revenue.
We call this the guide for sophisticated marketers because we feel it’s time to take social media marketing to the next level, moving beyond theory to enlightened practice. It’s time to get real results with your social marketing, and this is the guide that will help you.

SUV

A SUV is a off-road vehicle which is not made for off-road for people who want to drive a off-road vehicle but never want to drive off-road.

SUV: Ein Geländewagen, der nicht fürs Gelände gebaut ist für Leute, die einen Geländewagen fahren wollen, jedoch nie im Gelände fahren.

Song of the day: What happened here,...

Song of the day: What happened here, I don't know http://www.vienna.cc/kunst/songs/song_what_happened_here.htm

#Photography: Photographing the Micro Landscape

When I began making pictures of the landscape, it was always the big picture that mattered. And I suppose it’s the same for most of us. It was a case of taking a few exposures and then moving on to…

#Photography: Photographing the Micro Landscape

#Photography: 3 Body Language Hacks to Improve Your Portrait Photography

I’m going to ask you to put your camera down for now. I know it’s a lot to ask, but the secret I’ve discovered to better portrait photography has, in fact, very little to do with your camera. One o…

#Photography: 3 Body Language Hacks to Improve Your Portrait Photography

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

#Photoshop: Create a Dark Spiritual Ritual Scene of a Girl

This tutorial is 42 Steps, containing three main sections. The story behinde this artwork tutorial is about magics rituals, that’s why I called this Artwork Spiritual Ritual. To create this dark artwork, we’ll start by creating a dark background of a temple. Next, we’ll add some Light effect to the ground and add the model to the artwork and Finally add more light effects and blend all images in one atmosphere. I created this artwork using Photoshop CC but you can follow up with it using Photoshop CS6.

#Photoshop: Create a Dark Spiritual Ritual Scene of a Girl

Ticket Control! - Fahrscheinkontrolle!

50 Shades of Pay!

Song of the day: Catch the moment...

Song of the day: Catch the moment, Catch the light http://www.vienna.cc/kunst/songs/song_lomophotographer.htm

#Photography: Capturing Motion with Slow Shutter Speeds

A DSLR camera gives you the power to capture some amazing effects, once you know how to use it. You can develop all the skills of a professional once you understand your manual settings. If you’ve …

#Photography: Capturing Motion with Slow Shutter Speeds

#Photoshop: Use masks for a double exposure

Learn how to use one of Photoshop’s best tools for taking the mystery out of digital painting

#Photoshop: Use masks for a double exposure

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

#Lightroom: Easily Add Life to Boring RAW Files in Lightroom (#free download)

Also includes free download of Free Photography Bundle: PS actions, LR presets, photo overlays, & print templates!
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Shooting in RAW format offers many benefits, but the downside is that many of your photos can look dull straight out of the camera. If you’re shooting in JPG format some finishing touches will be applied to the photo when it is internally converted to a JPG, so by shooting in RAW format you’re not getting those finishing touches done for you. And that’s actually a good thing because the RAW file gives you far more flexibility and control, it just takes a small amount of extra work.

#Lightroom: Easily Add Life to Boring RAW Files in Lightroom (#free download)

The Ugly and the Beauty - Das Hässliche und das Schöne

We prefer beautiful before ugly, although inner values count. Really! At vegitables. Tons of grown together potatoes and knobbly carots are thrown away. Beauty craze in the supermarket. Real beauty comes fron inside - like vomit.

Hässliches mögen wir weniger als Schönes, obwohl es doch auf die inneren Werte ankommt. Das gilt wirklich. Nämlich beim Gemüse. Tonnen von verwachsenen Erdäpfeln und knolligen Karotten werden täglich entsorgt. Schönheitswahn im Supermarkt. Wahre Schönheit kommt doch von innen - wie Kotze.

Song of the day: Hold on tight,...

Song of the day: Hold on tight, What a sheer delight http://www.vienna.cc/kunst/songs/song_this_is_the_moment.htm

#Photography: Ringo Starr: The Photographer

You can associate a lot of things with the Beatles—the best rock band of all time, one of the very first bands to introduce psychedelia to rock and roll and maybe the first to experiment with diver…

#Photography: Ringo Starr: The Photographer

#Photography: Capturing the Shopping Experience with Storytelling Images

One of the most powerful benefits of photography is being able to capture fleeting moments that happen so quickly, that they are missed by the naked eye, or are so obvious that most people just miss them by walking past. One key area where this happens is around the shopping experience. But, to capture images that really tell a story can be tough. Here are some tips to help you.

#Photography: Capturing the Shopping Experience with Storytelling Images

Monday, December 14, 2015

#Photography: 7 Tips to Improve Your Skyline Photos

Is there a more iconic photograph to depict a big city, than a beautiful photograph of its skyline? Skylines can provide stunning photographs that have a big sale potential, but to capture those wo…

#Photography: 7 Tips to Improve Your Skyline Photos

Recommendations by Social Media - Empfehlungen im Social Media Netzwerk

Recommmendations in social media: People who slept with Shirley also slept with Amanda and Joan. And there are Like-Buttons.

Empfehlungen im Social Media: Wer mit Sabine geschlafen hat, hat auch mit Susanne und Anna geschlafen. Und daneben Like-Buttons.

Song of the day: Fallen in my bed,...

Song of the day: Fallen in my bed, Remember http://www.vienna.cc/kunst/songs/song_nothing_but_a_song_to _you.htm

#Photoshop: How to Create a Hollywood Film Noir Portrait

I have always had a soft spot for 1940s and 50s Film Noir, where there is always a gorgeous Femme Fatale, whose charms are most likely going to get you killed. The light in those movies is the key to the ambience of mystery and danger, and I love the way the scenes are composed with smoke, shadows, and the black and white high drama with dim light aesthetic.
These movies were mostly low-budget productions shot on location in city streets, with an abundance of night scenes, where crime is the main plot. Low-key lighting is the common thread of Film Noir, with harsh light that create deep shadows, resulting in a high contrast black and white.
As a photographer the actresses’ portraits that were used by the studios for promotion really fascinate me, and I guess it influences a lot of my portraiture work.

#Photoshop: How to Create a Hollywood Film Noir Portrait

#Photoshop: Create a panosphere

Composite a skyline, turn it into a planet, and discover new worlds of possibility in Photoshop!

#Photoshop: Create a panosphere

Sunday, December 13, 2015

#Photography: Crop Factor Explained in Plain English

Crop factor is a term that is thrown around in photography quite a lot. You’re bound to hear it quite often when you ask for advice on composition, compatible lenses for your camera, field of view,…

#Photography: Crop Factor Explained in Plain English

Housing shortage in Vienna - Wohnungsnot in Wien

Housing shortage in Vienna is big. So big that homeless offer a bridge place for rent.

In Wien ist die Wohnungsnot so gross, dass Obdachlose schon Brückenplätze untervermieten.

Song of the day: I like the way you smile,...

Song of the day: I like the way you smile, So hold on for a while http://www.vienna.cc/kunst/songs/song_dreamgirl.htm

#Photography: How to Use Window Light for Portraits

Window light can be some of the prettiest light when shooting portraiture. It provides a nice, soft, natural light around the model, if used correctly. Photographer Daniel Norton explains that not …

#Photography: How to Use Window Light for Portraits

#Musicproduction: bigcat instruments releases Axis 80 - #Free Kontakt sampled analog synth

bigcat instruments has released a free Kontakt sampled analog synth.
Richard Taylor sampled many analog synths and released the results into the Public Domain. bigcat instruments has started turning them into Kontakt instruments.
Thanks to scripts and GUI from Mickaël Ménager, each synth will feature effects such as distortion and compression along with built in amp simulation.

#Musicproduction: bigcat instruments releases Axis 80 - #Free Kontakt sampled analog synth

Saturday, December 12, 2015

#Musicproduction: Mercuriall Audio Software releases "Tube Amp Ultra 530" for Mac and Win VST & AU (incl. #Free version)

Mercuriall Audio Software has released Tube Amp Ultra 530, a new audio plug-in for Mac OS X and Windows in AU and VST plugin formats.

#Musicproduction: Mercuriall Audio Software releases "Tube Amp Ultra 530" for Mac and Win VST & AU (incl. #Free version)

Why NSA is spying us - Warum uns die NSA ausspioniert

A third of internet traffic is porno. No wonder that NSA is watching.

Ein Drittel des Datenverkehrs im Internet ist Pornografie. Kein Wunder, dass die NSA da mitschauen will.

Song of the day: What will you say to me?

Song of the day: What will you say to me? Say yes! http://www.vienna.cc/kunst/songs/song_say_yes.htm

#Photoshop: How to Create a Day of the Dead Inspired Text Effect

Day of the Dead (Día de Muertos) is a Mexican holiday that celebrates the spirit and honors the memory of the friends and family members who have died. Marigold is the traditional flower used in th…

#Photoshop: How to Create a Day of the Dead Inspired Text Effect

#Photography: How to Take Great Photos

These days it’s difficult to determine what is considered a great photograph. It’s easy to conclude that if you have the most expensive equipment you should then be able to create the best photogra…

#Photography: How to Take Great Photos

Friday, December 11, 2015

#Musicproduction: Plogue updates sforzando to v1.844 - Now includes TableWarp2 Digital Synth as 15th Anniversary Gift - #free

The FREE 15th anniversary Plogue synth is here!
A blast from the past! MadBrain’s TableWarp2 resurrects the easy to use but versatile sound of the classic 2002 Jeskola Buzz plugin, in a pumpkin theme just in time for Halloween!

Now featuring dual oscillators and updated for the modern plugin world as a free bank for sforzando. Blend the classic sounds of PWM, FM, PD and subtractive by selecting a base wavetable and then warping it using a warptable!

#Musicproduction: Plogue updates sforzando to v1.844 - Now includes TableWarp2 Digital Synth as 15th Anniversary Gift - #free

Action Against Tracking - Maßnahme gegen Tracking

My protest against tracking of customer behaviour: I purchase three books at Amazon. So they cannot know which one I read.

Mein Protest gegen das Tracking von User-Verhalten: Ich kaufe bei Amazon drei Bücher, damit die nicht wissen, welches ich lese.

Song of the day: This night you might,...

Song of the day: This night you might, I know you do it right http://www.vienna.cc/kunst/songs/song_if_you_wanna_dance.htm

#Musicproduction: FluffyAudio releases Aurorror: #Free cinematic instrument for Kontakt

FluffyAudio has released Aurorror, a free cinematic hybrid Library for Kontakt. It features the same modulation engine of Aurora. The instrument is designed to be full of ghostly sounds, atonal soundscapes, scary atmospheres.
Aurorror is either a standalone library, a kind of Aurora trial-out and an update for Aurora (1.2 version and it includes Aurorror).

#Musicproduction: FluffyAudio releases Aurorror: #Free cinematic instrument for Kontakt

#Photography: 5 Tips to Help You Take More Natural Looking Portraits

You’ve probably seen those beautiful portraits where couples are embracing, and laughing naturally off-camera, or two children are skipping up the beautiful country lane-way, bathed in the most per…

#Photography: 5 Tips to Help You Take More Natural Looking Portraits

Thursday, December 10, 2015

#Photography: How to Take Control of Aperture and Create Stronger Photos

The focal length of the lens you use, combined with the aperture setting, determines how the camera sees whatever you point it at. This has profound implications for composition. Let’s look at them…

#Photography: How to Take Control of Aperture and Create Stronger Photos

Get Over it - Drüber hinwegkommen

Sadness disappears by the time, remembrance transfigures. Or call it "getting over it"

Traurigkeit verflüchtigt sich mit der Zeit, die Erinnerung verklärt. Das nennt man überwinden…

Song of the day: I love you, this is true,...

Song of the day: I love you, this is true, I love you because you are so beautiful http://www.vienna.cc/kunst/songs/song_i_love_you.htm

Report: Demand Generation 101: A Marketer’s Guide to the Tools & Tactics that Drive Engagement & Pipeline

Demand generation can be a tricky term for marketers. Different people define it in different ways, and many see it as pretty much the same thing as lead generation: the process of attracting prospects, identifying them, and moving them into an organization’s sales funnel.

Today, however, demand generation is actually a much bigger and more important concept. A modern demand generation program doesn’t just generate leads; it creates higher quality leads, accelerates and converts those leads more effectively, and ultimately turns more of those leads into revenue.

#Musicproduction: Sanford Sound Design updates #free Sanford Reverb to v2.1 for 64-bit Windows

Sanford Sound Design has updated the previously withdrawn Sanford Reverb to v2.1. The new version has been completely rewritten and is available for 64-bit VST hosts on Windows.
It is also now free.

#Musicproduction: Sanford Sound Design updates #free Sanford Reverb to v2.1 for 64-bit Windows

#Photography:Tips for Creating Tack Sharp Shots

There are lots of ingredients that go into making a spectacular photograph, but the most important is for the picture to be in sharp focus. Even the slightest blur takes away from the picture, no m…

#Photography: Photography Tips for Creating Tack Sharp Shots

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

#Musicproduction: Matthieu Brucher releases first stable release of Audio Toolkit 1.0.0 - #free download

Donation ware. Buy him a coffee for 3$.
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This is the first stable release of the Audio Toolkit, after more than a year of development. In addition to the serial pipeline, there is now an option to use TBB to render each chunk in parallel. The pipeline can also return the maximum latency the pipeline possesses if all latency information is given during the build of the pipeline.
Additional filters were also added to complement the current set of filters.

#Musicproduction: Matthieu Brucher releases first stable release of Audio Toolkit 1.0.0 - #free download

The perfect instrument - Das perfekte Instrument

I like contrabass. That sounds like opposition and resistance.

Ich mag Kontrabass. Das klingt nach Widerstand und Opposition.

#Photography: Light Trail Photography Tutorial

Taking photos of light trails may seem difficult, but it’s easier than expected and is based on a lot of trial and error. Light trail photos are most commonly found with car headlights and tail lig…

#Photography: Light Trail Photography Tutorial