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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

#Photography: On Location Studio Portrait Photography Tips

Ever wish you could get a low-key studio-type shot when you’re out on location? Sure, the landscape and sunlight look great, but your client would like a little extra—maybe a dramatic portrait or t…

#Photography: On Location Studio Portrait Photography Tips


Song of the day: I know what You desire more than...

Song of the day: I know what You desire more than any other thing, So secretly I buy a precious golden diamond ring http://www.vienna.cc/kunst/songs/song_i_want_your_love.htm

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Equality - Gleichberechtigung

"Women or men, old or young, white or black, they are all equal to me," says the gravedigger.
"Frauen oder Männer, alt oder jung, weiße oder Schwarze, bei mir sind alle gleich", sagt der Totengräber

#Photography: How to Experiment with Different Editing Styles to Find Your Own

Photography is an art form and like every art form, it goes through its fair share of evolution. Hence, it is only fair that as photographers (artists of this trade), we too go through an evolution process of defining and redefining our artistic flair. This redefinition can take place in many different ways. It can be technical (going from digital to film or vice-versa) or it can be business (changing genres of what you photograph). Another way you can evolve as a photographer is with your editing style. And it is perfectly okay and acceptable to make one or all of these changes in your personal photographic journey.

#Photography: How to Experiment with Different Editing Styles to Find Your Own

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

#Photography: 4 Secrets for How to Get Tack Sharp Photos

Waterdrops are sharp, the background is unsharp. I took this shot in Lisboa. Visit my street photography collection.
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We’ve all been here before. You get home from an afternoon with your kids in the park, at the ball game, or even a formal photo session only to load your pictures on the computer and realize that m…

#Photography: 4 Secrets for How to Get Tack Sharp Photos

Song of the day: Soundfanatic,..

Song of the day: Soundfanatic, Dance ecstatic http://www.vienna.cc/kunst/songs/song_this_is_the_moment.htm

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Where are the robbers ? - Wo sind die Räuber ?

In early days bank robbers have gone to the bank and have run out with the client's money. Today the robbers sit in the bank waiting for clients to rob their money.

Früher sind Bankräuber in die Bank gegangen und sind mit dem Geld der Kunden hinausgelaufen. Heute sitzen die Räuber in der Bank und warten auf Kunden, denen sie das Geld abnehmen können.

#Musicproduction: discoDSP releases OB-Xd v1.3.1 for Mac, Win & Lin (#Free VST & AU) #freedownload

discoDSP has announced it is taking over the OB-Xd synthesizer project from Datsounds. It will remain freeware.

#Musicproduction: discoDSP releases OB-Xd v1.3.1 for Mac, Win & Lin (#Free VST & AU) #freedownload

Monday, November 28, 2016

#Photography: Top 6 Considerations to Help You Decide on Color or Black and White for Your Image

As soon as humans discovered that it was possible to capture black and white tones in a photographic image, a practical means of color photography was sought by those who dreamed of harnessing the …

#Photography: Top 6 Considerations to Help You Decide on Color or Black and White for Your Image

Song of the day: Noone involved,...

Song of the day: Noone involved, Everyone looking http://www.vienna.cc/kunst/songs/song_what_happened_here.htm

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Intelligent pigs - Intelligente Schweine

Pigs are actually quite intelligent. They have thick bellies and because all have the same problem it is no longer a problem.
Schweine sind eigentlich durchaus intelligent. Sie haben dicke Bäuche und weil alle das gleiche Problem haben ist es kein Problem mehr.

#Photography: The Ultimate Guide to Street Photography

My example for street photography. The shot was made in Cannes / France. The ship seems to ride on the roof and two women make a kisskiss. Visit my street photography collection.
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Phil Steele is a well-known and respected photography educator. In this video tutorial he walks you through exactly how he works through the post-processing of an event he has just shot. Learn tips…

#Photography: The Ultimate Guide to Street Photography

Sunday, November 27, 2016

#Photoshop: How to Add a Sun Flare to Your Images

I did the shot in a bus. How to make more out of it? I gave it a green touch and added a light effect. Visit my street photography collection.
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If you read my previous article where I give you some tips for doing more spectacular sunset photography, you’ll understand that I love taking photos during the magic hour. For my portraits, I also…

#Photoshop: How to Add a Sun Flare to Your Images

Song of the day: Although I set the ringtone loud,...

Song of the day: Although I set the ringtone loud, Sorry, but I'm on my cloud http://www.vienna.cc/kunst/songs/song_never_stop_the_music.htm

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Outdoor!

I am often outdoors - to have a smoke
Ich bin oft an der frischen Luft - zum Rauchen.

#Photography: 8 Photography Training Tips You Can Do To Help Improve Your Work

A simple street photography shot I made in the City of Vienna. To make the uniformed man stand out I reduced the colour depth of all other objects. Simple effect, but it works fine. Visit my street photography collection.

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Photography is like any other pastime or profession. You need to constantly improve your skills and work on areas where you feel there is room for improvement. It doesn’t matter if you are a pro or an amateur, you are never too good to learn. But people often find it difficult to improve their photography skills as you can get into a habit of a particular style or working in a specific way that becomes difficult to change. Here are a few training methods and ideas that can help you improve your photography.

#Photography: 8 Photography Training Tips You Can Do To Help Improve Your Work

Saturday, November 26, 2016

#Photography: A Simple Way to Conquer Your Fear of Street Photography

Frustrating, isn’t it? You are ready to go out, your camera is in your hands, it’s a nice day outside and once you actually go where people are….panic starts settling in. It’s that old fear of stre…

#Photography: A Simple Way to Conquer Your Fear of Street Photography

Song of the day: As the feelings come arise,...

Song of the day: As the feelings come arise, (yes, i feel it, feel it, feel it) http://www.vienna.cc/kunst/songs/song_this_is_the_moment.htm

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Great dream - Großartiger Traum

There are times when I lie down and dream of sleeping.
Manchmal lege ich mich hin und träume davon zu schlafen.

#Photoshop: Composite a Modern Matte Portrait

Why not use this idea for an album cover?
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In this tutorial I’ll show you how to create a mixed media artwork using Photoshop and Illustrator. You’ll learn how to combine different stocks together, work with abstract subjects, create your own design elements and more.

#Photoshop: Composite a Modern Matte Portrait

Friday, November 25, 2016

#Photography: Five Photography Rules You May Want to Ignore

A few years ago when I purchased my first Canon dSLR I took a free 2-hour class on digital photography from a local school. They offered free seminars as a way to market their series of intensive 6…

#Photography: Five Photography Rules You May Want to Ignore

Song of the day: Money cannot buy me,...

Song of the day: Money cannot buy me, Money cannot buy me any love http://www.vienna.cc/kunst/songs/song_i_want_your_love.htm

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Kindle

I do not need a Kindle. A book or a newspaper has a sensual touch. With dog ears, handwritten notes, bookmarks and painted illustrations.
Ich brauche keinen Kindle. Ein Buch oder eine Zeitung ist eine sinnliche Erfahrung. Mit Eselsohren, handschriftlichen Bemerkungen, Lesezeichen und ausgemalten Illustrationen.

#Photography: 6 Tips for How to Build a Story and Shoot a Photo Project

I’m a strong believer that setting yourself photo projects is the best way to improve your photography skills. Projects give you focus and help you build a cohesive body of work. A photo project ca…

#Photography: 6 Tips for How to Build a Story and Shoot a Photo Project

Thursday, November 24, 2016

#Photoshop: Tutorial: Create a Chilling Abstract Using Photos and Textures

Want to create something creepy in Photoshop? Then try out this tutorial by Jenny Le. In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to create an abstract scene that features a creepy flaming tree-woman. You w…

#Photoshop: Tutorial: Create a Chilling Abstract Using Photos and Textures

Song of the day: Why it arose,...

Song of the day: Why it arose, Who ever knows http://www.vienna.cc/kunst/songs/song_what_happened_here.htm

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Women and shoes - Frauen und Schuhe

Some women would like to be a millipede. They could wear all shoes at the same time.
Manche Frauen wären gern Tausendfüssler. Da könnten sie alle Schuhe gleichzeitig tragen.

#Photoshop: 31 Hidden Photoshop Hotkeys That Every Photographer Should Know

Thanks to its user-friendly interface and sophisticated tools, Adobe Photoshop CC is easily the most widely used image editing software on the market. Since you’re here, you’re probably already happily using Photoshop to perfect your photos—but what if we told you that watching one short video tutorial could make your workflow even more seamless by teaching you 31 valuable Photoshop hotkeys?

#Photoshop: 31 Hidden Photoshop Hotkeys That Every Photographer Should Know


Wednesday, November 23, 2016

#Photography: Camera Modes Explained

If you’re just learning about your camera, then chances are you’ve taken a look at the top of your camera only to become immediately confused. However, you don’t need to worry, as I’m going to expl…

#Photography: Camera Modes Explained

How to deal with problems - Wie mit Problemen umgehen

The best way to deal with problems are solutions.
Der beste Weg mit Problemen umzugehen sind Lösungen.

Song of the day: So many problems above me,....

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

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#Photography: How to Use Welding Glass for Long Exposure Photography

Long exposure photography can be a very expensive genre. At the least, it requires a decent tripod, a ball head or some other type of tripod head, and a set of neutral density filters. The bill can…

#Photography: How to Use Welding Glass for Long Exposure Photography


Tuesday, November 22, 2016

#Musicproduction: Togu Audio Line updates TAL-NoiseMaker (incl. AAX support), TAL-Sampler, TAL-U-NO-LX, TAL-BassLine-101, TAL-Chorus-LX, TAL-Reverb-4 and TAL-Vocoder-2 #freedownload

The updates fix a possible crash in TAL-Sampler and brings back compatibility with older TAL-NoiseMaker presets in Cubase. TAL also updated the underlying base framework. This fixes a UI performance issue with OS X VST plugins in some hosts.

#Musicproduction: Togu Audio Line updates TAL-NoiseMaker (incl. AAX support), TAL-Sampler, TAL-U-NO-LX, TAL-BassLine-101, TAL-Chorus-LX, TAL-Reverb-4 and TAL-Vocoder-2 #freedownload

Break-up mood - Aufbruchstimmung

Break-up mood? Not for students, not for a political party. Train station - this is a break-up mood.
Aufbruchstimmung? Nicht bei Studenten, nicht bei einer Partei. Bahnhof - das ist Aufbruchstimmung.

Why Don't We Make It - New Music Video by ViennaCC

Why Don't We Make It

Song about power, action, going out tonight, party.
From album "Boheme" https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/boheme/id1167733884

Song of the day: Girl I saw you and I need you,...

Song of the day: Girl I saw you and I need you, I'm thinking about *we two* http://www.vienna.cc/kunst/songs/song_dreamgirl.htm

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#Musicproduction: Ardour updated to v5.4 #freedownload

Record, Edit, and Mix on Linux, OS X and Windows. Bring it to the computer Grab yourself a nice audio interface. Plug in a microphone or a keyboard. Add a track. Press record. Got it. Use what you've got Import audio or MIDI from your hard drive or the Freesound database...

#Musicproduction: Ardour updated to v5.4 #freedownload

Monday, November 21, 2016

#Photography: Location Portrait Lighting Techniques with Flash & Ambient

An overcast sky is often considered the best kind of lighting for portraits. Not only does it provide a soft and even light source, but it allows you the ability to set your camera settings and fir…

#Photography: Location Portrait Lighting Techniques with Flash & Ambient


GPS linited

GPS has limits. It does not help with self-discovery. "Show me the way to my true being". Reply: "Please turn back"
GPS hat Grenzen. Es hilft nicht bei Selbstfindung. "Zeige mir den Weg zu meinem wahren Wesen". Da kommt dann "Bitte umkehren"

4 Songs in Top 100 @ Jango Radio

Seldom I look at charts, but I now discovered that 4 songs perform well. Since month in Top 100 at Jango Radio. Here last week's statistics:
Song / PopScore
Say Yes / 86
If You Wanna Dance / 51
The Beat / 67
It's All Behind Me / 80
I was surprised about It's All Behind Me. That song has absolutely no hit song format.
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Ich schau ja sehr selten auf Hitparaden, aber jetzt ist mir aufgefallen, dass ich bei Jango Radio seit Monaten mit 4 Songs in den Top100 bin. Hier die Statistik der letzten Woche:
Song / PopScore
Say Yes / 86
If You Wanna Dance / 51
The Beat / 67
It's All Behind Me / 80
Was mich überrascht, It's All Behind Me hat so überhaupt kein Hitsongformat.

Computer Tie

with computer tie

Song of the day: I don't want to wake up,...

Song of the day: I don't want to wake up, When I dream of you http://www.vienna.cc/kunst/songs/song_dreamgirl.htm

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#Creative: Here’s Where to Learn Digital Design and Art Theory for #Free

It's all about creativity.
From online repositories of free and paid graphic design courses to blogs and websites worth following; if you really put your mind to it, you can learn a lot about design with little more than a b…

#Creative: Here’s Where to Learn Digital Design and Art Theory for #Free

Sunday, November 20, 2016

#Musicproduction: HY-Plugins updates HY-Delay2 to v1.1.0 #freedownload

Main Futures:
  • 7 delay modes(simple, stereo, twin, tap, pitch, filter, pm).
  • resizable user interface
  • preset manager
  • parameter initializer/randomizer
  • feedback freezer


#Musicproduction: HY-Plugins updates HY-Delay2 to v1.1.0 #freedownload

Game of Thrones

Game of Thrones is quite nice. But scarcely have I realized where one of the heroes comes from, who he is and what he wants, he dies.
Game of Thrones ist ja ganz nett. Aber kaum habe ich kapiert, wo einer der Helden daherkommt, wer er ist und was er will, stirbt er.

It's All Behind Me

It's All Behind Me
The absolutely non hit song, just reached Top 100 in Jango Radio Song @ Jango Radio

Song of the day: Seduction and strife,...

Song of the day: Seduction and strife, Simply ev'ryday's life http://www.vienna.cc/kunst/songs/song_lomophotographer.htm

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#Photography: How to Use High Speed Sync to Improve Your Outdoor Portraits

High speed sync can dramatically change an outdoor portrait. Shutter speed controls the amount of ambient light that a camera captures. The faster the shutter speed, the less amount of ambient light captured by the camera. Using this principle, you can make wonderfully exposed outdoor portraits with blurred background—without blowing out the highlights. Another advantage of using high speed sync is that you can easily balance an external light and use it to fill in the shadows that you normally get when shooting on a bright sunny day:

#Photography: How to Use High Speed Sync to Improve Your Outdoor Portraits


Saturday, November 19, 2016

#Photoshop: Turn a photo into a pencil sketch

How to turn a photo into a pencil sketch in photoshop. This is actually really easy to do and it gets quite good results too. As usual, I’ll provide a few creative jump off points at the end for your own experimentation.

#Photoshop: Turn a photo into a pencil sketch


Ballett

Classical ballet is as exciting as curve sketching of toe nails on sleepy feet. I prefer music videos.
Klassisches Ballett ist so aufregend wie Kurvendiskussion von Zehennägeln an eingeschlafenen Füßen. Da seh ich schon lieber Musikvideos.

Song of the day: Surrounded by good looking gentlemen,...

Song of the day: Surrounded by good looking gentlemen, And you're the fashion queen in between http://www.vienna.cc/kunst/songs/song_fashion_girl.htm

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#Photoshop: Explained in 60 Seconds: What Are Layer Styles?

Layer styles are a classic Photoshop feature, but they don't have to be stale and lifeless. See how to use GraphicRiver items to breath life into Layer Styles. Layer styles are a Photoshop feature …

#Photoshop: Explained in 60 Seconds: What Are Layer Styles?

Friday, November 18, 2016

#Photoshop: Create Spectacular Sunset With Exposure Blending

How many times have you taken a photo of the sunset or the sunrise, only to realise it didn’t look the same on your computer screen? You tried adjusting the contrast, the brightness and even the sa..

#Photoshop: Create Spectacular Sunset With Exposure Blending

Panta Rhei

The ancient Greeks already knew that everything was going down the drain.
Die alten Griechen wußten schon: Alles geht den Bach runter

Song of the day: Feeling good as good as can be....

Song of the day: Feeling good as good as can be (Feeling good), Sunny colours around you and me (Sunny colours) http://www.vienna.cc/kunst/songs/song_good_as_can_be.htm

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#Musicproduction: bigcat releases free Sonatina Orchestra Module for Windows VST #freedownload

bigcat has released the Sonatina Orchestra Module for Windows, which features the entirety of Mattias Westlund's creative commons-licensed orchestral sample library in a single VST instrument plug-in.
Sonatina Orchestra Module weighs in at 1 GB and features 20 instruments and over 50 articulations including Strings, Brass, Woodwinds, Percussion, Choir, Harp and Piano.
Inspired by Sample Science's Orion Sound Module, it is designed to be an Orchestral Rompler that doesn't require a hefty computer to run.

#Musicproduction: bigcat releases free Sonatina Orchestra Module for Windows VST #freedownload

Thursday, November 17, 2016

#Musicproduction: Airwindows releases ToneSlant Low Q Tilt EQ Plug-in for Mac & Win #freedownload

Airwindows has released ToneSlant, a new free mastering grade very low Q tilt EQ plug-in for Mac OS X and Windows in AU and VST plug-in formats.
ToneSlant is based on a variation on the Average concept. It's the tail end of the 'averaged samples block' that causes the cancellation node. ToneSlant implements a much bigger sample block (100 taps) but linearly fades the samples off between the first and last sample in the block.

#Musicproduction: Airwindows releases ToneSlant Low Q Tilt EQ Plug-in for Mac & Win #freedownload


Cord pants - Kordhosen

Cord pants make you look old. In Russia 10-year-old kids in cord pants can buy Vodka.
Kordhosen machen alt. In Russland können 10-jährige in Kordhosen Vodka kaufen.

#Photography: Everything You Need to Know About Auto Exposure Bracketing

Auto exposure bracketing (AEB) is an excellent—yet surprisingly overlooked—feature on most DSLR cameras. Few people know about it and even fewer actually use it. In this video, Mark Wallace explain…

#Photography: Everything You Need to Know About Auto Exposure Bracketing


Song of the day: Worked for only an inch,...

Song of the day: Worked for only an inch, But now took a yard http://www.vienna.cc/kunst/songs/song_its_all_behind_me.htm

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#Photoshop: Tips for Using the Blur Filters

Example for blurred background, I set the focus on the glass of beer. Photo at https://www.pinterest.com/viennacc/street-photography-everyday-life/. I did that shot in Vienna and was thinking what could be more interesting, the musician or the beer.
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For most photographers before they even press that shutter button, they have already pictured the type of shot in their heads. What exactly do I mean by that? Well for example, a sports photographe…

#Photoshop: Tips for Using the Blur Filters

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

#Photography: 4 Creative Ways to Use a Softbox

Softboxes are by far the most popular light shaping tools for photographers. They provide you with all that you need in order to create an array of lighting scenarios for most types of shoots, from…

#Photography: 4 Creative Ways to Use a Softbox


Marriage proposal - Heiratsantrag

In the morning you look so crumpled. No wonder that no marriage proposal was made in the morning.
Am Morgen sieht man so zerknittert aus. Kein Wunder, dass noch nie ein Heiratsantrag am Morgen gemacht wurde.

Song of the day: It's now behind me,...

Song of the day: It's now behind me, It's far away http://www.vienna.cc/kunst/songs/song_its_all_behind_me.htm

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#Photography: Perspective in Photography

In this article I will try to explain how perspective works in a 2D photograph with some tips, myths, and example photos. When we see a photograph on computer screen or in print, we’re looking at a…

#Photography: Perspective in Photography

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

#Photography: How to Add Drama to a Rainy Scene

In this tutorial, I'll show you how to create a colorful rainy scene featuring an emotional woman. You'll learn how to add a colorful background using blending modes, retouch the model and take car…

#Photography: How to Add Drama to a Rainy Scene

Save time - Zeit sparen

In our modern world we have more and more devices that save time but we are more stressed than before.
Wir haben in unserer modernen Welt immer mehr Geräte, die Zeit sparen, sind aber mehr gestresst als früher.

Song of the day: What I need is just the sun,...

Song of the day: What I need is just the sun, There is nothing to be made http://www.vienna.cc/kunst/songs/song_the_sun.htm

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#Photography: How to Set the Mood in Landscape Photography

Every great photo has a feeling to it—a mood. It could be romantic, like the slow, shallow waves on the ocean shore at sunset, or calm, like a boat resting against a dock in the morning mist coming…

#Photography: How to Set the Mood in Landscape Photography


Monday, November 14, 2016

#Musicproduction: Benjamin Rosseaux releases Sobanth multitimbral soundbank instrument VSTi for Windows #freedownload

Sobanth is a multitimbral soundbank instrument plug-in for Windows, which have these features: Native full SF2 file format support Native full SFX file format support Import-quality DLS…
Sobanth is donation ware

#Musicproduction: Benjamin Rosseaux releases Sobanth multitimbral soundbank instrument VSTi for Windows #freedownload

Futurama

What the future brings? No idea. We will experience it …
Was die Zukunft bringt? Keine Ahnung. Wir werden es erleben…

Song of the day: The winner takes it all,...

Song of the day: The winner takes it all, And I want more and more http://www.vienna.cc/kunst/songs/song_lets_do_action.htm

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#Photography: Tips for Getting Started Doing Event Photography

Have you ever wanted to be a fly on the wall? To see the behind-the-scenes of amazing events and activities? To meet influential or interesting people? If so, candid event photography may be the th…

#Photography: Tips for Getting Started Doing Event Photography

Sunday, November 13, 2016

#Photography: 10 Non-Technical Ways to Improve Your Street Photography

The technical side of street photography is incredibly important to master, because if you do not understand your camera, then you will not be able to do the tips in this article well. You want to …

#Photography: 10 Non-Technical Ways to Improve Your Street Photography

About arts - Über Künste

When all the arts go down, the art of cooking will remain intact.
Wenn alle Künste untergehen, die Kochkunst bleibt bestehen.

Song of the day: It's up to you,...

Song of the day: It's up to you, To stand out in the light http://www.vienna.cc/kunst/songs/song_if_you_wanna_dance.htm

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#Musicproduction: Airwindows releases free Slew2 plug-in for Mac & Win AU & VST #freedownload

Airwindows has released Slew2 for Mac OS X and Windows, a free plug-in in AU and VST formats.
Here's what Airwindows (Chris Johnson) says:
"This plugin is just the anti-aliasing technology I was experimenting with in 2010, applied to Slew, my simple slew clipper. I thought it was going to make the slightly grungy Slew smoother (Slew is a clipper, and can be expected to have clipper-like qualities). That anti-aliasing code was a bit odd. It's possible I made a mistake somewhere."

#Musicproduction: Airwindows releases free Slew2 plug-in for Mac & Win AU & VST #freedownload


Saturday, November 12, 2016

#Musicproduction: MuTools releases MuLab 7.1 #freedownload

MuLab is an inspiring music studio for Mac OSX and Windows featuring an integrated top-quality modular synth and effect engine.
MuLab is an easy and rock-solid tool designed to create, record, edit and finalize your music!

#Musicproduction: MuTools releases MuLab 7.1 #freedownload

Doors - Türen

Doors can separate the rooms, but they can also be connections.
Türen können die Räume trennen, sie aber auch Verbindungen sein.

#Musicproduction: Airwindows releases free "Average" Filter Plug-in for Mac & Win AU & VST #freedownload

This plugin is a straight-up extremely simple averaging filter. If you set it to integer values, it exactly averages that number of taps on the input audio (adjacent samples). If you pick in-between values it interpolates, causing the 'frequency' of the filter to smoothly blend between the values.

#Musicproduction: Airwindows releases free "Average" Filter Plug-in for Mac & Win AU & VST #freedownload


Song of the day: What we wanted,...

Song of the day: What we wanted, And what we finally had http://www.vienna.cc/kunst/songs/song_nothing_but_a_song_to _you.htm

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#Photography: Tips for Getting the Image Right In Camera

I suspect if asked the question “Would you rather be editing your images, or out there photographing that what you love?” only a select few of us photographers will raise our hands for the former! …

#Photography: Tips for Getting the Image Right In Camera

Friday, November 11, 2016

#Photography: Timeless Photography: How to Take Photos that Stand the Test of Time

There are those individuals throughout history that seem to possess something that most of us lack. The innate ability to be in the right place at the right time. Somehow they know that what they a…

#Photography: Timeless Photography: How to Take Photos that Stand the Test of Time

Sayings in the past - Früher sagte man…

In the past children were told: Eat up, so tomorrow the sun will shine. Now we have overweight children and climate change.
Früher hat man Kindern gesagt: Iss auf, damit morgen die Sonne scheint. Jetzt haben wir übergewichtige Kinder und Klimawandel.

Song of the day: Fashion icon on a cocktail party,...

Song of the day: Fashion icon on a cocktail party, Politely engaged in smalltalk http://www.vienna.cc/kunst/songs/song_fashion_girl.htm

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#Photography: 10 Beginner Tips to Improve Your Photography

Here are 10 tips that I think will improve your photography. As with anything, there are rules in photography, but sometimes when you break them, you get unique and interesting photos. Keep this in mind as you read through these tips!

#Photography: 10 Beginner Tips to Improve Your Photography

Thursday, November 10, 2016

#Photography: How to Use a Limited Color Palette to Compose Strong Images

There are lots of ways to use color in photography. One is to look for strong, complementary colors – those on opposing sides of the color wheel – and include them in the same frame. The opposite i…

#Photography: How to Use a Limited Color Palette to Compose Strong Images

Zebra stripes - Zebrastreifen

Visited Jardim Zoologico (Lisbon Zoo). In front of the zebra I stopped immediately. Old car driver reflex: Stop before zebra stripes.

War im Jardim Zoologico (Lissaboner Tiergarten). Vor dem Zebra bin ich sofort stehen geblieben. Alter Autofahrer-Reflex: Vor Zebrastreifen anhalten.

Song of the day: The stars are all in line,....

Song of the day: The stars are all in line, And they all are mine http://www.vienna.cc/kunst/songs/song_this_is_the_moment.htm

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#Photoshop: How To Create A Gold Foil Effect

I used it to make a golden hat on a person.
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Recently, while working on a branding project, my client asked me if we could incorporate some gold foil texture in her design elements. Although I knew this was totally possible, I hadn’t tried it out for myself. Being familiar with Photoshop, I guessed I could do this by creating a clipping mask. And I was right! It took me less than 2 minutes to create the gold effect using the clipping mask in Photoshop and it is super easy – so I had to share it with you! This is the kind of effect we are going to create using this tutorial.

#Photoshop: How To Create A Gold Foil Effect

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

#Musicproduction: beatassist.eu re-releases Esfera #freedownload

Esfera is an ambiance and special effects synthesizer.

The synth is divided by 3 oscillators:
  • Bass.
  • Athmosphere 1.
  • Athmosphere 2.
Each oscillator counts with modulation, amp envelope, modulation envelope, 2 filters, 1 using "Q" factor. Athmosphere 1 and 2 oscillators are also gifted of pitch envelope and filter envelope regarding cutoff/Resonance and both.. The 3 oscillators have a Sync LFO with 2 targets at choice, speed up from 8 bars to 1/16b, 4 waveforms and release sync option that relies on Note/Transport Run/BarStart and Off or Random!

This synth also has a Chorus effect and a Stereo Delay effect that can be connected to Athmosphere 1 and 2. The Reverb effect that is provided, opens for both Athmosphere 1 and 2 at once. (Bass oscillator does not has these options).

There is a Stepper effect in this VSTi that has 6 different target options for multiple effects considering the oscillators features. Reverse and Foward option is also available for the Stepper.

#Musicproduction: beatassist.eu re-releases Esfera #freedownload

Song of the day: They let me beg for job and meal...

Song of the day: They let me beg for job and meal, And drink champagne to the next big deal http://www.vienna.cc/kunst/songs/song_days_of_rage.htm

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Follow tourist groups - Touristengruppen folgen

It is a good idea to follow tourist groups. Usually you come to a place of interest. But it can happen that you come to a bus with the motor running.
Es ist eine gute Idee, Touristengruppen zu folgen. Meistens kommt man dann zu einer Sehenswürdigkeit. Es kann aber passieren, dass man zu einem abseits gestellten Autobus mit laufendem Motor gelangt.

#Photography: 5 Lighting Tips to Improve Your Photography

Photography is all about playing with light and shadows. The way you illuminate your subject will decide your results. Using the right photographic technique can certainly make a lot of difference ...

#Photography: 5 Lighting Tips to Improve Your Photography

#Photography: How to Shoot a Sequence of Photos That Capture a Story

How to tell stories. You can make a timeline or you can - and that was a new idea for me - picture many details to tell the story.
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As a photographer, you’ll often concentrate on perfecting your art at taking one perfect photo. However, there are many occasions where you’ll need to string together a sequence of photos with diff...

#Photography: How to Shoot a Sequence of Photos That Capture a Story

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

#Photoshop: How to Crop to Specific Pixel Dimensions

How difficult can it be to crop an image in Photoshop to match an exact pixel size requirement? This is something that we do all the time. Everyone has a favorite method. Some photographers use the...

#Photoshop: How to Crop to Specific Pixel Dimensions


#Photography: 13 Bad Habits That Can Ruin Your Photography

Do this simple test below. For each bad habit, give yourself a test score. The best camera is the one you have with you—even if it’s on your smart phone. Not every photo you take is photography com...

#Photography: 13 Bad Habits That Can Ruin Your Photography

Song of the day: They cut the ground from under my....

Song of the day: They cut the ground from under my feet, They gamble my future on wall street http://www.vienna.cc/kunst/songs/song_days_of_rage.htm

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Murphy vs. Newton

When a toast falls from the table, it always lands on the butt side. Supposedly, this is not Murphy but Newton. Have the toast once with the butterseite laid down on the table to see what happens. According to Newton the toast will land with butt side up. This did not work, because the toast stucks on the table.

Wenn ein Toast vom Tisch fällt landet er immer auf der Butterseite. Angeblich ist das nicht nach Murphy sondern Newton. Habe den Toast einmal mit der Butterseite nach unten auf den Tisch gelegt um zu sehen, was dann passiert. Nach Newton hätte der Toast mit der Butterseite nach oben aufkommen müssen. Das hat aber nicht funktioniert, weil der Toast mit der Butterseite am Tisch festgepickt ist.

#Photography: Boost Your Landscape Photography With These Tricks

Here is a Landscape Photography Guide I did the folloing shot in St.Tropez. Looking down from the citadell to the church. I have a view leaves in the foreground. That gives deepness to the photos. St.Tropez. Example for landscape photography.
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#Photography: The New Rules of Photography Composition

Here 18 Composition Rules For Photos That Shine to let you know what rules to break ;-)
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Like many other disciplines, photography has its own rules. However, portrait photographer James Allen Stewart has found that by breaking these long standing composition rules, you can compose more…

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Monday, November 7, 2016

#Photography: How To Use Natural Light To Shoot Gorgeous Backlit Portraits

We’ve all seen those dreamy backlit portraits that wow us with the golden tones of natural light. If you’re familiar with the look, chances are you’re curious about shooting some similarly styled shots yourself. The good news is, it’s not as difficult as one might think shooting towards the sun would be. You just have to set yourself up for success with a little preparation. So read on to learn some helpful tips before you head out with your camera so you know what to expect.

#Photography: How To Use Natural Light To Shoot Gorgeous Backlit Portraits

Song of the day: Masterminds behind a panelled wall,...

Song of the day: Masterminds behind a panelled wall, Bid on countries next to fall http://www.vienna.cc/kunst/songs/song_days_of_rage.htm

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Addicted to what? - Süchtig nach was?

Can one be addicted to placebos? What would the therapy look like? Real medicines? And do you notice any difference after healing?
Kann man nach Placebos süchtig sein? Wie sähe die Therapie aus? Echte Medikamente? Und merkt man nach der Heilung überhaupt einen Unterschied?

#Photography: 5 Things to Consider when Shooting Overhead Portraits

When working in photography, it’s safe to say the possibilities are endless. Everyday new ideas and creativity stem breathtaking imagery we could only have previously imagined. Once such example i...

#Photography: 5 Things to Consider when Shooting Overhead Portraits


#Musicproduction: iZotope releases free Neutrino Spectral Shaping Plug-in for Mac & Win #freedownload

Add that final polish to your mix with Neutrino, a free spectral shaping plug-in based on the new mixing technology featured in Neutron. Insert Neutrino on multiple tracks across your session to reveal a subtle amount of detail that can help elevate great mixes to a new level of refinement.

#Musicproduction: iZotope releases free Neutrino Spectral Shaping Plug-in for Mac & Win #freedownload


Sunday, November 6, 2016

#Photography: Six Ways to Beat Photographer’s Block

It' s a question of creativity. There are techniques to overcome this problem. Here a short artice with tips.
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Have you ever stared blankly at your camera, just waiting for a flash of inspiration? Have you ever racked your brain for some new idea about what to go photograph, but just couldn’t come up with a…

#Photography: Six Ways to Beat Photographer’s Block

Song of the day: Will you understand what I mean,...

Song of the day: Will you understand what I mean, When I tell you I saw you in my dream? http://www.vienna.cc/kunst/songs/song_say_yes.htm

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Protest!

There are protests pro and there are protests con. Only the undecided are not protesting.
Es gibt Proteste für irgendwas und es gibt Proteste dagegen. Nur die Unentschlossenen protestieren noch nicht.

#Photography: Add Motion to Your Fall Photography to Help it Stand Out

The tutorial is about BULB mode what means long exposure time. they do not write about cinegraphs.
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This tutorial brought to you by The New York Institute of Photography. NYIP is the largest and longest running online photography school in the world. Offering ten online photography classes to cho...

#Photography: Add Motion to Your Fall Photography to Help it Stand Out

#Lightroom: How to Process a Black and White Landscape Photo Using Lightroom

The process of converting a color landscape photo into a black and white image using Lightroom goes beyond changing the treatment to black and white. That’s just the start. From there you have to t…

#Lightroom: How to Process a Black and White Landscape Photo Using Lightroom

Saturday, November 5, 2016

#Photoshop: How to Create a Romantic Rose Text Effect

This tutorial will show you how to use a bunch of floral illustration images, with a couple of layer masks, textures, and adjustment layers, to create a fresh, floral text effect.

#Photoshop: How to Create a Romantic Rose Text Effect

Song of the day: Tightly my ears hang in between,...

Song of the day: Tightly my ears hang in between, And the earphones give me vibes http://www.vienna.cc/kunst/songs/song_the_beat.htm

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Who rules the earth? - Wer regiert die Erde?

If extraterrestrials look onto the earth, they will probably recognize the dogs as the rulers of the earth. Dogs run around and pull a man behind them who collects their excrements.
Wenn Außerirdische Auf die Erde blicken, dann werden sie wohl die Hunde als die Herrscher der Erde erkennen. Hunde laufen herum und ziehen einen Menschen hinter sich her, der ihre Ausscheidungen aufsammelt.

#Photography: How Using a Manual Focus Lens Can Make You a Better Photographer

If I have no time I use auto focus. If I have time to make a photo for artwork I use manual focus.
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Back in the days of all manual, focusing your lens was a skill that every photographer had master. Focusing used to be that thing that made your camera an extension of your hand, therefore a direc…

#Photography: How Using a Manual Focus Lens Can Make You a Better Photographer