Amazing Pro Tips From Felix Kunze on How To Use One-light For Shooting Portraits

Felix Kunze suggests that you don’t need a complicated light set-up to get a professional soft-light portrait.  I learned a lot by seeing Felix Kunze in action.  I think it’s great of him to give out amazing tips on how to shoot soft-light portraits in a YouTube video.

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How To Remove Fringe Colors (Aberration) In A Photo Using Lightroom Classic CC

Whenever I use Lightroom to retouch my photos, I usually go through a few familiar steps to remove fringe colors in my photos.  In the video above I present a two-step process to let Lightroom automatically removes most if not all fringe colors in a photo. 

Glorious 4K Time-lapse Video Of North America

Got a 4K display?  If not, you can watch 4K time-lapse video of North America in a less than 4K glorious resolution.  I’m sure it will be just as stunning as in 4K display.  This video brought to you by 3motion user on Vimeo, and I have no affiliation to this person or Vimeo whatsoever.  Nonetheless, it’s a cool video to share, and so check it out right after the break.  Enjoy!!!

Almost Human, He Needs A Body To Feel Human

Almost real, because he got only the head but not the body.  What am I talking about?  Oh, I’m just admiring the YouTube video right after the break as it shows a computer generated head with a neck but it got no body.  Nonetheless, this computer generated graphic looks almost like a real human being.  I think if applying this sort of technology in a video game will make so called next gen video games look like 1990s over again.  Maybe?  Perhaps, the future film industry does not need real actor.  Maybe?  Anyway, check out the video right after the break.  Enjoy!!!

Lightroom 4 Photo Fun – Vietnamese 2013 New Year, Year Of Snake, Random Shots

Vietnamese 2013 New Year, Year of Snake, Sneak Peek Photo

Vietnamese 2013 New Year, Year of Snake, Sneak Peek Photo

Yesterday was an eventful day for me.  Drove my mom to a Buddhist temple to celebrate a Vietnamese New Year (2013 — a year of snake).  Took some photos there.  When we left the Buddhist temple, we witnessed the aftermath of a freak car accident on a highway.  A car was burned to crisp, but before that a flame was engulfed the car, ejecting huge plume of smoke up high into the air.  Another car was flipped upside-down with broken glasses.  Furthermore, I think there was a third car which involved with this accident, but I’m not sure.  Anyhow, I took some photos of the accident with my HTC 8x smartphone camera.  Luckily, I also remembered I had Nikon D3200 with me and so I used it to capture the accident scene some more.  Unfortunately, I could only capture the burning car with engulfing flame on HTC 8X smartphone camera, because by the time I got my Nikon D3200 out the firefighter had arrived onto the scene and blocked up the view and did what they had to in putting out the flame.  Anyhow, as usual, in post production, I retouched the photos I took on February 10th of 2013 with Lightroom 4, and now these photos are on Flickr for you all to see.  Enjoy ’em photos by going to EndlessBit.com (my photo blog) or just view the slideshow right after the break.

Working With Lightroom: Incorporating Personal Cloud With Lightroom To Free Up Local Disk Space

In the video right after the break, I’m working with Lightroom 4, therefore if you’re using a different Lightroom version, things I talk about within the video might turn out to be somewhat different for you.  Nonetheless, the main concept should be the same.  Anyhow, in the video, I emphasize retouching photos in Lightroom on a local hard drive first, and then move the original photos that you don’t have the need to work with anymore over to the personal cloud for safekeeping.  This way, you organize your original photos in the personal cloud and free up the local disk space.  Also, you can always move the same original photos from the personal cloud back to the local hard drive for retouching.  The trick is to do all of this within Lightroom user interface.  If you are going about doing this manually (i.e., digging into local hard drive and move the photos manually without letting Lightroom knows of what you’re doing), Lightroom might not know how to update the metadata and locations of the original photos in Lightroom’s archive database.  The whole idea is to use Lightroom to organize your photos locally or over the network.  When you’re doing this neatly within Lightroom, whenever the need arises, you can easily recall the original photos for further retouching.