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!!!

Lily Camera Is A Futuristic Camera For Everyday People

I see drones!  Oops, I mean camera.  Check out a YouTube video which promotes a new type of camera known as Lily Camera in the bottom of this blog post.  Don’t forget to let me know how exciting you are about the technology in the comment section, OK?

This is not your typical camera in which you have to actively take snapshots and videos.  In fact, it’s not your typical camera at all, because you don’t even have to pay attention to what it is doing.  It seems the video suggests that Lily Camera will just automatically follow you around and take snapshots and videos as how you have instructed it to do so.  In fact, Lily Camera is a waterproof drone in which you throw it in the air and let it be free.  Free to follow you.  Free to take snapshots of you.  Free to take crazy video moments of you.

The specs for this camera/drone are 20 minutes flight time, 2 hours charge time, waterproof, video resolution of 1080p at 60 frames per second, video resolution of 720p at 120 frames per second, photo resolution of 12 Megapixels, front-facing camera, bottom-facing camera, and a whole lot more features such as GPS.

I think once you order this thing you also get a tracking device that you can wear on your wrist.  This is to control the camera/drone’s flight path and whatnot.  According to the article “Lily Camera Is A Drone That Automatically Follows You (link) on Buzzfeed.com, Lily Camera would also record the audio from the wrist’s tracking device so it can add the audio to the video which records by the drone’s cameras.

According to the Buzzfeed.com article that I just mentioned, this neat gadget will be released for the mass in February 2016 for $999, but you can pay for less, roughly around $499, if you are going to preorder Lily Camera now.

It’s cool to have Lily Camera follows you around and takes pictures and videos of you, but I’m worrying about the safety of this device for the owner and the bystanders.  Of course, I think the maker of Lily Camera is also looking at addressing all safety concerns in relation to this gadget before the release, and I do hope the maker of Lily Camera will address all safety issues before Lily Camera gets sold to the mass.

For an example, I’m worrying that something can go really wrong to the bystanders when the battery runs out completely while Lily Camera is still in flight.  Will the drone allot itself enough time to land before the battery would be completely drained?  Another worry of mine about Lily Camera is that you never know the drone can get glitchy and injure the owner’s hand as it lands badly onto the owner’s hand.  Of course, my concerns are not based on facts since nothing like what I have described has yet to occur.  I think Lily Camera is awesome, and I do hope that the maker of this gadget will be able to address all safety issues before the device goes phenomenal.

By the way, 20 minutes flight time is not long enough in my opinion.  I prefer to have a camera drone that is at least 3 hours or more flight time.  The longer the flight time, the better it is in my opinion.

Hermit North Korea’s Pyongyang In Detailed Time-lapse

In the West, North Korea is well known as a hermit kingdom.  Under a family dynasty, North Korea has seen the country is still being ruled by the Kim family.  Since North Korea is always secretive to the West, and so many people in the West aren’t so familiar with this country at all.  North Korea has always considered the United States and her allies as the enemies.  The West often regards North Korea as inhuman society since it’s being ruled by a family dynasty and not under the rule of law.  With so many barriers that prevent people from the outside looking in, North Korea is surely a hermit kingdom to the West.  Hermit as she is, someone had just made a detailed video of North Korea’s capital, Pyongyang, in professional time-lapse fashion.

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.