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Worked at making pretty things to make the world a nicer place. Klaus is a photographer, a former scientist, an author, a teacher and many other things that he has not even discovered yet. He deeply believes that sharing your knowledge with others can enrich your life. However, he also thinks it's weird to write about himself in the third person. So go ahead and visit me to see what I do at farbspiel-photo.com
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Please don't be this guy...
 
When you're doing street photography, you have to be very comfortable with confrontation. Hard core street photographers may even enjoy this type of situation for some reason.
 
In this video, street photographer Chuck Jines shows you his awful way of dealing with people that don't want their picture taken: He harasses them. And he even seems to be proud of it.
 
It's people like him who give street photography a bad reputation.
 
 
Yes, in some countries ,the law allows you to take pictures of people in public places. In others, it does not, and for good reason. But irrespective of the laws in your country, you have to treat people with respect.
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Klaus, you have good manners and are well educated. You are a postive contributor to our understanding and enjoyment of the beauty to be found in this world. You are sharing your world view, not only your photos. But this is one way of being an ambassador to others, and allowing people to educate themselves. I agree that treating other people with dignity is very important.
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Lightroom: Create a Custom Keyboard Shortcut Display

Are you tired of memorizing hundreds of Lightroom keyboard shortcuts? Here's a clever way of displaying them inside Lightroom so that you can use your brain for more creative work.

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Great idea! Thanks
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5 Tricks to Improve Adobe Lightroom CC Performance

Are you struggling with Lightroom being really slow and sluggish? These 5 tricks may I help you increase the performance of the software.
Increase your speed while working in the Adobe Lightroom with these tips for improving Lightroom's performance. | Difficulty: Beginner; Length: Medium; Tags: Adobe Lightroom, Post-Processing, Camera RAW
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A graphics tablet for Photoshop and Lightroom on your iPad
 
Did you ever want to get a graphics tablet for your work in Lightroom or Photoshop? If you want to get a good one, it could cost you a few hundred bucks. A Wacom Cintiq that would let you draw right on the screen would be quite a bit more expensive.

Here's an alternative that only costs you about 20 bucks. Astropad is an iPad app the mirrors your screen and lets you use a stylus to operate directly on your images if you have a Mac.
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Spirographs - I bet you never tried this!

If you're looking for something new to try in your photography, here's a simple technique that you can try right now.

It's something complete different, but this may be just what you need to get your creative juices flowing in other areas too.

https://vimeo.com/142250486
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A great lesson on creativity...

This is a great lesson on what it means to be creative. Creativity emerges when you're forced to think differently - when you are faced with a task and some unusual restrictions enforced upon you. That's when you have to leave your comfort zone to find a solution that you might otherwise not have considered. You’re being creative!

This video shows a great exercise to practice this. It shows what happens when a group of photographers is given a simple subject and the task I've never shooting the same image twice. So each photographer is forced to come up with a new idea when it's their turn to take a photo.

When was the last time you forced yourself to do something new?

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#photography #creativity

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cS7fnjTbwE4

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New customization features in Photoshop

In its newest release, Photoshop now offers a fresh UI look, a new start screen to quickly get you going with what you intend to do, and it has new toolbar customization options that let you shape your workspace exactly how you wish. This can make your workflow much more efficient.

My personal tip: Before you choose to customize your toolbar, you should create a new workspace and tell Photoshop to save your toolbar with that workspace. This way, you can go back to the default workspace at any time. This can be handy, e.g. when you're trying to follow along with a tutorial that is based on the default tool configuration.
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Very neat: How to use Lightroom in your web browser

That one flew completely over my head: Did you know that you can now use Lightroom in any web browser?

Looks neat!
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Found it. It creates a folder called lightroom mobile in the pictures/lightroom/ mobile uploads 
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How does a light field camera work?

Light field cameras capture image information that enables you to do lots of cool stuff with a picture after you've actually taken it. For instance, you can refocus the image or you can slightly shift your position creating a parallax effect.

This all seems like black magic. How can a single camera capture the information that allows you to do this?

This video explains the principles behind the technology. It's essentially a clever way of collecting the light through a huge array of very small lenses. This way, the camera can capture all the additional information that is necessary for doing the cool things in post processing.
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JPEG compression levels in Photoshop and Lightroom explained
 
Did you ever wonder what exactly those quality numbers mean when you export an image to a JPEG?
 
He was a good explanation and a few guidelines to shed some light on this question. It's all about a trade-off between file size and quality. If you go too high on the quality setting, you're going to waste space without increasing the quality of your images. If you go to low, you will introduce artifacts and reduce the image quality.

Check out this article to learn how to set the quality level correctly.
Determining the ideal JPEG quality setting in both Photoshop and Lightroom can be challenging, because we often see two different values to choose from. Photoshop gives us compression levels from 0 to 12 when saving JPEG images through the “Save” or “Save As” dialog, while Lightroom only allows us to input a percentage. While percentages …
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Some super-slowmo fun with flames
 
This don't really have anything to do with photography, but it's still fun. Watch those flames rotate in super slow motion.
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Those were the alchemist days of photography

Aren't you glad that don't have to deal with all sorts of chemicals right on the spot when you take a photograph?

But I guess that's all a question of perspective. Michael Shindler puts it this way: "This process is really very, very simple. There are only about eight chemicals involved."
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sexig film
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  • making pretty things to make the world a nicer place. Klaus is a photographer, a former scientist, an author, a teacher and many other things that he has not even discovered yet. He deeply believes that sharing your knowledge with others can enrich your life. However, he also thinks it's weird to write about himself in the third person. So go ahead and visit me to see what I do at farbspiel-photo.com
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I am a photographer and educator. HDR photography is one of my main interests and and my subjects include architecture and landscapes. The techniques I use also include panorama and vertorama photography. 

Are you into HDR photography? Visit my website farbspiel-photo.com to get free access to my images and various educational resources. These include:

1. The HDR Cookbook - a free primary resource for HDR post-processing techniques
2. Before-and-After Comparisons - see what HDR can do for your images 
3. Making-of videos - watch the whole process of HDR post-processing in my time-lapse making-of videos
4. Pics-to-play-with - test your newly learned skills by downloading full-res source images and processing them

It's all free and waiting for you at farbspiel-photo.com.

I currently use a Nikon D7000 as my main camera. Find more infos on my gear at farbspiel-photo.com/about/gear and join my D7000 Users Group at bit.ly/gas-d7000.

If you don't care about all that stuff, that's perfectly fine. I'd also be happy if you'd just add me to your circles. Take a look at my stream to see if the stuff I am sharing is of interest to you. Thanks for stopping by.

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