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Nov 15, 2020   

A vintage look in Photoshop

Sometimes you want to give your images a vintage look. There are various film simulations out there, but I don't intend to emulate a specific film manufacturer. For the vintage looks, it's enough to tweak your image subtly in Photoshop. Here is one of the many possible approaches step-by-step explained.

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Nov 7, 2020   

DJI RSC2 Gimbal: Easy setup and user guide

As a matter of course I am asked to deliver stable video footage along with my pictures these days. Whether it's an interview or video clips, I am always looking for the most simple setup. Schedules (and budgets) are usually tight, so I benefit from easy to use and reliable gear. This is why I bought the brand new dji gimbal.

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Sep 20, 2020   

Unjunk me with Gmail

Google is one of the companies that rule the world. More than half of the people subscribing to my newsletter have an account there. But unfortunately Google sends emails from me, directly to their spam folder. Here's how to avoid this.

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Sep 9, 2020   

To show oneself at one's best

Technically German is a complicated language. But there are some expressions that get straight to the point. The German term 'Schokoladenseite' is one of those examples. It refers to which side of your face looks prettier than the other. Because they are not the same.

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Aug 19, 2020   

How do you become photogenic?

Being photogenic means looking good in pictures. But if you look ugly in pictures, does it mean you are ugly in real life, too? And is someone who looks beautiful automatically photogenic? In a world where 1.8 billion photos get taken every day, these questions finally deserve answers.

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Jun 28, 2020   

Buy cheaper due to reduced VAT

In an unexpected statement, German chancellor Angie Merkel announced to introduce a temporary reduction of the German VAT rates. The measure is part of a huge stimulus package aimed to reduce the economic impact of the Corona pandemic and boost domestic demand.

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Jun 25, 2020   

Lingerie without labels

Underwear is something light. Hiding a bit but showing a lot. To me, it's a piece of art as well. Something that emphasizes female beauty. To others, it's just a business. They need to sew a big logo inside the tiny piece of lingerie and add long washing instructions, too. But finally, I found someone who does it my way.

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Jun 16, 2020   

Things we don't speak about

I am often astonished that in today's world there are still many taboo subjects. We claim to be an enlightened society, but in the end there's so much between females and males that is never talked about. Until now.

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Apr 18, 2020   

The mysterious vectorscope

For a couple of years, I am very much interested in color grading. I am fascinated by colors and play with color. But instead of just giving a scene a specific look, I also want to look into color correction. The process of fixing skin tones for example.

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Mar 28, 2020   

Refresh your French

I love the playful easiness of French women, their imperfect, almost randomly looking style and the self-confidence they have in their appeal. It's a French thing that allows women to look and feel sexy while being strong and confident, on eye level with men. If you want to work with them, however, I recommend you to learn their language.

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Mar 1, 2020   

What's in my bag 2020

A few years ago, I was asked to tell the readers of the whatsinmybag.com website, what gear I take on the road. The site doesn't exist anymore, but I really liked the idea. So, here is a quick update of what I am currently travelling with.

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Feb 16, 2020   

How to get glowing skin

In nude photography you will often see shiny skin. It's like a visual touch of an oil massage, I guess. At least, it looks good and many people have already offered me to be the body oil assistant. But there is no such job.

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