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The Touch is a Mac app created by Arctic Whiteness that allows photographers and videographers to get a better handle on Lightroom and Final Cut Pro X by adding extensive touch gesture functionality.
Using The Touch and either a magic trackpad or the company’s free iPad app, you never have to take your eyes off your work in order to tweak it. You can adjust sliders, move through photos, and even set star ratings without ever glancing down at the keyboard or digging through side panels.
The app allows users to do this by providing a set of preprogrammed one, two, three, four, and five-finger gestures and taps that combine to provide most of the functionality you’ll need when editing in either Lightroom of Final Cut.
If you edit on a laptop, you can already used The Touch with the trackpad built into your MacBook Pro. If, however, you intend on using The Touch on an iMac, you’ll have to have a Magic Trackpad or an iPad handy. Here’s another ad showing off The Touch’s functionality using the company’s free iPad app add-on:
Getting used to the gesture controls will probably take some time, but once you have all the taps and swipes down, you’ll be able to disable the app’s automatic HUD, close those side panels, and start editing your photos fullscreen. You can learn more about the app or pick up your copy for $20 by visiting Arctic Whiteness’ website here.
The Touch [Arctic Whiteness via Cult of Mac]
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Each year, photographer and cinematographer Toby Lockerbie gets away for a couple of weeks to shoot something challenging and “rediscover the magic” of his art. This year, he went to Norway to exercise his love of “shoot[ing] lights in the dark.”
Hardware-wise, he used a Canon 5D Mark III and Panasonic GH2, with some help from a Pocket Dolly, electraDRIVE motor and an Oracle controller for the time-lapse shots. But the technical beauty of the footage isn’t what the above video is about.
It’s a mini-documentary that chronicles the why behind what he does as a photographer. Sixteen days in snowy Norway yielded only six hours of clear skies, but that was enough. Because photography, “it’s an addiction.” And when you capture that elusive shot, “it’s magic.”
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Smiling naturally in photos is a challenge for many people. Even if you avoid the all-too-common “say cheese” mistake, that’s still no guarantee that you’ll come off looking good. So here’s a fully little video that offers some useful tips for those of us who (like Chandler) can’t seem to look even remotely natural when a camera is pointing our way.The tips from start to finish include: say a word that ends in “uh” instead of “cheese,” laugh while the photo is being taken, lift the tip of your tongue up behind your front teeth, and relax your face (with the exception of your mouth and the corners of your eyes). Happy natural smiling!
(via Laughing Squid)