Tech/Gadget

Airtame WIRELESS HDMI STREAMING: A Quick Review

The dream of being able to wirelessly stream or mirror content from any device you are holding to a bigger screen, has been chased by many of us over the…

Reading

Books to read: Norwegian Wood

Photography Tech/Gadget

Fuji X-E1 & X-T1 with manual and vintage lenses – Part 1: Helios 28mm f2.8

Fuji lenses are absolutely amazing and amongst the best I’ve ever used, but the price tag is high enough that even with some truly great promotions they do, for a…

Reading

Books to read: Flowers for Algernon

Life Movies

Movie Night: The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness

Reading

Books to read: The Pilgrimage

The Pilgrimage by Paulo Coelho My rating: 4 of 5 stars I read this book a very long time ago and in my mother tongue; Farsi. I didn’t remember much…

Reading

Books to read: The Little Prince

Reading

Books to read: The Arrival

The Arrival by Shaun Tan My rating: 5 of 5 stars What an amazingly powerful book! As I was reading it, I had this strange feeling of familiarity, but I…

Reading

Books to read: The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared

Life

Movie Night: Gone Girl

VFX

Simple Trick of the day: Sharpen

Although I’m not a big fan of sharpening an image in most cases, sometimes it does help bringing out more details. Sharpening is basically exaggerating the brightness difference within an image and this process has some nasty side effects. One particular one is the dark edges introduced around the objects.

The other days one of my colleagues at work, Luke Armstrong , showed me the simplest trick that improves this dramatically! I was surprised why I haven’t thought about it myself! The solution is maxing the sharpened image with the original image, so this way only the highest positive values comes across! Neat and simple! no more dark edges!

Life VFX

Gravity: The Success Stories!