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The September Issue

As Fashion Month approaches, the blogosphere generally goes into a frenzy of activity as designers, models and enthusiasts pass comment on collections, catwalks, and trends. Given the intensity and highly visual nature of fashion blogging, images are always in high demand – and luckily for you, Fotolia has the goods for the demand.

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Instant Collection Halloween Contest and Pricing Update

The Instant Collection for smartphone images has blown a wind of freshness and spontaneity in to the world of stock imagery.

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The Visualisation of Information

One of the fastest growing trends we’ve seen over the past couple of years is the rise in the demand for infographics.

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Kuler Mobile App Explored

Photoshop Guru Eric Reno, aka Tip Squirrel gives his verdict on the web-based app from Adobe, ‘Kuler’.

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Doodling Mr Vukotič

Illustrator Jaka Vukotič spent much of his time doing different drawings, illustrations, and cartoons, whilst growing up in a land transforming from socialist Yugoslavia to capitalist Slovenia. The radical socio-political shift from egalitarianism to consumerism has left Jaka with a belief that we no longer live culture. We consume it.

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How to bring your images to life using Cinemagraphs

TA Cinemagraph is a looped gif in which only a small part of the image is animated whilst the rest is motionless. They are a great way to add subtle details to what appear to be static images. In fact, they are not images at all but videos manipulated in Photoshop.

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From Chicken Stock to Microstock

We recently had the chance to chat to Brent Hofacker, a successful food photographer and Fotolia contributor. Widely respected in his field, we wanted to understand how he creates the artistic flavour in his work and the necessary ingredients needed to create timeless food photography without a proverbial sell-by date.

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Go Nuts For These Donuts

A valued food and drink photographer and regular contributor to Fotolia, Brent Hofacker was kind enough to share with us an old family recipe. His Grandma’s Donut Holes had us licking our lips here at Fotolia and we thought we’d take the opportunity to share it with you.

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Versatile King Jakub

Having read an article about the microstock business on a bus back in 2008, Jakub Godja decided to give a career in photography a crack. He was attracted by the infinite possibilities of creativity, and the accessibility of an industry in which anyone with a digital camera has the opportunity to upload photos for submission.

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The No-nonsense Methodology Behind Hiroki Ogasawara’s Urban Masterpiece

Having won July’s Ten competition, the extremely talented Hiroki Ogasawara agreed to share with us the method he used to create his winning piece.

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