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Travel, take pictures and sell them to travel more

We caught up with the photography couple, Mathieu and Sandrine, whose portfolio specialises in, but is not limited to, food photography. In this interview we learnt all about their adventurous lifestyle, their methods, and a tasty French recipe.

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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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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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Capture the Process to Capture the Sales

This month sees fashion weeks occurring in five of the world’s fashion capitals: Milan, Paris, London, Berlin and New York. Fashion themed photography uploads this month will almost certainly push the Fotolia portfolio over the 31 million photo mark. When selling in a marketplace so full of photos, meeting user demands during fashion month is essential if the contributor is to achieve commercial success.

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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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At One With Nature? Galyna Andrushko’s Perspective On Wild Side Photography

Coming from Dniepropestrovsk, one of the key industrial centres of the Ukraine is Galyna Andrushko – one of Fotolia’s most prominent suppliers of nature and landscape photography. We were lucky enough to get the chance to talk to Galyna to get an insight into her methods, her progress, and her success. On top of all this, we were able to identify the muse that always remains with her both offline and online.

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It’s all in the details

Many Fotolia users request images that they themselves would not be able to recreate, particularly images detailing situations in specific industries.

However, just because they cannot recreate the scenes in these images themselves does not mean that they are willing to sacrifice perfect attention to detail as well as the correct tools for the action being undertaken.

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Snapseed: The Lowdown

In this article certified Photoshop expert Eric Renno, aka TipSquirrel takes us through some of the functions of a free mobile app, Snapseed. Over to you Eric:
Snapseed has been around for a while and many readers may remember it as a desktop application produced by Niksoft. Google have since bought Niksoft and have incorporated the Snapseed engine into Google Plus as well as developing the mobile application.

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Happiness holds the key to success

Afiat Sukmaraga’s positivity; in his personality and his illustrations is infectious. Not only will his interview, as part of our ‘Unstock’ series, make you smile from ear to ear but so will his witty, artistic creations.

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Make it delicious, make it useful

If a job’s worth doing it’s worth doing well – that’s what Martí Sans Gallardo decided when he was disappointed by pictures taken of his cooking. He decided to take his own pictures, and is now one of the growing numbers of self-taught contributors on Fotolia.

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