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Eric Pare’s Light Painting Tutorial

Based on March’s TEN Design Duo’s video tutorial here’s a brief summary of Photographer Eric Pare’s tips and recommendations to get you started in the form of light painting photography.

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Make light work of light paintings!

Q: What’s bang on trend, widely popular, and simply everywhere these days?

A: Light paintings! These beautiful abstract artworks are among the top photography topics of the moment.

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New keywording tool in Fotolia’s Instant App – A Guide

Want to sell more pictures using our Fotolia Instant App? Used right, the new keywording tool is an effective short-cut for buyers to find your images.

If you’re like most contributors you’ll submit multiple pictures of a subject. But typing the same keywords over and over again when uploading images is time-consuming and boring, and means great pictures are often let down by less-than-great keywording.

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Indexing Images To Sell – A Fotolia Guide

What is indexing?
Indexing simply means to “tag” (or label) images with keywords that describe what they contain, e.g., an image of a big red ship would be tagged big red ship.
Not even the most amazing pictures will sell if no one can find them. Follow these guidelines and the chances of selling your images with Fotolia will be much improved.

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Instant App-titude: Image Post-production

Welcome to our first Instant App-titude article! This ongoing series will look at taking great pictures, offering tips and recommendations to help you get the very best results.

This week, Fotolia’s Morgan David de Lossy is taking a look at post-production photo apps. Over to you, Morgan…

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Ask the Experts: Selling Your Photos On Stock

Stock photography has become increasingly popular with both consumers and contributors in recent years. But how do you start selling your photos? And what should you look for when shooting to maximize your sales?

We asked two of Fotolia’s most successful contributors, Konrad Bak and Tomasz Tulik, for their tips on these and other stock photography questions…

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Fotolia Instant Tip #10: Avoiding the Blur

Blurring happens when you are out of focus or move too much when taking a picture. As a result, photos can come out smudged and unclear. This happens a lot when people use Smartphones rather than regular DSLRs. It’s also a no-no for uploading images to the Fotolia Instant collection.  Luckily, there are ways to […]

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Fotolia Instant Tip #9: Use the Built-in Flashlight!

Not only does the Fotolia Instant app allow you to toggle the Flash on and off, there is also a very useful Flashlight option! This flashlight option gives you the opportunity to take your time and adjust the exposure as you need it before capturing your scene. No more surprises like glare from reflective surfaces […]

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Fotolia Instant Tip #8: Locking the Camera Exposure

Professional photographers will attest to this tip as many likely use this on a day to day basis with their DSLRs. It’s called Auto-Exposure Lock or AEL for short. To understand how it can help you with your Instant photos, you need to understand a few things. To produce a great photo, the right exposure […]

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Fotolia Instant Tip #7: Filter Built for Stock

  One of the current phoneography trends is to add a filter – or several of them. This is great for personal shots you want to make artful, but truth be told, the filters currently offered are actually counterproductive to anyone wanting to sell their images as stock, because they reduce the image quality. So, […]

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