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A True Master of Nature Photography

05.08.2015

A True Master of Nature Photography

Frans Lanting (represented on Fotolia by MintFoto) is a world-renowned National Geographic nature photographer who has devoted his entire career to making images of nature that resonate with the viewer in a special, unique and powerful way.  Lanting is a pioneer in nature photography and continually pushes the envelope in an effort to produce a new vision and […]

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Fotolia Showreel: Tone

04.08.2015

Fotolia Showreel: Tone

Embrace the communicative power of colour! It can be atmospheric, metaphoric and symbolic. It can convey, danger, purity, anger, or create tension, playfulness, or romance. Whatever the tone you’re after, you can license it today at fotolia.com. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mV_Quz6OPaw&feature=youtu.be You can discover all the clips used in the showreel in this dedicated gallery here or select your own […]

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Free Images of the Week: Forest

03.08.2015

Free Images of the Week: Forest

Dawn on the Road in the Forest You can almost taste the fresh air from looking at this week’s three free images, all woodland scenes, available until 11.5pm Sunday, 9th August. River at Dawn Park Summer Landscape   For more woodland themed images you can find them in this dedicated gallery here.

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Best of July

31.07.2015

Best of July

This time last year we noted in our ‘Best of July‘ gallery blog article that we’d just recorded our 30 millionth file uploaded to Fotolia. One year on and we’ve already soared above the 40 million mark. What strikes us as we collate images for various galleries (such as these ‘best of’) or projects within the […]

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Which Type of Tourist Are You?

30.07.2015

Which Type of Tourist Are You?

There’s a destination for every type of tourist. The factors that may sway us are climate preference, need for social interaction, limitations of living-out-of-a-bag, or on the other hand, a want for total luxury and indulgence. From the lone wolves, to the family packages, the hostel-hoppers to the wanderlusters; we want to see tourists in […]

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Story Behind the Image: Shutter(Bugs)

29.07.2015

Story Behind the Image: Shutter(Bugs)

Macro-photography has become increasingly popular in recent years. The ability to go beyond the eye’s natural viewpoint leads to photos that display minute proportions on an epic scale. We were drawn to Fotolia Contributor Tomas Rak’s image of a wasp which perfectly highlights the extreme detail this type of photography can capture. We got a chance […]

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Aerial Photos: Broaden the Scope of your Projects!

29.07.2015

Aerial Photos: Broaden the Scope of your Projects!

The first aerial photo was taken in 1858 in a suburb of Paris by photographer and aeronaut Gaspard-Félix Tournachon, known as Nadar. Passionate about aerial navigation, Nadar inspired Jules Verne for his novel From the Earth to the Moon, whose hero is named Ardan (an anagram of Nadar). Unfortunately, Nadar’s aerial photos are no longer […]

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Dive Into the Underwater World

29.07.2015

Dive Into the Underwater World

Turquoise water, coral reefs home to multicolored fish, or even divers that maneuver between sharks and manta rays… If you’re looking for magical images of underwater flora and fauna, dive into Fotolia! All the greatest underwater diving spots are represented in our image bank: the Maldives, the Great Barrier Reef in Australia, the Bahamas, the Red […]

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Iris Blur

29.07.2015

Iris Blur

This week, on-hand Photoshop Guru Eric Renno, aka Tip Squirrel demonstrates how to use Iris Blur in Photopshop.  Adding blur to an image can help to give your image some depth, and draw interest to certain aspects of the composition. Photoshop CC has some great new blurs in the Blur Gallery, we already looked at the […]

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Images on a Whole New Scale

27.07.2015

Images on a Whole New Scale

Taking images to a scale beyond just a large print is something that Wallsauce do every day. From small wall murals for the home to large commercial murals, the bigger and better the image file, the better the results! So when the opportunity arose to use the Fotolia API to access millions of new images, Wallsauce.com jumped […]

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Free Images of the Week: Birds of a Feather

27.07.2015

Free Images of the Week: Birds of a Feather

Feather Three free feather images to flutter your fancy this week available until 11.59pm Sunday, 2nd August. Peacock’s Feathers Two Color Quills   For more feathered images you can find them in this dedicated gallery here.

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DISCOVR: A Truly EPIC Photograph

27.07.2015

DISCOVR: A Truly EPIC Photograph

Nasa’s new deep space satellite DISCOVR (Deep Space Climate Observatory) last week released the first image taken of Earth taken by their Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera, aptly named ‘EPIC’. Majestically detailed in over one million pixel resolution it’s a giant leap for mankind since the first image taken twenty five years ago back in 1990 by Voyager; […]

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