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How to Create a Cinemagraph in Photoshop

20.05.2015

How to Create a Cinemagraph in Photoshop

Photoshop gurus Phlearn have shared their guide to creating a cinemagraph in Photoshop. Using a video taken from Fotolia, their step-by-step tutorial firstly explains what a cinemagraph actually is and then progresses into the editing and compositing steps needed to be undertaken to end up with the sequential looping that concludes in a cinemagraph. Perfect for […]

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Free Images of the Week: Jewellery

18.05.2015

Free Images of the Week: Jewellery

Silver Ring and flower petals This weeks free images are perfect for all magpies looking for some sparkle and glitz to add to their designs. Female feet above the water with bracelet on ankle   Turtle For more jewellery related images you can find them in this dedicated gallery here.

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Story Behind the Image: Castaway in Bureaucracy

18.05.2015

Story Behind the Image: Castaway in Bureaucracy

This week’s ‘Story Behind the Image’ is from Fotolia Contributor Luis Louro, the conceptually created and aptly entitled ‘Castaway in Bureaucracy‘ featuring Luis himself. We asked him to tell us the story behind this intrinsically built image: “This image is part of a series that represent office life and it’s bureaucracy. I’m always searching for different ways […]

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Food Photographer of the Year

13.05.2015

Food Photographer of the Year

For those looking to improve their food photography or simply just want a little bit of dinner time inspiration, look no further than the finalists from the ‘Food Photographer of the Year’ competition.  Selected by an expert judging panel including the Guardian’s food critic Jay Rayner, the selected photos are a delicious mix portraying local […]

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Real or Photoshop?

13.05.2015

Real or Photoshop?

In celebration of 25 years of Photoshop, Adobe have launched a fascinating and at times mind-boggling quiz to test your photography/photoshop knowledge. The quiz is testament to both the art and technical superiority of design and photography showing how interlaced the two can be at creating a snapshot of beautiful moments, whether in reality, or imagination. We’ve […]

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Uploading Images to Instant

13.05.2015

Uploading Images to Instant

The Fotolia Instant App revolutionised uploading and selling smartphone images. The simplicity and convenience of its software functionality ensures that anyone who owns an iOS or Android smartphone has the capability to contribute to Fotolia’s Instant Collection. We’ve put together a short and simple guide for those of you who don’t know how simple contributing your smartphone imagery […]

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Story Behind the Image: Good Morning Big Ben

12.05.2015

Story Behind the Image: Good Morning Big Ben

This week’s ‘Story Behind the Image’ is from Slovakian Fotolia Contributor Tomas Sereda. We spoke to him about he managed to capture the beauty, vibrancy and essence of one of London’s most famous iconic landmarks: “I’m glad you took my photograph of London. I don’t have to introduce the place, The Houses of Parliament, it […]

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Blurring the Domestic & Professional- Why Working From Home is an Ever-Expanding Business.

11.05.2015

Blurring the Domestic & Professional- Why Working From Home is an Ever-Expanding Business.

In 2014, a record of 4.2 million people were reported as working from home in the UK, with 30 million registered as working from home in the US. New technology, benefits for both the employer (increased productivity, reduced facility costs, lowered absenteeism) and for the employee (less travel time and commuting costs) have made working […]

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Using Upright In Lightroom and Adobe Camera Raw

11.05.2015

Using Upright In Lightroom and Adobe Camera Raw

This week, on-hand Photoshop Guru Eric Renno, aka Tip Squirrel guides us through how to use ‘Upright’ in Lightroom and Adobe Camera Raw.  Often when we take images of structures we get this effect that makes it look like it’s falling backwards. In Lightroom 5 and later and Adobe Camera Raw (ACR) 8 and later there’s […]

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Light & Lines – Technical Tips & Tricks for Shooting Interior, Architectural & Still Life Photography

11.05.2015

Light & Lines – Technical Tips & Tricks for Shooting Interior, Architectural & Still Life Photography

Fashion, jewellery, product and graphic design have all being influenced by the structural geometry of space. Architecturally, it means clean simple lines with one-off accent colours. Photographically, it’s similar to painting; working with layers, light and composition. Within the world of stock photography, interior, architectural and still-life imagery have become lucrative facets of lifestyle and […]

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To Know Me, Come Live With Me – Why Photographing Friends and Family Works Both Ways

11.05.2015

To Know Me, Come Live With Me – Why Photographing Friends and Family Works Both Ways

Good lifestyle stock imagery should stir something inside you. It should eliminate the concept of stock and instead remind you of excerpts of your own life. Some of the best stock imagery today is a record of photographer’s own families and life situations, they are powerful because they are authentic moments, and cannot be recreated. […]

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Free Images of the Week: Glamour

11.05.2015

Free Images of the Week: Glamour

Two girl friends – blond and brunette Don’t miss out on downloading this week’s polished and preened three free images of the week, available until Sunday, 17th May. Young beautiful fashionable man against autumn garden   Couple in leather jackets posing against an old building For more images on the same theme you can find them here.

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