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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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Flux: Fotolia Showreel

20.07.2015

Flux: Fotolia Showreel

Sparkles, explosions, chemistry and emotions; Flux showcases the energy and attitude of Fotolia Footage, composed of 1:05 minutes from a selection of our amazingly talented video artists. Want to tell your own story through video? You can discover all the clips used in the showreel in this dedicated gallery here or select your own from Fotolia’s video library […]

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Free Images of the Week: Flavours

20.07.2015

Free Images of the Week: Flavours

Chilli Dehydrate Cook up a creative storm and add some flavour to your designs this week with our three free images, available until 11.59pm, Sunday, July 26th. Fresh Rosemary with Fresh Garlic on Wooden Background Pane Olio e Olive For more images based on the theme of flavours you can find them in this dedicated gallery here. […]

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My Neighbour with Whiskers: Sharing Suburbia with the Local Wildlife

13.07.2015

My Neighbour with Whiskers: Sharing Suburbia with the Local Wildlife

Aside the hazards and possible nuisances of wildlife roaming around suburbia, their presence also brings back an air of the mystical and otherworldliness to our otherwise constructed environment. We have modified the landscape to accommodate our sprawling habitation. Our requisition of land in proximity to natural reserves means we also acquire new neighbours of the […]

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Shooting the Flux- How to Capture Motion in Stills

13.07.2015

Shooting the Flux- How to Capture Motion in Stills

When shooting action photography you need to decide what type of image you are after- one that freezes the action in motion or one that shows the speed of the moment. Your shutterspeed will determine how you achieve both; a fast shutterspeed (1/250) will work for someone running or to capture motion in freeze frame, […]

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Women In Stock- Foregoing the Cliché

13.07.2015

Women In Stock- Foregoing the Cliché

As a stock agency, we are proud to spread powerful and diverse images of women. We want to represent a more diverse range of people, of different ages, ethnicities and body types. Now is your chance to shift perceptions and overturn clichés- because we want to get closer to authentic images and show women who […]

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