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Stock Content Wanted: Food and Drink

05.12.2016

Stock Content Wanted: Food and Drink

Who doesn’t love to eat? Many of us eat with our eyes first before even taking a bite of food and the popularity of food photos have exploded since the proliferation of social media channels. Our customers are currently looking for images and videos of the food industry, from farmers markets to cozy kitchens, manufacturing plants […]

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Expand Your Stock Video Portfolio with Our New Hard Drive Mail-In Program

23.11.2016

Expand Your Stock Video Portfolio with Our New Hard Drive Mail-In Program

One of the challenges that many stock video contributors face today is the sheer amount of data that needs to be uploaded in order to grow their collection. We commonly receive terabytes of data, and even with a fast and secure FTP connection, it can take a while for the content to be transferred. In […]

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Stock Content Wanted: People

23.11.2016

Stock Content Wanted: People

It’s no surprise that one of the most popular and best selling category on Fotolia is content featuring people. Authenticity is key to images that feature models, and we are looking to add more genuine images of people of all ages, backgrounds and body types to our collection. Early Schooling Shots of preschoolers and early […]

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Combining Images for a Surreal Portrait

23.06.2016

Combining Images for a Surreal Portrait

This type of surreal image is very popular but it may not be as straightforward as you might imagine. There’s some Blending Mode tricks going on but the real selling point is shaping the face to the hands. The Images I’m using images from Fotolia. If you’re using your own images then you may want […]

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f/8 isn’t the only aperture

21.06.2016

f/8 isn’t the only aperture

Don’t forget that every aperture has a purpose and reason you should use it. The first arrow ever fired from inside to outside was probably shot through a doorway. I’m guessing, as I wasn’t there, but I think there is a good chance that is true. Whoever fired it may have realised quite quickly that […]

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The Gray Area

28.05.2016

The Gray Area

Color symbolisms are primarily cultural and unbeknownst to us, influence our perception. The choice of colors is not harmless and should not be left to chance. So, we wanted to take a little time out in the gray area. Halfway between white and black, lies the color gray. To assume it bland and monotonous is […]

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Street Food Photography

07.04.2016

Street Food Photography

If you are even mildly aware of food trends you would not have been able to miss the food truck movement. Dining al fresco from city street food vendors has become fashionable in recent months, as has documenting this cultural phenomenon of pavement feasting. Street food celebrates the local and more exotic aspects of food and drink, […]

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Endless Fun with Seamless Pattern

07.04.2016

Endless Fun with Seamless Pattern

If you want to design your own seamless pattern, first you will need a good idea! Time, practice (and eventually a couple of tutorials to learn from the best) will do the rest. Finding the right digital texture for your project can be tricky and before starting on the creative process, you might appreciate going […]

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Release’s Little Handbook

02.03.2016

Release’s Little Handbook

Do you find there are many grey areas when it comes to knowing when and how you should use a release? If so, this article is for you! To help photographers better understand the complexities of publishing images we’ve highlighted some useful reminders that will help guide you to the right decision and avoid some […]

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Keywording Guide to the Galaxy

02.03.2016

Keywording Guide to the Galaxy

Unless you hate money, or are really shy about your talent, there’s no excuse for poorly chosen keywords. Why spend all the time and effort producing beautiful work, only for it to be buried by 50,000,000 other files? Make your work visible by following our guidelines to keywording. Order of Importance Your keywords need to […]

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Ask the Experts: Image Resolution

22.02.2016

Ask the Experts: Image Resolution

For our series “Ask the Printer” today we meet Renato Galbiati A pro user of the Adobe Suite, Renato owns Graffidea, a graphic design and printing agency specialising in advanced print solutions on special supports in Bergamo, Italy. Renato is also a well-known professional among the innovative Roland community of the so called “High-tech Artisans”. Over […]

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What is Best for Photo Printing: CMYK or RGB?

16.02.2016

What is Best for Photo Printing: CMYK or RGB?

With this post on RGB and CMYK color spaces in printing, we start a new series of our blog, entitled: “Ask the printer”. We have asked some expert professionals in the world of printing to provide us with their tips and tricks to getting that perfect print of your graphic design. The first expert of our series […]

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