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Try a new view

10.06.2016

Try a new view

Above photo by Damien Demolder Show the viewer a new angle and make your pictures stand out – by Damien Demolder There is nothing like showing someone something they haven’t seen before for getting their attention, and photographers travel the world looking for new things to shoot to make their pictures standout from the crowd. […]

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RAW vs. JPEG

27.04.2016

RAW vs. JPEG

What is RAW and why do you need it? A question most asked of new photographers is ‘do you shoot raw? It’s almost a rite of passage one has to take. Photographers love to explain what raw is and why you absolutely, most defiantly, with no exceptions, should shoot raw, but is it really that […]

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New version of Lightroom on Android

01.03.2016

New version of Lightroom on Android

Good news, Adobe has upped its game with Android and now offers Lightroom users a completely new version with new features including: Controlling the device’s integrated camera with Lightroom Mobile allows you to manage your images in DNG format. The integrated shooting settings of the camera are accessible from Lightroom Mobile, allowing you to pre-view […]

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The Perfect Shot

07.12.2015

The Perfect Shot

We speak to photographers daily at Fotolia and so we truly understand the dedication and time that goes into creating the photos that are available on the website. Former fisherman and Scottish photographer Alan McFadyen took his quest for perfection to the next step however. His flawlessly symmetrical image of a kingfisher diving into a river has, […]

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Say It With The Right Colors!

02.12.2015

Say It With The Right Colors!

Discover the meaning of colors and choose the most consistent for your visuals! Colors are a powerful tool that can amplify the emotions and tease the senses, so to know how to use them can be decisive for the effectiveness of a campaign. It’s not a coincidence that as many as 85% of consumers consider color […]

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All Hail Queen Kate

27.11.2015

All Hail Queen Kate

There is arguably only one woman on the planet who could potentially steal Queen Elizabeth II’s crown as the most photographed female face on the planet and that is Kate Moss. Shrouded in rock n’roll glamour and an achingly cool air mystery, Kate Moss’s striking feline face has been emblazoned on catwalks, magazine and billboards for the best part now of […]

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Shooting in the Dark

26.11.2015

Shooting in the Dark

Winter is upon us! Daylight is steadily decreasing but fortunately the day does not have to stop when the sun goes down; neither does photography! Night photography can be a challenge, but it’s still all about capturing light. We have some simple tips and tricks to set you up for a night shoot. Get prepared! Night […]

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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) earlier in July 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 […]

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The Filter Effect

04.06.2015

The Filter Effect

The majority of Instagram users at one point of their image sharing lives can admit to adding a filter to their photos (those 11% who sneakily add the hashtag #nofilter we’re not judging you). The vintage vibe synonymous now with the rise (and fall?) of the hipster can be linked directly to the photo sharing application. Not only can […]

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Macro Photography- your portal into another world!

03.06.2015

Macro Photography- your portal into another world!

Macro photography emphasizes minute detail, texture and pattern, transforming the ordinary into extraordinary. The term macro applies to images that increase the size of an object from about a half-life size reproduction to five times life-size, or in other words a ratio of 1:1 to 5:1. If you’re just getting into macro photography, you’ve probably discovered […]

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Wild Beauty

06.05.2015

Wild Beauty

Are you looking for a beautiful picture of a polar bear or a beautiful sunset on a wild area in a remote region of the world? Resist the urge to pack your suitcases! If you need an image quickly and at a very reasonable cost, you have a much better chance of finding the perfect […]

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How to Make Facial Hair in Photoshop

29.04.2015

How to Make Facial Hair in Photoshop

The awesome guys over at Phlearn have created a fantastic tutorial detailing how to facial hair in Photoshop using an image taken from Fotolia’s 38 million strong stock image library. Creating a Custom Brush: Step One The first and possibly most important step is to make one single hair with the brush tool. This hair should be […]

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