I always dreamed someday I would be on the cover of National Geographic. So when I saw my favorite magazine promote an online tool to create a “mock” magazine using my very own image – I knew I would finally be able to realize that dream.And while it may only be a spoof magazine cover, it sure gave me a thrill to see it, and I pranked quite a few of my friends with it as well! I wanted to be able to share that feeling with others, so if NatGeo is your dream publication as well, try their free... continue reading
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There are so many resources for stock art available on the internet. They serve quality images that can be used by anyone to make their projects look professional and exciting. Stock art is as easy to find and use as cheesy clip art, but the difference is that stock art provides richer and more relatable imagery that enhance the message. Stock art is not low brow. There are many professionals out there who use stock houses as an additional means of revenue for their craft. This means that everyday... continue reading
Admit it, unless you live under a rock, you have used Facebook for at least some of your daily life.But what you may not want to admit is what kind of user you are. Are you the “post every detail of your day from sun rise to sun set” kind of user?Or maybe you are the “I have an opinion and I just have to share it” user?Possibly you fall into the “I just want my friends and family to know where I am and what I’m doing” kind of user.Do you simply troll others online,... continue reading
When starting thinking about creating a book cover design, a great place to begin is by going online and looking at covers of books from the same genre as the one you are designing for.Amazon is an excellent place to do this. Look at the covers of the top-selling books in the categories your book will be in. what sort of fonts, images, colours, styles and moods do these covers have? Books from the same genre usually have a similar style of cover. As cover style is a major factor shoppers use... continue reading
The cover of this book has a special history.Without going into details, this photo was not purchased through Dreamtime or via another microstock agency. It was donated to the author of the book graciously to illustrate the book. As there is a hierarchical relationship between the author and subject myself, there was no question of negotiating anything else. On the other side, I was quite proud that he thought about my photos for his book. So I suggested him a series of photos of the Peace Palace... continue reading
I recently broke my wrist and had a cast above my elbow.I couldn't drive, couldn't open a jar, and could hardly lift, hold and use my camera.So imagine my dismay when the mother of the models I work with ask me to take some photos.She wanted to try for a magazine cover shot for her kids who often model for me.I had to say "yes" since she makes her kids available to me when I want to take some stock images.But how?I could barely hold my camera steady.I couldn't manage setting up and... continue reading
Writing romance has a lot of perks, one of which is the search for perfect inspiration photo. Sometimes it's more about what you don't see than what you do.What color are his eyes? Does he have a little scruff on his cheeks? Is he the serious sort, or more mischievous?This sexy cowboy is depending on me to fill in a few blanks and I've got a story for him, just waiting to be written.www.kckendricks.com-Passion without rules- continue reading
Starting these short tips just so that in case you are making your own romance cover you can avoid these downfalls.RULE #001If it's Romance ( sweet or sexy or sizzling hot ) DO NOT put in a picture of the woods, a dog or other random image of nature or building.ALWAYS go for something romantic, kissing couple, holding hands or if you want it tame a romantic candle lit dinner table.NEXT... what color not to use in your TITLE. continue reading
i was on a "shopping-Tour" on a big Internet-Shop, which also sell`s MP3`s, when i noticed a MP3-Cover with an Picture, i know very well ;o)(you can find it with googles help too, when you use the keywords shiloh and antigen;o))i am very happy *ggg* continue reading
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