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Stock Art and a Little PhotoShop Can Make a Hero

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

10 Power-Packed Insights to Capture a Hero on Camera or Digital Canvas

 BAM! Oof! Snikt! Pow!Heroes are ingrained deeply into our culture. From ancient Greece to Gotham City, heroes help us tell our story of what it means to be human through their powerful symbols, epic plot lines, Herculean feats, and mysterious superpowers. Not to mention the evil super villains they fight. Heroes are representative of our sports teams and company brands. (Indeed, on websites, the main image is often called a "hero," for it shares some qualities of a superhero.)The storytelling... continue reading

5 Secrets to Producing the Perfect Hero Image

      Uncover the 5 essential elements that every photo or illustration must have to get cast in the lead role of "hero image" on a website.As I was downloading an image for one of my niche websites, Dreamstime prompted me to answer the question, "What's the look you most go for when looking for hero illustrations?" My first knee jerk response was, "I like it when the artist realistically captures my good side."All joking aside, the question made me give deeper thought to the... continue reading

What a Hero Looks Like

First, a disclaimer. Women can be heroes (or heroines) too, and the same general criteria apply. But right now, I’m specifically talking about male heroes. And in order for me to talk about what a hero looks like, you need to understand what I think a hero is. To me, a hero is someone who sees a serious problem and steps in to take care of it, even when there’s danger involved and even if he’s not personally involved in the issue.My hero moves through life noticing what goes on around him.... continue reading

The Heroine

One of my models is now a real hero!She'll soon be famous county wide.This is GingerLast weekend a friend of mine set out on a mountain bike ride up a desolate county road in the ice and snow.It was a route he takes quite often and it didn't seem to bother him that it was cold because he had just gotten a whole new winter wardrobe to help keep him warm. How lucky that was!The road is a very rough forest service area used mostly by us hikers, cyclists, and some hunters.His wife... continue reading

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