So you want to be a cinematographer. Why not? After all you have a DSLR, or cell phone, or GoPro capable of recording footage. How hard can it be to use that technology to capture video?You need spend no more than 10 or 15 minutes reviewing shaky, out of focus and uninspiring clips on Facebook and YouTube to realize that taking good video footage is about more than just having the prerequisite technology.Similar to stock photography, creating good stock footage is about quality and concept. The good... continue reading
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LayersImagine yourself opening a present. You enjoy all the different layers, especially for speciality items, consider the process of how the package will be opened and always take notice of the layers through which the entire package presentation will be revealed. Do you have to think about an outer box? Maybe a filling? How about the materials? To create a striking packaging you have to give it layers.ProtectionPackaging design is not, only, about looks. Packaging has a dual purpose of presenting... continue reading
I am 100% sure that there was a time, when you were just scrolling through the Instagram, and something catch your attention..Now you may think: "How is it possible to make such a great photo, with a good focus on the main object and the background remains blurred?"We might think, that this kind of photography are just for the professionals...That's not true!You really don't need the best, expensive camera, or the newest iPhone + hours spent on editing in... continue reading
As a marketer working with a staffing agency, photos of people are of course pretty necessary. One wants to convey a sense of promise to potential temp workers and a sense of organization and expertise to potential customers in-need of temp workers. And since a picture is worth a thousand words....well, you get the picture, pardon the pun.When I am online and seeking images to use from stock photo sources, I first-off try to find images that look like real-life work scenarios. The smiling,... continue reading
There is a great need for background images in the microstock industry, however, their uses can vary greatly so there is no real rule of thumb for producing background images. Instead, it can be helpful in understanding what buyers may be looking for. First of all, let's talk about how background images may be used. A web site may use a background image as a masthead, meaning the image will be wide and narrow. The entire web page may have a background. In these cases a repeating image may... continue reading
There is a multitude of needs for people images so there is no single right answer when it comes to submitting images with people. Simple things like the model looking at the camera or away can grab a sale or prevent one. Therefore, the best way to handle this topic is to discuss some of the main points involved.First of all, buyers generally look for images that communicate a specific concept. The focus may be business, healthcare, science, education, parenting, what have you, but contributors... continue reading
Don't get mad, they're still young and beautiful, they just pose, dress and look oldfashioned. Here are a few things you need to pay attention to when working with models for a business photo shooting:1. The right expression Don't you find fake forced smiles irritating? So do buyers. Would you buy something from anyone who seems to have a smile glued on their face? Not really. People will avoid using a fake smiler in ads mainly because the model fails to engage the audience in an authentic... continue reading
I've tried to get images selected for assignments, but had never succeeded. Until now. The "Retro Look" call for assignments was of great interest to me. This was like an open invitation to get iphone or android app processed images or even Lomo-ish images out into the competition, something I'd dare not venture to post otherwise.I tried a couple of times and got rejected and hence was looking for a good subject. While on a trip to the UAE, I thought it would be a good idea to shoot either the brilliant... continue reading
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