So, you have a packaging project on your hands. How do you start? What are your first steps?For me it always starts with research. Read about your product. Learn everything about the market. Try to understand the brand. Imagine the product placement on the shelf. Play with some rough sketches. The more you work on this step the simpler the execution becomes. This is where the breakthrough idea will come from. Step 1.Next, make sure you use the right software. As a packaging designer I use Illustrator,... continue reading
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Tired of the same million versions of a “business man smiling in a meeting” or “customer support representative with headset”, or even the ages old “woman with salad smiling”? Fear not, there is still hope that your project will be finished in time and not look like a stock photography presentation at all.If you want to know how all you need to do is keep reading.1. Stay authentic Above I’ve enumerated a few of the best sold and most used image in stock photography worldwide. Why?... continue reading
Happy Mid Year!We’ve reached the half way point of the calendar year.We are exactly half of the way through 2017, or we have half of 2017 to go, depending on your outlook on life. Are you a little worn out from staying up late to ring in the Mid Year last night?Probably not.After all, Mid Year’s Eve isn’t observed with quite the same enthusiasm as New Year’s Eve.But Mid Year’s Day can be as important a holiday as New Year’s Day.Maybe even more so.Think... continue reading
“Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?” said Alice to the Cheshire Cat.“That depends a good deal on where you want to get to,” said the Cat.“I don’t much care where–” said Alice.“Then it doesn’t matter which way you go,” said the Cat.“–so long as I get SOMEWHERE,” Alice added as an explanation.“Oh, you’re sure to do that,” said the Cat, “if you only walk long enough.”Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland 5 Tips to... continue reading
46 million and counting.That’s the number of images and videos available in dreamstime’s database today.So how, with all this fabulous selection, do you find the one image that is ideal for your next project?Whether you are a newcomer to the site, or are just looking for some new tips to help with your searches, here are 5 ways to get you started towards finding that perfect image. 1.Words Matter.Keywords, that is.Sometime your mind’s eye is clear on the image that... continue reading
Just finished and all illustrations approved!A new complete project ready-to-print for art buyers.It's a picture book about the fairy tale "the ugly duckling", a fable for little children in 28 illustrations and a cover. Because traditional tales are always good for childhood, and all parents loves to read a story in the evening, in bed, to make children sleep easy.Art buyers can publish a complete book, or choose just a couple of images for a little project.Others complete illustrated... continue reading
Well its that time of year again where the snow starts to fall and if your somewhere warm I'll envy you. Then again it could be worse and I could be back in Montreal in the freezing weather with three feet of snow! Instead I'm in the beautiful province of BC celebrating my first Christmas.This year has been a tough one but I'm not going to let that stop me from having lots of fun! I have been working on a series trying to portray human emotions using a puppet of sorts. This is a start to a series... continue reading
The common advice for new and aspiring photographers is to take as many photographs as you possibly can – every day of the week if possible. For many, that means starting on a photo-a-day or 365 project. This is wonderful advice, but I don't necessarily believe that it is limited to beginners only. Even professionals can benefit from something like a photo-a-day project. Especially professionals, since I think that the tendency to become involved in the business side of photography means that... continue reading
HI EVERYONE ! I WANTED TO SHARE MY ADVENTURES WITH THE SEA LIONS ON MY LAST TRIP TO VANCOUVER! IT WAS THE PLAN TO JUST GO FOR A HIKE ALONG THE OCEAN THAT DAY AND CAPTURE PICTURES OF THE VIEW.WELL, AS I HIKED UP THE HILL,I SAW THERE WAS A HUGE AMOUNT OF TOURIST POINTING AT ME AND YELLING AT ME TO RUN FAST BECAUSEI WAS AT THE BOTTOM OF THE HILL WHERE THE WATER AND THE ROCKS WERE, BUT,CAMOUFLAGEDBEHIND ME WERE BABY SEA LIONS!THE TOURISTS WERE SHOUTING AT ME TO... continue reading
"Athens Faces'' is an ongoing photojournalistic project in an effort to construct a census of the city of Athens, Greece through random (and not only) people's street portraits...With this project I am presenting ordinary people of Athens and their stories, their everyday lives. Through their funny or heart touching, inspiring, educational or at times absurd tales, I aim to celebrate the beauty, the diversity and the charm of people, their uniqueness and their composite; as well as to boost a greater... continue reading
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