Sharing images on Facebook is a practice as old as time itself, mastered from immemorial ages with fluffy cats and cute dogs, as far as 2004 actually, but it seems like forever, doesn't it?But not all images are made the same. Some are your own work, those can be shared at your discretion and you should also remember that you own the copyright on these images so if you see them used afterwards in anyway you didn't agree to you should take action. Free images can mostly be used for... continue reading
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Banner images, also known as panoramic or panorama, can be a difficult segment of the stock industry to figure out. But if you can come up with a winning concept, they can be a significant impact on your overall sales.The first thing you need to know about banner images is how to make them. Most photo editing software packages have the functions required for stitching multiple pictures together. It's extremely simple to do but most photographers never think of creating banner images. If you... continue reading
The internet is full of ads, so it’s pretty hard to differentiate yourself from the crowd. Hard but not impossible. Because doing the right thing will get you there eventually, where you planned to be.So what does a good banner need to get clicks? If you follow the next tips, you should prevail.Keep it simpleYou might think that putting all kinds of details on an ad will convince people to click, but it’s exactly the opposite. The cleaner it looks, the better. People want clear,... continue reading
Many of us have photography as a hobby and also big commitments to our family activities. This often involves driving family members to sports practices, music lessons, appointments or other events when they need a ride and say "can you please pick me up in an hour".So, what to do with the hour? I could surf the net on my phone, go for coffee, or drive home and do a chore for 15 minutes and then drive back. Or?I decided to be a micro-explorer.With camera in tow, I decided to explore the... continue reading
Let me be honest with you by telling you that I did not love photography at first. If there is one thing I truly believed, it was that taking photos for money was the creepiest job on the planet. Sorry, but I just couldn’t buy the idea that being a photographer amounted to anything than just picking people to have their photos taken. Worse, my belief was that if you didn’t make a buck for a day, you’d probably sleep hungry or go back to your mama’s apartment to beg for leftovers.My perspective... continue reading
Did you ever wonder how to capture the splendor of the night sky? Look no more! This shot is not difficult, it’s really just a matter of setting the stage. While planning your nocturnal escape, let me take you in the following lines through it step by step. First things first, we need to choose the location. Because of various factors of our modern life such as light pollution, stars are hard to spot in the city. The ideal location is one of total darkness. Such spot can easily be found using information... continue reading
2017 in review - May and June: Soyuz Launches to ISS, Macron Wins French Presidency, Giro D'Italia, Wonder Woman and Spiderman open in theaters and more
In our last episode of 2017 in review, we saw the events of March and April: Beauty and the Beast, Nor'easter, Fate of the Furious, Guardians of the Galaxy vol.2, March for Science and more. Let's take a look at what happened in May and June in images by our own contributors. The first manned launch to International Space Station took place at the Baikonur cosmodrome in Khazakhstan in the Soyuz MS-04 with Roskosmos cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin and NASA astronaut Jack Fischer. Earlier this... continue reading
Except for some early childhood experiments with MS Paint, I never tried illustrating and creative designing seriously until recently. I got a "job" from myself that required me to put as much effort into it as possible. Having no extra money, I had to make my own book cover. I knew I had the creativity, maybe even a basic skill, but no experience. So how should one get started?I will guide you through the steps based on my example:1. Know what you wantThis is easier than it sounds, you... continue reading
To quote a famous saying: “Banners: can’t live with’em, can’t live without’em!”. As an browser you probably wish they sometimes didn’t exist. As a business, however, you can’t have a proper promotional campaign without using them.As is the case for most things in life, the key is keeping a balance. Here are a few tested tips on how to plan and execute well performing banners.1.Clarify your banner’s purposeAre you aiming to promote your brand, sell tickets to a specific event, communicate... continue reading
Visiting a popular tourist destination is always an exciting time, and you've got your camera ready to capture those famous landmarks during your trip. The challenge is to avoid taking the same photos from similar angles as every other traveler to the same spot. A few simple tricks will help you transform those bland vacation snapshots into dynamic photos that will capture the unique spirit of your destination and grab the interest of your friends back at home.Determine Your Photo Audience One... continue reading
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