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You may be a journalist or a blog owner, adding video footage to the content written and published by you would help you gaining more readers. However, not all sites having a collection of video footage offer them for free. This stops people with zero or little funds to include relevant video footage in their blog, websites, social media posts etc. The section below will bring an end to such misery by providing you information on the best online resources for free stock video footage. Free footage from public domain films- Visit iMovies; they have a wonderful collection of some…

You invest thousands of dollars in equipment to capture the sharpest images as possible. You also use different shooting techniques to make sure that your pictures turn out pleasing and attractive. But even after meeting all that, most of the images obtained aren’t as sharp as you would like them to be. Well, here is a guide to image sharpening in Lightroom: Before going any further, it should be noted that the image sharpening won’t fix a blurry image. It will only sharpen the blurry pixels. Therefore, it is important to ensure that you are starting with a good capture.…

Lightroom Shortcut to view images full-screen For the Lightroom users, who are always looking for good tips and shortcuts for making their photo editing experience better and better by the day, we share a simple Lightroom shortcut that will let you view the images in full-screen mode to help you scrutinize the images better. The shortcut: To view nothing, but just your image, you have to press • Shift + Ctrl +F on your Windows PC • Shift+ Cmd +F on Mac What will this shortcut do? • It will hide any surrounding panels, tool bars, menu bars, task bars…

Five reasons why you should make walking part of your daily routine to boost creativity Business moguls, entrepreneurs and innovators all take to walking as a way of clearing their minds and developing new ideas and basically boost creativity. Throughout history there have been many big minds who valued walking for helping them tap into their creativity.  Steve Jobs was famous for and valued walking for helping him tap into his creativity for both contemplation and meetings. Many people claim that moving about often brought about their best ideas and for the skeptics, there is science to back these claims. Marily Oppezzo…

A Feast For Sight: 10 Awe-inspiring Photos From All Over The Globe Take your breath slowly, slowly, exhaling it with equal speed; make sure everything is perfect, nothing is there worry about, no sudden change to adjust to; another relaxing gasp of breath, then steady, steady, and shot! There is hardly anything that can beat the thrill of creating a perfect camera shot. But arriving there, being able to sniff the perfection, this is something that takes years, if not decades to fully learn. Yet even then, even if the training is there, the mastery of making a perfect shot…

Being a successful online marketer is all about paying attention to the little details. The favicon is your sites logo and is often over looked but adds the extra polish to your blog or website. What is a favicon? The favicon (favorites icon) is an icon associated with a URL that is displayed in a browser’s address bar or next to the site name in a bookmark list.  It’s the small image file that represents a website similar to a company logo. From a marketing perspective the favicon is your logo and supports the “Branding” of your blog or website.  It…

In the old days, you couldn’t edit a tweet. If you sent out a regrettable tweet, that was it. You had to delete it and start over—maybe apologize to those who saw it. It’s not quite there yet, but it is believed Twitter is working on it. The plan is to allow users to edit posts a short time after they have been published without having to delete and repost. The intention isn’t to change the whole message, rather typos or wrong mentioning of people and things like that. The catch is that you can make this change only once.…

You invest thousands of dollars in equipment to capture the sharpest images as possible. You also use different shooting techniques to make sure that your pictures turn out pleasing and attractive. But even after meeting all that, most of the images obtained aren’t as sharp as you would like them to be. Well, here is a guide to image sharpening in Lightroom: Before going any further, it should be noted that the image sharpening in Lightroom or Photoshop won’t fix a blurry image. It will only sharpen the blurry pixels. Therefore, it is important to ensure that you are starting…

Photo Enhancements In The New iOS Version The new iOS 10 is almost upon us, and with it a plethora of new features that will considerably enhance your iPhone photo shooting experience. Besides revamping the looks of the new photo app, Apple boasts of introducing a few novelties that are very much worth checking out. RAW Photo Editing Even a passing glance shows that Apple is taking the new photo app seriously, but dig a little deeper and you’ll find the new RAW Photo Editing option. Now, this feature is not yet confirmed by the company, but a careful eye…

Learn How To Take Clearer Moon Photos Many people take photos of exotic beaches, landscapes, or any other appealing scene. Some of the photos that are less popular, yet quite eye-catching are pictures of the moon. You cannot help but notice the elegance in moon photos, and how breathtaking they can be. As beautiful and perfect as those photos might seem, they are not that easy to take. Since there is a lot of freedom in photography, anyone can be free to take moon pictures. The challenge comes in when taking those photos. Where is the Challenge? If you attempted…

How To Take Awesome Black and White Photographs Think of Cartier Bresson, Ansel Adams, Albert Watson and Irving Penn, and you will find that they all have one thing in common. They are world-renowned black and white photographers whose mastery through the lens remains unrivaled despite years of technological advancement. They saw black and white not simply as a technical limitation but most importantly as a creative choice. Clearly, there is something unique about black and white photography. It evokes emotions and creates a punch that leaves viewers staring at photos longer. The photos are timeless, they possess immense artistic…

One of the things I get asked a lot is how to choose your settings when shooting in Manual Mode on your DSLR.  I understand that it can seem a little bit overwhelming at first – you are used to the camera making all of these decisions for you, so it can be difficult to even know where to start!  Never fear though, as today, I’m going to walk you through the steps for choosing your settings in manual mode, and give you some example photos (along with the camera settings too) so you can see it all together. How…

Photography is not something you can learn really quickly. Nor is it something you can ever really fully learn – it is a continual learning process. But if you’re just starting with photography, then it can certainly help to be pointed in the right direction as to what skills you should try and learn first. And that’s what I hope to do in this article. Learn basic composition The first thing I would suggest learning is the basic compositional guidelines. Having technical mastery of your camera is useless if your photos just turn out bland and boring due to bad…

Photography, if we talk about it today, it has become a complete art and moreover a detailed subject. It interests many people belonging to different age groups. From youngsters to middle-aged group and even the senior group, many are fascinated by the charm of Photography. Like everyone except few, love to get photographs clicked, similarly clicking photographs is also passion of many. Moreover, it is quite obvious that a single person can’t be specialized and able to do photography of each type. He/she is specialized either to perform well in portrait photography whether outdoor, indoor, family, and black and white…

When it comes to the biggest mistakes to avoid when taking pictures here are the top 10 mistakes mentioned the most. To be clear: Don’t do these things! Below are our examples of how this can be done in a good way: Not paying attention to the background Not thinking about lightning Avoiding candid shots Shooting right into the sun Never zooming in Leaving the lens cap on Perfectly centering the subject Not worrying about focus Being frugal with your shots Sticking to the same angles

The GoPro is the one piece of photo equipment I wish I’d had during my initial two years of RTW travel, in which I used a Canon G12 & underwater housing, an iPhone and briefly, an Olympus Tough. Despite repairs, my Canon G12 never really bounced back after I smashed it into the ground during a bike accident in Bali, so I didn’t bother lugging it on my recent dive trip to Bonaire. (Though it did turn out some beautiful underwater shots from the Red Sea!) Why Choose a GoPro for Underwater Photography? Simplicity is the name of the game…

The silhouette moment happens when the subjects is in the front of the light. In outdoor photography this can be sunset or sunrise. The camera is an impersonator of the human eye, but with one important many advantages – it can re-compose the scene. Read on to get important tips on silhouette photography. Take the low level shot To capture the full features of your subject, have them stand or sit at elevated position then take the photos from by squatting or getting on your knees. This will enable you to take full details of your subject’s features and outlines…

Avid travelers should try to develop some level of photography skills. That’s because capturing photos and videos of places you travel to is the best and easiest way of reminiscing and sharing your experiences after returning home (and if you are on social media, the process of sharing might begin even before that). The tips provided below will make photos and videos taken by you more amazing; and with a bit of practice, you will soon find yourself getting results like a pro. Picking the right gear The first thing I would like to suggest you might leave you a…

If you were one of those students who loved art classes but hated math, it was probably a shock to the system when you found out just how much math you’d end up using as professional designer. In fact, math skills are absolutely essential for print design—at the very least, you need to know how to measure out your bleed area and understand the physical size of your canvas. But if you’re willing to understand more than just the mathematical basics, you can use those numbers and measurements to turn a design into a thing of beauty. Understanding the rule…

Are you in need of some new photography project ideas? Here are 15 (no, wait 20) ideas to improve your photography, kick start your creativity and document your days! If you have been shooting for a few years like myself, it can start to feel like you are simply photographing the same things, in the same way, every day. This is when a creative photography project can help you break out of a rut and have you capturing something different, or at least the same thing but in a different way! It not only gives you a new focus, and…

When it comes to food photography, I’m a big proponent of the ‘less is more’ and ‘you can do a lot with very little’ attitude–and that was my motivation behind today’s (unintentionally) lengthy post. I wanted to share how I’ve photographed lots of recipes over the years with very few and very inexpensive props and backgrounds. It is really easy to get caught up in the food photography rat race (as it relates to food blogging), so to speak, and constantly feel like you need more STUFF, whether that is a better camera lens, a fancier camera body, more props,…

Since the Stone Age, when pictures of the animals and men chasing were initially used to decorate cave walls, we have been mesmerized by the captured pictures. Despite the fact that it was not until the innovation of photography that really made this interest into a fine art that everybody could appreciate with little respect to creative capacity. Creative photography is a unique kind of photography that endeavors to find new patterns, shading, excellence and adventure among various stuff. This makes creative photography extremely exciting. It stirs all senses a photographer adding an exceptionally artistic touch to their final work.…

How does one take wedding photography shots that look great even when they’re not a pro? Believe it or not, there’s a number of ways you can effectively use to improve your photos. We share a number of wedding photography tips you can apply, along with updated images to prove the point. Keep in mind though, that the best pictures are still the ones made by a professional. Why are professionals worlds apart from non-professional photographers? The years of experience between them is one distinction. There’s no other day or occasion in your life to hire a professional photographer than…

Photography is an art form that is constantly evolving, much like painting, dancing, music, etc. To excel in this type of art, one must not only dedicate their time and effort in developing skills but also take their creative boundaries to the absolute limit. There can be no art form without the artists reinventing themselves, and same can be said for photography, which has now become a global phenomenon. If you’ve been wanting to take a break from daytime photography and try out your skills at night, this guide will help you to do just that. Capturing vivid imagery during…

It really does not matter whether you are a newbie or a professional in photography; everyone needs great project ideas to make a difference in the art. Creativity must always be sparked by inspiration and for this reason, excellent photography is always inspired. But where do you get winning photography project ideas from? The simple answer to this question is: everywhere. You are in luck; because this resource of photography project ideas will highlight some of the top ideas that will leave you enriched with awesome ideas that you can apply immediately to enjoy awesome photographic panorama. 1. Rediscover film photography…

It might have been quite frustrating when you were starting out with street photography. You must have struggled identifying the type of camera you need, the settings you should use, how to approach strangers asking for a quick photo shoot, and how not to be overwhelmed by shooting in the street in general. Despite looking like a simple job from the outside, street photography is not an easy task to take on. Simply because when it comes to shooting pictures in the street, there is no one right way to do it. The opportunities are various and they ways you…

Canon Family to Announce Exciting New Products According to reports going around, it would seem that the Canon Family has some good news in store for the year 2017. There is some serious talk of a new release of an entirely new EOS DSLR, and also the much-awaited follow-up to the full-frame EOS 6D. Release of a Canon 6D Mark II The first bit of the news, however, reveals that the speculation over the release of a Canon 6D Mark II later this year is just inaccurate and that we might have to wait longer. Furthermore, there is more confidence…

Some years ago, learning Adobe Photoshop was a mere hobby, an extra skill that marketers could dip into to understand the digital world better. Who knew it could grow up to be something really, really big? Now, it is a “must have”, a part of a good marketer’s repertoire when creating successful marketing content. In today’s ever-evolving modern world, Photoshop is a required skill for creative marketing. Why? Because the marketing landscape has changed from thinking about your target audience then creating the necessary content for them, to brainstorming which type of content your audience is looking for and crafting…

A vlog’s definition is explained very basically by its full name – a video blog. The difference between a vlog and a blog is just; while blogs might mostly use texts and pictures to share information, vlogs are centered on videos. Creating a good video blog can be really challenging, however, in this article are major tips to follow to set up a wonderful vlog. Pick a specific niche Try to decide on what topics you will be discussing on your blog before proceeding to create it. There are numerous niches out there, just make sure you pick one you…

Lower cost by choosing standard frame sizes The following is a list of standard frame sizes that you can find at most arts and craft stores and websites.  Fitting your fine art images within these standard sizes allows customers to easily purchase frames and mats to match their home decor.  All Kozzi fine art images are available to purchase in these standard sizes. Frame Dimension Mat Opening Image Size 8″ x 10″ 4.5″ x 6.5″ 5″ x 7″ 11″ x 14″ 7.5″ x 9.5″ 8″ x 10″ 16″ x 20″ 10.5″ x 13.5″ 11″ x 14″ 20″ x 24″ 15.5″…

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