Illustration vs photography for elearning
JULY 14, 2016
Choosing a visual style for your elearning often comes down to illustrations versus photography. Stock images Most stock image libraries include photos and illustrations. Any stock images need to be chosen carefully for consistency and relevance to your content. Using stock images is one of the most cost-effective ways to add interest to your elearning.
Be a Stock Photography Model!
JUNE 18, 2014
We’ve written a lot about the importance of choosing the right images for your e-Learning projects and suggested some sources for economically priced stock photography. But what if you don’t want to spend hours searching for the perfect stock photo, or you just can’t find one that demonstrates your industry? Then it’s time to start taking your OWN stock photos! Lighting.
eLearning Brothers Acquisition of eLearningImages.com Expands the Planet’s Largest eLearning Image Library
NOVEMBER 4, 2014
Company Cutout Video People eLB News eLearning eLearning Template Library Our Favorites People Pictures Products/Reviews Stock Images Templates eLearning images eLearning Stock Photography elearning templates elearningImages With this acquisition, the eLearning Brothers library has more than doubled the number of eLearning assets over the last 12 months. Contacts.
10 Reasons to Use Illustrations Instead of Stock Photography in Learning
OCTOBER 3, 2016
The grinning woman eating a salad; the perfectly multicultural meeting; the man with a headset: these are the standards for stock photography. And while it definitely has its place, stock photography isn’t the gold standard when it comes to learning. Animation and illustration are far more versatile when compared to the sometimes-stiff, always impersonal stock photo. Photography puts real people in front of learners, and their own unconscious biases could affect the connection (or lack thereof) they feel. But illustrations might. Increased Relevancy.
e-Learning What Not to Do… BuzzFeed Style!
OCTOBER 14, 2014
Cheesy Stock Photos. Uh oh—I think someone forgot to read our “ Be a Stock Photography Model! Camera shy but need stock photo resources? Or maybe you just want the slide with the cat pictures. Here at Your Everything for e-Learning Place, we pride ourselves on offering you all the resources you need to create the best e-Learning. Too Much Text. Visual Clutter.
Stock Photo Image and Other Media Sources
NOVEMBER 20, 2007
Mashable's 90+ Online Photography Tools and Resources. 10 Places to Find Free Image FlickrCC - Bigfoto.com offers pictures from around the world, including America, Asia, Europe, Africa, and Pacific. MorgueFile.com offers stock photographs in high resolution digital. Stock Exchange offers high quality images taken around the world by amateur photographers. If you have an interest in photography, you can even submit your own pictures. The photographers establish the terms, so read the fine print, but most pictures can be reused immediately. Sorry.)
5 Unusual e-Learning Techniques
SEPTEMBER 22, 2015
Real Photography. Stock images may be easy to obtain, but every e-Learning content developer out there is using them to support their content, and repetition is simply boring. Take pictures of your staff, use your office and customer settings for any scenarios and examples – make it real, and of course relevant to the content you’re posting. . There are a number of different ways to learn – but which are the best learning techniques to capture and maintain attention ? Sometimes e-Learning requires techniques outside the norm to make a real impact. Humor .
3 Reasons you may not want to use Stock Images in your Presentations or Elearning
The Learning Generalist
SEPTEMBER 13, 2010
have a love-hate relationship with stock images. In today's blogpost, I want to cover off some reasons why you may not want to use stock imagery in your presentations. Authenticity Stock images are beautiful. In fact real people don't even dress as perfectly as the actors on stock images. The bane of stock photography is that the visuals lack context.
Be open, be nice
The Learning Generalist
AUGUST 15, 2011
One of my friends in the wildlife photography circle is very strict about the copyright notices on his images. A lot of his images have descriptions such as, "Copyrighted by. take it as granted that writing, photography and music are art forms. Trey travels the world and makes his best photography freely available on the web. No doubt about that. choose to do the latter.
Holiday Wish List for Corporate Training Professionals: Part 4 - Software for Content Creation
DECEMBER 6, 2016
Sometimes we write it out in text, and support the ideas with images and pictures as well. Stock Photo Subscriptions. Up your image game significantly by applying stock photos to all of your work. There are a few places to find free stock images but I recommend shutterstock. Introduction to Scaling Up Knowledge. Media has become the currency of knowledge. Articles
Tips for do-it-yourself artists
Clive on Learning
SEPTEMBER 4, 2007
You can delete, reshape or recolour individual strokes in each picture as if you were in a dedicated vector art package. In Move over stock photos, Poser's here , Cathy Moore looks at alternatives to stock photos, in which, she complains, the girls are always too thin, too pretty and too happy. You can get these figures to adopt whatever pose or expression you like - something that's not possible with clip art or stock photography. Monday was graphics day. didn't know you could do it, but I've just tried in PowerPoint 2007 and you certainly can.
Really…Were These the Best Images We Could Find?
DECEMBER 17, 2009
If you’d like to use a guide in your course why not take pictures of a colleague or friend? There are tons of stock photography sites online. JOIN THE CRUSADE…NO MORE CHEESY, ANIMATED CLIPART! How many times have you seen images like these? Images are an important part of online courses. The trick is that the images we use must enhance the instructional qualities of the content. The images must also look professional and give the learner confidence that the material is accurate. So what types of images could we use? Illustrate a process with graphics. Activity.
Speaking with Passion and Connection
The Learning Generalist
OCTOBER 10, 2010
Pictures and Stories - Natural Connections. Most of the pictures on his slides were his own. When explaining the behaviour of the cats, he mentioned the solitary and territorial nature of the tigers - in that fact, this picture is a rare contrast and highlights one of the beautiful moments of wildlife photography. Presenting Naked - The words of the "Zen Master".
Top five tips for running a successful photo shoot
OCTOBER 20, 2009
If it’s not your day job, setting up and running a photography session can seem daunting, but it’s not as difficult as you might think. A few pieces of equipment, the appropriate preparation and a small dose of confidence are the keys for success. And, if you have the time, why not add some extra ‘generic’ poses for stock photos that might be useful for further projects? 3. Shoot too many pictures, not too few. Here are our top five tips to make your next photo shoot go swimmingly. 1. Do your preparation. Plan the poses. Get the lighting right.
Cut the Clip Art Clutter
APRIL 13, 2010
Much like stock photography, the trick to using clip art well is to keep it styled in a way that reinforces your message. Hint: Think big picture and focus on one thing. What is the training slide below telling you? Okay, so the corporate speak is uninspiring, but I’ll bet it’s the random clip art that’s really speaking to you – and it’s probably screaming “Train wreck!”.
Simplicity in Presentations and Why it Matters
The Learning Generalist
OCTOBER 30, 2010
Pictures beat text.because reading is so inef?cient Stock photography and cheap digital cameras make the availability of high quality imagery a breeze. This morning, the Times of India newspaper was an ad-fest. Sounds like a great idea - preserve the sanctity of the front page, and still sell a costly front page ad that readers see first up. Friends, Romans, Countrymen."