• SOCIAL LEARNING BLOG  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 20, 2014
    [Photography, Stock] 22 Free e-Learning and Graphic Design Resources
    Free Stock Photography Photo Sites When I say “stock photography” you’re probably picturing a multiethnic  group of… The post 22 Free e-Learning and Graphic Design Resources appeared first on Dashe & Thomson. 'Everyone loves a freebie. The problem with many free resource sites is that you are often inundated with so much unusable garbage that it’s hard not to feel like you are wasting your time. Below is a collection of design resources that I have personally found useful as an e-Learning, web, and graphic designer.
  • LEARNING TECHNOLOGIES  |  SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2013
    [Photography, Stock] Stock Photography in E-Learning
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  • BOTTOM-LINE PERFORMANCE  |  SATURDAY, AUGUST 10, 2013
    [Photography, Stock] A Guide to Superior eLearning Graphics
    All too often you find unrelated stock photography , huge chunks of text in awkward places , and mismatched color schemes in eLearning courses. Sometimes learning designers get in the habit of conceptualizing “text and next” courses and then want to just slap a stock image on the screen. also am not a fan of stock photography when it doesn’t serve a meaningful purpose. ” Nothing is more distracting—and, honestly, discrediting—than a hodgepodge of random stock photography and random colors.
  • LEARNDASH  |  SUNDAY, MAY 26, 2013
    [Photography, Stock] 19 Kick-Butt Tools for ELearning
    Creative Commons: The never ending search for stock photography – may as well start at the source! Stock Exchange: See a theme yet? Morguefile is another place to find some pretty sleek free stock images. Free Sounds: Elearning needs sound, may as well get some free stock sounds. 'Everyone likes nifty tips, tricks, and tools – so how about 19 of them! Many of them are free! Some of them you may have heard of before, but sometimes a reminder never hurts: 1. GreenShot: a perfect alternative to Snagit. Allows you to annotate your screenshots as well.
  • ONEHUNDREDFORTYWORDS  |  TUESDAY, MAY 7, 2013
    [Photography, Stock] Crowdsourcing Concrete-ization
    Stock sites are good at tagging photos by concept, but the results can be rather generic; searching for Creative Commons-licensed content on Flickr turned up more realistic, often more interesting photos, but they don’t tend to be tagged by concept and therefore were more difficult to find. smile Writing Creativity confidence love Me laughter Artist art Appearance art photography Dancing artists singing Art creativity Painting Art Clothing denied paint painting Art art art face, art, movement, freedom Rarity. Concrete-ization, if you will. Simple. status. challenge. humor.
  • BOTTOM-LINE PERFORMANCE  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 2, 2013
    [Photography, Stock] How to Convince Higher Ups That “Fun” eLearning Is Good Business
    When we add game elements and/or highly visual interactions to learning, we create a more powerful experience that can motivate and engage learners in ways that “Click NEXT to continue reading with stock photography” courses never will. Our eLearning Challenges blog series explores the common situations our clients face when deploying learning solutions. We use examples from real projects to help you uncover the best way to meet these challenges in your organization. This is Part 2. Sometimes it’s an interactive learning game. WHAT MAKES A LEARNING EXPERIENCE MEMORABLE?
  • ECONTENT  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2012
    [Photography, Stock] Back From Extinction. and in my back yard! Trumpeter Swans
    Luck was on my side; it was even the golden hour of the day for photography. Although my hands became really cold during the 25 minutes I stocked this one flock, the pain was well worth while. When I was a young boy, Trumpeter Swans almost became extinct. In the 60's and 70's if I remember correctly, there were only 35 breeding pairs in North America. Even today, they are one of the rarest birds in North America. The swans took advantage of the open water to rest up on their way south. After arriving home, I quickly grabbed my camera and headed out for a photo shoot.
  • WONDERFUL BRAIN  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2012
    [Photography, Stock] ARTICULATE NON EST REX – 3 REASONS HIGHER ORDER LEARNING IS BEYOND THE MOAT
    Overall, results were measured by the number of courses that made it from a facilitators guide to the LMS at the lowest possible costs measured against production hours, stock photography purchases and additional matter—music or more robust narration for example. For the past two months or so, I’ve been writing high profile video scripts and storyboarding in a group whose company is synonymous with the 2008 economic collapse. That they made a recovery and paid back most of their bailout money is a testament to leadership and perseverance. Low-Level Learning Cheats the Learner.
  • LEARNDASH  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 12, 2012
    [Photography, Stock] WAR: Articulate Storyline Losing Battle to Adobe Captivate
    Too often instructional designers are stuck trying to make stock photography make sense in multiple situations.  Articulate Not too long ago I wrote a post about my initial reaction to Articulate Storyline and its relation to Adobe Captivate.  The post itself attracted a lot of attention, many of the comments passionately defending Storyline.  It It seems one thing is abundantly clear since Storyline has come onto the scene: the comparisons between the two programs is at an all time high. The fact that Storyline is married to PowerPoint is both good and bad. 
  • TONY KARRER  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 12, 2012
    [Photography, Stock] What's Wrong with Traditional Stock Photography Sources for eLearning
    Back in 2007, I provided a long list of sources of stock photography for eLearning. And there are lots of other posts available on eLearning Learning Stock Photography. But I really missed something important: traditional stock photo sources are often a pain for eLearning. had coffee with Bryan Jones, the founder of eLearningArt ,last week in Los Angeles, and it led to a discussion about images/stock photography and eLearning. Bryan's not the only one doing eLearning related stock photography. This greatly reduces image search time.
  • E-LEARNING UNCOVERED  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2011
    [Photography, Stock] Setting the Mood: Top Tips for Adding Stock Music to Your E-Learning
    It actually generated applause in the middle of the session, and I guarantee that wasn’t due to its cutting-edge custom photography, innovative special effects, or vibrant color scheme! Depending on the source, stock music can be expensive and in a climate in which it’s hard to get any purchases approved, it may be viewed as frivolous. Here are my top tips for finding and working with stock music. But assuming you’ve determined that using some music is a good design decision for your project… Try stock photo sites you already use. Show restraint.
  • THE LEARNING GENERALIST  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2011
    [Photography, Stock] Photography for Elearning Developers - Choosing a New Camera
    If you’ve followed this blog long enough, you’ll remember that I’m no big fan of stock images. That being said, I think there’s significant disadvantages to stock photos - my primary gripe with them being the fact that they’re so inauthentic. People just aren’t as pretty as they look in stock images, except of course you lot that’s reading this post. Most importantly, stock image models are so far removed from the real world that the credibility a real colleague’s photo brings just doesn’t come through with a stock photo. Is the A77 the best DSLR ever?
  • THE LEARNING GENERALIST  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 15, 2011
    [Photography, Stock] Be open, be nice
    One of my friends in the wildlife photography circle is very strict about the copyright notices on his images. 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. I'm pretty sure Trey makes a lot of money too, and that's because of the word of mouth his photography gets - 175,000 views a day ! Openness helps people around us I love wildlife photography. Actually I like all forms of photography, but wildlife photography is the only thing I'm half good at.
  • THE LEARNING DISPATCH  |  FRIDAY, JULY 1, 2011
    [Photography, Stock] New Crystal Reports Tips | MicroAssist
    VR Photography. Learning Stock Photography. Contact us: (512) 794-8440 | info@microassist.com. Search: Home. Custom E-Learning E-Learning Overview. Courseware Development. Learning Management Systems. Learning Case Studies Texas Electronic Death Registrar. USDA Meal Re-Imbursement Program. Vaccine Education. Examples of Our Work Lessons. Visual Models. Interactions. Simulations. Questions. Accessibility. Storytelling. Audio & Video Audio & Video. Medical Illustration. The Learning Dispatch. Classroom Training Classroom Training Overview Our Classrooms. Training FAQ.
  • ELEARNING NOT AS USUAL  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 12, 2011
    [Photography, Stock] Natural Instructional Design And e-Learning
    Ongoing--take stock of what can change and allow for it. I've done some sort of design for more than four decades (architecture, graphics, photography, copy writing, training, business strategy, e-learning) and it all comes out the same to me. Two weeks ago I started a pretty good conversation on the eLearning Guild LinkedIn discussion group. The topic was ADDIE sucks--or does it? Whether you use ADDIE or not, what comes from a linear presentation is more e-reading than e-learning. Remember GIGO (garbage in, garbage out)? Slide 1 (next) slide 2 (next) slide 3 (next).right? right?
  • ELEARNING NOT AS USUAL  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 12, 2011
    [Photography, Stock] Natural Instructional Design And e-Learning
    Ongoing--take stock of what can change and allow for it. I've done some sort of design for more than four decades (architecture, graphics, photography, copy writing, training, business strategy, e-learning) and it all comes out the same to me. Two weeks ago I started a pretty good conversation on the eLearning Guild LinkedIn discussion group. The topic was ADDIE sucks--or does it? Whether you use ADDIE or not, what comes from a linear presentation is more e-reading than e-learning. Remember GIGO (garbage in, garbage out)? Slide 1 (next) slide 2 (next) slide 3 (next).right? right?
  • SOCIAL LEARNING BLOG  |  SUNDAY, MARCH 6, 2011
    [Photography, Stock] Make Learning An Experience. Blend It! | Social Learning Blog
    Outside of work I enjoy several hobbies including camping, travel and photography. Some of my photography can be seen in local art galleries and online through National Geographic image stock. Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Make Learning An Experience. Blend It! by Michael on March 7, 2011 in blended learning If you still believe that “classroom learning is the best learning” for your training and learning programs, I have some news for you. We blend it. Blend Your “Content-Heavy” Courses.
  • SOCIAL LEARNING BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2011
    [Photography, Stock] The Power of Your Network | Social Learning Blog
    Outside of work I enjoy several hobbies including camping, travel and photography. Some of my photography can be seen in local art galleries and online through National Geographic image stock. Networking comes naturally for some people, but not-so-much for others. So big deal, you say. Why is networking so important anyway? From a personal perspective, networking builds new relationships through which you can share information, answer questions, and make new connections. From the business perspective, however, networking isn’t only helpful, it is mandatory. Blog this!
  • SOCIAL LEARNING BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 25, 2011
    [Photography, Stock] Moving from Teacher to Facilitator | Social Learning Blog
    Outside of work I enjoy several hobbies including camping, travel and photography. Some of my photography can be seen in local art galleries and online through National Geographic image stock. Even with the help of the newest technology tools to communicate and educate including social media, wikis, and Google, we still need to transform our ILT classrooms and training sessions into integrated blended learning environments. So how do you keep it real? Move from being a teacher to facilitator. To our learners, this is their reality. What did all of this logic mean? Huzzah!
  • THE LEARNING GENERALIST  |  SATURDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2010
    [Photography, Stock] Simplicity in Presentations and Why it Matters
    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. Someone on the newspaper design team had decided that providing a page that was just a third of the original paper size would be a clever way of introducing a large advertisement before readers even saw the front page. 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. Turns out, they're not as smart as they think they are. cient for us.
  • EFRONT  |  SUNDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2010
    [Photography, Stock] Free Stock Photos Sites for e-Learning
    News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 10/24/2010 Free Stock Photos Sites for e-Learning As an e-Learning developer I had to invest a lot of time to find images for my e-Learning projects. As a result, I had to do a research and find the best FREE stock photo sites. You should be sure that the e-Learning community will very much appreciate if you write a comment with links to FREE stock photo sites. Turbo Photo Free stock images from 10 categories (3.4 by Christopher Pappas M.B.A.,
  • THE LEARNING GENERALIST  |  SUNDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2010
    [Photography, Stock] Speaking with Passion and Connection
    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. I've mentioned this in a previous blogpost - stock imagery is great, but nothing beats a high-quality photograph that you took yourself. The dynamism of amateur photography completely surpasses the polished and therefore staged look of stock photography. In today's blogpost, I want to highlight my observations about this craft.
  • THE LEARNING GENERALIST  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2010
    [Photography, Stock] 3 Reasons you may not want to use Stock Images in your Presentations or Elearning
    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. could choose a stock image instead, but it takes away the opportunity for me to tell a story from my own experience. The bane of stock photography is that the visuals lack context. Now that's something I've been thinking about. Real life isn't all that perfect.
  • MINDFLASH  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 13, 2010
    [Photography, Stock] Cut the Clip Art Clutter
    Much like stock photography, the trick to using clip art well is to keep it styled in a way that reinforces your message. 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!”. We’ve all seen (or designed) training that looked like the clip art version of a ransom note. So it’s with great surprise that I find myself intrigued at the idea of revisiting clip art in training design (minus the infamously over-used screen beans ).
  • THE LEARNING GENERALIST  |  SATURDAY, APRIL 3, 2010
    [Photography, Stock] 6 Mistakes you should never make as a Presenter
    must say however, that I prefer to snag my own photos and I often use stock photography for my presentations. Yes, stock photography can be expensive, but there are quite a few places where you can find high-quality, free images. In today's blogpost I want to touch upon one of my other favourite topics - presentations. There's no doubt that an effective presentation is a killer tool for business success. The ability to express your idea effectively lends a tough to beat edge to your technical skills. That isn't the case, is it? Read on to know more. Never! Never!
  • DONT WASTE YOUR TIME  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2009
    [Photography, Stock] Reading: “The Role of LTs in supporting e-research (eResearch)”
    Help from Crestock Stock Photography For those who read this blog with any kind of regularity you will know I’m always trying to find new tools to use, and new ways to use them. find a lot of my information via my Twitter network (PLN: hopkinsdavid) but every now and then something actually comes to [.]. Research Collaboration eAssessment eLearning eResources Focus Group Pedagogy PLE Presentation Technology VLE Web 2.0
  • ELEARNING BROTHERS  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2009
    [Photography, Stock] Really…Were These the Best Images We Could Find?
    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. The images above do not look professional and certainly do not give me a feeling that I can trust the course content. So what types of images could we use? Notes/Additional Information.
  • LEARNING VISIONS  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2009
    [Photography, Stock] Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Finding Good Photos for Your eLearning Scenarios
    Friday, October 30, 2009 Finding Good Photos for Your eLearning Scenarios Do you struggle with finding good stock photos to use in your eLearning scenarios? eLearning Art provides royalty free stock photos, images, and other assets to help you create some cool stuff in your own authoring tools. Or will you stick with free online stock photos? Posted by Cammy Bean at 11:22 AM Labels: photography , scenarios 3comments: Brian Dusablon said. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. But usually not. Very cool.
  • LEARNING VISIONS  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2009
    [Photography, Stock] Finding Good Photos for Your eLearning Scenarios
    Do you struggle with finding good stock photos to use in your eLearning scenarios? eLearning Art provides royalty free stock photos, images, and other assets to help you create some cool stuff in your own authoring tools. Or will you stick with free online stock photos? Tags: photography scenarios You might find the right guy to play the role of the client in your story, but there’s only three shots of him and he looks like a goofball in one of them. So then do you go do a custom photo shoot? Maybe you have the time or the budget. But usually not.
  • SPICY LEARNING  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2009
    [Photography, Stock] Top five tips for designing engaging graphics for e-learning
    While stock photography can be useful, relying on it entirely can often result in dry and unoriginal work. Creating original graphics for an e-learning course can be a challenging task, particularly when anything that’s created has to comply with strict branding guidelines. An engaging graphic environment is essential for an interesting and successful learning experience. Read on for our top five tips for achieving this. Work on the concept. strong concept is a must for any design. Explore different technologies. Never stop experimenting. Do not decorate - communicate.
  • SPICY LEARNING  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2009
    [Photography, Stock] Top five tips for running a successful photo shoot
    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. And, if you have the time, why not add some extra ‘generic’ poses for stock photos that might be useful for further projects? few pieces of equipment, the appropriate preparation and a small dose of confidence are the keys for success. Here are our top five tips to make your next photo shoot go swimmingly. Do your preparation. On the day, arrive early to set up your set, lighting and backdrop. Plan the poses.
  • LEARNING WITH E'S  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2009
    [Photography, Stock] Learning with 'e's: The 5th Plymouth e-Learning Conference
    We invite papers on the digital divide, e-learning methods and case studies, mobile and pervasive technologies, digital games, multi-user virtual environments, informal learning, new classroom technologies (PDAs interactive whiteboards, etc), personal learning environments, visual media (videoconference, digital photography), e-portfolios and social software (wikis, blogs, podcasting, etc). The 5th Plymouth e-Learning Conference (8-9 April, 2010) will examine the theme of e-learning in a time of change, and will challenge notions of traditional boundaries, learning spaces and roles.
  • ELEARNING 3.0 BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 19, 2009
    [Photography, Stock] Top 60 Jobs That Will Rock the Future
    These brave soldiers are known as QA Engineers, and the need for more sharp, analytical, computer-savvy minds will be huge as digital applications, devices, and components continue to stock our shelves at an exponential rate. The journalist of the future must know how to harness the power of multimedia, working with photography, video, sound and written word to create a well-rounded picture of events that will stimulate the average media-saturated mind. Unlike risk-taking stock market cowboys, financial engineers. Republished With Permission from GetDegrees.com. Twenty?
  • ELEARNING 3.0 BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 19, 2009
    [Photography, Stock] Top 60 Jobs That Will Rock the Future
    These brave soldiers are known as QA Engineers, and the need for more sharp, analytical, computer-savvy minds will be huge as digital applications, devices, and components continue to stock our shelves at an exponential rate. The journalist of the future must know how to harness the power of multimedia, working with photography, video, sound and written word to create a well-rounded picture of events that will stimulate the average media-saturated mind. Unlike risk-taking stock market cowboys, financial engineers. Republished With Permission from GetDegrees.com. Twenty?
  • ONLIGNMENT  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 14, 2009
    [Photography, Stock] Where to get free images for your slides
    Thanks to Jane Hart for drawing my attention to this collection of web sites where you can find stock photography and other images that are free of charge: 12 places to get free images for your site , TechRadar, 12 August 2009.
  • TAKE AN E-LEARNING BREAK  |  TUESDAY, JULY 28, 2009
    [Photography, Stock] Free Stock Photo Site: SXC
    SXC was launched in February 2001, as an alternative for expensive stock photography. The idea was to create a site where creative people could exchange their photos for inspiration or work. Check it out: [link
  • TONY KARRER DELICIOUS LINKS  |  MONDAY, MAY 25, 2009
    [Photography, Stock] Royalty-Free, Podsafe, and Stock Music
    Home About Free Tools & Resources Help jump to navigation Joe’s Guide to Free eLearning Tools: Royalty-Free, Podsafe, and Stock Music May 19, 2009 Posted by jmullock in e-Learning Tools. trackback Item: Royalty-Free, Podsafe, and Stock Music Category: Audio Recording, Editing & Resources If you need background music, sound effects, or other audio cues in your eLearning production there are some low-cost options available, but you will have to do your homework to stay out of licensing and copyright trouble.  They also now provide stock music in much the same way.
  • THE LEARNING GENERALIST  |  SATURDAY, APRIL 18, 2009
    [Photography, Stock] Microsoft Illustration Styles for a Consistent look and feel in your document/ presentation
    I usually advocate the use of stock photos, amateur photography in documents and presentations. That said, I cant deny the need for high quality illustrations to add pop to your imagery and visualization. like Microsoft Online for the fact that they provide meta-files that you can group, ungroup and regroup to create custom images. This said, we don't want our images to look like they were created by completely different artists. So I've learnt to look for specific styles to keep the look and feel of my document consistent. Read more about this in Tom Kulhmann's post here.
  • THE LEARNING GENERALIST  |  SATURDAY, APRIL 18, 2009
    [Photography, Stock] Microsoft Illustration Styles for a Consistent look and feel in your document/ presentation
    I usually advocate the use of stock photos, amateur photography in documents and presentations. That said, I cant deny the need for high quality illustrations to add pop to your imagery and visualization. like Microsoft Online for the fact that they provide meta-files that you can group, ungroup and regroup to create custom images. This said, we don't want our images to look like they were created by completely different artists. So I've learnt to look for specific styles to keep the look and feel of my document consistent. Read more about this in Tom Kulhmann's post here.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 17, 2009
    [Photography, Stock] The Wisdom of Crowds - E-Learning Guild's Annual Gathering 2009 (Part 2 of 3)
    Howe covered several examples of how companies have used the internet to crowdsource a given task, the first of which was photography. The rise of photo sharing sites like Flikr and inexpensive, easy-to-use semi-professional digital cameras has brought a rapid commoditization to stock photography. The sourcing of stock photography for learning content was an easy leap. I attended the e-Learning Guild's Annual Gathering last week. This week I am using this space to share a few of my observations from this year's event. Thursday's Keynote. Mobile.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 17, 2009
    [Photography, Stock] The Wisdom of Crowds - E-Learning Guild's Annual Gathering 2009 (Part 2 of 3)
    Howe covered several examples of how companies have used the internet to crowdsource a given task, the first of which was photography. The rise of photo sharing sites like Flikr and inexpensive, easy-to-use semi-professional digital cameras has brought a rapid commoditization to stock photography. The sourcing of stock photography for learning content was an easy leap. I attended the e-Learning Guild's Annual Gathering last week. This week I am using this space to share a few of my observations from this year's event. Thursday's Keynote. Mobile.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 17, 2009
    [Photography, Stock] The Wisdom of Crowds - E-Learning Guild's Annual Gathering 2009 (Part 2 of 3)
    Howe covered several examples of how companies have used the internet to crowdsource a given task, the first of which was photography. The rise of photo sharing sites like Flikr and inexpensive, easy-to-use semi-professional digital cameras has brought a rapid commoditization to stock photography. The sourcing of stock photography for learning content was an easy leap. I attended the e-Learning Guild's Annual Gathering last week. This week I am using this space to share a few of my observations from this year's event. Thursday's Keynote. Mobile.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 17, 2009
    [Photography, Stock] The Wisdom of Crowds - E-Learning Guild's Annual Gathering 2009 (Part 2 of 3)
    Howe covered several examples of how companies have used the internet to crowdsource a given task, the first of which was photography. The rise of photo sharing sites like Flikr and inexpensive, easy-to-use semi-professional digital cameras has brought a rapid commoditization to stock photography. The sourcing of stock photography for learning content was an easy leap. I attended the e-Learning Guild's Annual Gathering last week. This week I am using this space to share a few of my observations from this year's event. Thursday's Keynote. Mobile.
  • ENGAGED LEARNING  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 17, 2009
    [Photography, Stock] Links for 2009-03-16 [del.icio.us]
    Lost and Taken - Free stock textures for your graphic design and photography projects. Iconfinder - Icon search made easy! Photoshop Brushes-Free Quality Photoshop Brushes. Free Vector Art - Download Free Vector Graphics and Vector Art at Vecteezy! Free Photoshop Brushes at Brusheezy! PS Brushes.net - Photoshop Brushes, Your Number one source for Photoshop Brushes. Computer Icons. Brushes Gallery - BrushKing -Free Photoshop Brushes. Squidfingers / Patterns. CG Textures] - The worlds largest free texture site. 75+ Excellent Free Fonts For Professional Design | Fonts | Design.
  • DISCOVERY THROUGH ELEARNING  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 11, 2009
    [Photography, Stock] Crowdsourcing - Jeff Howe
    That way the are never over or under stocked. Other stock groups had astronomical prices. 96% claim that contributors to iStockphoto have another job and photography is not their first line of work.Ask not what your community can do for you, ask what you can do for your community. Crowdsourcing - video displayed by Jeff. Few key ideas Now with the internet we can create a crowd virtually with shared interest. Shared passions for hobbies, crafts, arts, etc. What he loved about the time is that the teens there were so open to any creativity. note: from the Two Jakes).
  • CLIVE ON LEARNING  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 6, 2009
    [Photography, Stock] The case for clip art and stock photography
    That's when I turn to clip art and stock photography. And there's a lot of poor clip art and stock photography out there which is horribly cheesy and, worse still, over-used. In the perfect situation you'd have unlimited time and money available when creating a presentation, print document or online learning materials. You'd be able to call in whatever specialist expertise you wanted and have the time to wait while they delivered the goods. know that visuals are often used for the wrong reasons, typically as a form of decoration or as a way of filling a space.
  • CLIVE ON LEARNING  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2009
    [Photography, Stock] Design elements - a graphics style manual
    Create images - don't scavenge : Nothing is more banal or meaningless than a commonly-used instance of stock photography that shows up everywhere. I love crossing into related disciplines and exploring the received wisdom. I'm obviously not a professional graphic designer but I am an enthusiastic amateur and keen to improve. With this in mind I enjoyed exploring Timothy Samara's sumptuous Design elements - a graphic style manual. In this posting I can't make available any of the examples to you - for those you'll have to buy the book; but I can share the rules. Be decisive.
  • DISCOVERY THROUGH ELEARNING  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 5, 2009
    [Photography, Stock] Extra Learning Through the Web - Photography Lessons
    Clients include Sports Illustrated, ESPN Magazine, National Geographic, Life, Time, Fortune, New York Magazine, GEO, Golf Digest, Discover, Men's Journal, Business Week, Rolling Stone, New York Stock Exchange, Target, Sony, GE, Nikon, Lehman Brothers, & PNC Bank.) Tags: Photography Joe McNally Well exactly as I wanted, I learned something new tonight just by reading my feeds and looking deeper into various bits of content. came across Joe McNally's blog and a few of his video posts on YouTube about how to be a better photographer.
  • TONY KARRER DELICIOUS LINKS  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2008
    [Photography, Stock] 55 Great Websites To Download Free Sound Effects | Tools
    AudioMicro is a revolutionary collection of user-generated micro stock music, sound effects, production music, production elements and music cues. Topics include video & television production, audio work, photography, graphics, web design and more.They have hundreds of exclusive tutorials with supporting illustrations, videos, sound bytes and interactive features. Mygazines Closed Down Due to Insufficient Funds 100 Sites With Free Stock Images 25 Free Digital Audio Editors You Should Know 22 Best Photoshop Text Effect Tutorials. Advertise. Submit News. Contact. Icons.
  • TONY KARRER  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2008
    [Photography, Stock] 100 Conversation Topics
    Free media sources that I use - stock photography, clip art, animations, sounds, music. Today, I saw a post by someone suggesting ways to come up with ideas for blog post topics and they gave some examples. The examples were not all that relevant to most of the readers of this blog, but it definitely sparked a thought for me. Almost every time I have a conversation, I learn something new. Most of the time I learn something, I write a blog post. But I don't have nearly enough time to have conversations, learn and write blog posts. But since I don't have time for either. to help us.
  • TONY KARRER  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2007
    [Photography, Stock] Stock Photo Image and Other Media Sources
    Mashable's 90+ Online Photography Tools and Resources. 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. TurboPhoto provides free stock images from 10 categories all of which are in the public domain. Weird - after posting, I just saw a post in my blog reader from HeyJude - Find free images online - my list! She points me to (I don't have time to clean this up. Sorry.)
  • CLIVE ON LEARNING  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2007
    [Photography, Stock] Tips for do-it-yourself artists
    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. In Little known ways to create your own graphics using PowerPoint , Tom Kuhlman showed us how to edit Microsoft clip art in PowerPoint to shape it to your own needs.
  • CORPORATE ELEARNING STRATEGIES AND DEVELOPMENT  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 31, 2006
    [Photography, Stock] DIY inhouse photo studio - when you can't find that perfect stock photo
    also get many questions about stock photography resources. Here's a quick list of cool do-it-yourself pohtography studio how-tos and resources: Building an in-house photo studio Light Box/ Light Tent Homedepot Lighting does the trick Softlight panel with frame Homemade muslin backdrop Studio Lighting Podcast Design in flight: DIY photography on the cheapAs I mentioned earlier, there are many photographers within the ranks of the elearning community. And while there are a few great resources out there, there are times when you absolutely must get the right shot yourself.a
  • CLIVE ON LEARNING  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2006
    [Photography, Stock] Snap happy
    really can't see any snags at this price, which from what I can remember is a tint fraction of what you used to have to pay for stock photography. For some reason it's taken me ages to catch on to the potential for finding and sharing photos on the web. It's probably because my graphic designer colleague David Kori has been indisposed for a couple of months while he prepares a new suite of learning materials for schools. My favourite for glossy and highly professional images is iStockPhoto. Apart from Google image search, I've also been exploring Flickr, now a bit of a cult site.
 

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