#INDIETECH: Stock Photography Must Die

Wisetail

Like the vast majority of B2B software companies we’ve used stock photography across all of our marketing, communication and social channels for years. We’ve spent hours pouring over Pexels and Veer for “the right” photo only to see it being used all over the Web. The post #INDIETECH: Stock Photography Must Die appeared first on Wisetail. We’re guilty.

4 Impressive Packaging ideas for Photography Business

Learnloft

Photography packaging is made up of the most luxurious material that enhances the worth of the brand. In the past few years, photography packaging has taken a new turn. Where it does not use to come in proper packaging or product boxes, now companies are creating custom photography packaging boxes to pack the albums and other wedding accessories before delivering it to the customers. Sleeve photography packaging boxes serve perfectly to achieve this goal.

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Mobile Photography for Creatives (Live, Online, 100% Interactive Mini-Course)

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

iPhoneography and Mobile Photography offer an endless array of apps to edit and enhance your images, as well as combine them and create artwork that can be posted online or printed and framed. Then we will explore some of the best apps on the market for creative photography, available on a variety of platforms including iOS and Android. Amateur photographers who just want to take better mobile photos. Designers who want to create their own graphics using mobile photos.

Be a Stock Photography Model!

Trivantis

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? Or maybe your learners are tired of seeing the same impersonal stock photo used over and over. Then it’s time to start taking your OWN stock photos!

Where to get high-quality, low-cost photos for your eLearning projects

Adobe Captivate

While you or your organisation might subscribe to one or several online image libraries such as Getty Images, iStock Photo or even Adobe’s own photo library, in this post I’d like to highlight three low-cost (or even free) photo resources that let you search for and access photos instantly. Unsplash is a well-known photo library that lets you use images for free (and without attribution) for personal, as well as commercial projects.

Shutterstock vs. iStock for presentation photos

BrightCarbon

Previously, we’d pretty much exclusively been using iStock for our commercial-use presentation photos. Read to the end to discover where we find our favourite free stock photography too! Often in a presentation, when trying to tell a visual story with lots of relevant images, our designers want photos that work well as a sequence. This means that we can easily use Shutterstock photos in presentations to tell stories. Moose – Stock photos that ‘go together’.

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Photo finish

Learning with 'e's

And so we took time reminiscing over all the tasks we needed to perform as we learnt photography in the studio and the darkroom to produce our work and remarked on how much more involved and difficult it was to make images then than it is today. I recalled my first time in the darkroom, about 3 days into my photography course. ALT-C darkroom Digital digital camera education enlarger FP4 Jonathan Worth learning photography Technology

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What's Wrong with Traditional Stock Photography Sources for eLearning

Tony Karrer

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. I 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.

eLearning Brothers Breaks into the Stock Photo, Video and Audio World

eLearning Brothers

AMERICAN FORK, Utah — November 17, 2014 — eLearning Brothers today announced that it will offer over 500,000 stock photos, graphics, vectors, videos and audio files to the training and development community. “Everyone in the training and development world uses stock photography. People say that we are crazy for offering unlimited downloads with a worry-free license model for only $499 when other companies sell just one high-quality photo for $15-$36 on average.

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10 Reasons to Use Illustrations Instead of Stock Photography in Learning

eLearningMind

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. A stock photo can’t really convey things like nonverbal communication or reactions to different scenarios.

Course of the Week Highlight: Diversity, Digital Photography, and More!

OpenSesame

Whether you’re looking to move from selfies to more advanced photography or become a business analyst (or both!), Learn Digital Photography Basics. Introduction To Digital Photography. By: Pro Photo Insights. This three-part course is the perfect beginner digital photography tutorial. Improve your digital photography with this mobile-ready course for 50% off—$12.11 Happy Wednesday!

How to Level Up Your Marketing, Web Design, and Photography with Consultant and Business Coach Jean Perpillant

LifterLMS

Learn how to level up your marketing, web design, and photography with consultant and business coach Jean Perpillant in this LMScast hosted by Chris Badgett of LifterLMS. Jean is the founder of Design Theory, an agency built to help business owners with professional photography and digital strategy. Chris shares how when he finds a great looking website, their use of too much stock photography can kill the brand and the great design elements in other areas of the website.

Finding Good Photos for Your eLearning Scenarios

Learning Visions

Do you struggle with finding good stock photos to use in your eLearning scenarios? So then do you go do a custom photo shoot? 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

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eLearning Livestream ? Hardware, Software & Services I Use

Adobe Captivate

Discussions eLearning Videos "Elearning authoring tools" "Screen capture software" adobe captivate video tutorial Amazon Web Services discussions free stock photography how to livestream on youtube laptop livestream stock_photos videosThe post eLearning Livestream – Hardware, Software & Services I Use appeared first on eLearning.

Shoot Great Photos and Videos This Holiday Season

OpenSesame

For those looking to go one step further and break out the fancy cameras and wow with new skills, we''ve got the courses to help you master home video and digital photography. . . Want to take your digital photography skills to the next level? Don''t miss this engaging three-part series on the fundamentals of photography. Perfect for beginners, this course will help you move away from automatic mode and take manual control to shoot beautiful photos! .

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Free Stock Photos Sites for e-Learning

eFront

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. Free Stock Photos (Update 10/28/2010: suggested by Queralt Suñé ) Nearly 100% of their Royalty Free photos are Free Download.

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Free Stock Photo Site: SXC

Take an e-Learning Break

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

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Finding Good Photos for Your eLearning Scenarios

Learning Visions

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? So then do you go do a custom photo shoot? 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?

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Stock Photo Image and Other Media Sources

Tony Karrer

Mashable's 90+ Online Photography Tools and Resources. EveryStockPhoto is a search engine for creative commons photos, located in Vancouver, BC. This is a single integrated search, allowing users to bookmark their photos with private and public tags, and increasingly we will be offering advanced searching options , rating systems and other tools. You can search for photos, see which photos are the most popular, and which ones have the highest ratings or the most downloads.

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13 Free e-Learning Resources to Make Your Courses Beautiful

Dashe & Thomson

Are you bored with your existing stock photography? Are you still using photos that look like this? by: Andy Schiemo. Does your eLearning feel stale or still have that 1990s vibe? Free Resources

Updated – Multimedia Resources For Your eLearning Projects

Adobe Captivate

I’ve also experienced this when working in an organisation also had similar expectations but no budget for stock photography, background music, or video. For photography, I was fortunate to be a pretty good photographer. I’ve found some significant resources for stock photography. Recently I’ve been made aware of a new site that offers excellent free stock photography for even commercial reuse.

The case for clip art and stock photography

Clive on Learning

When it comes to the sourcing of visual aids, you would not hesitate to have a photographer carry out a photo shoot (even if this involved hiring models, booking studios, elaborate location shots and endless Photoshop manipulation of the results); you'd have no qualms about asking a graphic designer to put together complex Flash animations or an illustrator to do, well, illustrations. That's when I turn to clip art and stock photography.

22 Free e-Learning and Graphic Design Resources

Dashe & Thomson

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.

Photos, Good Enough, Visual Memory, Sentences, & Audio

Big Dog, Little Dog

Photos for interaction - Boxes and Arrows. In software applications, photography in most cases is used as content element, since photos express situations of human life very well and thus are well suited to capture and represent a certain message. However, photography in interactive media is often a trigger for engagement and interaction.

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Before You Add One More Image to Your eLearning Course, Read This!

SHIFT eLearning

Bad Stock Photos Make for Bad eLearning. How often have you gone to a website, looked at the photos, and said “Oh yeah, there are the happy clapping people, and there’s the arrow going into the target, and there’s the thermometer showing sales figures, and… yawn.” The dilemma with stock photos is that cheesy-to-the-maximum, cliché, exaggerated, awkward and fake photos do not connect with an audience of learners. eLearning design eLearning stock photos

Top five tips for running a successful photo shoot

Saffron Interactive

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. Here are our top five tips to make your next photo shoot go swimmingly. And, if you have the time, why not add some extra ‘generic’ poses for stock photos that might be useful for further projects? Check back soon to download a copy of these top tips for photo shoot success.

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Feature in Training and Development Magazine

Allison Rossett

Tweet Photo by Frank Rogozienski Photography. The Long View: Feature from Training and Development Magazine. Full article: TD_Feb08_Rossett_LEGEND. Articles Publications Profile Training + Development

DIY inhouse photo studio - when you can't find that perfect stock photo

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

I 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.

Selfie number 6

Learning with 'e's

She does this through her writing, videos, photography, artwork, live sketching (see Graffikon ), keynote speeches and her very popular workshops on creativity, making and learning. Photo by Jeffrey Teruel Selfie number 6 by Steve Wheeler was written in Plymouth, England and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 blimage Amy Burvall creativity education History Teachers learning photography selfie Technology video YouTube

Capturing the moment

Learning with e's

The picture of me on the left was taken around 1980 (from another photo collection), capturing a personal moment in time for me. Photography took time. With the introduction and rapid take up of digital photography, a lot has changed. Photography is now more or less instant. Digital photography, when linked with social media, can offer endless opportunities for people to engage with each other. Photographs are very powerful things.

Stories without words

Learning with 'e's

students at Plymouth University Photo by Herby Thyme on Wikimedia Commons Stories without words by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 cameras education history iMovie learning Moviemaker photography Plymouth Technology video This week I gave my first year education students a new project. In pairs they were asked to produce a short video - without words - to tell the story of a part of the history of Plymouth.

A quiet invasion

Learning with 'e's

Photo by Lori Cullen A quiet invasion by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 mobile phones Technology teachers students photography education learning school This image shows students taking notes. Whenever I show this image, I see many people in my audiences nodding in recognition. It seems to be a familiar, every day occurrence in some classrooms.

Is Image Memorability Important to eLearning?

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

Exciting Research The interesting news is that the research found "the most memorable photos are those that contain people, followed by static indoor scenes and human-scale objects." Such an algorithm could be useful to graphic designers, photo editors, or anyone trying to decide which of their vacation photos to post on Facebook" - Aude Oliva, associate professor of cognitive science and a senior author of the paper.

Telling your story

Learning with 'e's

Today I was involved in teaching a session for a BA group on the use of digital photography and communication. I couldn't resist capturing the photo, because it was so iconic and representative of the children in this part of the world, and it conveyed innocence and hope. Photos by Steve Wheeler Telling your story by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Blogs are not simply about text.

25 Online Resources to Make You a Photoshop Expert

OpenSesame

Photoshop is the leading photo editing software on the market, with hundreds of functions and applications. While almost anyone can crop a photo, even the pros take years to master the use of the myriad tools - from color correction to more dramatic editing. You need to be a Photoshop expert to be competitive in photography, graphic design, art and web design.

A drastic ban?

Learning with e's

Persons caught taking photos, video, or audio recordings with any device or transmitting such information with any device will be escorted out of the hall or rooms and not be allowed room re-entry. Tags: thought crime digital photography Twitter mobile phone open scholarship

Reciprocity failure

Learning with 'e's

Photo by Steve Wheeler Reciprocity failure by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 L and D university photography education training reciprocity learning vocational training school further education failure businessI once trained as a photographer. We learnt a lot of practical skills, such as how to light a subject in studio conditions, and we learnt about exposure rates and shutter speeds.