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Shutterstock vs. iStock for presentation photos

BrightCarbon

Previously, we’d pretty much exclusively been using iStock for our commercial-use presentation photos. Shutterstock was cheaper, it had better model continuity, and Shutterstock’s Spectrum search was a super easy way of finding coloured images. Colour search.

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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.

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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. SXC (stock.xhng) The SXC is a website providing free-to use stock photography and illustrations.

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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. This greatly reduces image search time.

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 browse by category or search for exactly what you need. This is my favorite site. (2)

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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. Music can be a challenge, but many sites offer free music under a creative commons license. For photography, I was fortunate to be a pretty good photographer. I’ve found some significant resources for stock photography.

10 useful Skills Help to Build a Successful E-commerce Business

Learnloft

However, if you want to convert real customers to your site, you must know skills; otherwise, all your potential customers won’t be interested in your business. It would help if you did your photography with a high-quality camera, lens, tripod, and lighting.

The best free PowerPoint templates online

BrightCarbon

Slidesgo also has some lovely photography-heavy free PowerPoint templates. An effective presentation uses photography intentionally to tell a story, not just to make slides look pretty. You can get your hands on some super cool free fonts on this site too, so have a browse!

11 localization ideas for global eLearning that go beyond translation

gomo learning

2) Reconsider your photography, visuals, and other media. A good example of this is making sure that your photography and your videos help your audience feel like they’re represented.

Insights from a design doyen: Q&A with Mark Heaps

BrightCarbon

We were lucky enough to meet Mark at the inaugural Click event in 2018 and knew that our blog readers would be blown away by his photography, Photoshop, and presentation expertise. I was definitely from a more traditional graphic design background, and forever have done photography for people. The agency we have now in Austin actually also has a photography and video studio, so I’ve always been on the technical side of things. I could incorporate photography.

Setting the Mood: Top Tips for Adding Stock Music to Your E-Learning

E-learning Uncovered

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! But assuming you’ve determined that using some music is a good design decision for your project… Try stock photo sites you already use. A lot of stock photo sites also have music and sound effects. Search for concrete terms. Do you use music in your courses?

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Snap happy

Clive on Learning

For some reason it's taken me ages to catch on to the potential for finding and sharing photos on the web. In the meantime, I've been making up for the lack of his illustration skills by begging, stealing (don't tell anyone) and borrowing photos from a host of online sites. I 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.

85+ Top Tools & Resources for Course Creators

learnWorlds

More specifically, it allows you to share photos and videos that are accompanied with cool special movement effects and music accompaniment. Animoto’s photo presentation tool is synced with the rhythm of the music you have chosen while at the same time it informs you about the steps of the video editing process all the way to its completion. Also, this tool has a private gallery where you can save all your photos and images. Steve Jobs once said, ‘Technology is nothing.

20 World-Class Experts Share Their Top Presentation Tips

eLearning Brothers

Tom Peters , Author of In Search of Excellence. A lot of speakers use photography to illustrate their ideas. So when everyone uses great photos, how can you make yours stand out and have an impact on your audience? I recommend choosing photos that all use a similar style, subject, or other theme in common. See how I made a presentation using only photos of apples —really! Original Article published on Forbes.com. Written by Mark Fidelman.

How to Do Video Marketing on Social Media for Course Creators with Jason Hsiao from Animoto

LifterLMS

Things that are alive move, and that attracts more attention and engagement than still photos. Go to LifterLMS.com to find out more about how you can use LifterLMS to build your own online courses and membership sites. In fact, the name Animoto is some kind of combination like animated photos. You could have up to like 25 photos, sometimes people had none, or just five and they weren’t that good. Or it could be like a collage of photos.

100+ Learning, Design & Technology Resources to Help You Get Sh*t Done

Mike Taylor

Just upload a photo or a gradient as a source and let them do the rest. DB Freebies – this site rounds up all the great design freebies from Behance and Dribble. Photos & Graphics. New Old Stock – a collection of vintage photos from public archives. Moose by Icons8 — Interesting new option for free stock photos that match each other [link] You can even download them all as a big.zip file. Findshot – Yet another great looking resource for free stock photos.

Insights from a presentation designer: Q&A with Julie Terberg

BrightCarbon

Well, it may have been better than some early presentation design sites, but it’s tough to look back at your older work! The bonus is a library of new concepts to display on my site. Photography can also be inspiring. I’ll start looking through my own photo archives or search for unique images on Unsplash. Julie Terberg is a passionate designer, consultant, writer, and Microsoft PowerPoint MVP based in Michigan.

Selling Courses Online – $0 to $13,000 / Month

Academy of Mine

They didn’t know how to create a student backend, they didn’t know how to accept credit card payments from their website, they didn’t know about IP verification, conversion rate optimization, search engine optimization. We offer our clients a “social platform” where their students can post on the community wall, each other’s timeline, join groups, add photo galleries or send each other private mail.

Big Niches and Creating an Ecosystem Around Your Tribe with Avery White of Third Person Creative

LifterLMS

Avery shares some great examples of telling stories through media formats like photography. Avery created a course on his site that walks people through how to get to a functioning WordPress site from nothing. Find out more about how you can use LifterLMS to build your own online courses and membership sites at LifterLMS.com. That’s just in a photo. Photography has a mood. Chris: Google search? I’m not awesome at photography.

How to Grow Your Email List with an Email Challenge and SEO Course Case Study with Brendan Hufford

LifterLMS

Later on down the line a friend asked if Brendan could help with SEO on his photography website. Brendan took up the opportunity, and his friend earned an extra $42,000 after 6 months from the work Brendan had done on the site. After finding that he loved answering people’s SEO questions in Slack, Brendan ended up creating an online course where he put together everything he could to help people get off the ground with their SEO and start ranking well on search engines.

The Power of Preselling and Freemium with John Turner of SeedProd, a Coming Soon Page and Maintenance Mode Plugin for WordPress

LifterLMS

You can use it to collect email addresses and start generating interest for your site. Also head to LifterLMS.com to find out more about how you can use LifterLMS to build your own online courses and membership sites. Chris Badgett: Yeah, and I just wanna underscore that point, especially for the course creators and the membership site builders out there. They’re pretty high quality, and you can search through them and stuff, and they’re all free.

Cinemagraphs in elearning

Sponge UK

A cinemagraph is a photo with a touch of movement, more subtle than a full motion video or animated gif. Named and popularised by fashion photography and design duo Kevin Burg and Jamie Beck , it’s now possible to create them easily and quickly with any smartphone. Uncanny valley Many cinemagraphs feature perfectly still people with garments or hair fluttering in the breeze, there are some good examples of this style on Burg and Beck’s site cinemagraphs.com.

5 Lessons for Learning Photoshop

E-learning Uncovered

Boost the colors, adjust the brightness or crop out some of the background to make the perfect family photos. Just be sure to make backup copies of the original photos before you start experimenting on them with Photoshop. For instance, you are searching a stock image site for the “perfect” images to incorporate into an e-learning project. If you need more time, consider subscribing to the Adobe Creative Cloud Photography Plan.

The ULTIMATE Guide to PowerPoint Alternatives

BrightCarbon

per month): Access to photo and element library, fonts, and priority support. With Canva you get access to a huge amount of assets: 2 million photos, 500,000 illustrations and icons, 20,000+ templates, 500+ fonts and so on.