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.

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#INDIETECH: Stock Photography Must Die

Wisetail LMS

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.

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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. Bryan's not the only one doing eLearning related stock photography.

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. Or maybe your learners are tired of seeing the same impersonal stock photo used over and over.

22 Free e-Learning and Graphic Design Resources

Social Learning

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.

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

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.”

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! 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. A lot of stock photo sites also have music and sound effects.

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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.

A Guide to Superior eLearning Graphics

Bottom-Line Performance

All too often you find unrelated stock photography , huge chunks of text in awkward places , and mismatched color schemes in eLearning courses. I created illustrations for the environments the “characters” existed in, and then we used photos for real people.

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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.

Design Dos & Don’ts: Images and More

Trivantis

Take a look at a few important design dos and don’ts that they recommended for eLearning developers: Do: Use custom photography. Invest in a camera and take your own stock photography,” says Trivantis designer Anthony LaQuatra. “It

Maintaining the Cool Factor in E-Learning—Without Blowing Your Budget

ATD Learning Technologies

In an organization that promotes a casual and fun work environment, an e-learning course that looks homemade and features amateur photography can fit right in—in fact, it may even be preferred. Shoot Your Own Photos. Taking your own photos or video is pretty easy to do these days.

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

e-Learning What Not to Do… BuzzFeed Style!

Trivantis

Cheesy Stock Photos. Uh oh—I think someone forgot to read our “ Be a Stock Photography Model! Camera shy but need stock photo resources? How many photos of a cat does this slide really need? Need help narrowing down all your photo choices?

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Designing Member Engagement into your Website

Web Courseworks

Get rid of the stock images. We are all guilty of over-use of stock images, and as a web visitor – do they really grab your attention? Authentic photography is one of the best ways to exemplify your association’s personality/purpose.

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

LUC 2016 Recap: Interactions in the Intrinsic World

Trivantis

She shared helpful tips for creating these exercises, which can be applied to anything you’re doing in eLearning, like: Use photos of hands instead of full stock photography of people so that you can take the photos yourself and still give the course a humanistic feeling.

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?

7 e-Learning Content Mistakes That Ruin Your Credibility

Trivantis

Lame photos. Stock photos of women laughing alone with salad are sure to ruin your course’s credibility. Have a purpose for each photo you use. Don’t have the budget for quality stock photos? Learn how to take your own: Be a Stock Photography Model.

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How to Convince Higher Ups That “Fun” eLearning Is Good Business

Bottom-Line Performance

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. A photo-driven example.

The Best of e-Learning in June

Trivantis

Take a look at the top ten articles below, covering everything from mobile design to taking your own stock photos. Be a Stock Photography Model! What do you do when you don’t have the budget for professional photography? Take your own stock photos!

The Halo Effect: First Impressions for e-Learning

Trivantis

Take your own stock photos: Be a Stock Photography Model! Whether it’s for a job interview or a blind date, you want to look your best. That’s because you recognize the value of first impressions.

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.

Using Custom Artwork to Build Beautiful eLearning Without Breaking the Budget

eLearning Architect

We've all spent hours in front of eLearning or PowerPoint presentations filled with dodgy clipart or stock photos. One of the biggest challenges when creating a course is finding relevant, high quality graphics.

The Season’s Top 10 e-Learning Picks: Summer

Trivantis

Be a Stock Photography Model! We have our modeling debut, while showing you how to take your own stock photos. This post is full of adorable puppy photos and characteristics that make a top dog authoring tool. .

5 Useful Tips for Designing eLearning

Designing Digitally

When using stock photographs, search to find images that truly support or illustrate the topic, rather than inserting cheesy photos just to fill the screen. Trending options include flat icons, hand-drawn sketches, skeuomorphic drawings that look realistic, and flat lay photography.

Top five tips for running a successful photo shoot

Spicy Learning

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.

Holiday Wish List for Corporate Training Professionals: Part 4 - Software for Content Creation

Litmos

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.

Tips for do-it-yourself artists

Clive on Learning

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.

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.

Really…Were These the Best Images We Could Find?

eLearning Brothers

Photos – Photographs are great because they are real. 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 Halo Effect: First Impressions for e-Learning

Trivantis

Take your own stock photos: Be a Stock Photography Model! . Whether it’s for a job interview or a blind date, you want to look your best. That’s because you recognize the value of first impressions. But did you know first impressions are important in your e-Learning course too? . Your learners will unconsciously judge your e-Learning course at first glance—it’s called the Halo Effect.