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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.

Illustration vs photography for elearning

Sponge UK

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.

eLearning Brothers Acquisition of eLearningImages.com Expands the Planet’s Largest eLearning Image Library

eLearning Brothers

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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. Learners can sense stock photography from a mile away.

Multimedia Resources For Your eLearning Projects

Adobe Captivate

A few years ago I worked for an organization that required custom designed eLearning but didn’t have a budget for stock photography, background music, or video. For photography, I was fortunate to be a pretty good photographer.

Stock Photo Image and Other Media Sources

Tony Karrer

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.

5 Unusual e-Learning Techniques

KZO Innovations

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 ?

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. The company wants you to keep costs down. You want to keep the e-learning course interesting.

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

Litmos

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.

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.

Tips for do-it-yourself artists

Clive on Learning

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.

Really…Were These the Best Images We Could Find?

eLearning Brothers

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.

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. And, if you have the time, why not add some extra ‘generic’ poses for stock photos that might be useful for further projects? Shoot too many pictures, not too few. A few pieces of equipment, the appropriate preparation and a small dose of confidence are the keys for success.

Cut the Clip Art Clutter

Mindflash

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?