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!

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. The problem is is that I do enjoy photography as a hobby, and so I still have that as a service.

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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. 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.

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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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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New Crystal Reports Tips | MicroAssist

The Learning Dispatch

VR Photography. E-Learning Stock Photography. Tips & Traps. Crystal Reports Tips. Home » News » Classroom Training » New Crystal Reports Tips. New Crystal Reports Tips. Our instructors have sent over some new Crystal Reports tips. Contact us: (512) 794-8440 | info@microassist.com. Search: Home. Custom E-Learning E-Learning Overview. Courseware Development. Learning Management Systems.

Top five tips for designing engaging graphics for e-learning

Saffron Interactive

Read on for our top five tips for achieving this. While stock photography can be useful, relying on it entirely can often result in dry and unoriginal work. Check back soon to download these top tips for engaging graphics in e-learning. Tags: Blog Development Top tip e-Learning 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.

19 Kick-Butt Tools for ELearning

LearnDash

Everyone likes nifty tips, tricks, and tools – so how about 19 of them! 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.

5 Useful Tips for Designing eLearning

Designing Digitally

Add immense value by applying these 5 design tips to eLearning. Title: Tip 1: On-screen text Description: No one likes reading long-winding paragraphs filled with jargon. Title: Tip 2: Images Description: Images speak a thousand words, which is why every image in an eLearning course should be relevant and compelling. 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.

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? 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.

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Design Dos & Don’ts: Images and More

Trivantis

In this new blog series, “Design Dos & Don’ts,” we’re asking designers to share essential graphic design tips and suggestions, along with what not to do in your eLearning courses. For this post, I asked two of our design experts here at Trivantis—Tony Cavalier and Anthony LaQuatra—to share design tips that eLearning developers could use to create effective and professional-looking courses. While quality stock photos can save time, custom photography has its own advantages.

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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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. What are some tips you have for anyone looking to start upgrading their visuals? 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. I also am not a fan of stock photography when it doesn’t serve a meaningful purpose.

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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. 6 Tips for Creating Smile-Worthy, User-Friendly e-Learning. Take a look at these tips, and you’ll be grinning too. Be a Stock Photography Model! What do you do when you don’t have the budget for professional photography? Take your own stock photos! Take a look at these tips for designing a successful coaching program.

Designing Member Engagement into your Website

Web Courseworks

Here are 3 tips to design member engagement into your website: 1. 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. People resonate with live human interaction and it’s much more interesting than the same businessman stock photo they saw on the last website they visited.

e-Learning What Not to Do… BuzzFeed Style!

Trivantis

We provide video demos , webinars , suggestions on instructional design books to read, graphic design tips and more. . Cheesy Stock Photos. Uh oh—I think someone forgot to read our “ Be a Stock Photography Model! Camera shy but need stock photo resources? This blog can help you make sure you’re catching any and all errors: 6 Quick Tips for Proofreading Your e-Learning Course. For more helpful e-Learning tips, subscribe to the Lectora e-Learning Blog !

Rapid Authoring Tips to Tackle Legacy Flash eLearning Content

BrightCarbon

This guide contains lots of helpful tips and tricks, and we’ve divided it into sections so you can work through the process of handling legacy Flash eLearning content from start to finish easily. Rapid rebuilding tips. Rapid rebuilding tips. Let’s look at some tips!

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.

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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. For more eLearning tips and the latest info about what’s happening at Trivantis®, subscribe to the Everything eLearning Blog.

The Halo Effect: First Impressions for e-Learning

Trivantis

Here are a few tips to help: Tips from a Graphic Designer. Take your own stock photos: Be a Stock Photography Model! Use these tips to create a positive Halo Effect with your text: 5 Tips for Dealing with Distracted and Impatient Learners. Use these tips and resources to make the best first impression in your e-Learning course! Whether it’s for a job interview or a blind date, you want to look your best.

7 e-Learning Content Mistakes That Ruin Your Credibility

Trivantis

Proofreading should help you catch any of these mistakes with easily confused words: 6 Quick Tips for Proofreading Your e-Learning Course. Stock photos of women laughing alone with salad are sure to ruin your course’s credibility. Don’t have the budget for quality stock photos? Learn how to take your own: Be a Stock Photography Model. For more e-Learning tips, subscribe to the Lectora® e-Learning Blog. . Details matter.

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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. Besides cost, another advantage of do-it-yourself photography is the ability to create images that match your particular work environment. The company wants you to keep costs down. You want to keep the e-learning course interesting.

The Halo Effect: First Impressions for e-Learning

Trivantis

Here are a few tips to help: Tips from a Graphic Designer. . Take your own stock photos: Be a Stock Photography Model! . Use these tips to create a positive Halo Effect with your text: 5 Tips for Dealing with Distracted and Impatient Learners. Use these tips and resources to make the best first impression in your e-Learning course! Whether it’s for a job interview or a blind date, you want to look your best.

The Power of Your Network | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

In Malcom Gladwell’s book, The Tipping Point , Gladwell introduces several influential personality types, one of which is the Connector – an individual who knows large numbers of people and is in the habit of making introductions. Helpful Tips for “Natural” Networkers Try strengthening your existing network by making more connections. Helpful Tips for “Growing” Networkers Try attending more events, which forces you to meet new people. What are your favorite tips and tools?

Moving from Teacher to Facilitator | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

Tips for facilitating Here are a few tips you can use in a physical classroom, during synchronous online sessions, and even (with a little adaptation) with asynchronous applications: Begin by asking questions. 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.

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

Trivantis

The Lectora writers Stephanie Ivec and I even found time to research and write about some cool e-Learning topics, plus share a few guest posts with great development tips. Be a Stock Photography Model! We have our modeling debut, while showing you how to take your own stock photos. Lectora developer Tim Kindberg shares tips on using CSS to style a Lectora course.

Make Learning An Experience. Blend It! | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

5 Tips for Creating Better Blended Experiences Remember “Transition to e-Learning” Development Tools. 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!

Free learning & development webinars for July 2020

Limestone Learning

This month’s crop of free webinars offers plenty of tips for getting the most out of virtual work. Get practical advice to guide you before you make the move, as well as tips for being successful as a trainer. “ Barbecues, Grills, Grass ” by Hugh Song is licensed by Pixabay.

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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. Besides cost, another advantage of do-it-yourself photography is the ability to create images that match your particular work environment. The company wants you to keep costs down. You want to keep the e-learning course interesting.

How to Create Step-By-Step Instructions Using Visuals

TechSmith Camtasia

These can be stock photographs or photos you’ve taken. There are a variety of free and premium stock photography websites which have videos, GIFs, and still photos to be used at your discretion. Share your tips in the comments below! Tips & How To'sThere are some tutorials that require more than text to be understood by readers.

Really…Were These the Best Images We Could Find?

eLearning Brothers

There are tons of stock photography sites online. Tags: Featured Random Info Tips & Tricks eLearning best practices graphic design images 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.

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. But there are some tips to keep in mind for locating and using clip art images that differ from those we use for photographs. For more tips on working with clip art, including steps for customizing your own clip art collection, check out this great tutorial from Tom Kuhlman with Articulate. What is the training slide below telling you?

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

LifterLMS

Now, when I think of the word SAS or software as a service, Animoto is going to start popping in my head because it’s literally like having a service of a production company, a stock photography consultant, a storyboard are all wrapped up into software. You have the first three items on your menu are business, photography and family. But you also have photography and family. All the stock stuff from Getty.

How to Build WordPress LMS Websites for Schools, Camps, Enrichment Programs, and Nonprofits with Tara Claeys

LifterLMS

So I think in that way, I mean, I love working with the photography of happy kids and that type of thing. So that’s a lot more fun than trying to find a stock photo of two people shaking hands over a contract.

How to Get More Website Traffic and Conversions through Better Messaging, Positioning, Landing Page Optimization, Multi Channel Marketing, and PPC with Pedro Cortés

LifterLMS

So, what I encourage you to press pause, listen to that again and then go take action on that tip. Because it’s a really good tip. What tips do you have? Chris Badgett: Another thing you said, which I really appreciate was stay the heck away from stock photography, which I thought was a good tip. A quick copywriting tip for an email subject line or a Facebook ad title or whatever, what’s a quick copywriting tip?

Google Slides: The ULTIMATE guide

BrightCarbon

We’ve got some more advanced tips for editing text below! So, here are our four simple tips for using more visuals to not only make your slides look more attractive, but to increase audience engagement and help get your message across! Use high quality photography- not stock photo clichés: . Don’t underestimate the power of photography. Using high quality, modern-looking stock-photography also helps to paint your brand and your presentation in a better light.

L&D Toolbox for February 2021

Mike Taylor

It is time once again for my newish monthly roundup of the apps, tool and tips that I’ve uncovered over the course of the past month to help you #WorkSmarter and more efficiently. darktable – the photo workflow software darktable is an open source photography workflow application and raw developer. These come from my daily “L&D Toolbox” newsletter which you can find and subscribe to here for free. Sign up for that one and you’ll get 5 new tools every weekday.

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