From the yearly archives: 2008

So, you may have noticed as part of last week’s iStockphoto.com big announcements, there was included a per credit price increase of $1 for a package of 10 credits, and a smaller amount as amount purchased increases.  There was also the introduction of the new Value collection, with lower credits per image [...]

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Happy Thanksgiving

On November 27, 2008 By

To all my friends and readers in the United States, have a Happy and Safe Thanksgiving.  Enjoy a day off from the craziness .

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Portfolio Update

On November 21, 2008 By

Today’s portfolio update is to introduce my new massage series, including couple’s massage images.  This series was done with two real massage therapists to lend it authenticity.  I’ll tell you, the models never had to work so hard! :)  Another note, I tried to keep it light and bright, with accents of turquoise and brown, [...]

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2009 Birthday Cake

On November 10, 2008 By

A quick portfolio update to go along with today’s article .

I’ve got up a new series of one of my more popular models with a birthday cake celebrating the upcoming new year.  It was shot on purple, with some added flair to stand out a bit from the crowd.

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Signs of the Season

On October 27, 2008 By

Just wanted to do a small portfolio update, to let you know some of the content coming into my portfolio at iStockphoto.com .

In the next day or so, you’ll see a series coming through about a group of friends out in the park playing football.  It was a beautiful day in [...]

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The White Card

On October 22, 2008 By

A popular design element the last few years has been the “white card” style image.  It is basically a person peering over or around a white card, normally a piece of foam core, or posterboard, adjusted to be perfectly white.

This type of image can be used above or beside [...]

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Bridal and Baby Showers

On October 9, 2008 By

Just a portfolio update, and then I’m out of town for the weekend for my 20th High School Reunion.  Whew!

This new series illustrates a Baby Shower and, separately, a Bridal Shower.  It includes some games, present opening and other related activities in a home interior.

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Clipping Paths

On September 29, 2008 By

In photoshop, a path is a vector that you can use to select an area of the content you are working with.  It isn’t a raster selection representation, like when you use an opacity mask on a layer (see below).

The black/white opacity mask above represents the selection that the saturation layer is acting [...]

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Happy Holidays, 2008

On September 23, 2008 By

Looking for some content for your 2008 design work?  I do my best to provide a variety of royalty free stock image content for the holiday season, and I’d sure appreciate it if you took a look.

All New 2008 Imagery

All of my holiday imagery this year is available in iStockphoto’s [...]

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RM vs. RF

On September 12, 2008 By

iStockphoto.com is a Royalty Free stock photo site.  It does not sell imagery Rights Managed.  You may have heard these terms before, but what do they mean, and what is the difference between the two?

To start, they both refer to licensing agreements.  When you purchase an image at iStockphoto, what you [...]

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