Yearly Archives: 2008

Why Contributors’ Expensive Equipment is Good For You

So, you may have noticed as part of last week’s 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 prices (to be introduced early 2009 with 200,000 images) and the Premiere Collection with offering the bestest of the bestest at a higher cost.  Additionally, the Standard collection […]

Happy Thanksgiving

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

Portfolio Update

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, the hot colors this season. You can see more of the series by clicking here for a search in my portfolio. Thanks and have a […]

2009 Birthday Cake

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. I even did a few with a regular birthday cake, which provided some nice concept pieces with copy space, or easily added copy space. In addition to my photo work, […]

Signs of the Season

Just wanted to do a small portfolio update, to let you know some of the content coming into my portfolio at . 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 St. Louis.  Unlike today when it is 50 and cloudy with frost tonight. I’ve decided to fill in my Hanukkah themed portfolio selection with some new family shots.  […]

The White Card

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 a newspaper advertisement, or a web page, etc.  Anyplace you need a person to draw some attention to your design without getting in the way.  It’s a fun way to […]

Bridal and Baby Showers

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.

Clipping Paths

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 upon, and it is actually a black and white “image”, if you will.  And that isn’t what a clipping path is. For the purposes of this […]

Happy Holidays, 2008

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 XXL size, and was shot with the Canon top of the line 1ds Mk3 21MP camera. Halloween is my favorite time of year.  How about some children trick-or-treating? […]

RM vs. RF 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 are actually buying is a license that gives you certain rights to use a specific piece of content, here a digital image, movie clip, flash composition or audio […]

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