Category Archives: Photography

Looking for the First Flowers of Spring: Fresh Tulips Images

As winter approaches its end, tiny slivers of green begin to reach out from below the melting snow and the thawing earth to remind us that spring is near. It’s a hopeful sign, a sign of rebirth and renewal and we all begin to watch and wait  for those small green buds to bloom and dot the landscape with color. Our gorgeous photographs of  tulips are wonderful images to add to any marketing or advertising this time of year.

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Searching For: Symptoms

In the digital age, we often turn first to the internet for advice. Where to eat, where to travel, how to fix things, even how to fix ourselves. Websites like WebMD and other medical sites help us to self-diagnose before we call the doctor so it is no surprise that according to Google Trends, one of the top keyword searches is “Symptoms”. Cutcaster Collections features lightboxes on many health and medicine subjects including disease and injury, medical illustrations and other images related to medicine.

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Searching For: Funny

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Besides cats, our favorite internet distraction is humor.  According to Google Trends one of the most searched for keywords is “funny”, and when you’re trying to attract customers, encourage people to join your mailing list, or  otherwise get your word out, pairing your concept with humor can often be the perfect spoonful of sugar to get your message across.

 

Wednesday Tech Tip: Photographing Pets

Cutcaster is always looking for great animal photos. Cute pets in funny, anthropomorphic poses are always popular, but they can be hard to capture. As any photographer knows, children and animals are the most challenging subjects.  Animal photographer Carli Davidson talks about her experiences and shares tips for better pet photography in this video:

Featured Collection: Spring Flowers

As spring approaches, we all start dreaming of all things green and growing, and if you’re a gardener, landscape artist or a gardening shop, you are not just dreaming, but are also planning for spring. While vegetable garden plans are the seeds of future nourishment, flower gardens are pure beauty and joy. Let Cutcaster help you find flower illustrations and photographs to fill out your garden plan or to let your customers know that it’s time to buy seeds and start their seedlings, and make their dreams reality.

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Wednesday Tech Tip: Add handwriting and hand drawn illustrations to your photos

 

woman wearing gold earrings and braceletUse handwriting and hand drawings to add interest and change the focus of a photo. There are a variety of pen tablets and tablet apps you can use to capture illustrations and writing. Check out this blog post from abeautifulmess.com for tips on how to add handwriting/drawing using Photoshop Elements, plus drawing techniques and inspiration.

Look through your portfolio- are there photographs that could have another purpose or fit another theme with an illustration or line of handwritten text?

 

Featured Collection: St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day is just a month away, and we have all the photographs and illustrations you need for your St. Patty’s promotions, holiday drink menus (green beer and whiskey. anyone?), special event advertising, Celtic music flyers, parade and Irish bar crawl maps, etc.stpattyslightbox