Category Archives: Photography

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 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


Cutcaster DIY: Homemade Valentines

If you’re looking for the perfect gift for Valentine’s Day, something made by hand, from the heart, is the best way to make your valentine swoon (and show off your crafty side). Create a cute card that says “Bee” Mine or sexy set of pinup girl love coupons, or great little origami valentine gifts using Cutcaster photographs and illustrations. Check out our Pinterest Valentine DIY board for more inspiration and make a gift your valentine will remember!



Tech Tip: Google Glass


Photo District News has a thought provoking article about using Google glass to take photographs of everything we see, including people. While few have access to this new technology, it does bring up some of the issues street photography has always had including issues of privacy. It’s a brave new world of photography out there, how are you experimenting with it?


Featured Collection: “And the Award Goes to…”

The Academy Awards are just a month away, but there’s still plenty of time to watch all the nominees and plan an Oscar party. Use  the great illustrations and photographs in Cutcaster’s film lightbox for your party invitations, homemade ballots, and Oscar drinking game cards. Check out our Pinterest Oscar party ideas board for more inspiration.




Wednesday Tech Tip: Architectural Photos

Buildings are hard to capture- the size, reflective surfaces and windows, and sometimes awkward angles from below make them tough to shoot. has 6 Tips for Better Architectural Photos and we would add to those tips the list of properties and objects that are alleged to be covered by trademark or contract and that may be challenged if you sell a photograph of those properties and objects. The full list can be found on the Picture Archive Council of America website. It is terribly frustrating to spend time and creative energy on a photograph, only to find out the photograph is unusable and unsalable.



Featured Collection: Mardi Gras/Carnival

It’s just a month until the international bacchanal masquerade season of Carnival/Mardi Gras begins and we have a collections of images ranging from Rio Carnival to New Orleans Mardi Gras and Carnival in Venice. Give your projects a little festival color with our photos and illustrations!



Searching For: Love

People are always thinking of love and searching for love, and Google Trends consistently lists “Love” as one of the highest ranking keyword searches. Of course this time of year, as Valentine’s Day approaches, that search trends even higher. Cutcaster has a great selection of love themed vectors and photographs for ad campaigns, dating websites, or wherever you need images of love.