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.
Our “Fun with Food” lightbox is full of playful and colorful images perfect for menus, restaurant and grocery advertisements, nutrition flyers or lesson plans, and anything that needs a wacky food photograph or illustration.
One of the most searched for keywords in Google Analytics is “Logo”. Whether you’re an established business looking for a fresh look, or a start-up developing your identity, Cutcaster has a Logo Ideas lightbox chock full of terrific logo illustrations.
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:
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.
Use 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?
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.
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!
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?