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.



Wednesday Tech Tip: Better Sports Photography

FIBA Trentino Cup: Portugal vs New Zealand

We’re a couple months away from March Madness, then baseball and the season for summer sports will be upon us. It’s a great time to capture and submit images for those spring and summer sports. has a great podcast with professional sports photographer Dave Black with lighting tips, composition tips and more.

Featured Collection: Flu Season

This year’s flu season has been a bad one, and officials are continuing to encourage people to get a flu shot even this late in the season. Keep your employees and co-workers healthy by letting them know they can still get a shot if they haven’t already, and advise them to watch for symptoms and stay home if they have the flu. Use our Flu Season photo and vector collection to help get the word out.


Searching For: Boots

Everyone needs a cute pair of boots. Or a few. Google Trends listed “boots” as one of the biggest shopping keyword searches, and no wonder- all the extreme weather is the greatest excuse to shop for winters best fashion accessory!

As spring approaches, searches will turn towards a new pair of wellingtons, in the latest colors and patterns, perfect for April showers and gardening season. Then end-of-season sales on boots will begin trending as savvy shoppers put up a few pairs to wait for the first flakes of next winter’s snow.


Wednesday Tech Tip: Shooting Strangers

The world is full of interesting faces, but shooting strangers can be intimidating. Sometimes the best way to get over a fear is to make a game or an exercise of it, creating a reason to approach someone on the street and take their picture. In that spirit, we encourage you to emulate photographer Ata Adnan and give yourself the assignment to photograph a certain number of strangers. Ata shot 100, but even a smaller goal will help get you out there, capturing fascinating people.

If you’re still not sure about how to approach your subjects, check out’s helpful post on How to Approach Strangers. Hopefully you’ll take a few that you’ll want to submit to Cutcaster, so don’t forget to have your ‘strangers’ sign our model release!

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Featured Collection: “Wish You Were Here”

With all the news of “Polar Vortexes” and other terrible winter weather, it’s a good bet that many people are wishing they were lying on a tropical beach, their toes in the sand, far from the grip of old man winter. Check out our collection of beach photos and find your happy place.




Searching For: Tattoos

Once thought of as the mark of criminals, sailors and freaks, today tattoos are much more common. Seems like everyone has one, and if they don’t they’re fascinated with anyone who does.  Google Trends listed “Tattoo” as one of the biggest keyword searches of 2013, and whether you’re looking for a design for your next tattoo, or photographs of tattooed people let Cutcaster help you find what you need.