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Featured Collection: The Timeless Romance of Sepia

If you color any photograph with a rich sepia brown tone,  the transformation is more than simply visual, it is emotional. Sepia evokes the past, with its nostalgic homage to vintage photography. It also has a dreamlike quality that makes even familiar objects and landscapes look as if they are from another world or another time. Cutcaster has a stunning collection of images soaked in sepia tones. Use them to heighten the emotion of your message, and connect with your customers through the romance and magic of sepia.

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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:

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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?

 

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Featured Collection: Football

‘Tis the season for football fever as teams move into the playoffs and, if they’re lucky, on to the Superbowl. A quick look at Trendsmap.com  last night was filled with football keywords, teams, players, plays and anything and everything football. Use Cutcaster images to illustrate your parties, gatherings, office pools, or whatever you need images for during this last month of football season.

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Wednesday Tech Tip: Recharge your love for photography

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We all get to a point where we are feeling uninspired, when we feel like our photography brain could use a jump start. This exhaustive list of 54 Reasons to Love Photography in 2013 from PetaPixel.com will recharge your creativity and love for the art that helps make Cutcaster run.

Check it out, take it in and Fall back in love with photography. Then get back out there and shoot (and, of course, submit to us!)!

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Wednesday Tech Tip: Using Long Exposure for Holiday Photos

Check out this highly entertaining video from DigitalRev on long exposure shots. Lots of tips, plus hints on what you can do with long exposures during the holidays.

Here’s a few examples of long exposure photographs we have on Cutcaster. Check it out and challenge yourself to submit some amazing long exposure images.

Highway traffic at night long exposureBusy people Berlin Cathedral WinterSeascape Sunset

 

 

 

 

 

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Wednesday Tech Tip- Keep Learning

??????????????????“You are always a student, never a master. You have to keep moving forward.”- Conrad Hall 

There is always something new to learn, especially in the world of modern photography, but we don’t always have time in our busy schedules to go to a school or studio and take a class. However, because of the advancements in e-learning, often we can learn at our own pace, wherever we are!

Some of the best photography e-learning sites are:

Udemy - studio lighting, wedding photography, DIY lighting setups, both free and reasonably priced classes.

Skillshare - wide variety of classes, general and specific from headshots to photoshop and fashion photography to “urban explorer” photography.

Lynda - Lists classes by skill level and features  both commercial and creative photography classes, plus end user classes that can help you to know how people use photography in their work and designs.

If you have something unique to teach, these sites are also looking for content!

 Don’t forget to refer your friends.  We have an excellent referral program!

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