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The Digital Decade Contest: 12 Works-in-Progress

On May 28, we will name the winners of The Digital Decade contest organized by Designcollector and Depositphotos. The results will be published in our blog and in the upcoming DCMAG#3 Special Edition. A dozen illustrations will travel to Barcelona to meet the audience at OFFF Festival Barcelona in June. In early May, our jury selected 30 artists to come up with some visual thoughts about the past decade and also project into the future. Now, when there are only a matter of hours left until the deadline, we'd like to share a gallery of 12 works-in-progress kindly provided by our talented contenders.

The Digital Decade: конкурс от Depositphotos и Designcollector

Designcollector Network, один из первых блогов, открывший миру в начале и середине нулевых талантливых дизайнеров из России, приглашает вместе отпраздновать свое десятилетие! Понимая значимость Designcollector для продвижения и развития новейших творческих идей, Depositphotos приглашает вас к участию в нашем совместном конкурсном проекте.  Авторы лучших работ получат в качестве призов новейшие гаджеты для создания новых работ, бесплатные подписки на Depositphotos, а Designcollector опубликует их работы в своем специальном печатном альманахе DCMAG#3. Лучшие 15 работ будут представлены на фестивале OFFF 2013 в Барселоне.

The Digital Decade: join the contest from Depositphotos and Designcollector!

Designcollector Network, one of the first blogs of the 21st century to introduce talented designers from Russia to the worldwide public, invites you to celebrate its tenth anniversary! Acknowledging the significance of Designcollector’s contribution to the development of innovative design ideas, Depositphotos encourages you to participate in our joint contest. The authors of the winning design projects will receive the great gadgets that will definitely help them create even cooler works, in addition to Depositphotos’ subscriptions; Designcollector, in its turn, will publish their works in its print magazine printed magazine DCMAG#3.The best 15 works will be exhibited at the OFFF 2013 Barcelona festival.

PhotoShop World

Привет из Орландо, штат Флорида! Команда Depositphotos совсем недавно вернулась с конференции PhotoShop World, которая проходила с 16 по 19 апреля. Это было необычайно успешное мероприятие, и мы были счастливы познакомиться с такими же любителями фотографии, как и мы! С радостью поделимся с вами нашими впечатлениями. А это я с “большими шишками” мира фотографии у входа в зал мероприятия.

PhotoShop World Blog

Hello from Orlando, Florida! Depositphotos has just finished exhibiting at this year’s PhotoShop World  that took place between April 16-19. We are so excited to have had such a successful show and to have met such passionate and enthusiastic photo lovers like ourselves! Here I am with some “Big Shots” outside of the convention hall.

Depositphotos запустил Clashot – платформу для создания, публикации и продажи мобильной репортажной фотографии

Форт Лодердейл, Флорида, 11 марта 2013 года – Depositphotos, самый быстрорастущий фотобанк в мире, представляет свой новейший проект мобильной фотожурналистики Clashot и приложение Clashot для iPhone. На своей платформе Depositphotos создает первый полноценный и многофункциональный инструмент, с помощь которого пользователи смогут зарабатывать на продаже своих мобильных фотографий.

Breaking News from Depositphotos

Hello there! February has brought several important updates we’d like to share with the Depositphotos community. Depositphotos’ Chief Operating Officer, Igor Kaliuzhnyi discusses news that might be useful for both buyers and contributors. 1. Licenses You might have noticed that we have significantly modified the License Agreement. The core of the document is still pretty much the same, though; the agreement explains the differences between the Extended and the Standard Licenses in a comprehensive way. We hope that now it’s much easier to understand how all this licensing business works. We’ve also added a comparison of the various possible ways you can use files purchased under the Standard or Extended Licenses. We encourage all buyers to check this table if they aren’t sure which license they need. We also invite our users to send suggestions regarding possible ways of using files which are not mentioned in the comparison. Our goal is to create an explanatory guideline that would be helpful in any situation. Besides, we are going to make it possible to use the Extended License to purchase any file available at the website, so it will be easier for buyers to find exactly what they need; while at the same time, giving all the contributors an opportunity to boost their sales and, consequently, their level of earnings. Please note that the price of the Extended License is now $80.

Five tips to help you create trendy stock illustrations for Valentine’s Day – 2013

Keeping your earnings high means not only producing high-quality images, but creating stock files which are up-to-date. We are in 2013 now, so it would seem rather old-fashioned to draw an ordinary red heart or a couple of Cupids. We’d like to help you create popular illustrations by reviewing the latest trends of Valentine’s Day graphics. Luckily, we have two secret weapons in our hands: our current search trends and the statistics from 2012 that we can compare. Happy Valentine Day heart | Stock Photo © Depositphotos | wacomka

Around the World in Eighty Days: Back in London

'One minute more, and the wager would be won. Andrew Stuart and his partners suspended their game. They left their cards, and counted the seconds. At the fortieth second, nothing. At the fiftieth, still nothing. At the fifty-fifth, a loud cry was heard in the street, followed by applause, hurrahs, and some fierce growls. The players rose from their seats. At the fifty-seventh second the door of the saloon opened; and the pendulum had not beat the sixtieth second when Phileas Fogg appeared, followed by an excited crowd who had forced their way through the club doors, and in his calm voice, said, ‘Here I am, gentlemen!’ Phileas Fogg finally returned to London, and he was just on time to win his bet. This is where our journey ends, and we'd like to finish it with these beautiful images of London by Depositphotos contributors. Stay tuned! Cartoon map of London | Stock Vector © Depositphotos | AnastasiiaKu

High Five! Digest of the Most Burning Topics of the Year

Hello there! It is the 10th and final issue of High Five! for this year, and today we are summing up the most burning microstock-related topics with the help of Depositphotos’ contributor Anna Furman.

5 tendencies of microstock photography

1) Competition among professional stockers is growing even stronger. 2) It is getting much more difficult for newcomers to get into the top tier of microstocks and start earning. 3) Glamorous or unnatural pictures are falling out of fashion; what clients need is sincerity, real emotions, and everything natural. 4) Customers prefer photographs of interesting and charismatic models, who are not necessarily beautiful. 5) Fresh ideas and a sense of humor really matter. Natural skin care | Stock Photo © Depositphotos | Анна Фурман

Around the World in Eighty Days: Chicago

'The train passed rapidly across the State of Iowa, by Council Bluffs, Des Moines, and Iowa City. During the night it crossed the Mississippi at Davenport, and by Rock Island entered Illinois. The next day, which was the 10th, at four o'clock in the evening, it reached Chicago, already risen from its ruins, and more proudly seated than ever on the borders of its beautiful Lake Michigan'. Enjoy some views of this wonderful city!

Chicago Cityscape Line Drawing | Stock Vector © Depositphotos |  John Takai

High Five! 5 favorite illustration subjects of Aleksandra Marjanovic

High Five! would like to introduce Depositphotos' contributor Aleksandra Marjanovic (also known as AlessandraM), who has kindly agreed to share her favorite illustration subjects. Continue reading in order to get a little inspiration!

1. Beauty and fashion. Drawing is my passion since childhood. I do really like to draw people, especially beautiful women with beautiful dresses.

Fashion Woman Portrait | Stock Vector © Depositphotos | AlessandraM

Around the World in Eighty Days: Salt Lake City

'Mr. Fogg and his party had time to pay a visit to Salt Lake City, connected with Ogden by a branch road; and they spent two hours in this strikingly American town, built on the pattern of other cities of the Union, like a checker-board, "with the sombre sadness of right-angles," as Victor Hugo expresses it.' Take a look at SLC and other landmarks in the state of Utah!

Overlooking at Salt Lake City | Stock Photo © Depositphotos | Mehmet Dilsiz

Around the World in Eighty Days: San Francisco

“On the 3rd of December, the General Grant entered the bay of the Golden Gate, and reached San Francisco. Mr. Fogg had neither gained nor lost a single day. San Francisco was no longer the legendary city of 1849 – a city of banditti, assassins, and incendiaries, who had flocked hither in crowds in pursuit of plunder; a paradise of outlaws, where they gambled with gold-dust, a revolver in one hand and a bowie-knife in the other: it was now a great commercial emporium.” Just as it is at the moment. Welcome! Golden Gate Bridge at night | Stock Photo © Depositphotos | Krzysztof Wiktor