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Increase Your Profits with these Unexplored Themes in Stock Photography [Part 4]

How do you choose what you’re going to photograph? One way to go about it is to dive right into the unexplored themes because you know exactly what clients are looking for. We’ve made your task of looking for themes easier and more accessible.

Our series of 4 articles has covered every topic that is currently in-demand and trending. If you’ve missed the previous ones, visit the blog post on Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3 of the unexplored themes in stock photography.

Guest Blog Post: Secrets of Mobile Photography

Based on a SKILLSHARE class iPhone Photography: Make Your Pictures Stand Out by Mariya Popandopulo

Phone camera is a great place to start learning photography, as you don't really have much choice over controls or lenses, as compared to DSLR.

On the phone you just have to watch out for composition and the quality of light … and a few other things.

Well easier said than done, right?

So here are my top 5 tips to help you out and improve your mobile photography today =)

Increase Your Profits with These Unexplored Themes in Stock Photography [Part 3]

Stock photographers have an extraordinary amount of power in the communications industry. Your works are used to support content and communicate with audiences before they even have a chance to dig into any actual reading. This element of choice in what you shoot plays an important role in other industries.

Here’s your chance to tap into the market and shoot for themes that are in high demand. Use your resources to expand on the unexplored themes in stock photography and you are bound to find success.

11 Photo Editing Tutorials to Take Your Photography to the Next Level

There are photographers that have a ‘strictly no retouching’ policy when it comes to their work. However, every now and then we find that we can enhance our images and make them better with a slight touch of Photoshop.

Photoshop is like a photographer’s best friend. Sometimes images don’t live up to your expectations and guess what? You can alter even your most underwhelming shots to make them look spectacular. Our collection consists of 11 Photoshop editing tutorials that will help you make the most of your artistic creations.

Rethinking the Contemporary Lifestyle Through Stock Photography [Part 2]

Our previous article covered 6 of the most in-demand topics in lifestyle photography. If you haven't had a chance to see it, follow this link. As a photographer, the theme of lifestyle should be of great interest because it's such a versatile topic. For one, it is a great opportunity to add an artistic touch to everyday events. It is also a relatively easy theme to work with because its all about capturing the spirit of ordinary events.

Creative Cuts: Lessons from Cinematography

Inspiration sometimes comes from the most unexpected places. Next time you’re watching a movie, pay attention to how shots are framed; the art of cinematography provides many lessons for the untrained eye. After all, ‘Director of photography’ is yet another word for a cinematographer.

The conscious choices you make in your compositions are vital to the success of your photographs just as a cinematographer’s framing of shots is vital to the success of the movie. We have gathered some of the most notable movie stills to illustrate excellent composition and give every photographer a chance to absorb the lessons hidden behind the frames.

Don’t Fall in the Trap of Cliche Stock Photography

Do you ever look at a photograph and immediately know it’s a stock photo? It’s in the lighting, the smiles, the composition. As you surf the internet, these pictures just stand out. Certain stock photos have become so widely used and recognizable that they carry almost no meaning.

Our Top 10 Mobile Photographs and Why They’re Popular

Some would say that mobile photography deserves it’s own spotlight. Considering the fact that iPhoneography is its own genre of photography, it is especially true today. Our database has an abundance of amazing mobile photographs and we decided to reveal our top 10 best selling mobile images and discuss why they’re popular.

It’s Time to Un-Stock Your Photographs and Improve Your Portfolio

The Internet is becoming increasingly visual. Stock photography comes in handy when clients are looking for images to compliment their content. One of the troubles with stock images is that often times they don’t accurately depict real life situations. If you reflect on this point, think about all the typical hand shaking, smiling and posing images you come across. Although these images may appeal to some, the bottom line is that they are not relatable.