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Around the World in Eighty Days: the Straits of Malacca, Malaysia

“The varied landscape afforded by the Andaman Islands was soon passed, however, and the Rangoon rapidly approached the Straits of Malacca, which gave access to the China seas. During the afternoon of Wednesday, 30th October, the Rangoon entered the Strait of Malacca, which separates the peninsula of that name from Sumatra.” Not only will we cross the Straits, but we will also visit some cantons of Malaysia. Kuala Lumpur skyline. | Stock Photo © Depositphotos | laurent dambies

High Five! 5 features of good stock illustrations

Talented illustrator Natalia Moroz speaks about 5 features of good stock illustrations and the ways to develop these features in your works. 1. Originality: A good illustration contains simple things depicted in the author’s own vision. Creating an illustration for stock agencies means producing something totally new. You shouldn’t be afraid to try new techniques, look for bright characters, and apply original solutions. Try to find a subject which is not too popular in stocks; look for your own niche. Your way of thinking should be unconventional; that will help you to realize fresh ideas in your own style. Man, as bird | Stock Photo © Depositphotos | Наталья Мороз

High Five! 5 favorite stock subjects of Kati Molin

High Five, everyone! Today one of our successful photographers, Kati Molin, shares her favorite stock photo subjects. Good reading for those who are still struggling to find their own way in stock photography. Enjoy, and make sure to get inspired by Kati’s portfolio. 1. HOLIDAYS. I am definitely a Christmas person. I love everything about it: baking and decorating cookies, burning candles, decorating the house, wrapping beautiful gifts and so on. Every year Christmas just goes by too fast, so shooting some Christmas stuff is a good excuse to start the holiday season early. In addition to Christmas, I also like Eastertime. After a long and dark winter, it is nice to see more light and bright colors. These two holidays and the holiday images have made March and November my best months of sales for several years now. Gingerbread house | Stock Photo © Depositphotos | molka

Around the World in Eighty Days. Suez

'The steamer Mongolia, belonging to the Peninsular and Oriental Company, built of iron, of two thousand eight hundred tons burden, and five hundred horse-power, was due at eleven o’clock a.m. on Wednesday, the 9th of October, at Suez.' Mongolia brought Phileas Fogg to Suez, so follow him!

Suez | Stock Photo © Depositphotos | Birute Vijeikiene

Windows and Gates

On Sunday, one of the most prominent and enigmatic people of the epoch celebrates his special day. Happy upcoming birthday, Mr. Bill Gates! For this occasion, we have prepared a selection of the best windows and gates available for sale on Depositphotos. Stop by and peer in! Blue glass corridor | Stock Photo © Depositphotos | Denis Babenko