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The kind of visuals being used in content creation is rapidly changing. Here we reveal 5 key image and video trends you need to know about.

The kind of visuals being used in content creation is rapidly changing. Here we reveal 5 key image and video trends you need to know about. | Selling Photography | Scoop.it
The success of every creative project rests on the power of its visuals. So whether you're using photography, video or a combination of the two, you need to know about the latest visual trends.
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This article was written for 'designers' but there's a lot of good info and ideas in there for stock photographers wanting to tailor their shooting to market needs.

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Photos of the World’s Most Iconic Bird Species – GlobalEye Stock

Photos of the World’s Most Iconic Bird Species – GlobalEye Stock | Selling Photography | Scoop.it

No matter where you happen to live on this planet, there are some bird species that we all recognise. While we might not not the scientific names or even the exact species, their colors, shapes and behaviours are almost always familiar. Here's a selection of beautiful photos of some of the worlds most iconic bird species... take a look and see how many you know.

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Photos of the World’s Most Iconic Bird Species... how many can you identify?

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GlobalEye Photographers Resources

GlobalEye Photographers Resources | Selling Photography | Scoop.it

Handy new tool for photographers of all levels...

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Here's something we just shared with our Members... great exercise for seeing just where you're at and for shining a light on those areas we've been neglecting. (Nice surprise after you complete the quiz, so well worth a look!)

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Double Exposure Photoshop Action by Eugene-design | GraphicRiver

Double Exposure Photoshop Action by Eugene-design | GraphicRiver | Selling Photography | Scoop.it

Double Exposure Photoshop Action by Eugene-design on GraphicRiver. Double Exposure Action – a great tool for a photographer or designer. Create a wonderful range of effects.

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Here's a great way to lose an afternoon... and creating works of art of highly commercial combo images. This is a Photoshop Action for creating multiple exposure effects. it's very versatile and easy to use, and at just $6 worth every cent.

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3 Ways to Use Live Video for Small Businesses : Social Media Examiner

3 Ways to Use Live Video for Small Businesses : Social Media Examiner | Selling Photography | Scoop.it
Do you want to generate more interest for your business? Discover three ways small business owners are using live video to connect with customers.
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Is the Career of a Professional Photographer Getting Harder? Complete this Research Survey and Help Shed Light on the Question | Fstoppers

Photography as a sector has been affected by shifting technology as much as – if not more than – any other industry.
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GlobalEye Photographers Resources

GlobalEye Photographers Resources | Selling Photography | Scoop.it

Hard to believe something this good is still free... the latest version is better than ever and totally dominating the search results. Make sure you claim your business listing today.

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Here's a simple 3-step guide to a free business listing that most photographers still aren't using. It generates more 'local' leads than all the others put together... including the paid directories... so if you offer photography services locally you need to be here!

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12 Overused Stock Photos to Ban From Your B2B Marketing

12 Overused Stock Photos to Ban From Your B2B Marketing | Selling Photography | Scoop.it
Have you ever seen a piece of content and had a déjà-vu moment? You say to yourself, “I’ve read this before, and I know I’ve seen the gray-haired man holding an iPad somewhere.” B2B content has become pretty formulaic.
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Looking for a few good stock ideas? How about coming up with some creative and contemporary alternatives to these tired old images...

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Shhhhh! Don’t tell anyone but SEO tools are great for market research and completely free | Search Engine Watch

Shhhhh! Don’t tell anyone but SEO tools are great for market research and completely free | Search Engine Watch | Selling Photography | Scoop.it
SEO isn’t anything new, there are very few people involved in marketing who don't have some appreciation of how you might need to make an active effort to
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This one is a good read for any new photographers wanting to get a better feel for their personal markets... using free SEO tools to research likely buyers, their interests, habits etc.

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4 Steps to Make Your Images Pop in Lightroom

4 Steps to Make Your Images Pop in Lightroom | Selling Photography | Scoop.it
4 Steps to do with every image in Lightroom to make them pop.
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Finally found a Lightroom version of the 'photos that pop' tutorial we've been recommending for years. Very important for publishing low res previews online or else no one's ever going to ask to see the originals...

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These Photos Show the Secret Tricks of Food Photography

These Photos Show the Secret Tricks of Food Photography | Selling Photography | Scoop.it
Food photographers have all kinds of tricks the use to make food -- or what appears to be food -- look appearing on camera. Those tricks are revealed in a

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So true... I remember having a full menu photographed back in my chef-days ... we'd prepared one of everything but had to start over when the photographer arrived and set them up to his specs... in the end not one of the dishes would have been edible but they looked fantastic! 

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Photo of shark breaking through the water wins underwater competition

Photo of shark breaking through the water wins underwater competition | Selling Photography | Scoop.it

Diver Terry Steeley, 46, only took a camera underwater for the first time just over three years ago, but the judges gave him top honours for his eclectic portfolio.

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View from the 3rd tee at Royal Yorkeys?

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globaleyeimages's curator insight, April 25, 2016 6:48 PM

Here's an amazing selection of underwater iamges that will either inspire you ... or keep you out of the water for a summer!

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The Top 5 Ways I Actually Make Money Blogging {And How You Can, Too!}

The Top 5 Ways I Actually Make Money Blogging {And How You Can, Too!} | Selling Photography | Scoop.it
Blogging Tips to make money https://t.co/s5hk4rYQB2
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Most photographers would have a blog of some description by now, but those I see don't usually have any clear business strategy behind them... the photographers know they ought to have one but they aren't all that clear on why or what to do with it. This short post might help with that!

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The Problem with Giving Your Photos Away for Free

The Problem with Giving Your Photos Away for Free | Selling Photography | Scoop.it
The real reason why you shouldn't give your photos away for free to the media.
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30 Stunning Waterfall Images From Around The World – GlobalEye Stock

30 Stunning Waterfall Images From Around The World – GlobalEye Stock | Selling Photography | Scoop.it

Here's a selection of some amazing waterfall photography from GlobalEye. There's something about flowing water that constantly captivates photographers, and if they do it well, their images can have the same spell-binding effect on their viewers. Hopefully these photos will do that or you...

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Here's a new format we've been trying out, to showcase some of the amazing images in GlobalEye. Please check it out and maybe call back and give this post as share as well if you enjoy it!

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The 100 best photographs ever taken without photoshop

The 100 best photographs ever taken without photoshop | Selling Photography | Scoop.it

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
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Well worth a look if you have a bit of time to spare... you won't want to rush!

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100 best photographs ever taken without photoshop
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148 Photo Editing Tools and Apps

148 Photo Editing Tools and Apps | Selling Photography | Scoop.it
Earlier this year, after researching photo editing tools, I shared a list of 104 photo editing tools you should know about. After receiving a great deal of
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Real Estate Photography - 25 Tips From The Pros

Real Estate Photography - 25 Tips From The Pros | Selling Photography | Scoop.it
Are you a complete beginner when it comes to real estate photography? Here are 25 real estate photography tips to take you from zero to hero.
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28 Tips, Tricks, and Hacks for Adobe Photoshop CC

28 Tips, Tricks, and Hacks for Adobe Photoshop CC | Selling Photography | Scoop.it
In this video and post I’ll cover 28 great features, tricks, hacks, and more of Adobe Photoshop CC 2015. Some are simple, some are difficult, some are well
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This post was handy to find a few new tricks but even more useful to be reminded about several I'd forgotten existed!

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The kind of visuals being used in content creation is rapidly changing. Here we reveal 5 key image and video trends you need to know about.

The kind of visuals being used in content creation is rapidly changing. Here we reveal 5 key image and video trends you need to know about. | Selling Photography | Scoop.it
The success of every creative project rests on the power of its visuals. So whether you're using photography, video or a combination of the two, you need to know about the latest visual trends.
globaleyeimages's insight:

This article was written for 'designers' but there's a lot of good info and ideas in there for stock photographers wanting to tailor their shooting to market needs.

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7 Tips to Help Sell Your Images with Stock Photography Agencies

7 Tips to Help Sell Your Images with Stock Photography Agencies | Selling Photography | Scoop.it
Getting your photographs onto a stock agency can be difficult. Most have very strict technical guideline,s and very tough editing procedures. However, following these 7 tips could increase your chances of getting accepted and help you sell your images with stock photography agencies. 1 – Do Your Research Stock agencies vary greatly in what they …
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One to add to that... be unique. Whether it's your subject matter, style, interpretation or technique... submit images that we haven't seen a hundred times before. Offer an interesting and distinct view of useful content. It will get you accepted more easily and it will make you more sales!

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2016 Photographer's Business Survey

2016 Photographer's Business Survey | Selling Photography | Scoop.it

New survey from PhotoResearch.Info now open to any photographer in the business of selling their photography. Last year's survey generated some extremely useful information so please get behind this one as well... complete it, share it and register for updates for when the reports come out.

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Want to know what's working for photographers? Well so do we! Please share this post with your photographer-connections, then take a moment to complete the short Photographer Survey... and we'll send you a detailed report on what we find out! 

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7 Common Mistakes That Could be Ruining Your Travel Photos

7 Common Mistakes That Could be Ruining Your Travel Photos | Selling Photography | Scoop.it

Have you ever been disappointed when you’ve seen your travel photos after returning from a trip?

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All good basic tips, but for totally marketable travel shots...  make sure you also capture the 'experience' of the destination... ie. other people responding to whatever it is that caught your attention. The shots that make viewers think, "hey I'd like to experience that myself". Those are the travel shots buyers can't get enough of.

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Dogs and Peanut Butter: A Match Made in Photo Book Heaven

Dogs and Peanut Butter: A Match Made in Photo Book Heaven | Selling Photography | Scoop.it
If you have a dog, you know the magic of the substance known as peanut butter—a small smudge on their nose and they'll be busy for the next 30 minutes. And

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Puppies In Marketing 62 Percent More Powerful Than Kittens

Puppies In Marketing 62 Percent More Powerful Than Kittens | Selling Photography | Scoop.it
Consider the power of puppies in marketing for your next campaign. Despite the popularity of cat memes, puppies and dogs are most popular.
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As a dog-person, this one is kind of reassuring! As a photographer, it's also handy to know.

 

A lot of the memes I see being passed around are pretty ordinary photography of very strong content... so there could be an opportunity there to create some better quality images that provoke similar responses? 

 

If buyers want that emotional response in the viewer, and they don't want mediocre images that have been passed around the web for years, seems RM is going to be the best option?

 

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How to Start a Photography Blog That Rocks

How to Start a Photography Blog That Rocks | Selling Photography | Scoop.it
Find out how to start a photography blog from people who started one of the most popular photography blogs on the planet.
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