The image of the week is almost chromotherapy!

As we are already used, the image of the week usually presents spectacular pictures but we also like to notice that “spectacular” doesn’t necessary mean “impossible”. When I see great pictures, I like to consider them “free lessons” about how to shoot perfect pictures. This is actually the double aim of this series of articles: to show our appreciation for great photos/illustrations and for their artists on one side and to learn from their talent, on the other side. And now there is one thing that should be outlined: learning from nice pictures shouldn’t mean copying them! That’s why it’s important to extract from a picture what made it so great as we use to do it in this kind of articles. On the other hand, we have to remember that behind every photo the real secret is invisible: hard work!

So, let’s learn from the image of this week, called Tablets and capsules, and let’s bring thanks to luchschen, the contributor who uploaded it!

This picture is available for sale and use starting from only 1.95$ at the link below.
Otherwise, it’s protected by copyright.

What’s so great about this picture?

  • The colors represent a charming combination between vivid, pastels and cool blue. This inspired way of using colors reminds us of chromotherapy! It doesn’t take much to notice that looking at this picture gives you a good feeling and this sends us to the next special attribute of this image!
  • It’s really calming! The colorful tablets against a blurred predominately blue background, as well as the light create a sedative effect! And if we think the image is about medicines, this makes it really great, as the colors reflect the topic!
  • It’s catchy! The positive mood given by the whole composition makes us stop to look at this picture! I could really look at it for minutes even if I am not interested by medicines!
  • It has copy space, just perfect for adverts needed by the pharmaceutical industry.
  • It’s simple and complex in the same time! If spectacular images usually need a lot of spectacular elements from models to background, by contrary, this one uses simple things in a spectacular way!

How could we use it?

  1. Cover for magazines dedicated to medicines.
  2. Indoor and outdoor adverts for specific medicines or for any company from the pharmaceutical industry.
  3. Posters on the interior/exterior walls of any drugstore or medical center.
  4. Nice stylish labels for medicines.
  5. Images for articles about health and the use of medicines.



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Image of the week: captivity in a deserted land

The image is available for sale by clicking on it or at the link below:

Working as a reviewer for already a long time, I have seen “tons” of pictures of all kinds. One could say: what kind of picture could ever surprise you after seeing already “tons” of them?

As you might know, we have this post on the blog with “the image of the week”. The idea is to comment on the image we liked the most from what we reviewed during a week.

So this week was my turn. I don’t decide in advance to choose a photo from one category or another. I like to be surprised myself as indeed every week brings new pictures. I really saw great images this week and we’ll try to promote them on Pinterest, Instagram, Facebook or Twitter.

But from all the pictures one impressed me more than I expected. It’s called: Camels at Timanfaya National Park in Lanzarote wait for tourists. It’s uploaded by Jorg Hackemann. (more…)

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Dr. Jackson Avery (actor Jesse Williams) from Grey's Anatomy as a Stock Photo Model!

The other day I was helping out a client looking for different types of people in our stock photo base. After working in the stock photo industry for some years you begin to recognize the different models, and you’d probably greet them as old friends if you ran into them on the street. Even when you have 10.000+ models in your image base, as we do now, you still recognize a surprising number of them!

So at first I didn’t stop to take a closer look when I saw a familiar face. But there was something about those blue eyes that made me click back to take a closer look. I thought to myself “This must be that Grey’s Anatomy guy, Avery, but is he a stock photo model”? I got Jan to check the model release, and it’s true.

Stock Photo of Jesse Williams, who plays Jackson Avery in Grey's Anatomy.

Jesse Williams, who plays Jackson Avery in Grey’s Anatomy, is a stock photo model represented at!

Let’s enjoy his pictures while we wait for season 7, where he’ll play a leading role. First episode, “With You I’m Born Again” airs on September 24, at ABC.

Cheers, Linda

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Rules for editing editorial images

When using editorial images (RM, Rights Managed) there are some regulations as to how much image editing is allowed.

The main rule is:

You should not change the main theme or content of the image in such a way that the message displayed in the image in any way gets distorted.This includes cropping and montages.

Yes, it happens all the time – but that does not make it any less questionable . You could get sued, and we don’t want that to happen, do we? ;)

Often you need to give an editorial image a bit of retouching, a better cropping and perhaps some color adjustments. Minor adjustments like these are allowed! At Professor Hany Farid interesting home page you can see examples of unlawful image tampering, ranging from Abraham Lincoln, to Britney Spears and Sarah Palin. Some of the images at the site are funny, some are questionable and some are asking for a lawsuit.

And remember – editorial images mean editorial usage only, no commercial use! Editorial rights are licensed on a use-by-use basis. Use in an editorial manner means use relating to events that are newsworthy or of public interest and usually distributed through a legitimate mass media, presumably unbiased, which reaches an anonymous audience. For commercial use YAY offer Creative images with RF-license. This RF-license grants you permission to edit the image as much as you want, in any way you want. If you are unsure about editing or usage, feel free to e-mail us for (a free) advice!

Linda :)

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