A beginner’s guide to understanding graphic design and how great design can help you succeed online.
You’ve probably seen the term floating about on various parts of the internet, but do you know what it actually means? Do you know all the ins and outs of it? Yes, what is graphic design? Continue reading “All You Need to Know About Graphic Design” »
Smartphones are a fixture of modern life, with tech-savvy consumers ever-eager to get their hands on the very latest devices. Unfortunately, the pressure to squeeze increasingly complex functionality into small packages, the drive to create features that other developers can’t match, and the rush to bring new products to market as quickly as possible means that developers always have to make compromises. Continue reading “The Fault in our Smartphones” »
Calling someone a geek doesn’t mean much on its own. In many ways it doesn’t do much beyond signaling that they have a niche interest that others don’t understand. But maybe the word “geek” signals something else too – being an innovator, an early adopter, a creator. As geeks, we’re at the forefront of exploring VR technology or making intricate art. But for many groundbreaking creators, funding our projects is a challenge. Continue reading “How Online Giving Is Funding Niche Interests” »
How often do you change your profile photo? A new study suggests that the average profile picture is actually 2 years old. While some social networks may be updated more often than others, it seems clear that we aren’t bothered about updating our image too often. So why is that – and why should we be changing them more often? Continue reading “Why You Should Change Your Profile Photo Today” »
Not so long ago, I was with a friend who was a real amateur photographer. He had a video camera and wanted to take action shots of our group playing particular games. We were in China at the time and he had a father in Canada who was a real handyman. Together they thought up a way to mount the video camera and regardless of what the movement was of my friend, the video stayed steady. The end result was pretty good considering gimbals, hand held, were readily available on the market. Continue reading “What the Heck is A Gimbal?” »
I discussed how your images can earn you some money in a previous post and feel that the topic of stock image publishing should be revisited, this time with more of a focus on getting ahead in what is essentially becoming a very competitive sphere. With thousands of people realising just how easy it can be to upload a few of their pictures and earn some good money through each download on platforms like Shutterstock, iStockPhoto, Shotshop, etc., it’s becoming a rather competitive market, but there are some basic fundamentals you can effect to make sure your images stand out firstly, but perhaps most importantly, are so-called “money images” — those images which people want to use as stock imagery. Continue reading “How to Win at the Stock Image Publishing Game” »