7 Social Media Tips to Building a Following for Your Photography

Whether you make a living as a commercial photographer or you’re pursuing a career in the fine arts, you’ll need to attract attention to your work and distinguish yourself from the competition. For many photographers searching for effective ways to fuel success, social media presents an ideal space to increase awareness, connect with potential clients, and open…

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7 Things a Photographer Should Never Travel Without

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6 Things Every New Design Student Should Do This Fall

Congratulations! You got into design school. Or, at least you plan on getting into design school. Or, perhaps you just graduated and really want to hit the ground running in the real world. Either way, if you’re new to the design community, these nuggets of wisdom will hopefully you help you kickstart your academic or professional career, and do work you can be proud of.

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5 Crucial Budgeting Tips for Every Freelancer

For new freelancers and veterans alike, juggling your income can be a challenge. While the benefits of working on your own are certainly appealing – flexibility, independence, and tax deductions, to name a few – managing your checkbook on an inconsistent income isn’t one of them. That’s not to say that it can’t be done. With a little foresight and some thoughtful budgeting, you can lead a steady, stable life on a freelance income.

These quick tips will help get you started:

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Bigstock Basics: How to Find the Perfect Image

Finding the perfect image can be as easy as 1-2-3. Keeping the below steps in mind can make your search even more effective.

1. Enter Basic Keywords Let’s say you want to find an image of a dog. But not just any dog. You want an adorable dog. To begin, you can enter the basic keywords dog and adorable in the main search box. You don’t want to add too many keywords. Entering too many keywords can be limiting, and you’ll end up with too few results.

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Mastering the Pen tool in Photoshop

Mastering the Pen Tool in PhotoshopBy Karl Rosencrants, Bigstock Contributor Photoshop is known for its pixel editing capabilities, but that isn’t all it can do. It also has the ability to create and work with vector art. Working with vectors has advantages: It can help you create crisp graphics with great precision. Photoshop’s main vector…

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