Inspiration

  • Planes, Trains, Cars: 35 Views and Sights

    One knack that photographers have is taking so many of the items that make up our everyday lives and capturing them in ways that makes them artistic. Allowing us to see them in a whole new light, and in completely different ways than we are used to. Take for instance some of the ways that we get around. When photographers start capturing various modes of transportation, something magical happens. Those normal, at times frustrating, vehicles become so much more. In this showcase we have gathered an array of pictures that focus on revealing some of the more artistic sides of planes, trains and cars. With those that are currently on the move to those that have long been retired their transformations will surely get your creative wheels spinning!



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  • Refracted: 34 Unusual Underwater Photographs

    To celebrate the start of Google’s underwater Street View efforts, we have collected quite a few pictures we’re sure you’ll never find there. But wouldn’t it be a surprise if you did? We had that kind of bycatch a few years ago, when it came to the first iteration of Street View already. Perhaps they accidentally caught some fish with their pants down this time? We don’t know…



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  • All The Colours Of The Sun: 60 Perfectly Amazing Photos Of Nature’s Beauty

    From time to time I need to get my thoughts clear. When I’m feeling stressed by deadlines, clients, people, life in general, all I have to do is look at a beautiful landscape with all the colours of the sun to it. Whenever I can, I try to experience these views in real life, but unfortunately vacations only last so long. So for the rest of the year, photography has to contribute to my wellbeing. The following 60 hand-picked photos are my personal favourites for the coming winter season. I hope they can keep you in good mood too.



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  • Business Cards that Work for You: Tips and Best Practices

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    Business cards are a quite popular topic and, depending on your method of acquisition, a decidedly important one. The web is full of examples in a wide variety of layouts. Today there’s no shortage of creative business card designs to buy ready-made or get tailored by a designer. Therefore the bigger problem is, how to avoid getting a card design that is nothing special.



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  • Up Close and Personal: A Showcase of Macro Photography

    In the world of photography, one area brings attention to life’s finer details by focusing in a bit tighter on them. Macro photography gets up close and personal on the object before the lens, and delivers some truly moving and inspiring works of photographic art. Whatever effects are added in post, the base of these images is usually what shines through. A closer look at life through the everyday objects around us.



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  • KISS: A Showcase of Beautifully Simple Blog Design

    Simple Blog Design

    As a member of the design community you have probably heard the expression ‘KISS’ before. For those of you who haven’t, it stands for ‘Keep it Simple Stupid’. It’s an established design rule that you should not over-complicate your layouts, but rather focus on the core aims for your page. The trouble is that designing a simple web layout is notoriously difficult. Despite containing less data and less graphics, a successful minimal web design is actually very difficult to produce. There is no hiding behind flashy graphics or other such distractions. Every detail must be just right, and it is these details that can make or break a simple web design. In this article we’ll show you how minimal minimal can be and how beautiful it can get…



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  • Over Troubled Water: Showcase of Bridge Photography

    One photographic centerpiece that most certainly ends up in front of a photographer’s lens are bridges. And for good reason. Bridges capture our attention and often, because of their sheer size, they force us to take note of them. We marvel at their architectural majesty or we wonder over their history and the lives that have touched their surface. This is perhaps one of the secrets behind the popularity of bridge photography.



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  • How to Create a Great Timeline Cover Photo for Your Brand

    Facebook’s latest enhancements for both individuals and brands have changed the way to interact on the network. Besides lots of remarkable features like Timeline for brands, they also introduced Cover Photo, which is the first image a user sees after reaching the page. Cover Photo is the place where, for many, creativity begins. It is kind of a visual status update, which determines the voice and theme of the brand’s page. It is perfect to use this area for announcing new upcomings. You should of course update it frequently to retain the freshness and appeal for your fans. The following article will share some rules for the road to your success…



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  • Ways to embed a Clickable SVG-Logo into Your Website

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    With the growing number of screen resolutions, devices that support an internet connection (desktop computer, laptops, but also tablets, mobile, TVs, and even your fridge someday), flexibility and scalability has become more and more important for websites. With the new arrival of the Macbook Pro Retina, this went a step further and brought an HiDPI display that was unknown to the market. This means a whole new challenge for web designers who have to find new ways to handle and make images size more flexible to avoid blurry rasterized effects. In this article, we will see how the SVG-format can help us solve this challenge, using an everyday example of a website header with a clickable logo.



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  • Freebie of the Day: Photoshop Action ‘The Wise Watson’

    The nice folks over at Lookfilter.com want to promote their yet to be finished collection of fresh Photoshop actions. Of the announced four actions only one is already available by now. Good for all of us, they give it away for free. Who wouldn’t appreciate a professional photography effect? And that’s exactly what you get for giving away your mail address.



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