Friday, December 14, 2018

Simple Tips For Taking Pictures of Your Christmas Tree


Here area few simple tips for taking pictures of your Christmas Tree this Holiday Season.

There are two pieces of equipment, besides my Canon EOS 5D Mark II, that I always use when photographing a Christmas Tree: my tripod and my remote shutter release. If you don't have those, you can find a nice sturdy surface and camera timer, to take your shot.

First, turn your flash off - flash will be too overpowering. Simply keep your usual room lights on and turn on the tree lights for a warm ambient light image.



Next, it's important to use a tripod. Since you’re going to be using the ambient light in the room, you’ll need a slow shutter speed. Without a tripod, your shots will likely come out blurry.

Use a low ISO, around 100 or 200 to avoid grainy images.

  
Get in close, take some up close images of your favourite decorations and ornaments.

If possible use a remote / cable release, if you don’t have one, set the timer on your camera to avoid even the slightest movement of your camera. In low light, the shutter will open and close slowly and your image won’t be as crisp as it can be.




Get the family involved, before the kids are grown, and create some wonderful Christmas memories.

If you are new to photography, practice before the family is all around, to get lighting and composition ideas.




 Don't forget to include the family pet.






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Tuesday, December 11, 2018

The Importance of Having Quality Images on Your Website and Social Media Pages




In an age of visual culture and 
social media consumption, high 
quality images aren't a luxury,
they're a necessity for attracting 

potential clients.



People often overlook their use of images on their site. Is the risk worth it? Users decide if they'll stay on a site within the first 10-20 seconds.

 

What can you do to improve engagement? 
 
1. If you have an online store or website you need to include high definition images that drive higher engagement and sales.

2. If you use Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest or Twitter as an important part of your social media marketing strategy then you need to include photos in your updates and not just text and links.


There are 2 essential things to keep in mind when it comes to 

 adding images to your website or Social Media accounts:

    1. Images must be high quality
    2. Images must be relevant to your content

 












Now that you have a grasp on why it is so 
important to include a good quality image on any form of digital marketing, the next questions is... where can you find these images?


iCLIPART.com contains over 8 million royalty-free clipart images, photos, web graphics, animations, fonts and sounds. Subscribe today and receive access to this amazing collection!
Every iCLIPART.com subscription includes professional-grade imagery in formats compatible with virtually all Macintosh and Windows compatible software. Just choose the format you need and click download. It's that easy! With 1,000s of new images added weekly, you'll always be able to find the right image when you need it.



iPHOTOS.com is the go-to place for your image needs. Featuring over 5 million downloadable files from some of the world's top photographers, the site is perfect for professional and non-professional users looking for top-quality photos to enhance their design projects.
Besides beautiful pictures, iPHOTOS.com's inventory also includes illustrations, sounds, videos and fonts, all compatible with most Macintosh and Windows software programs.
And there is always new content added to keep the inventory fresh. To access this amazing collection all you need do is subscribe. Then choose the file you want, and click download. It's that easy!


Royalty-free means that once a license fee is paid, the images may be used many times without paying additional fees, but the initial license is necessary to protect yourself and your clients.

While you can use royalty free images in any project for as long as you like, there are certain restrictions that you have to keep in mind. Each supplier has their own sets of prohibitions and conditions that you should be mindful about. Just read and understand the license agreement so you don’t have to worry about legal issues in the future.



Start the New Year right, with an image plan that will help your website and social media platforms grow!




For more information contact support@vitalimagery.com

Friday, December 7, 2018

This New Year Help Your Business Save Time and Money



As we quickly approach the New Year it is often a time of reflection and introspection. We look back on a year of memories and inside ourselves to contemplate what impact we may have had on those memories. The beginning of a new year also brings with it a sense of refreshing and promise, along with new projects and to-do lists waiting to be completed.










This New Year let iCLIPART.com help your business save time and money.






Does your workplace use Power-Points? 
Here are some ideas for making great Power-Point presentations:

Keep it Simple. Stick to your core message.

Keep in mind Power-Point uses slides with a horizontal or “Landscape” orientation

Limit bullet points & text.

Use high-quality graphics. (iPHOTOS.com, iCLIPART.com, Animation Factory)

Have a visual theme, but avoid using Power-Point templates.

Use appropriate charts.

Use colour well.

Choose your fonts well.




According to the 10/20/30 rule, a Power-Point presentation should have ten slides, last no more than twenty minutes, and contain no font smaller than thirty points.






The 1-6-6 Rule says that each Power-Point slide should have one main idea, a maximum of six bullet points, and a maximum of six words per bullet point.

Teachers, instructors, and students can subscribe to Clipart.com School Edition at a discounted rate. All the content has been professionally edited to ensure it’s suitable for use in an educational environment. In other words all inappropriate content, such as images featuring nudity, have been removed from the collection.

For more information contact support@vitalimagery.com.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

It’s December! Time for Tree Trimming, Christmas Mail Outs and Christmas Crafts.

It’s December!

Time for Tree Trimming, Christmas Mail Outs and Christmas Crafts.

Designing your own labels for a personal touch or creating Christmas crafts that you can get the whole family involved with.

Save time and money when you subscribe to our royalty-free image website, with budget friendly pricing, at iCLIPART.com. No more spending hours trying to research if images, clipart etc. are safe to use.

Just search the category you're interested in:  Christmas  /  WinterNew Year and choose from the millions of images in our amazing collection.







Create letters for mailing, or have the kids send their letters to Santa, on our beautiful pages.
If you're late getting your mail out, you can always email them to friends and family... and Santa too!!
santaclaus@emailsanta.com

All you have to do is personalize them.
 











At iCLIPART.com you will find fabulously festive images to use as gift tags for all of your Holiday Gift Giving.

Personalize, print and affix tags to wrap with tape, or simply tuck them beneath your festive bows.











Have fun and get creative with our clipart, images, and fonts.

Print our Christmas colouring pages for the kids and grand-kids to colour.














Post beautiful images to keep your social media headers and banners fresh!




Be sure to visit our Pinterest Page for even more ideas



Tuesday, November 27, 2018

You’re Ready to Create!

Eye-catching PowerPoint presentations, flyers that pop, websites that impress, social media that makes your users want to engage - you want the perfect images. You decide to search online and you find thousands of wonderful images, but chances are very high that an image on the internet is copyrighted.

Don’t let your business or personal life get complicated by legal issues.

With subscription websites like ours you have access to millions of images, as well as fonts and sounds.

Choose the site that best suits your needs…
www.iphotos.com

www.iclipart.com

www.clipart.com

www.animationfactory.com

Flexible plans available. Sign up for a single-user license, search, find and start downloading. It's that easy.

Get extra value with new content added monthly. Multi-user and site licenses are also available.

Educators!

We also offer a curated version of Clipart.com suitable for use by teachers and students in all educational institutions and environments.
Visit schools.clipart.com or email schools@vitalimagery.com for more details.



Lisa Chambers
support@vitalimagery.com
Vital Imagery



Monday, September 24, 2018

Adding Text to Images to Create Something Special

There are many reasons why you might want to add your own text to clipart and photos. Some of the most popular are wedding or birthday invitations, new baby notifications and even social media posts and memes. Fortunately there are many different ways to create the perfect image!

If you have image editing software such as Adobe Photoshop, CorelDRAW or GIMP adding text is very straightforward. Not only can you easily add the words themselves but changing the colors and styles is also quick and easy:



How to Add Text in Photoshop
How to Add Text to Photos in Photoshop
Adding and Selecting Text in CorelDRAW

These are not your only program options of course! You can find a great selection of links to both free and commercial Image Editing Software programs on our Pinterest page.

One of the benefits of using such software is that by downloading and installing fonts from our websites you will have many more styles to choose from when creating your masterpiece! Any fonts you install will also become available for you to use in your Microsoft Office or Apple desktop publishing programs.

Clipart.com Fonts
iCLIPART.com Fonts

If you don't really want to install new software on your computer then there are also lots of Online Image Editors that are worth a try. While some are extremely complex and powerful tools others are perfect for those with less experience of editing images.

If you are just looking for some simple custom text then we highly recommend giving the Cool Text Graphics Generator a try. The site currently has 1,958 fonts to play with and you can easily change the colors and font sizes to create something unique!

Please let us know if you know of any awesome resources that we have missed so that we can add them to our Pinterest boards.
Happy creating!

Friday, August 24, 2018

Some of Our Favorite Images for Summer

We are really lucky that our kids don't actually go back to school until after the Canadian Labour Day long weekend. This gives them a couple more weeks to enjoy their Summer vacation and the amazing weather we have been granted this year!

We thought we would take a look at the images people have been busy downloading over the last few months and there are some absolutely amazing ones! Here is a selection of three of our favorite summer-themed images from the top downloads on our websites:

Nothing says "Summer" like watermelon, ice cream and strawberries! This delicious clipart image has them all. It's available in seven different file formats including JPG, EPS and AI.

iCLIPART.com clipart image #1756695

The sun has been particularly busy for us this Summer and this cute cartoon version definitely looks like it's been having a good time! This image is also available in seven different file formats.

Clipart.com clipart image #109352864

Sunflowers have got to be one of my favorite flowers and you can't beat a field of them for visual impact. Pair that with some dramatic clouds and this is what you end up with!

iPHOTOS.com stock photo #643011