Hey loyal readers! I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and got to spend some time with family and friends. I even finished most of my Christmas shopping before Black Friday. Talk about a busy, but fruitful few days!
Hope for a Cure
On a sad note, a good friend of mine lost his mother-in-law to cancer over the holidays. That brought up a lot of bad memories of losing my own father to cancer a year-and-a-half ago.
The good news is we are beating cancer more often than ever thanks to advances in medical technology. But we need to do more. I actively promote and contribute to worthy cancer funds, and I would like to see this nefarious disease beaten in our lifetime.
Please take the time to donate to your favorite cancer fund this holiday season. A favorite charity of mine is the Susan G. Komen for the Cure cancer fund. And don’t stop after the holidays. Make charity a part of your life, and let’s make a positive difference in our world.
New Stock Photos
The independent artists at Warmpicture were hard at work this week. The new stock images available are some of their best yet! I’m really excited to show off their work, and give you some great ideas for your graphic design projects and blog posts.
Mandy Godbehear gave us a superb retro car photo, including a vintage ride, and models in appropriate 1950s and 1960s clothing. Even the hair styles and makeup are dead on. This is what separates a great stock photo from the rest of the pack.
Added touches include the lighting technique which draws our eyes to the boyfriend behind the wheel, and a camera tilt which makes us think of action and speed. This is A+ stock image material from one of our favorite photographers.
The world financial crisis has quite a few people on both sides of the aisle angry at the banking industry. Steve Cukrov recognizes the need for stock photos which confront greed, banking, and bailouts.
This week Steve brings us a slick stock image of a banker or businessman emptying a piggy bank onto a pile of dollar bills. This will fit a lot of timely financial crisis themes, including those dealing with the mortgage industry. The photo is an isolation, so you will be able to easily drop the image into your graphic designs.
Jo Ann Snover gives us a taste of a serene lake on a summer night. You don’t have to wait until it’s time for new summer projects to drop this stock image into your designs and blogs. How about any theme which deals with serenity and hope? Or just taking life a little slower?
Jami Garrison has a bunch of new high resolution stock images to choose from for your upcoming graphic design projects. One of my favorites is a photo of a young African-American male in front of a modern office building.
The choice of colors in the image, combined with solid lighting technique, really make this stock photo pop off the screen. He has a very good look, and his expression tells us that “he is going places in this world.” It helps that he is wearing a red shirt, against the background of blue caused by the window tint.
There are plenty more vibrant images to choose from if you visit the Warmpicture New Stock Photos page.
That’s all for this week. Please remember to support your favorite charities during this holiday season!