Articles by Ioana Grecu

How to make your images assignment worthy

The monthly assignment is like the elusive unicorn that everyone wants to catch. Once a month it comes out to play and everyone has a shot at catching it, all you need to do is upload a really excellent image and win the votes of the viewers.Sounds pretty simple but it turns out it’s not and more submissions end up being refused than approved, sometimes for simple, easy to fix reasons, other times for problems that can’t be fixed.If you ever wanted to pick an editor’s brain, here is your chance,... continue reading

Are Dreamstime Images free?

Free you say? The short answer would be ‘no’, but the long answer is more complex so stick around and you will certainly find some freebies in here.The short answer is ‘no’ because royalty free (which is the license under which microstock media is usually sold) does not mean that an image is free, it means that you only pay for an image once and then you can use it as many times as you like (almost) in as many ways as you want (almost) without paying for... continue reading

How to Design a Visually Delicious Restaurant Menu

You’ve invested all your time and money, blood, sweat and tears into the crowning jewel of your career, your own restaurant. You’re ready to open the doors but one last thing remains to be designed and printed before you can welcome your customers, The Menu.It may seem the simplest of things compared to all those countless hours you spent dealing with your contractors, suppliers and workers but it is, in fact, the most important one. It’s the doorway to your kitchen and, in turn, it’s your... continue reading

Can I Use Images from Google Images?

This is an Internet old question. Should you just right click and download an image, use it in a project and never worry about it? Or maybe you shouldn't.The shortest answer is: maybe.The long and comprehensive answer is, however, more complex. So let's decipher it.Let's say you're working on a newsletter for a travel company for the sake of a tangible example. This newsletter involves tropical vacations, cocktails, waterfront resorts, the whole tropical dream in one package.... continue reading

2017 in review - November and December: Bucharest protests renewed, Remembrance Day, AMA, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Christmas Around the World and more

In the last blog we took a look at September and October: Toronto International Film Festival, Catalonia Independence Rallies, Las Vegas Massacre, Emmy Awards, New York Terror Attack and more.We have arrived at the final chapter of 2017 in review and to the events that shaped November and December.The Olympic flame lit on Olympia, Athens, Greece and started its long road to Pyeongchang in South Korea where the 2018 Winter Olympics. The ceremony took place on the stadium... continue reading

How to Use Stock Photos on Facebook

Sharing images on Facebook is a practice as old as time itself, mastered from immemorial ages with fluffy cats and cute dogs, as far as 2004 actually, but it seems like forever, doesn't it?But not all images are made the same. Some are your own work, those can be shared at your discretion and you should also remember that you own the copyright on these images so if you see them used afterwards in anyway you didn't agree to you should take action. Free images can mostly be used for... continue reading

2017 in review - September and October: Toronto International Film Festival, Catalonia Independence Rallies, Las Vegas Massacre, Emmy Awards, New York Terror Attack and more

July and August brought us Game Of Thrones season 7, Tour de France, Hurricane Harvey, Solar Eclipse and much moreso let's take a look at what September and October had in store around the world through the eyes of our contributors.Hollywood legend, Arnold Schwarzenegger, was never only famous for his movies or political career. Before all that he was a world class athlete being crowned Mr. Olympia in 1970. Fitness and bodybuilding enthusiasts and professionals have looked up to him... continue reading

2017 in review - July and August: Game Of Thrones season 7, Helmut Kohl passes away, Tour de France, Hurricane Harvey, Solar Eclipse and more

In our last installment of 2017 in review we took a look at May and June: Soyuz Launches to ISS, Macron Wins French Presidency, Giro D'Italia, Wonder Woman and Spiderman open in theaters and more.Time to have a look at what happened in July and August through our contributors' images:The Polish people have risen against the changes made to the judiciary system by the government. These changes seriously undermine the independence of law and give way to more widespread corruption.... continue reading

2017 in review - May and June: Soyuz Launches to ISS, Macron Wins French Presidency, Giro D'Italia, Wonder Woman and Spiderman open in theaters and more

In our last episode of 2017 in review, we saw the events of March and April: Beauty and the Beast, Nor'easter, Fate of the Furious, Guardians of the Galaxy vol.2, March for Science and more. Let's take a look at what happened in May and June in images by our own contributors. The first manned launch to International Space Station took place at the Baikonur cosmodrome in Khazakhstan in the Soyuz MS-04 with Roskosmos cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin and NASA astronaut Jack Fischer. Earlier this... continue reading

2017 in review - March and April: Beauty and the Beast, Nor'easter, Fate of the Furious, Guardians of the Galaxy vol.2, March for Science and more

In our second episode of 2017 in review, we had February: Romanians Fight Corruption, Ridley “Alien” Scott Honored, Tensions in Rio de Janeiro, and More That Shaped Our World.Once March came about, things were starting to slow down a bit, at least so it seemed.Beauty and the Beast, the Disney live action film that followed the original animation in detail, opened on March 2 with a Los Angeles premiere attended by the film's stars and not only. It went on to become the highest... continue reading

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