We all know that a strong social media presence is integral if you want to boost your brand’s reach, so we asked the experts to share their tricks for creating stand out social media content. Studies suggest that it takes just two tenths of a second for someone to form a first impression of the[.....]
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In photography, it’s often said that the best time to take photos is during the golden hour—but what exactly is it? And how can scheduling your shoot around it help improve your images? Photo by Ricardo Gomez Angel Golden hour happens shortly after sunrise or before sunset; when the sun is barely above the horizon.[.....]
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Whether you’re just starting out in the design world or it’s been a while and your skills feel a little rusty, there are certain projects you can tackle that will help you wrap your head around the basics of design—and level up your design skills in the process. But what, exactly, are these projects? And[.....]
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Social media is one of the best ways to reach customers. Instagram alone has over 800 million monthly active users, and it’s constantly growing. In 2016, Instagram reported that 80% of these users are located outside of the United States, meaning that posts have the power to create an impact globally. Two years on, that[.....]
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When I first began travelling and taking photos, my favored lens was the 24-70mm. It was perfect for all-around use. I could use it to capture wide-angle landscapes but also to zoom in for some candid street photography. It was my ’one lens to rule them all.’ However, after an unfortunate mishap, my precious was[.....]
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While Instagram used to be a place for sharing images of your cute dog or cafe breakfast with your friends, there’s no doubt that it’s now the world’s most powerful marketing tool. For companies, the app is a platform where they can not only consolidate their brand aesthetic, but engage in a direct conversation with[.....]
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“In the right light, at the right time, everything is extraordinary.” – Aaron Rose Photo by David Kindervater Where there is good light, there are good pictures. But that doesn’t mean you’re always going to find the best light to help create your images. In fact, if you limited yourself to only those times when[.....]
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Taking pictures of birds is the best way to get introduced to wildlife photography. Since you can find majestic birds pretty much everywhere, you’ll never run out of beautiful subjects to shoot. However, just because they’re easily accessible doesn’t mean that photographing these winged creatures is a breeze. Photo by Aditya Saxena Learning to shoot[.....]
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The design world moves rapidly—perhaps more so than any other industry. In the age of social media, aesthetic trends explode and proliferate quickly—only to disappear faster than you can say ‘marble and millennial pink.’ Nobody knows this better than design experts. Graphic, website and brand designers must always stay on the pulse of up-and-coming design[.....]
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Picture this: Your business is up an running and you’re ready to put in the elbow grease. Marketing materials here we go! You sit down to create your first social media graphic and start to panic. “Maybe I should have hired a designer.” Don’t stress! Tools like Canva make it easy for anybody to create[.....]
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Considered by historians to be one of the greatest visual artists of all time, Rembrandt van Rijn’s innovative use of light in his paintings has inspired not only countless painters but also photographers. Photo by Ethan Weil In fact, the 17th-century Dutch painter’s style is so distinct that it led renowned filmmaker Cecil B. Demille[.....]
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Color makes a design come alive. It can attract attention, set a mood, and even influence our emotions and perceptions. But sometimes it can be hard to know where to start when choosing a color palette for your design project. So we’ve done the hard work for you— giving you 100 color combinations inspired by nature,[.....]
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Imagine you wake up one morning to a phone call where somebody informs you that you have been given a small free billboard. On this billboard you can put anything you like; showcase your latest artistic creation, throw up a link to your blog, make a bold statement, whatever your heart desires. Now, let’s step[.....]
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Designers from nonprofits like Human Rights Campaign, Pencils of Promise, and DoSomething.org, share how they use graphics and typography to build award-winning reports. Reports can be fun and engaging—and nonprofits are here to prove it. Sure, it’s tough to capture people’s attention with data sets, financial records, and survey results. But it’s a necessary task[.....]
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Facebook’s algorithm changes may be limiting organic reach for business owners, but what they offer in terms of targeted, audience-friendly ads almost makes up for it. The social network has been developing dozens more advertising capabilities to make reaching specific audiences easier for business owners. But, this isn’t advertising as you know it. Facebook’s platform[.....]
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Have you ever spent time trying to take photos of the moon—only to end up with shot after shot of a featureless white disk, instead? Photo by Andrea Reiman Sure, taking photographs of the moon can be tricky, but it isn’t as technically difficult as you might think. As with every shoot, it all comes[.....]
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Have you ever watched a movie so visually compelling that you wanted to replicate it through your photography? Giving an image the cinematic treatment dramatically affects both its appearance and the mood that it conveys. It doesn’t just make your photo stand out, but also reminds your audience of blockbusters that they may have seen[.....]
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Canva makes you look good. Whether you’re putting together a presentation and want to impress your boss with polished slides, or you’re planning a birthday party and you need an invitation that can’t be refused, Canva’s library has tens of thousands of templates waiting for your personal touch. Options from social media graphics to recipe[.....]
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In 2018, you can expect Instagram Stories to continue to dominate and become an essential part of your Instagram marketing strategy. Instagram Stories have over 300 million daily active users—which is almost double that of Snapchat. Did you know that you can quickly and easily create multiple templates for your Instagram Stories with Canva? Creating[.....]
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Many nonprofits work with small design teams. They may have one person running the entire design operation or even just a freelance contributor taking care of their visual content. That’s why templates can be so important. Templates help nonprofits create quick, efficient, and high-quality designs. They let them join conversations in real time and share[.....]
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Your logo is the face of your company—and when it comes to designing such an important piece of your brand identity, you want to put your best foot forward and create something people will remember. But how, exactly, do you do that? We spoke with Jessica Koffman, Creative Director of Finch Brands (and the design[.....]
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Whether you run your own business or are in the process of cultivating your own personal brand, being a great visual communicator is crucial when it comes to making an impact in 2018. But for anyone whose budget doesn’t yet stretch as far as employing the services of a graphic designer (*waves hand in air*),[.....]
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Whether taking photos is a creative or professional pursuit, Instagram is one of the most powerful tools that both budding and established photographers can use to promote their work. Photo by Patrick Tomasso The visual social media app is an effective way to build interest in your work, connect with other photographers, find potential clients,[.....]
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Imagine being able to give a professional presentation to an audience that hangs on your every word. From start to finish, they’re captivated. Completely engaged and intrigued by what you’ve got to say. How great would that be? If you’ve got a presentation to deliver, I’m sure you think it’d be pretty darn great. After[.....]
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If you’re used to directing others from behind the safety of your camera, putting yourself on the other side of the lens can seem like a daunting task. Taking a self-portrait, however, can be a uniquely satisfying experience. After all, when else do you get to take on the roles of lead photographer, assistant, and[.....]
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