How to professionally watermark your images for free

Most people thing that watermarks are there just to protect the copyright of their images. That is indeed one of the purposes, but it’s not the only one. Watermarks can be a great marketing tool for photographers. This is something that young inexperienced photographers often overlook. Your watermark is your signature, your personal image. And if you are serious about photography, then you must know this: IMAGE SELLS. It’s just like wearing a great suit at an interview. It’s great to have brilliant images, but it’s better if they have a professional looking watermark in order to grab an undivided attention. What you need for your photography business is a branding process that includes creating a stunning watermark. This process has 2 stages: I. Designing your watermark II. Stamping your photos Let’s get into the core of each stage… I. Designing your watermark Not every watermark is a good watermark, just like … Read more…

New changes to Photoaxe – Becoming a Branded Website for Photographers

Hello dear reader! This is me, Laura, the creator and author of Photoaxe.com, talking now. I want to inform you that, despite of a huge lack of time, I’m trying to get Photoaxe to a new level. It’s been 8 years since I started this website and since then a lot of things happened. I want to put everything behind, and as as times have changed, I’m going to adapt. For starters, Photoaxe has a brand new logo, one that will make this name stand out and help you remember it. I want people to say: “Hey, I found that great article on aperture on Photoaxe!” not… “I found a great article on aperture on some site, photo-something“. I created the logo myself, and installed a new theme, with a new modern mobile-friendly look. I’m struggling to do the design and functionality of the site, the marketing, SEO and social media … Read more…

How to show your online photo gallery and gain money at the same time

Every photographer out there, hobbits or professional, uploads sample photos into online portfolios. Nowadays, there are a lot of website platforms that offer the possibility of creating wonderful galleries and gather likes, shares and followers amongst the rest of the photography world. An online photo gallery is a great way to build up reputation and stand out. To make your picture visible in the right circle of people. But, for most of the performing photographers, gaining money from this occupation is a frustrating dream. Photos don’t sell as much as we would like. What if I told you that I found a picture sharing platform that not only allows you to create that great photo gallery in a low-competition photo community, but also offers a new way to monetize your page, other than the classic image-selling option? Fliiby (the name stands for File Library) is a digital content publishing and monetization platform … Read more…

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