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Monthly Archives: September 2015

10 Free Stock Photo Sites

There are a few key things you can add to a website to make it feel premium and beautiful stock photography is one of those things. Having large, crisp, high quality images throughout your site will make it feel more visually engaging and will also make you look more legit.

If you have the resources, it is always best to either buy stock photography or – even better – have a photographer take custom photos for your website. If you don’t have the resources, there’s still hope! Stock photos can be expensive, so if you’re just getting your feet wet or starting a brand new website, check out these 10 free stock photo resources (in alphabetical order):

  1. Getefre
  2. Gratisography
  3. Jay Mantri
  4. Little Visuals
  5. Moveast
  6. Pexels
  7. Pic Jumbo
  8. Pixabay
  9. Super Famous
  10. Unsplash

Image source: Pexels

My fashion week takeaway: Think Less, Do More

September 17, 2015

New York Fashion Week is in full swing and it feels like its more present than ever before. Videos are flooding my snapchat, photos are pouring from blogs and YouTube sensations everywhere are shouting from their video platforms with opinions and thoughts on runway trends. It’s a media field day and I’m eating it up.

More than anything though – it is straight up impressive. Jay Buim recently mentioned that while working at Fashion Week, he shot, edited, produced and uploaded 21 videos in 7 days (!!!) Journalists are running around to shows, sharing content on their social platforms, writing detailed reviews, interviewing designers, mingling, all while looking fabulous and being photo ready at every moment.

While I’m not condoning the idea of fast media, nor do I find these habits in any way healthy, what I do take away from it is that humans are capable of extraordinary things when put under tight timelines and intense pressure. Editors, videographers, photographer and designers across New York are at full capacity this week. There’s no time to over-analyze, efficiency is the name of the game and hitting “publish” as early and as often as possible is what will make or break you.

So I’m going to harness this energy, a philosophy of doing more and thinking less. It’s time I hit “publish” on some of the ideas that have been collecting dust, not quite “perfect” enough to put out in the world. Because watching Fashion Week has been a reminder that it’s better to get it done than have it be perfect.

Image credit: Unsplash and Vogue Runway