The Looks of Love - A Timeline of Artistic Vision

By SuperStock Staff Writer - Tom Sheeter on February 12, 2018

Bodies entwined … doomed lovers from myth and legend ...symbolism and sensuality … Great artists have always found love an irresistible subject. As our valentine to you, we share 14 images, both pure and passionate, from our Fine Art stock image collection.

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Your Social Media Video Cheat Sheet

By SuperStock Staff Writer - Tom Sheeter on February 06, 2018

Here is everything you need to know about Social Media Videos!

Social media is image driven. Vine may have withered in 2017 but the appetite for social media video remains high. Our click-finger twitches and our eyeballs wander when we hit an impenetrable wall of words. Whether your media budget goes to Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, YouTube,  or a mix or some or all, you need to give people something cool to look at.

Minute videos are a Facebook feature, driven by the 500 million “friends” who love to look at cats. Ok, there is also a lot of DIY, unboxing, celebrity challenges and testimonials. The most liked and shared videos feature captions (even if there is audio), a widescreen aspect ratio (16:1), and position a high-impact visual in the first 3-5 seconds. Below is an example of how you can use a quick social media video  as a cover header for SuperStock.com:

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Traditions of the Chinese New Year

By SuperStock Staff Writer - Tom Sheeter on January 26, 2018

The New Year After New Year

A real upside of multiculturalism is the opportunity to add new reasons to celebrate. Chinese New Year is definitely worth culturally appropriating. For a start, it lasts 15 days, late January to mid-February.

The holiday is a time to gather family and friends for ancestor worship, house cleaning, decorating, gifts, fireworks, and delicious food that brings good luck in the coming year. It is China’s most important economic and social holiday, now often referred to as Spring Festival. There is no ball drop – but there is a lion dance, dragons, lanterns, and dumplings. February 16 marks the beginning of the Year of the Dog. The party ends March 2 with the traditional Spring Lantern Festival.

To be precise, we are entering the Year of the Earth Dog. (There are also Wood, Fire, Metal, and Water Dog Years). Chinese astrology dictates that this should be a year focused on industry, truth, and justice.

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The 2018 Color of the Year is revealed...

By SuperStock on January 18, 2018

PURPLE REIGNS

From the wilds of New Jersey, they converge in secret, on a European capitol. The chosen ones descend to an underground bunker. For two days, they sit, silent and fasting, staring into black mirrors. Finally, the oracle rewards their dedication with a whisper:  Marsala. Serenity. Or, more recently: PMS 18-3838.

The Color of the Year for 2018 is revealed: Ultra Violet.

Ok, that may not be precisely how Pantone Color Institute dictates the Color of the Year. However, it is not a strictly scientific process either. Basically, a committee of 20 psychologists and designers jets around to major cities, looking at stuff. They check out fashion on the street and tints and tones in art exhibits.

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