SuperStock Staff Writer - Tom Sheeter

Tom Sheeter is a Los Angeles based writer and Account Manager at Superstock. He specializes in film and tv licensing and clearance issues.

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Know Your Buds

Ask Google how to choose the best CBD oils and you immediately get 22,500 results. If you doubt that it is now a mainstream query, consider this:  one of the reviews is from the venerable Consumer Reports.   

 Image Number: 1570R-21671575

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Topics: Insider, Lifestyle Photography, Botanical Photography, Diversity in Advertising

Spilling Some Tea

Food fads come and go but tea is a constant. Next to water, it is the most consumed beverage in the world. By 2021, it is projected to be a $44.3 billion market in the US alone. Whether you think of it as a liquid hug, a coffee substitute or a health food, there is probably more you can learn about this ancient elixir in its 1500+ varieties.

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Topics: Fine Art, Fine Art Photography, Illustration Stock Photography

Families Don’t Come from Central Casting

The All American Family has been recast according to Pew Research Center. Of course you would know this after a few hours of TV watching – if you don’t ignore commercials to grab a snack or take a bio break. Advertisers are producing more inclusive spots featuring the complexity and diversity of the people next door.

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Topics: Lifestyle Photography, Stock Photography, Diversity in Advertising

Hey Photographers - Want to Sell More Images? Read Our Tips For Keywording.

By SuperStock Staff Writer - Tom Sheeter on February 11, 2019

Buyers may be looking for a specific image or for inspiration. In both cases, they are probably in a hurry. The more thought and attention you put into your keywords the more likely your images are to appear in relevant searches. 

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Topics: Vintage Photography, Stock Photography

What’s Blue and Green and Seen All Over?

By SuperStock Staff Writer - Tom Sheeter on January 28, 2019

Joanna Gaines has become a major tastemaker thanks to Fixer Upper, a show that hit big on HGTV from 2013 to 2017. The show often featured the construction/design company she ran with her husband, Magnolia Homes. The Magnolia brand now extends to a store, lifestyle books and specialty magazines and a restaurant in Waco.

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Topics: Lifestyle Photography, Pantone Color of The Year

2019 - In Living Coral

By SuperStock Staff Writer - Tom Sheeter on January 02, 2019

Pantone Promotes “Living Coral” for 2019

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Topics: Travel Photography, Fine Art Photography, Stock Photography, Pantone Color of The Year

Getting Piggy With It

By SuperStock Staff Writer - Tom Sheeter on December 11, 2018

In February, we begin the Year of the Pig. (The Earth Pig, to be precise. There are Fire, Metal, Wood and Water Pigs too, but those details are for some other blog.)

Image Number: 4273-2849

In Chinese culture, pigs are associated with wealth and generosity. So far, so good.

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Topics: Lifestyle Photography, Stock Photography

Chiaroscuro Is Enjoying a Renaissance

By SuperStock Staff Writer - Tom Sheeter on October 29, 2018

The technique – let’s call it “Rembrandt lighting” so you don’t have to struggle with the pronunciation as you read to yourself – dates back to Renaissance paintings. In these works, a directional light falls on the subject, creating deep shadows and bold contrast. 

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Topics: Chiaroscuro Photography, Fine Art Photography

Drones of a Feather

By SuperStock Staff Writer - Tom Sheeter on September 25, 2018

Thanks to high-resolution cameras and better stabilization and navigation, drone photography has moved beyond novelty. Drones now capture sweeping vistas and real-time details of dangerous and dramatic situations, such as wildfires and volcanic eruptions. Aerial photographers have job opportunities in advertising, the military and emergency management, in addition to business services related to real estate and resource management.

Image Number: 1566-13276816

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Topics: Drone Photography

To bee or not to bee?

 

The collapse of colonies has prompted many gardeners to adopt bee-friendly landscaping. One of the easiest things you can do is choose flowers for pollinators and plants that provide habitat for nesting and mating.

Below are five options. Can you spot the choice that actually repels bees?

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Topics: Landscape Photography, Nature Photography, Botanical Photography

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