Monday, September 26, 2016

Some Thoughts On Real Estate Investment

what time is the right time?

Investment in real estate will not always yield good returns. Real estate market always fluctuates. With every policy decisions, real estate prices witnesses huge fluctuations. As one of the main pillar of the economy of a country, it functions as an indicator how strong the economy is. 

As in the every other market, real estate market also function on the basic principle, that is, the demand vs supply decides the price. Rumours also causes the price sky rocket.  

The rise and fall of economy is closely tied with the housing prices. Remember the housing bubble some years back. What happened was banks were lending too much money and people started investing in the real estate thinking that it will never come down. Housing prices were testing the new limits and then? What happened?  Soon the bubble broke and prices came down sharply. Many people were homeless. Banks who were once lending without asking too many questions has made themselves in a very bad situation. They became desperate in auctioning the houses at their disposal adding to this fall in housing prices. 

Inkscape A Great Companion For Graphic Design

Image created in Inkscape vector software
Inkscape is a great opensource software that can be used to produce some amazing graphics illustration. It's ideal for you if you don't have money to buy expensive graphics software. For quite a few years I have been experimenting with Inkscape learning new techniques on how to create vector images nicely.

What is Vector ?

Ordinary image types tends to loose resolution when they are resized to a higher size. This makes them unusable in certain situation where a large scaling is required. Unlike images that are of the type jpeg,png, vector images retains their resolution whatever the size you resize them. That's the basic characteristic of a vector image which makes it very useful in the print and digital media. Inkscape has some great features through which you can create stunning vector images. All you should know is the basic understanding of how vector images can be manipulated using various tools available in the software.

Recently I started submitting my illustrations to shutterstock. For vector submissions, we are required to upload both a jpg file and an eps file. Jpg file conversion is not available in the Inkscape. What I am doing now is first export the image to png format and using mspaint I open the .png file and save it in jpg format. It is very easy. Vector files are stored in Inkscape using svg format. But to upload to shutterstock I need to upload both .jpg and .eps files a the same time. I needed to convert the .svg format to .eps format. It is also very simple. Simply save the svg file as .eps format. So far my experience is great with the Inkscape and would like to learn more. You can review my shutterstock image set here.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

A Logical Perspective and a New Perspective to understand what Life is all about.


Thinking Logically

A Scientist has a different thought stream, relates everything that's around him or her with the science.  Logical thinking is what they call it. Logical thinking leads to discovering new theories explore the unexplored to find more about life and its surroundings.  To define science it is an effort in explaining the nature and the rules governing it by way of observation and experiments.

A New Perspective? 

In the logical perspective the question that's still not surely answered by science is that how come these rules came into existence without somebody intelligently defined them and implemented? That's a million dollar question science is trying to Decode. Yes, the word decode means something that's already been encoded. Modern science is able to decode DNA to some extent. DNA is decoded to read the numerous instructions that is meticulously PROGRAMMED into it. Who encoded these instructions so that we can decode them now. Think about it and you will find an answer if you think logically.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Success With Shutterstock for Photographers and Graphic Designers

Is it not a good idea to earn on what you enjoy most? Many talented photographers and illustrators have found it very remunerative uploading their images to Shutterstock sit back and enjoy good money in their pockets.

Shuterstock [affiliate link] is a great place where you can earn money out by licensing out your stock photography or design elements. It's also a great place to showcase your talent, especially with its Catalogue manager you can organise your work in categories to make it more searchable for your customers. Signup and get people discover your files and get paid every time your images are downloaded. Once you signup with the site, it's time to upload your images. Some good photographers and Illustrators earn good stream of income through this micrstock site.

Becoming A Contributer

Shutterstock has changed its policy that previously required to have at least 10 approved images to become a contributor.  Now just with one image you can become a contributor. Submit one your best photograph or illustration and wait for a few minutes and check your email. If your image is approved, you will get a reply from them to that effect. If not approved, the reply will have the reason why it is not approved and you should start working on that. If you are talented, you'll get approved in the first submission itself. If you are getting a rejection mail, don't worry, after a few submission attempts most people becomes a successful contributor.

Wishing you all the best photographers and illustrators. Don't wait just signup [affiliate link] and start earning on your talent.

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