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Green Nature Free Stock Images

I recently created these three green nature textures and they are for sale at Shutterstock, iStockphoto, and Texturevault.  However, I love to share my work for free sometimes.  It just makes me pretty darn happy to know that pieces of me are popping up elsewhere and being put to good use.

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Stock Photography Software

So I just started delving into some stock photography software that should make selling photographs online a little bit easier.  One of the reasons I actually stopped uploading to some of the less profitable microstock sites is the large amount of time involved in uploading and keywording.  It stopped making sense to me to spend hours per week for a return of only a few dollars.

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Free RAW Editing Software

Not everyone can afford to pay for RAW editing software such as Photoshop or Lightroom.  So, I have compiled a list of free RAW editing software for the photographer on a budget.  I can’t personally vouch for any of these programs as I use Photoshop and Lightroom for all of my RAW conversion.

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Free Paper Textures

We finally got our scanner working, and I spent most of the day making high res scans of some decorative paper I’ve had for awhile. Most of this paper was hand-made in India.  I’m finding these images to be truly awesome textures or backgrounds.

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Napa Valley Photos – Free High Resolution Downloads

Since I live in the Napa Valley, I often take photos of vineyards and other scenery from the area.  Most of these are actually for sale at premium stock sites such as iStockphoto and Shutterstock, which are the only places that I offer the high resolution versions.  I also don’t permit the smaller free versions of these same images to be used for commercial purposes.  The free versions of all of my stock photos are offered under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial license.  In other words, you can use these images in a non-commercial way and I require attribution to photoluminary.com.

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Download Photomatix – Free Trial

If you decide to purchase a license for any Photomatix product, you will get an automatic 15% discount by entering the coupon code photoluminary on the order form at HDRsoft.com. Read More

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Free Textured Backgrounds

There are a a great many sources of free textured backgrounds Online.  While these days I generally make my own, in the past and sometimes still today, I go on a hunt for the perfect texture or background to use in my art and design.  I’ve also collected textured backgrounds and modified them to suit my project.

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