What's the difference between Rights Managed and Royalty Free images?

Art Buying Co-ordinator at emc design. Photo taken by Lina and Tom - Wedding & Event Photography Whether or not you’re interested in rights and licensing of images, if you’re at all involved in photo research, selection and use, it’s important to know some key facts about the process. Educational and ELT books [...]

Using stock images in ELT materials design – making the most of your picture research

Last week we discussed stock images in ELT materials design, including the benefits and limitations of their use. We briefly touched on what picture researchers need to do to find the right images, and in this post we’ll dig a bit deeper and explore how we approach picture research here at emc. The deal with [...]

How to add creative value without extra cost

We're always drawing odd bits and pieces to embellish realia (real life examples in educational publishing). This adds value to the page without our client needing to purchase images. It's also part of our design service at emc! We keep a pool of commonly used textures and even flags. This means that we're not drawing [...]