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Techniques to Add Vintage Styles to Your Photography

Learn how to create vintage-style photos using techniques like film grain, film templates, and post-production methods. Jazz it up! There’s a certain feeling that vintage photos evoke—a sense of nostalgia and romanticism that transports a viewer back in time, adding charm to an image. In stock photography marketplaces like Shutterstock, customers search for vintage-inspired stock […]

A Photographer’s Pursuit of Adventure and Self-Discovery on a Bike

Offset photographer Nicolás Marino shares his bicycle journey around the world and the unique perspective of shooting on two wheels. Nicolás Marino is many things. He’s a photographer, an architect, a 3D artist, and an avid storyteller. However, beneath the many hats he wears, Marino says he is, first and foremost, a traveler. But, not […]

Design Through the Decades: From the 1960s to Today

In the second of our two-part series, discover the key moments that rocked the design world from 1960 to the present day. We pick up the story at the end of the 1950s, when the Mid-Century Modern movement was bringing stylish and functional furniture, products, and branding into everyday homes. Nonetheless, change was in the […]

8 Tips for Getting a Successful Start in Stock Illustration

From finding your style to connecting with buyers and everything in-between, check out pro tips for starting a career in stock illustration. While trends come and go, there’s always room for inspired designs and expressive artwork. Take these insights on everything from maintaining your creativity to growing your business acumen from pro illustrators who make […]

5 Hidden DaVinci Resolve Editing Tips and Techniques

Looking to expand your DaVinci Resolve editing skills? Take a look at these five not-so-obvious tips to add to your arsenal of skills. Okay, so, these features aren’t hidden by definition. They’re not hacks or something that works under the system. They are just tips and techniques that I think often go amiss by new […]

Sleek and Professional: FREE Minimalistic PowerPoint Templates

Create a professional-looking presentation with the help of these FREE customizable Minimalistic PowerPoint Templates. You have a fresh idea in your mind. You want to elaborate it to your team. What’s the most efficient way to do that? The answer is . . . with a presentation. To create an awesome presentation that engages with […]

Design Through the Decades: From the 1900s to the 1950s

Take a look at design through the decades from the 1900s up to the present-day in the first of this two-part series. Design is an omnipresent and ever-changing marker of time and taste. The 20th and 21st centuries have been formative and fascinating eras for the design industry, with graphic design becoming professionalized and industrial […]

16 Illustration Subjects that Successfully Sell on Shutterstock

Moving into 2021, we asked more than twenty talented artists to discuss their favorite best-selling subjects to illustrate. Commercial illustration, as we know it today, dates back to the 18th century, when the English wood-engraver Thomas Bewick created a studio for the printing of illustrations featured in educational materials, art books, newspapers, and more. By […]

Clever Valentine Images Made from Everyday Items

This Valentine’s Day, think about creating unique hearts using everything and anything around you. No candy or flowers necessary. Oxalis Acetosella, commonly known as the Wood-Sorrel. Image via Marian Uradnik. Bleeding Hearts flowers. Image via Joy Brown. It’s likely that humans first noticed what we now call a heart shape in nature. Then, over time, […]

The 10 Best YouTube Channels for Photographers in 2021

From street photography to travel narratives, here are some of the best photography channels on YouTube right now. 2020 was a weird one, there’s no denying this. However, one thing that I noticed was an influx of YouTube channels taking off. With creators stuck inside, out of work, or sitting at home on YouTube all […]