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Clever Techniques to Highlight Your Materials Through Contrast

From manmade to natural, textured to smooth, explore the dynamics of photographing contrasts in materials. A clever technique of many photo professionals is to place a featured object (the hero product), against an object that fundamentally contrasts it. There are many ways to think about this. Hard can be a great contrast to soft, manmade […]

February Fresh: New Content We Love

Here are the top inspirational images in Shutterstock’s collection. Explore new content and beautiful photographs in our February roundup. Our team searches through newly uploaded stock content daily. This roundup showcases new content that we love, uploaded the previous month. We couldn’t be more excited to share this month’s February Fresh, featuring the new work […]

How We Show It: Bodies

Thin. White. Blemish-free. The representation of body image in society is an air-brushed fantasy. Let’s take a healthy look at reality. Image via Jacob Lund. As a teenager, I was obsessed with models. It was the 1990s, so supermodels like Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford, and Linda Evangelista were having their moment and I […]

8 Essential Tools of the Trade for Your Prop Styling Kit

From T-pins to removable wall hooks, here’s your secret guide to the indispensable tools that’ll make your prop styling look pro. Every seasoned prop stylist will tell you they have gained ability and resourcefulness over time. They might also tell you there’s an often-overlooked skill they simply can’t do without—knowing which tools to use and […]

From Raves to Ray Gun: A Walk Through 90s Design Culture

As the 90s influence grows in today’s design trends, let’s take a look back at the decade that gave us raves, Ray Gun, grunge, and an alarming quantity of novelty fonts. With tie-dye set to be an influential trend in design for the year ahead, the Cali-cool aesthetic of the 1990s is back in vogue […]

Photographer Lynsey Weatherspoon on Queerness, Blackness, and Safety

Lynsey Weatherspoon opens up about finding safety in a creative community and forging a path forward in the photography industry. In 1970, the United States celebrated the first-ever Black History Month. It’s meant to both celebrate the culture and contributions of African-Americans and remind people of the massive amount of work that still needs accomplishing. […]

Envisioning a Better Tomorrow: The History of Art Activism

Explore the history of art activism and why it’s important that brands consider their approach to activism through art. Art has power. Impactful art has the power to do more than just grab the audience’s attention. It can send global messages of statement and solidarity, resonating with people around the world. The intersection of art […]

iPad Air 4 with LumaFusion: The Ultimate Budget-Friendly Editing Machine

Uncover why the iPad Air 4 is the right combination of price and performance, making it a solid prosumer mobile video editing workstation. Announced and released in the Fall of 2020, the iPad Air 4th Gen debuted with Apple’s most powerful mobile processor, dwarfing the latest iPad Pro models in some benchmarks. Using Apple’s latest A14 Bionic chip, […]

20 Creative Shutterstock and Offset Illustrators to Follow in 2021

Searching for new creative inspiration? Here you’ll find twenty unique and innovative illustrators that you need to follow in 2021. Shutterstock and Offset are bursting with creative talent waiting to be discovered. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of some of the top illustrators we think you should know (and follow) in 2021. Whether you’re […]

Should You Use Camera Audio Recording or a Field Recorder?

Explore the differences between in-camera audio recording and external field recorders to determine which is right for your video needs. If you’ve recently jumped into content creation and are taking notes from other creators, you may sometimes see creators feeding a microphone straight into their camera. Meanwhile, other creators are feeding the microphone into a […]