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Voice of the Artist: How to Have a Second Act as a Photographer

How April Burns tackled her dream career as a photographer, and how you can too. When April Burns’ oldest son was two, she hired a photographer to take professional family photos. “They turned out amazing,” she says. She was so impressed with the results that, long after her own photos were delivered, she found herself […]

Cal’s Corner: COVID Dreams

Extraordinary images hand-selected by Shutterstock’s own Cal Roberts. As a Content Strategist at Shutterstock, I imagine that over the years I’ve looked at somewhere on the order of a few million clips, images, and vectors created by our artists. Given that volume, one might think I’d have grown jaded to exploring Shutterstock’s collections. Surprisingly enough, […]

Voice of the Artist: 5 Expert Tips for Making the Perfect Dog Portrait

Greg Murray discusses his journey into full-time photography and shares his tips on how to capture your own silly, sweet, or even dignified dog portraits. Ask Greg Murray to choose a couple of standout portraits from his Offset page, and he’ll need some time to think about it. He photographs mostly dogs (and the occasional […]

Voice of the Artist: Talking Creativity with Illustrator Helena Perez Garcia

Helena Perez Garcia speaks with Shutterstock about how her childhood love of drawing led to her vibrant, whimsical illustrations. When did Helena Perez Garcia know she wanted to be an artist? That’s not an easy question for the Madrid-based illustrator to answer. “Artist is a very big word,” she says. It’s not that she doesn’t […]

Voice of the Artist: Maskot Studios

How does a photographer capture the perfect image? Where does an illustrator find inspiration? For our series “Voice of the Artist,” we asked Shutterstock creators to give us an inside look at their process. You might assume that the more renowned a photographer is, the better they will be at capturing quality stock images. But, […]

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 […]

Van Life in Australia with Photographer Charlie Blacker

Explore what living the van life trend is like with Australian photographer Charlie Blacker in the latest video from Shutterstock Presents. Van life has its appeal, especially for photographers who specialize in travel and landscape. What better way to experience the beauty of our planet than living a life on the road. The van life […]

What’s in My Bag: A Pro Travel Photographer’s Go-To Camera Equipment

Professional travel photographer Jordan Dyck shares what’s in her camera bag, and why this equipment works for her travel photography. As a travel and tourism photographer, my job is to photograph people, spaces, and places—finding connections between experiences and unique destinations. What’s in my camera bag is constantly changing depending on what I’m shooting, and […]

11 Pro Offset Contributors Share Their 2021 Creative Goals

We asked eleven pro photographers and illustrators what their goals were for 2021. Here’s what they had to say. Last year was a remarkable year for the world, and one I’m certain we’ll never forget. As we plan what goals we want to accomplish in 2021, we wanted to check in with our Offset network […]

A Retrospective of LGBTQ+ Filmmaker and Activist Lilli Vincenz’s Work

Experience history through the lens of Lilli Vincenz and discover her visual stories of pioneering pickets and the first Pride march for LGBTQ equality. This article has been approved by Prism, a Shutterstock ERG (Employee Resource Group) committed to creating a supportive, diverse, and inclusive company culture for LGBTQ+ people globally. “This is the exact […]