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Essential Lightroom Hacks for Quick Photo Editing

Today, you’ll learn five essential Lightroom hacks that will give you more creative control over your edits. It’s no secret that Lightroom is one of the most powerful editing softwares for photographers. That said, it can often feel intimidating to jump into editing a new photo, especially if you’re a Lightroom newbie. Lightroom is a […]

Voice of the Artist: How to Take Stunning Photos of Water

Water is a tricky beast, uncontrollable by nature. Photographer Julia Crim shares tips on how to master the art of the water photo. Water has always been part of photographer Julia Crim’s identity. Growing up on the coast of south Texas, her childhood was filled with beach days and ocean adventures. “I learned to love […]

How to Effectively Show Climate Change in 25 Images

As extreme weather continues to strike cities across the world, how can we effectively show the damage climate change is doing to our planet? For decades, polar bears and melting ice were the face of climate change. Now, however, the heat-trapping blanket that we’ve wrapped around our planet by burning fossil fuels has begun to […]

Class Is in Session: How to Create Authentic Classroom Photos

Back-to-school season is upon us (no, really). Check out these expert tips and tricks for making classroom photos that resonate. It’s not exactly hard to take an adorable shot of a fourth-grader or a sly shot of a high-schooler, but when you’re a photographer on a budget, you can’t always count on kids to deliver […]

Watch: Tips for Showing “Mature Female Friendships”

In this installment, the discussion focuses on the right (and wrong) way to show mature female friendships. Welcome to Shutterstoop, a video series in which Shutterstock’s senior director of content marketing, Jennifer Braunschweiger, has a casual conversation with a colleague from her stoop in Brooklyn, New York. In this installment, she sits down with contributor […]

Visual Language: Cybersecurity Awareness Through Imagery

Cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, climate science. They all have an image problem. Here’s why effective visuals matter. Earlier this spring, while co-hosting a breakfast series with the DC think tank New America, I joined a conversation about the pressing need for better visual representation in cybersecurity. The “hacker in a dark room” imagery that’s ordinarily featured […]

How We Show It: Single Parenting

Struggling. Exhausted. Alone. The representation of single parents is full of stereotypes. Here’s how to change that. When I was twenty weeks pregnant, I decided to make a vision board. It was New Year’s, and I was single and back in the United States after more than a year traveling abroad. My life looked drastically […]

It Gets Better Collaboration: The Importance of LGBTQ+ Representation

Shutterstock has partnered with It Gets Better to challenge LGBTQ+ visual stereotypes and push for better representation of the LGBTQ+ community. What follows is one woman’s essay on why that matters. Image via Eugenio Marongiu. The volume was turned down low. So low, in fact, that the television might have well been on mute. I […]

How to Create Blurry Sports Photos to Show Speed

The methodology behind capturing the essence of speed in sports photos is relatively easy. Let’s take a look. If we think about motion blur in photography, especially when the photograph is of a person, we often associate the photographic aspect as a detriment to the photograph. When photographing people, we want their features to be […]

Community Conversations: What Makes a Photo Not Boring?

With thousands of photos uploaded everyday, how do we keep our images fresh and interesting? How do we make sure they’re not boring? Ever wonder how some photographers swear by stock photography, but you can’t seem to figure out how to make money off of it? Well, a lot of elements are involved. Recently, we […]