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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 […]

Vlogging Strategies: How to up Your Content Game

With video content surging, let’s see how you can kickstart your vlogging game with these simple—but essential—strategies. Video content is on a surge. As TikTok makes a play to become more like YouTube, Instagram is moving in on TikTok’s turf. Never has there been a better time to think about how to incorporate vlogging into […]

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 […]

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 […]

How to Make a Professional YouTube Video Introduction

Learn about different styles of YouTube intros and how you can create the right one for your YouTube channel! When you think of a professional YouTube channel, you probably think of sleek editing, amazing motion graphics, and, of course, a stellar intro. However, before you jump into crafting your video intro, you should research whether […]

How to Create Stunning Natural Compositions in Unreal Engine

Let’s explore the most important steps for planning a 3D environment, what makes a good composition, and how to think like a photographer. Unreal Engine has become popular in the video game industry, as well as in other fields such architecture, filmmaking, interactive visualization for product design, and much more. In this first article of […]

How We Search It: Black Hair

To truly represent Black hair, creators must showcase more than sleek, straight styles. Image by Victoria Chudinova. I’ve had many hairstyles in my twenty-something years: As a kid, I got my hair professionally straightened every month. As a teen, I turned to extensions. In college, I went with box braids. Each look was different—and each […]

How to Take Extraordinary Portraits of People Who Aren’t Models

Try these tips and set yourself up to capture extraordinary portraits of people who aren’t professional models. Photographing people who aren’t used to being in front of the camera can bring up various challenges. This happens when you’re photographing a friend, capturing family portraits, or shooting a wedding or event. The most authentic portraits happen in […]