With Spring blooming and Mother’s Day on the way, this week we’re turning our focus on contributors who make us think of family, fun, and fresh air. B. and E. Dudzinscy take some of the most fabulous food photos we’ve seen in a while, and Nenilkime‘s verdant vector art has us heading straight for the garden.
Check out a sample of both artists’ work below, along with notes on why we chose them from Shutterstock Curator Liz Lapp, then click through to view their full portfolios and start Following them yourself.
B. and E. Dudzinscy
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This Sunday is Cinco de Mayo, a celebration of Mexican heritage that provides the perfect excuse for indulging in some delicious South-of-the-Border style food and drinks. (Especially with it falling on a weekend this year!) If you want to avoid the crowds at your favorite local Mexican spot, why not whip up some spicy delights on your own? This special Cinco de Mayo edition of our Designer Drinks series has everything you need, including our classic Comic Sangria and our not-so-secret recipe for the tastiest guac outside of Puebla.
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If there’s one thing you’re guaranteed to find in your social-media feeds, it’s photos of food. Sushi, ice-cream cones, a half-eaten hot dog from a street vendor — you name it, it’s likely to make an appearance on your screen. And if you’re one of those who can’t resist the urge to snap your latest culinary finds, we’ve got some tips for you on making your images as mouthwatering as possible.
Sushi image by HLPhoto
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Ruth Black’s love affair with photography began as a kid, taking snaps of her family for the cherished family photo albums. It wasn’t until 2008, after having left her job at a bank and while raising her two children, that she became a Shutterstock contributor. Eventually she turned photography, her hobby and self-proclaimed obsession, into a career she loves. What’s more, she also combined photography with another passion: baking. Focusing her lens on delicious baked treats, Black has become a star photographer of the ever-popular cupcake.
Black’s sophisticated and shabby-chic photographs of cupcakes are visually appealing and pair well with messages about life’s joys, such as birthdays, holidays, and love. Black pays attention to details, employing beautiful crockery and table props. To capture her engaging shots, Black did away with her compact camera and now shoots with a Canon 7D, fitted with a Canon 100mm macro lens. Her technical skills and talent set her work apart, creating delectable and usable imagery for designers.
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This lovely photo of a barley field by Shutterstock contributor Katharina Wittfeld is our free Shutterstock photo of the week. Log in to Shutterstock and download it for free until Monday, June 14.
This smoothly shaded vector illustration of an apple by Shutterstock contributor Involved Channel is our free vector of the week. Log in to Shutterstock and download it for free until Monday, April 12, 2010.
This close-up photograph of sweet, succulent raspberries by Valentyn Volkov is our free photo of the week. Log in to Shutterstock and download it for free until Monday, April 12.
Need some refreshment? This photo of a sweet, fresh slice of watermelon, submitted by Danylchenko Iaroslav, is our free photo of the week. Log in to Shutterstock and download it for free until Monday, March 15, 2010.