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The 5 Best Free Audio Editing Programs

The 5 Best Free Audio Editing Programs

Create professional podcasts, interviews, and narration for your next endeavor using these FREE audio editing programs.

FREE School-Themed Clip Art Bundle

FREE School-Themed Clip Art Bundle

Use this FREE school-themed clip art bundle to create characterful designs for social media posts, web banners, flyers, or posters.

How to Take Architectural Photos Without Being Boring

How to Take Architectural Photos Without Being Boring

You don’t have to be an architect to take good architectural photos. Here’s how to photograph seven different types of architecture.

The Art of Choosing Documentary Music

The Art of Choosing Documentary Music

Choosing music for any project is a make or break transaction. Lets turn to independent documentary filmmaker Dan Perez for some tips.

Free Swatch Download: 25 Retro Color Palettes

Free Swatch Download: 25 Retro Color Palettes

Vintage styles and color palettes are back (again). Transform the look and feel of your designs with these 25 free retro color combinations.

How to Evoke Emotion in Your Photography

How to Evoke Emotion in Your Photography

Make your audience experience emotion from your photos by harnessing these tips for enhancing sentiments within the frame. 

Content Calendars: Free Tools to Save Time

Content Calendars: Free Tools to Save Time

Content calendars are arguably the most efficient way to get…

A Photographer’s Guide to Taking and Editing Headshots

A Photographer’s Guide to Taking and Editing Headshots

Try these tips to help you become a strong headshot photographer, plus find a quick tutorial on easily editing them in Shutterstock Create.

Too Many Design Tools, So Little Time

Too Many Design Tools, So Little Time

Solopreneurs know how overwhelming the DIY approach can be. Here’s what you need to know about choosing online design tools to build an amazing DIY brand.

Monetize Your Creative Hobby by Setting Up Online Classes

Monetize Your Creative Hobby by Setting Up Online Classes

Want to reach potential students, build lesson plans, and promote your courses? Here’s how to set up your own online creative classes.

Creating Captivating Cover Art as a Self-Published Author

Creating Captivating Cover Art as a Self-Published Author

Book covers can capture a reader’s attention, but how can you make sure yours stands out? Two authors share their best tips.

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How to Utilize Your Creative Advisory Board

How to Utilize Your Creative Advisory Board

Tapping into the expertise of your Creative Advisory Board can help your business tell a cohesive, unique story in the market.

NFTs Bring Brands and Consumers Closer Together

NFTs Bring Brands and Consumers Closer Together

Consumer brands are diving into the Web3 world in multiple ways, empowering consumers to take a more active role in shaping their business.

Trends in AI: Healthcare and Pharmaceutical Industry Trends

Trends in AI: Healthcare and Pharmaceutical Industry Trends

The healthcare industry seems to always be growing. Here’s how to make the most of your healthcare ads, according to data.

5 Most Common Misconceptions About Influencer Marketing

5 Most Common Misconceptions About Influencer Marketing

Social media superstars can help your marketing take flight. In this myth buster, learn how to effectively engage them in your campaigns.

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A Look at Popular Christmas Traditions Around the World

A Look at Popular Christmas Traditions Around the World

Looking to start a new Christmas tradition? Learn about some of the classic—and unusual—holiday celebrations from around the world.

#Barbiecore Challenges Notions of Female Empowerment

#Barbiecore Challenges Notions of Female Empowerment

Learn more on how this hot pink trend can be a reclamation of women’s rights, while subverting demonizations of the hyperfemme.

The Create Fund: Mario Enrique Velasque Guerra's Portraits of Guatemala

The Create Fund: Mario Enrique Velàsque Guerra’s Portraits of Guatemala

Mario Enrique Velasque Guerra captures the beauty and personality of Guatemala in his photography. Here are his thoughts on how Shutterstock’s Create Fund helps him accomplish that.

The History of Music Festivals

The History of Music Festivals

Music festivals attract thousands of fans and draw millions in revenue. Here’s a look at some of the most celebrated fêtes around the world.

A Royal Off Duty: Queen Elizabeth II's Hobbies in Photographs

A Royal Off Duty: Queen Elizabeth II’s Hobbies in Photographs

When the monarch isn’t meeting heads of state, she keeps busy with horses, dogs, and gardening. Here’s a look at some of the Queen’s favorite activities. 

The History of Amusement Parks, Told in Pictures

The History of Amusement Parks, Told in Pictures

Amusement parks inspire magical memories and offer adrenaline-pumping rides. Their evolution is a sight to behold, and we know what that looks like thanks to historical photography.

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Choosing the Right Lens for Filming an Interview

Shooting an interview is commonplace for all types of filmmakers. In this tutorial, we run through what focal lengths work the best for any setup.

How to Edit Ambisonic Sound Effects

Learn to edit 360° ambisonic sound effects using the free SoundField plugin by RØDE in this straightforward video tutorial.

Utilizing Cost-Effective Negative Fill for Cinematic Images

Negative fill is a simple solution to creating contrast in your images—and it doesn’t have to be expensive. Let’s take a look!

How to Seamlessly Blend Archival Footage into Your Next Project

Add historical relevance to your next documentary project by learning how to resize, transcode, and manipulate archival footage.

Video Tutorial: Adding Texture, Depth, and Warmth to Your Footage Using Cinematic Sun Stars

Video Tutorial: Adding Texture, Depth, and Warmth to Your Footage Using Cinematic Sun Stars

Learn how to get sun stars, sun streaks, or starbursts while filming towards direct sunlight using this video tutorial.