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The Art of Light Trail Photography

The Art of Light Trail Photography

Discover how you can create evocative light trails by capturing the motion of cars or fireworks in the sky.

Photography Tips for Shooting at Different Times of the Day

Photography Tips for Shooting at Different Times of the Day

Blue hour. Golden hour. Midday. Changes in daylight require different settings and techniques behind the lens. Here’s how.

FREE Bold Color Palettes Inspired by Animal Patterns

FREE Bold Color Palettes Inspired by Animal Patterns

Take a walk on the wild side with these animal-inspired color palettes that make bold, beautiful patterns for design and marketing campaigns.

Tips for Shooting Golden Hour Photography

Tips for Shooting Golden Hour Photography

Rise and shine! Add a golden touch to your golden hour photography by utilizing these fool-proof tips and techniques. 

How to Incorporate the Emo Aesthetic Into Design

How to Incorporate the Emo Aesthetic Into Design

With the Y2K aesthetic making a major comeback, especially in design and photography, the emo subculture is also on the rise.

FREE Midsummer Florals Clip Art Bundle

FREE Midsummer Florals Clip Art Bundle

Create a stylish event invitation with this Midsummer Florals Clip Art bundle for Instagram using online app Shutterstock Create.

How to Take Unique Photos at the Pool on Your Phone

How to Take Unique Photos at the Pool on Your Phone

There’s no better place to be in this season than poolside. Here’s how to capture those special moments so your memories last beyond summer.

Boom Pole Basics

Recording Audio 101: Boom Pole Basics

In the market for a new boom pole? We’ve rounded up key considerations, techniques, and the best boom pole models for any budget.

3D Modeling Part 7: Tools and Techniques in Autodesk Maya

3D Modeling Part 7: Tools and Techniques in Autodesk Maya

Too many 3D modeling tools to utilize in Autodesk Maya? Don’t panic! Let’s learn how to leverage the most common tools at the right time.

How to Capture Cityscapes in Photography

How to Capture Cityscapes in Photography

Nighttime, daytime, aerial, or otherwise, we’re here to give you some of our best tips for photographing cityscapes.

Tips for Shooting Gritty Street Photography

Tips for Shooting Gritty Street Photography

Here’s how to capture a gritty, authentic look at everyday life that challenges aesthetic perfection behind the lens.

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Data-Backed Ways to Include Neutral Colors and Earth Tones In Your Ads

Data-Backed Ways to Include Neutral Colors and Earth Tones In Your Ads

Neutral colors and earth tones invoke warm, nature-friendly vibes. Here’s how to make the most out of these clickable colors in your ads. 

Data-Backed Ways to Include Amusement Parks and Carnivals in Your Ads

Data-Backed Ways to Include Amusement Parks and Carnivals in Your Ads

What can travel and lifestyle brands do to make their ads more clickable? AI gives us insights on how to use theme park imagery to boost campaign engagement. 

How to Create in a Cookie-less World

How to Create in a Cookie-less World

Ad targeting is going away. How can creativity still make an impact in our soon-to-be cookie-less world? Artificial intelligence has the answer.

Data-Backed Ways to Include Road Trips In Your Ads

Data-Backed Ways to Include Road Trips In Your Ads

Summer vacation has arrived! Here’s how you can create the most clickable road trip experiences in your ads, according to data. 

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Animals in Art: Why the Pervasive Subject Matter?

Animals in Art: Why the Pervasive Subject Matter?

Humans have used animals in art almost since the beginning of time. Today, live creatures are the subjects of surprising, provoking work.

How We Photograph Them: Nonbinary People

How We Photograph Them: Nonbinary People 

Photographs are how we remember who we are and how far we’ve come. For non-binary people, there’s no medium more important than photography.

A Visual History of National Parks

A Visual History of National Parks

Tour through the natural beauties of our national parks—a beloved source of recreation and a much-needed respite.

A History of Rainbows

A Colorful History of Rainbows

Whether it’s science, symbolism, or mythological significance, we explore how perceptions of rainbows have evolved for thousands of years.

The Evolution of Nail Art

The Evolution of Nail Art

Let’s take a look at the history of the manicure and some of the major trends in nail art fashions that led us here.

The Create Fund: Josée Caron Brings Attitude and Experimentation to Music

The Create Fund: Josée Caron Brings Attitude and Experimentation to Music

We sat down with musician Josée Caron to discuss experimentation, inspiration, and the sense of self that accompanies this process.

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Videos

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.

4 Color Grading Ideas to Add Summer Vibes to Your Video Footage

Tutorial: How to Give Your Video the Summer Feel

Run through some helpful tips you can use when color grading video footage to help promote the sense of warm summer days.

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