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Voice of the Artist: Kevin Truong's Secret to Taking Remarkable Portraits

The Create Fund: Kevin Truong’s Secret to Taking Remarkable Portraits

Kevin Truong spent his career traveling the world capturing intimate,…

Using the Beauty of Reflections in Photography

Using the Beauty of Reflections in Photography

Open up a whole new world in your photography with these creative tips for working with reflective surfaces.

Discussion: What Are the Best Film Stocks for Photography?

Discussion: What Are the Best Film Stocks for Photography?

Learn all about film stock as professional photographers discuss their favorite film and how to use it, with photo examples of each.

How to Reach Them: Much Sought-After Wedding Guests

How to Reach Them: Much Sought-After Wedding Guests

Tons of content caters to the bride and groom . . . but what about wedding guests? Here’s how to communicate with guests before the big day.

How to Capture the Culture and Chaos of Summer Music Festivals

How to Capture the Culture and Chaos of Summer Music Festivals

After a long hiatus, festival season is officially back in action! Here’s how to capture the energy of music festivals as a photographer.

How to Document Your Summer Vacation Through Photography

How to Document Your Summer Vacation Through Photography

No matter where you’re headed, here’s how you can sharpen your creative eye to capture perfect wanderlust-inspired photos.

6 Tips for Mastering Silhouette Photography

6 Tips for Mastering Silhouette Photography

Harness the impact and drama of silhouette photography for your portfolio with these straightforward and creative techniques.

Why and How You Should Capture Faceless Portraits

Why and How You Should Capture Faceless Portraits

Get ready to level up your creative possibilities. Faceless portrait photography encapsulates captivating details and striking compositions. 

5 FREE Inspirational Summer Mood Boards

5 FREE Inspirational Summer Mood Boards

Make summer fun with free downloadable mood board templates. Customize and create inspirational imagery for design projects or social media.

3 Must-Have Design Projects to Include in Your Portfolio

3 Must-Have Design Projects to Include in Your Portfolio

Put your best foot forward with potential clients with these three essential projects perfect for sharing your talent.

Tips to Perfect Your Beach Photography

Tips to Perfect Your Beach Photography

Beach photography requires certain tactics to ensure your photos turn out right. Here are some pointers to level up your beach photography. 

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Data-Backed Ways to Include Vintage Photography in Your Ads

Data-Backed Ways to Include Vintage Photography in Your Ads

In this piece, AI examines hundreds of vintage photo elements to tell us which blasts from the past are most clickable. 

How to Use the Y2K Aesthetic to Appeal to Generation Z

How to Use the Y2K Aesthetic to Appeal to Generation Z

Y2K aesthetics and culture have made a comeback with Generation Z. Here’s how to incorporate a fresh take on retro-cool into your marketing.

This Year's 10 Hottest Wedding Trends to Include in Your Photos

This Year’s 10 Hottest Wedding Trends to Include in Your Photos

2022 is the biggest year for weddings in decades. Here’s how brands can take advantage of the wedding industry’s hottest trends in their ads.

Trends in AI: Healthcare and Medical Industry Trends

Trends in AI: Healthcare and Medical Industry Trends

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

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How to Use Data to Create the Perfect Cookout

How to Use Data to Create the Perfect Cookout

Including summer BBQ pics in your next ad campaign? Here’s everything you need to know to build the most clickable cookout menu.

A Meander Through the Long History of the Greek Key Pattern

A Meander Through the Long History of the Greek Key Pattern

The Greek Key Pattern has been around for centuries—and has yet to go out of style. Let’s discuss why, shall we?

Get to Know Cottagecore, the Extremely Precious Lifestyle and Aesthetic

Get to Know Cottagecore, the Extremely Precious Lifestyle and Aesthetic

Fresh flowers, hand-embroidered dresses, and less screen time. Here’s what you need to know about cottagecore and how to spot it in the wild.

How to Have Fun at Work

How to Have Fun at Work

Making work fun is tricky. And can sometimes elicit the opposite response. Here’s some suggestions on how to make work fun.

What AI Tells Us About Modern Fatherhood

What AI Tells Us About Modern Fatherhood

The roles of fathers are ever-changing. Here’s how data says they’re represented in advertising creative today.

The History of Prom in Pictures

The History of Prom in Pictures

Prom is unabashedly American. Here’s a look at its history, as told by photos in Shutterstock’s Editorial Collection.

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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.

How to Take Studio Photos Anywhere

How to Take Studio Photos Anywhere

We don’t all have access to studio space, and may not have the budget to rent one. Here’s how to achieve studio shots pretty much anywhere.

Use the YouTube Chapters Feature to Keep Engagement

Use the YouTube Chapters Feature to Keep Engagement

Losing audience interest with longer videos on YouTube? Look to utilize the “chapters” feature to keep your viewers engaged.

3 Videos Fundamental to Motion Graphic Design

3 Video Tutorials Fundamental to Motion Graphic Design

Don’t let your animation suffer by being poorly designed. Here are three videos to help elevate your next After Effects composition.

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