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What is Shutterstock Custom?

Shutterstock Custom is a platform that connects brands with photographers and videographers from around the world to create original content. Brands need authentic, localized visuals that they can use across a range of platforms—that’s where you come in. Become a Contributor today and get paid for doing what you love.

How does it work?

Brands submit a Smart Brief on the Shutterstock Custom platform, including their visual guidelines and shot list. Projects vary from simple assignments to multi-day productions involving a full crew. You choose whether to accept the assignments we match you with, enjoying the creative freedom to select projects based on your interests and availability.
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Global brands that rely on Shutterstock Custom

Why custom content?

Work with world-class brands

Start working with global brands, like McDonald’s and Marriott Rewards, on simplified creative briefs.

Utilize creativity, not influence

Briefs are sent based on the talent and skills outlined in your profile—not on the ability to self-market your business.

A team behind you

We’ll support you with all aspects of content creation and logistical arrangements so you can focus on creating your best work.

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