Most Requested in May

To help you know which subjects to focus on, we’ve made a list of high-demand content for May. Recognizing the importance of social distancing amidst the COVID-19 outbreak, this special edition focuses on visuals that can be created indoors. Customers will be looking for images of unique home decor, working from home, family and friends, and celebrating our inner food lover. For the best results, your content should include individuals of diverse ethnicities, genders, ages, abilities, and body types. Content with recognizable faces must include model releases as well as property releases for recognizable locations.


No place like home

- Customers will be searching for images of rooms that stand out from the norm, or are uniquely customized. - Visuals of cozy living spaces (think lots of candles and throw pillows) and inviting kitchens will be especially popular. - Customers will seek images showcasing those unique touches that make a house a home. Shine the spotlight on your favorite plants, candle holders, teapots, furniture, etc. - Make sure images with copyrighted objects or architecture, including books and artwork, are submitted with property releases.

Working remotely

- Now more than ever, the workforce is working remotely, and customers will search for visuals depicting it. - Capture home objects like laptops, coffee mugs, plants, and other aspects of the home office. - Balance is important when working from home, and visuals of that balance— working among children or playing with pets—will be popular. - Working remotely can present challenges as well as opportunities. Images or illustrations highlighting a range of experiences are relatable and will be in demand.

Time with loved ones

- Customers will seek out images of people coming together in upcoming projects. Plus, it can be fun to take photos of friends and family. - Portraits of families at home enjoying simple moments—like playing games, watching television, or reading a book—will be searched for. - Images of people coming together to cook and clean will be popular with customers. - Photos of pets around the house will also be a popular topic.

Our inner food lover

- Cooking your meals? Aim for something photogenic, capture it, then dig in. - Food photography will be popular, especially trendy dishes like vegan meals, avocado smash, etc. - Loading up on non-perishable food items has become essential. Images of non-labeled, non-perishable items like canned goods or pasta will resonate with customers. - More time at home means more time in the kitchen—get creative with both your cuisine and your photos.

Need inspiration?

Get more ideas for what to focus on by looking back at our Shot List archive.

Please keep in mind property and model releases are needed for anything or anyone recognizable.