Most requested in February

Explore the Shot List, our guide to the content people will be searching for. In February, users will be looking for people-focused visuals, indoor and outdoor properties, VR escape scenes, and images focused on nighttime. 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.

 
People Focused Images

People Focused

- Shutterstock’s new digitally-signed model releases are making it more efficient to show a human side – consider capturing family, friends, or even hired models. - Portray diverse families, old and young, interacting and home and spending time together. - Capture small groups of friends hanging out at home or out in public spaces – especially if they’re practicing social distancing. - Portraiture can range from simple at-home environments to dynamic studio settings.
Property Released

Property Released

- With our new digital release for properties, you can explore your world and capture a variety of different environments. - The possibilities are endless – think residential spaces, doctors’ offices, museums, and more. Try to find indoor spaces without people present. - With so many people still stuck at home, clips of families interacting at home or working on DIY projects in the backyard are a good choice. - Aerial or drone shots of residential or commercial areas are always popular.
VR Escapes

VR Escapes

- As people spend more time in the safety of their homes, they’re looking to VR technology for an escape. Capitalize on this fast-growing trend with your work. - Popular shots may include people using VR headsets at home, alone or with friends and family. - Illustrate your interpretation of the fantasy environments these users might be experiencing. - With many gyms still in limbo, VR workout routines are an increasingly popular option.
Night-Night

Night-Night

- More customers are looking to explore the nighttime world in all of its forms, from bustling downtown streets to quiet suburban neighborhoods. - Nightlife is still alive, at backyard gatherings and rooftop parties, so consider aiming your lens at scenes of celebration. - Nighttime landscapes and natural scenes are a popular choice for illustrations. - From watching TV or reading in bed, to turning off the lights and getting some shut-eye, our users are looking at what happens after the sun goes down.
 

Need inspiration?

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

Property releases are required for any and all original artwork, such as paintings and hand-drawn illustrations.