Most requested in August

Explore the Shot List, your guide to shooting content that sells. In August, shots of road trips and first days of school will be in demand, as will photos with shades of orange and scenes from the doctor’s office.

Here’s a tip to stand out: include a mix of diverse ethnicities, genders, ages, abilities, and body types, as well as LGBTQ+ and non-binary people. Content with recognizable faces must also include model releases, as well as property releases for recognizable locations.

IMPORTANT: Please ensure no car logos, clothing logos, or other branding is visible.

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Back to School!

- Around the world, colleges, schools, and academies are opening again. It’s time for fresh images and footage to showcase this exciting experience.
- School starts with crayons and extends through campus life. Show students ages 5-21 in educational environments and social situations.
- Where’s the student union? Let’s see college students moving into dorm rooms and exploring campuses.
- Class is in session—especially when we see teachers leading lectures and demonstrations, or guiding students one-on-one.
- Supplies are in demand, so retailers will be looking for images of students and parents shopping for school supplies.
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Road Trip!

- Let’s hit the road! Users will be looking for images, videos, and vectors of people in their car, traveling, embarking on a road trip.
- It’s all about cargo capacity. Let’s see families packing their vehicles with supplies, bags, beach chairs–and don’t forget the dog!
- Buckle up for safety and show parents strapping kids into car seats or fueling up with drinks and road-trip snacks.
- Drive time is dialog time. Show couples or friends chatting in the front seat as they cruise the highways and byways.
- We’re here! Celebrate the joy of arrival with bags being unpacked at the destination.
- Scenes of people admiring an ocean view or any other beautiful landscape are always a winner. Now we can relax…
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Shades of Orange

- Orange is a trending color with a lot of staying power, and its warmth and positive energy can translate to a wide range of situations.
- On the runway, or out and about, show off fashion models wearing orange clothes, shoes, or accessories. Please ensure no brand names are visible.
- Orange palettes are so appealing, especially in abstract, floral, paisley, or patterns.
- Those Vitamin C vibes. Capture still life shots of objects or clips of people against orange backgrounds.
- Grab a camera and a brush. Families painting with orange on canvases, paper, walls—or themselves—is a scene designers will love.
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We Need a Doctor, Fast

- Fresh healthcare content is always a healthy source of revenue for contributors, including images, videos, and vectors.
- Show people of all ages interacting with doctors and other healthcare professionals.
- Patience, patients. Shoot scenes of individuals and families filling out paper forms or using digital tablets in waiting rooms.
- Patients showing a variety of emotions from happiness to uncertainty to neutral expressions is another mainstay.
- Visiting hours is a wonderful time to see happy family members dropping in on relatives after surgery, holding newborns, bringing flowers and balloons, etc.
- This is a test. Show patients undergoing MRIs, CAT scans or other tests.
* For recognizable interiors and exteriors of private properties, please include a property release.

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.