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Rio 2016: These photos show why gymnasts are so amazing

As the world watches, Getty Images photographers are busy covering every sport at the Olympics. And gymnastics is one of the most beautiful. “Gymnastics is very fast and intense,” Getty Images photographer David Ramos said. “With photography we have a unique ability to freeze time. I was not able to see how gymnast Jiaxin Tan […]

How intense is Olympic Table Tennis? Look at these photos

Table tennis is a very fast-paced sport that is played in a confined space, and we are constantly looking for an artistic view of the action and reaction. Embed from Getty Images Embed from Getty Images Embed from Getty Images Embed from Getty Images Embed from Getty Images Embed from Getty Images Embed from Getty […]

Rio 2016: The story behind these futuristic fencing photos

Preparation and research are the first things you do before stepping foot inside a venue. Depending on your shooting position, you’ll cover off the basic action first. Then you’ll get a chance to be creative and come up with different, more artistic pictures. Embed from Getty Images   Embed from Getty Images   The bright […]

The story behind this Opening Ceremony image, shot from Rio’s favelas

The Rio 2016 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony was held at Rio’s legendary Maracana Stadium, built for the 1950 World Cup. One of Rio’s oldest ‘favelas,’ or informal communities, Mangueira stands on a hillside above the stadium. In Rio the striking gaps between rich and poor are often clearly visible, with ‘favela’ communities located alongside wealthier […]

Coney Island then and now: Photos that capture all the best things about summer

It’s true that New York summers are special and no summer is truly complete without a visit to Coney Island. The Mermaid Parade, Nathan’s, the Cyclone, extreme eating contests, cotton candy; spectacle and excess have long been a part of the scene where urban Brooklyn runs smack into the sea. Vintage Bettmann Collection imagery from […]

Slain gorilla leads photographer to pursue environmental photojournalism

Brent Stirton shares the story behind one of his most powerful images capturing the deaths of silverback gorillas in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

5 tips for authentic people shoots

Creating genuine, relatable imagery of people is one of the more challenging tasks when it comes to photography and videography.  Senior Art Director Guy Merrill talks us through his five production tips to ensure that your people shoots look authentic and believable.

Vintage portraits show Golden Age of hip hop

“I don’t pose people other than to put them in a good spot for the light.”   In 1982, Janette Beckman traveled from London to New York to visit friends. She never left. The photographer ended up staying to shoot for magazines back home such as The Face and Melody Maker, and the city’s emerging […]

Webinar: How social media is influencing the way brands portray women

Beauty ideals and role models are changing, enabling brands to connect their customers with a broader range of images of women and girls. This talk looks at what is being done and what can be done to progress visual language in this area. Rebecca Swift is Director of Creative Planning at Getty Images. In this […]

What I learned in 72 hours at SXSW 2016

With its whirlwind of music, film, advertising and tech, this year’s SXSW festival personified the 2016 media landscape: Noisy. Brands (and bands) battled for audience attention like cockroaches fighting for a piece of grease. Traveling between venues in the sweltering heat, you could easily reach max saturation, as marketers competed for shares, likes, demographic data […]

Royal photographer brings bags of cameras to disadvantaged kids, teaches power of photography

When he’s not covering the British Royal Family for Getty Images, award-winning photographer Chris Jackson has another mission — documenting the work of Sentebale. The charity, founded by Prince Harry and Lesotho’s Prince Seeiso, helps the African kingdom’s youngest victims of extreme poverty and the HIV/AIDS epidemic get the support they need to lead healthy, […]

Stylists give behind-the-scenes peek at Oscar Week

Jill Lincoln and Jordan Johnson are a creative pair. Celebrity stylists for such stars as Jennifer Lawrence, Sophia Vergara and Jennifer Garner, the two spend the weeks before the Academy Awards devising iconic looks that will visually punctuate the big night. “We try to collaborate with our clients,” Lincoln said last week, as she and […]

Matthias Hangst discusses his award-winning cloud-flying photo

“As a sports photographer, you always need to adapt flexibly to the circumstances and think about how to get the best image out of a given situation.” Matthias Hangst has won multiple awards for his remarkable photographs. For his breathtaking image of a mid-air high diver at the FINA World Swimming Championship in Kazan, he […]