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Small Cameras, Big Stories | Technology and point of view storytelling

Exciting developments in camera technology have levelled the playing field between professionals and amateurs  — so the battle now for programme-makers such as award-winning wildlife filmmaker John Downer is having to produce something better than the average person. The difference comes from investing into understanding the behaviour of the animal and devising a way to […]

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.

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 […]

Create star-quality content inspired by the best films of the year

To connect with customers, big brands often take a cue from Hollywood in their ads, riffing off the visual aesthetic of top films. But here’s a little-known secret: Small businesses can do this too, even without a blockbuster budget. Using some of the best films of the year as inspiration, here’s how to create your own [...]

How Three Creatives Got Their Big Break

Breaking into the creative industry is no easy feat—even the most successful artists had to start from somewhere. That’s one reason why Getty Images is thrilled to partner with D&AD for the Next Photographer Awards, a great opportunity to discover and nurture new talent. Of course, awards are only one way to launch your career. […]

Video: A 1-minute love story told in images

Because, like true love, this short film by AlmapBBDO never gets old.    

Art Directors pick their favorite shoots from 2015

Getty Images’ award-winning team of art directors continually pushes visual boundaries with their inventive, thought-provoking and imaginative imagery. While they are always looking ahead to express the trends of tomorrow, we asked them to reflect on the past and share their favorite shoots from 2015.   Amy Lehfeldt, Senior Art Director “The concept for this […]

How To: 7 tips for overlaying text on imagery

  Incorporating text with imagery is a literal balancing act. To create something professional, effective and aesthetically pleasing all of the elements have to fit – otherwise it can look haphazard. Here are a few guidelines to stick to for a foolproof design.   1. Pay attention to color contrast and brightness The text color […]

How to choose stunning still-life images that won’t break the bank

“Because of the level of detail you can include in a still life, they are an especially comprehensive way to tell a visual story — and can even provide a sensory experience.” Still-life images are having a moment. From Christian Dior’s couture catwalk to your Instagram feed, these images seem to be more on-trend than […]

Award-winning Art Directors show the fruits of creativity + collaboration

“We know that photography can ignite, inspire and change the world.” — Andrew Saunders, Senior Vice President, Creative Content at Getty Images With each of our art directors winning industry awards this year, it’s the perfect time to highlight how they work with photographers to craft stunning imagery. “Great content is at the heart of […]

Ones to watch: 4 Japanese photographers whose work is like fine art

Senior Art Director Masaaki Kobayashi discusses the simplicity of the Japanese aesthetic and introduces four of Japan’s most creative Prestige photographers

Webinar | The power of color for your brand

Discover the power of color and how you can differentiate your brand and engage your customers using the power of psychology. Hear from Laurie Pressman from the Pantone Color Institute on the power of color, and Rebecca Swift from iStock by Getty Images, on how you can translate this into the right imagery to make […]

Gender fluidity goes POP: Celebrating cliché-busting media and brands

A look at the pop culture moments, personalities and brands embracing the genderblend trend and bringing it into the mainstream

Five brands who get girls right

Five campaigns that demonstrate how brands can make an impact with empowered women and girls

Getty Images at 20: a message from Jonathan Klein

A message from Getty Images Co-founder & CEO, Jonathan Klein, on the 20th anniversary of the company

Director Desiree Akhavan on women, film, gender inequality

“For more strong female characters to be depicted on film, there needs to be more female directors at the helm of these films,” said Desiree Akhavan, the writer, director and star of “Appropriate Behavor” and new cast member on HBO’s “Girls.”