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Getty Images Creative Team Picks Their Favorite Images from 2016

Getty Images’ creative team of art directors, editors and visual anthropologists are constantly looking forward to determine the trends and imagery that will be relevant in the future. Although they are focused on what’s ahead, we’ve asked them to take a rare step back and share the images from 2016 that they found moving, beautiful, […]

Searching for Standout Images? Be Bold, Zoom In & Change Perspectives

For content creators across industries, catching and sustaining audience attention is more challenging than ever. We’re living in a world where audiences have seen it all – but high quality, purposefully curated visuals still have the potential to rise above the rest. Keep these four tips in mind to find truly exceptional and unique images the [...]

Minimal matters: Streamline your content with visual simplicity

Clean lines. Block colors. Simple patterns. Stark silhouettes. 2016’s Silence vs. Noise trend is about making a loud impression with something quiet and letting a whisper do all the talking. “In our increasingly digital worlds, there is a growing interest in leading a less complicated and cluttered existence, and that can mean visually, too,” said [...]

Visual trend Outsider In celebrates rebels, outlaws and rule breakers

Rebellion is in the air. People that push the envelope and visuals that break with tradition are being more widely embraced, as popular taste becomes more daring. All hail the outspoken, the outré and the odd. As we become ever more inundated with mass-replicated imagery and aggregated articles, our appetite for unique messengers and standout […]

Visualizing the change – how to select images of authentic, powerful women

In our digital age visuals are everywhere. So it is crucial to observe what kind of messages those pictures are sending. A lot of the imagery we see every day shows an outdated or one dimensional view: men leading, women sidelined or sexualized, mothers and fathers in stereotypical roles. And although we’ve seen some really […]

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.

An animal portrait that feels strikingly human

“Sometimes, a small detail hits us only after a picture is taken.” With the blink of an eye, photographer Tim Flach has recast the fabled wise owl into something much more imaginative. Flach wanted his portrait to stray from how owls are typically portrayed with their wide eyes and inquisitive stare. In this instance, it’s […]

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 get ad-ready football images that look like the real thing

Lots of brands need real-looking football shots to use in their ads. There’s only one problem: These images are insanely hard to get. The solution? Rent a stadium, custom-design uniforms, hire some former players and play ball. See how it turned out:   See all the football images from the shoot by Getty Images Prestige […]

Photographer’s Pride Parade pictures celebrate a country’s major shift

Ireland’s historic ‘Yes’ vote on the Marriage Equality Referendum was a signal of change and acceptance in a country known for its conservative history. As an active participant in getting the ‘Yes’ vote to pass, this was a special moment for Dublin-based photographer David Levingstone. “The campaign was an amazing experience and witnessing the landslide […]

5 tips for shooting creative video

Senior Video Art Director Alywn Gosford talks us through his top five tips for shooting creative video. Alwyn was a Picture Researcher and Photography Art Director before moving into video in 1997 as Getty Images started to grow it’s video collection. After placements in Toronto and Los Angeles, he is now based in London where […]

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

Straight from the judge: Rebecca McClelland on ‘signature style’

Meet Director of Photography Rebecca McClelland, one of the judges of the Getty Images Prestige Grant. Rebecca discusses the importance of respecting your work and having confidence in your vision.

What I learned as a Young Lion: Sergey Yanovskiy, Russia

Name: Sergey Yanovskiy Young Lions Gold Winner: Cyber, 2013 What he’s up to these days: Associate Creative Director, Digital at ADV Group, an IPG affiliate and one of the biggest advertising holding companies in Russia. Words of wisdom: Believe in your idea   From Sergey Yanovskiy’s earliest days in the advertising business, he dreamed of […]

Mutant nature: Climate change’s trippy effect on commercial photography

“Visually, the story is about the natural world and repicturing what that means in the current climate.” As our relationship with the natural world becomes increasingly uneasy, photographers are exploring ways to challenge our ideas of its inherent power and mystery. Emerging from this is a trend we call “mutant nature,” the movement toward photographing […]

NY-based photographer wins inaugural Getty Images & D&AD Next Photographer Award

NY-based photographer Jeff Brown has won the inaugural D&AD and Getty Images Next Photographer Award

Infographic | 20 years of Getty Images

Getty Images 20 years

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