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Extended Human: Illustrating the Future of Mankind

“Technology is changing the way we live our lives, share our experiences, make our art and experience our surroundings. It’s also challenging our idea of what it means to be human as it optimizes our bodies, expands our minds’ capacity for memory and creativity, and affords total connectivity with each other.” – Bill Bon & [...]

In Praise of the Peculiar: How and Why to Use Surreal Images

“Humans are complex and unpredictable, and there’s no reason why brand visuals can’t be, too.” – Lauren Catten, Art Director at Getty Images Imagination is one of the four factors that make for a powerful image, and nothing stirs it more than Surreality – one of 2016’s top visual trends.   The reason is simple: [...]

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.

4 tips to show off your brand’s corporate social responsibility — and be real about it

Today’s consumers are concerned with more than just the quality and price of the items they’re purchasing — they’re gravitating toward companies committed to improving communities and society. In fact, consulting firm Reputation Institute found that 42% of how people feel about a company is based on their perceptions of the firm’s corporate social responsibility practices. […]

Photographer profile: Capturing “the essence of New Zealand” and top tips for aspiring iStock contributors

Bridget Lazenby-Gould, a New Zealand-based iStock photographer, tells us of her life-long love of photography, the pursuit of capturing “the essence of New Zealand” through her lens, and her top tips for aspiring stock photographers.

From engineer to photographer: Story of an iStock contributor

This week, we sat down with Australian iStock photographer, David Freund, to get his thoughts on becoming a photographer, finding inspiration, his advice to aspiring photographers and predictions for image trends of the future.

Webinar | Small screen, big picture: How to make a visual impact on mobile

Watch our webinar to discover how to select the right visual content to make an impact with your brand’s mobile experience

Authenticity, connection keys to effective sports imagery in advertising

Discover how well-executed creative sport imagery can help you connect with your customers

Webinar | The top visual design trends for 2015

Join iStock’s trends expert, Rebecca Swift as she outlines the key trends shaping design in 2015, based upon the research and insights by our global creative research team.

iStock Contributors | Joan Vicent Canto Roig #RePictures the world

iStock contributor Joan Vincent Canto Roig talks to Stories & Trends about the #RePicture campaign and what it means to him and his photography.

Visual Storytelling with Creative Strategist Mel McVeigh from Opposite Days

Visual storytelling is at the front line of the content marketing battleground. Product Director and Creative Strategist at Opposite Days, Melissa McVeigh discusses why creating new narratives is so important.

Finding images on the Web

Finding images on the Web: A quick internet search will bring up millions of images, many of which might be perfect for your project. Can you just download them and use them for free? We look at the issue of image copyright.