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18 finalists for Next Photographer Award show us a thing or two

When we partnered with D&AD for their Next Photographer Award, we set off to discover the next generation of talented photographers. What we found was beyond impressive. Last week, the judges narrowed down the entries to a shortlist of 18  from across the globe. Getty Images Senior Vice President of Creative Content Andy Saunders, a […]

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.

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 […]

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, […]

What is the Legacy Collection? Jonathan Klein explains

Over my past 20 years building Getty Images, I’ve learned that pictures can have an extraordinary effect on you, if you let them. Some, like the heart-wrenching images we see of war, disasters and strife, have the power to move people to act, even when they are halfway around the world.   Others cause us […]

At intersection of science and tech, photographers picture a “future unknown”

What does the future actually look like? As the speed of consumption accelerates, the challenge for brands to stay relevant has become increasingly difficult. But the award-winning art directors at Getty Images see this as an opportunity. “These turbulent times are driving a new creative revolution,” says Senior Art Director Gemma Fletcher, who works with […]

How one photographer makes stunning celebrity portraits — fast

“It’s really all about trust.” Larry Busacca is Chief Entertainment Photographer at Getty Images, and has been a leading entertainment industry and celebrity photographer for more than 30 years.  In addition to shooting on the red carpet at the Academy Awards or in a tent at the Sundance Film Festival, Larry’s photography subjects have ranged […]

Photographing true beauty at The London Tattoo Convention

“I found the absolute loveliest people” Getty Images photographer Gareth Cattermole, known for his portraiture of top celebrities, always wanted to shoot a tattoo feature. The difficulty, he said, was finding not only the people, but also the right situation in which to photograph them, all in one place. So when he learned about The […]

From Tokyo to Dubai, our photography workshop sparks fresh local imagery

Inspired by the desire to cultivate and develop our artists, we created the ultimate photography workshop: iStockalypse. Several times a year, our Getty Images creative and art directors gather our contributors from across the international iStock community for a week of learning and collaboration. Each event takes place in a different location – with Tokyo […]

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.

Why help photographers with their personal work? It matters

Personal work is at the core of all successful photography careers. It supports creative development, giving image-makers the opportunity to experiment and take risks. It allows photographers to push beyond the boundaries of a client brief, creating work on subjects and themes they are truly passionate about.  That’s why we’re so thrilled about our inaugural […]

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.

Wanderlust? No, Wonderlust. New style of travel imagery ignites the soul

“There is a desire not just to see and do more, but also to be more.” We’ve all done it: Wistfully screen gazing, lusting after wondrous travel experiences, considering pilgrimages to faraway lands and daydreaming about outer space. Real or virtual, our fascination with the boundless beauty and unpredictability of nature’s mysteries endures. And it […]

Webinar | Wonderlust: tapping into the boundless beauty of nature

Re-watch our next visual trends webinar, to hear from Director of Visual Trends, Pam Grossman, as she discusses the latest trend of Wonderlust

Infographic | 20 years of Getty Images

Getty Images 20 years

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

17 images that define the Global Goals

“Images transcend language, are universally understood and highly evocative.” — Susan Smith Ellis, Chief Marketing Officer at Getty Images   The Global Goals for sustainable development have the potential to end extreme poverty, fight inequality and fix climate change. But what does this look like? And how do you get that message to transcend culture […]

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