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The Story Now: Black Lives Matter (video)

“Hope does not arise by putting our fellow man down, it is found by lifting others up.” – President Barack Obama, from a speech delivered on July 12, 2016 at the memorial service for the victims of the Dallas police shooting.   #BlackLivesMatter is a movement born of anger and activism. And while the hashtag may […]

Video: Here’s why mess is having a (visual trend) moment

“Human beings are messy by nature. This is a trend that celebrates that and reminds us that it’s OK – that we don’t have to be perfect all the time.”-  Pam Grossman, Director of Visual Trends     Messthetics is all about harnessing the power of the ugly aesthetic. It’s about a rebellion against the […]

Amid millions of clips, how a clever video editor made something great

“…It’s as if someone said to us, ‘Here’s all the footage in the world. Begin.’” Among the millions of 60-second videos published online each day, there is one that stands out for overcoming a unique editing challenge: How to tell the end-to-end story of a company that offers still and moving images spanning nearly every […]

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 […]

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.

Shooting at Puzzlewood Forest, the inspiration for Lord of the Rings

Puzzlewood Forest in the UK is where Tolkien was inspired to write Lord of the Rings and so the perfect location for shooting concepts of wonder and exploration.

Lynsey Addario : “One of my goals as a photographer is to motivate people to act” | Behind the lens

“It’s what I do” – Award-winning photojournalist Lynsey Addario, who is exclusively represented by Getty Images Reportage, reflects on the stories behind some of her most powerful images

She covers pirates, fights ‘simplistic view of the world’ | Behind the lens

Veronique de Viguerie provides an insight into her career, discusses some of her most iconic work and tells us about one of her most memorable assignments.

Photographer Adam Pretty on the unexpected moments that keep him passionate

“Shooting a live action event, it’s almost like a condensed version of everyday life.” Photographer Adam Pretty has been to almost every corner of the world, including time spent living in Sydney, LA, Beijing, Tokyo and Munich. Hear the stories behind some of his most iconic images and find out what keeps him hungry for […]

Photographer saved Yosemite, changed history

“The great thing about photography is that it has no borders, it’s an international language.”

On a shoot with fashion blogger Chiara Ferragni

Go behind the scenes on a shoot with photographer Timur Emek and Italian fashion blogger, Chiara Ferragni.

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 […]

Straight from the judge: Adam Hinton on the importance of personal work

Meet documentary and commercial photographer Adam Hinton, one of the judges of the Getty Images Prestige Grant. Adam talks the importance of Personal Work and submitting a project which really means something to you.

Straight from the judge: Lydia Pang on when and how to break the rules

Meet Lydia Pang – Prestige Grant judge and Director of Visual Content and commissioning at Anomaly NY and London talking expertise, trend hunting and breaking the rules.

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

Filmmaker uses ‘spy animals’ to get closer to tigers, dolphins and polar bears

“She came right up, sat down and lay down next to it and all her little cubs came running over. And within no time at all, they were lined up suckling in front of her. And I had the most incredible view I’ve ever seen of a lion.”

Entertainment photographer Larry Busacca in the portrait studio at the Sundance Film Festival

Behind the scenes at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival portrait studio with Getty Images Chief Entertainment Photographer Larry Busacca

Submitting to film festivals? How to license footage on a budget

Independent filmmakers face plenty of challenges illustrating their creative vision and preparing films for festival submission. Not surprisingly, budget is at the top of the list.