Photo Stories

The 2010s might have been the decade that drones revolutionized our world, but, in so many ways, the aerial photography craze is just getting started. Earlier this year, everyone from 500px to Red Bull named drone photography as one of their top trends for 2020. In May, Dirk Dallas, the curator of the popular Instagram
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As an April report from the Pew Research Center revealed, more than half of American adults say that the internet has been essential for them amid the novel coronavirus pandemic, and a significant majority (90%) say the internet has been mostly a good thing for them during this time. As brands continue to find new
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Tamara is a Serbian photographer and videographer who shares a commercial photography business with her partner Davor. Working through a variety of genres, Tamara brings fresh creativity and experimentation to her commercial photography practice. Q: Your photography handle is artymotion_visuals, give us the backstory behind that name. A: When my partner Davor and I thought
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Heinz once advertised their “hot ketchup” with a photo of a french fry—burned to a crisp at one end. A few years ago, the Van Gogh Museum Cafe in Amsterdam cleverly referenced the artist in an ad featuring a photo of a simple coffee cup with a broken handle. Colgate famously ran photos of fruits
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Several years ago, the popular blog Digital Photography School conducted a poll of more than 72,000 people to see what shooting mode is most popular among photographers. While most preferred manual or aperture priority modes, automatic mode accounted for a solid 14%. That’s the beauty of modern digital cameras; they’re good at “guessing” what settings
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According to research from the marketing company WebPageFX, it takes fewer than 90 seconds for customers to form subconscious judgments about products—with a whopping 85% citing color as the primary reason for purchasing a certain product and 80% saying color increases brand recognition. Furthermore, ads in color are read up to 42% more often than
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Morgan Philips is an American photographer from Birmingham, Alabama, who skillfully captures a number of unique landscapes and subjects through his lens. His photography brings both awe-inspiring vistas and portraiture to the world of commercial photography. Q: Morgan, please tell us a bit about yourself. A: I am a Seattle based photographer that specializes in
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As more consumers push for transparency and authenticity in marketing, more advertisers have moved away from the “buy now” approach and toward third-person storytelling. Instead of speaking directly to the products, these ads convey a larger narrative, spark emotions or memories, and speak to universal themes like family, community, friendship, or growth. A few years
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In trendy engagement portraits, edgy street photography, and artsy double exposures, silhouettes abound. Today, classic silhouette photographs like Behind the Gare Saint-Lazare by Henri Cartier-Bresson (1932) continue to inspire modern photographers to create timeless images. A few years ago, for instance, the art director Nicolas Bouvier, aka Sparth, made headlines for his dreamy and evocative
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Perfectly balanced compositions are everywhere these days, with trending hashtags like #symmetricalmonsters, #symmetrykillers, and #symmetryhunters drawing anywhere from hundreds of thousands to more than one million posts online. The hugely popular Instagram account @symmetrybreakfast has a cookbook available worldwide, while @geometryclub—a page with tens of thousands of followers of its own—accepts regular submissions of perfectly-aligned
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As part of a recent study, Venngage reached out to thousands of marketers to get a better understanding of how they use visuals in their campaigns. Of the 200 content marketers to participate in the study, a 40% majority said they used stock photos most frequently. In our content-rich world, stock photos can be found
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