Kristen is the senior director of the contributor marketing team at Shutterstock. Responsible for leading a network of photographers and videographers, she has expert insight into what makes stock content popular.
Inside the world of stock content
At Shutterstock, we have a community of over one million talented content creators, ranging from photographers to musicians to videographers and designers. They vary from occasional users uploading photos from their holiday location to full-time photographers that create content professionally for a living.
With the rise of mobile photography, it’s now easier than ever for anyone to contribute their work. It’s really important for us to showcase imagery that is reflective of the world we live in and we welcome a diverse pool of contributors who’d like to earn an income from their work.
It’s about having an eye for the everyday
A successful contributor is one who looks for things that make the people and places they live in come to life, ranging from parks to cafes, holidays, traditions and even heading out to work or play. These types of images help to create an authentic collection that can successfully tell a content creator’s story.