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Shot Lists for August

Monsoon is quenching the thirst everywhere. We hope this list could inspire your artwork.


1. Images Greeting Early Autumn

One of the most important virtues of a stock image photographer is heading ahead of the others. Therefore, the middle of summer is a great time to produce images that greet early autumn.

  • Create autumn’s atmosphere by using natural objects. A landscape or a flower arrangement filled with Chrysanthemum · Silver Grass · Oriental Bittersweet · Alder Trees could be an example. Likewise, since it is a season that many plants are bearing fruit, focus on them.

  • Capture its breeziness. If you are planning to feature a model in your work, emphasize the refreshing autumn wind by using their body gesture and props. A field and/or beach would be a great place to depict the atmosphere. Furthermore, adjust the colors into warmer tones to emphasize autumn’s unique golden sunlight.


2. Modern Tableware and Kitchen Utensils

As much as the process of creating the atmosphere by dividing spaces and placing furniture, taking care of small details by putting props is important as it is. Consider this rule and produce images of a modern, trendy kitchen.

  • Design a table setting with evenly placed tableware and utensils composed of corresponding colors. Ever-famous monotone is ideal, however, how about trying something refreshing with colors with high brightness and saturation?

  • Additionally, putting natural objects including fruits · vegetables · flowers together could help construct stylish stock images with elaborate storytelling.


3. Various Seafood

Fresh seafood and various cuisine made of it are in constant need of customers. Take a look on social media and online marketplaces to check the latest trending seafood menu.

  • In the case of Korean cuisine, there was a customer request for seafood soup and Nakbulsae(spicy stir-fried octopus, bulgogi, and shrimp). For international cuisine, American boiling crab(boiled crab, shrimp, crawfish, corn, and potato with assorted seasonings) was requested since it is slowly getting fame centered around social media.

  • Remember to put the name of the menu and its main ingredients to reach customers in need.


4. Faulty Workmanship and Repair Work Image

No one would want their cozy home to be in danger. Nevertheless, faulty workmanship of residential spaces due to insufficient use of building materials is continuously being uncovered in South Korea.

  • Develop visual content which covers the overall stages of construction: planning, inspection, and execution. You can create something realistic by hiring models and places or shooting the devices that are needed at each stage.

  • Design examples of faulty workmanship, such as Cracks on Concrete · Exposed Steel Reinforcement · Poor Drainage · Water Leaks. Taking the Enforcement Decree of The Construction Technology Promotion Act managed by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport as a reference would be a great idea. Also, in company with the examples stated above, designing the process of repairing them could help deepen your storytelling.



5. Reform of The National Pension due to the Aging Society

According to 《Journal of Budget and Policy》 released in September 2020, the National Pension will be changed into a deficit state in 2039 and run out of its fund in 2055. Considering the characteristics of Korean society the world’s lowest birth rate and the society aging at its fastest speed interconnected to each other, this phenomenon is giving rise to concern.

  • Create infographics by inserting terms related to the social phenomenon along the lines of Low Birth Rate · Aging · National Pension in the image, or with various symbols and metaphors.



If your images contain a recognizable face, a model release must be submitted together with the images. In addition, if your images contain a place, an object, pets, or other properties that require consent from ownership, copyright holders, or property rights holders to use them, a property release must be submitted with the images. Not submitting such releases may result in content rejection by the editor.

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