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What to Shoot: November 2017


This month we’re focusing on a primary category within our industry: Social Issues. We’ve added a few solid evergreen subjects that include Poverty, Crime, and Drug Abuse. Current affairs are a clear indicator of what’s hot in our content searches among our clients. If you nail these subjects, you will enrich your collection with a variety of subject matter that’s always in demand with a long shelf life.

Check out the links below for each of this month’s individual shoot briefs. Once you’ve completed one of them, a unique code needs to be applied to each clip – just add the code (provided at the top of each brief) to your keyword tags when you upload. That way, we’ll know which brief you’ve been focusing on.

If you have any questions or comments about any of these shoot briefs, please email Pond5’s Director of Artist Development and Experience, Robert Pascale, at

Looking for more ideas? Check out our shoot briefs from previous months here »

Top image: Abandoned Shops at Old Town Mall, Baltimore, Maryland by jonbilous