Contributor Tips

What to Shoot: February 2018


At the beginning of every month, we gather client requests directly from our global sales teams. Combining this information with our own search data, along with consumer and creative research, we’re able to give you an accurate update on our content needs and on the needs in our industry as a whole. The most important analysis we do is to steer you away from short-lived fads.

That said, we’re pleased to refresh popular themes and subjects that are always in demand. After all, we’re extremely sensitive to the time and the investment you make to create the work our clients need, without risking your valuable efforts. This month, we’ve identified some of the current and upcoming trends that will help ensure your collection has a long shelf life, while remaining as diverse and strong as it can be.

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 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: Silhouette of a Crowd at a Concert by RooMtheAgency