This year was full of changes and challenges but it also brought us lots of hope and motivation to stay inspired. At least this is what the Depositphotos articles and special projects were all about this year. We’ve compiled a winter holiday reading list for you with our top 24 articles in 2020 in case you missed any of them.

 

Notable projects

Visual Trends Guide 2021: Living a New Reality

The Depositphotos team and international creative agencies analyzed what’s going on in the world of visual communication and compiled an overview of the future of design, photography, and marketing. Find out what has replaced futurism, how to meet the needs of an online-overdosed audience, and what is happening with video communication.

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Stock Photography Then and Now: The Rise of a New Aesthetic

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The first photostocks appeared over a hundred years ago! In those days, numerous freelance photographers sold their works to newspaper editors through agencies. Times change. The modern stock photography industry lives online, and hand-picked archives have been replaced by convenient interactive navigation. Find out how the tastes of photostock customers have changed over the decades and what to expect in the future.

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Articles on business and marketing

Generations Explained: Baby Boomers, Generations X, Y, Z, and Alpha

Millennials purchase significantly more goods than other generations. However, they are also extremely picky about what they buy! See how you can better communicate your marketing messages to different segments of consumers these days.

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Why Are Podcasts So Popular? A Look at Their Past, Present, and Future 

Top-24 Articles From Our Blog in 2020: Marketing, Photography, and Design

We spend a lot of time looking at the screens of our gadgets, but sometimes we simply do not have the ability to perceive information with our eyes. Learn how to strengthen your marketing strategy with a simple microphone.

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The State of Video Marketing 2019-2020: Numbers, Statistics, and Trends

Depositphotos is not only about photographs and illustrations but also about stock videos. In this article, we provide you with evidence that video-based communication could help you sell more.

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Your Guide Integrating Audio Into Brand Communication [Infographic]

Top 24 Articles From Our Blog in 2020: Marketing, Photography, and Design

Big updates from Depositphotos! This autumn we introduced a new library and you can now buy music tracks and sound effects on Depositphotos. If you want to break into audio commerce fully armed, this article is for you.

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Content Marketing Guide for 2020 and Beyond [Infographic]

Top-24 Articles From Our Blog in 2020: Marketing, Photography, and Design

If you want to build a strong relationship with your customers, you need to constantly generate new content. In 2020, as many brands lost their ability to reach clients in person, content marketing has undergone these really important changes. Read up more on the topic.

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Articles on design 

Your Complete Guide to Depositphotos Search In 2020

In 2020, the Depositphotos search engine has undergone many changes. We’ve added several new search filters and continued to improve our AI algorithms. To quickly find the files you need for your projects, read this article on the most relevant tips about Depositphotos search.

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15 Cyberpunk Color Palettes for Dystopian Designs

Top-24 Articles From Our Blog in 2020

According to our previous visual trends report, neon dystopia is one of the major visual trends in 2020. Our predictions concerning neon aesthetics not only came true but exceeded our expectations. And here is our most popular design article this year!

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How the World Pandemic is Changing the Creative Industry

Global lockdowns have resulted in creative challenges for brands, agencies, and freelance designers. In this article, we talk about the ingenuity of creatives around the world that have been impacted by the world pandemic.

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15 Virtual Museum Tours for Art and Design Inspiration

This is one of the most popular articles of the year, and we completely understand why! Sometimes it’s important to take a break and just enjoy what the world has to offer us. Perhaps we will not be able to travel freely for a long time so let’s study the artistic masterpieces of the world online.

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Articles on photography

Authenticity 2.0 

Authenticity 2.0 is an international Instagram photography contest that was organized by the Depositphotos team this summer. The contest was devoted to documenting candid moments in everyday life to encourage photographers to re-examine what authenticity means to them. 1884 photographers took part in the competition and submitted over 5,200 images with the hashtag #authenticity_is. Get inspired by the winner’s works!

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How to Make Money As a Photographer: 7 Quick Ways

We answer this question every year in our blog. This time, we took into account the changing demand and behavior of Depositphotos users, as well as the opinions of photographers we work with.

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Instagram Photography Trends 2020 for Both Enthusiasts and Pros

Promote your portfolio through Instagram or become the one who influences modern visual culture. This article will provide you with some ideas of how to generate engaging and trending content.

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10 Non-Corny Couple Photoshoot Ideas This Valentine’s

Top-24 Articles From Our Blog in 2020

You will be surprised, but this article is one of the most popular ones written by us in 2020! This only proves once again that this year, we all need warm hugs, support, and humor.

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Make Your Pet Instagram Famous With These 7 Tips

And here’s another article that won the ‘audience choice’ award this year. Learn how to turn your pet into an influencer and have a hearty laugh.

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Top photo collections

Free Zoom Backgrounds to Hide the Mess in Your Room

This is the most popular blog collection in 2020! And we’re incredibly happy to help you leave the right impression after your online meetings.

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7 Types of Photos That Perfectly Illustrate A Day in a Photographer’s Life

Top-24 Articles From Our Blog in 2020

Does your day sometimes look like this? Let’s find out! A warning for designers and marketers: you might want to change your profession after checking out this collection!

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Photos in Cottagecore Aesthetics to Appeal to Gen Z

These images will not only help you find common ground with the most active and largest audience in the world but will immerse you in the atmosphere of a dreamy countryside youth.

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Movie-inspired Photo Collections for Your Thematic Projects

Top-24 Articles From Our Blog in 2020

Cinematic aesthetics is the visual trend of 2021 that we described in our latest report. Shortly before the release of Visual Trends Guide 2021, we had a lot of fun discovering references to our favorite films in the works of our contributors.

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Interviews

Choose your hero of 2020! Learn some professional insights and creative tips from our contributors.

👾 Tithi Luadthong on Digital Illustration, Sci-fi Inspiration, and The Creative Workflow

💻 Kate Kondratieva Switched to Online Photoshoots and Proved That Art is Borderless

😎 Beata Śliwińska on Design, the Art of Collage, and Her Work With Spotify and Adidas

New Spin on Travel Photography with Alexander Ladanivskyy

 

We wish you happy holidays and a successful and stress-free start to 2021. Next year, let’s meet on the pages of new blog articles!

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