A network of photographers and videographers creating high quality, custom content for global brands.

Become a Shutterstock Custom Contributor

Start creating exclusive custom content
for globally recognized brands


What We Do

Shutterstock Custom is looking for out-of-this-world content creators to
develop exceptional content that fit’s our clients visual and marketing needs.


Work With Leading Brands

We work with world-class brands to create briefs that fit their marketing needs and your skills.


An Innovative Platform

Our platform sends assignments based on your skills, locations, categories, and situations you have access to.

A Team Behind You

Our photography trained team members are ready to assist you in your growth and success.


How It Works


Choose An Assignment


You accept projects based on the things you already have access to using friends and family in authentic yet inspirational situations to create branded client work.

Projects vary from simple hour assignments, to high-production assignments involving a team. You only opt in for the assignments you can complete. There’s no commitment when signing up, giving you the creative freedom to select projects based on your interests and availability.


Our technology-driven platform was designed for our photographers and motion-artists, as well as for our brands. Eliminating the need to pitch or market yourself to potential clients- we deliver visual projects based on our clients marketing needs.

Our briefs are created according to these client needs, and you use the platform to accept or decline depending on what you are passionate about creating.


We Manage The Brands


Grow Your Skills


Here at Shutterstock Custom, our goal is to both nourish our contributors acquired skills, as well as help you obtain new ones. We have systems in place where you can begin to test out other areas of your photography, and receive more projects as a result.

Are you a talented wedding photographer looking to expand into product photography? With our help and evaluation, we can help you achieve that goal.


What Types of Assignments Can You Shoot?


How To Apply To Be a Contributor



Fill out an application to sign up to apply to become a contributor. Fill out your profile clearly and accurately to receive the most accurate categories assigned to you.


Portfolio review

Once you apply, your portfolio goes to our Portfolio Review team for review and to be given categories. You will then be assigned a tier- Preferred or Pro Tier.


Receive projects

Once your portfolio has been approved, you can start receiving access to briefs! These will be sent based on the information you provide in your application.


Interested in creating content
with Shutterstock Custom?


Ready to shoot branded content?