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Contribute your lifestyle photos and videos to the “This is Australia” collection and start turning your passion into profit.

In our pursuit to help the Canon community thrive and grow together, we have collaborated with Getty Images to create the “This is Australia” media library.

By joining the community as a stock photographer and contributing your images and videos, you will have the opportunity to make money by licensing your work to a global audience of 1.5 million Getty Images customers.

How Do You See Australia Today?

“This is Australia” celebrates the diversity and authenticity of contemporary Australian culture, focussing on the people and places that make it such a special country to live and travel in.

If you have a knack for capturing the magic of everyday life in Australia, you could turn your passion into a vocation by becoming a contributor.

Find Inspiration and Develop Your Creative Skills

Shoot briefs for “This is Australia” are created using industry trends to identify the most in demand content themes and spark your creativity.

As a contributor you will be granted access to exclusive learning resources, the latest trend insights and tools, empowering you to create the content customers are actively seeking.

Connect with a Community of Talented Creatives

By joining the “This is Australia” collective, you are joining the world’s largest image distribution network and unlocking a world of new creative partnerships and professional opportunities. You will have opportunities to meet fellow creatives at events across the country, and the contributor community is also active online, making it quick and easy to stay connected with your new network while benefiting from professional peer-to-peer support.

How to Become a Getty Images Contributor with “This is Australia”


Step 1: Download the Contributor by Getty Images App


 To make your application you will first need to download the Contributor by Getty Images app,
which is available from the Apple App Store or on Google Play.

*You must be at least 18 years of age to apply.


Step 2: Shoot Everyday Lifestyle Scenarios


You should shoot photographs and videos that reflect everyday life scenarios with people as the core subjects.

Think about how you can capture the time you spend with your friends and family.
Consider how you can celebrate the ethnic diversity of your local community,
including the modern indigenous culture.
These are the authentic stories you should aspire to capture.

Take a look at our mood board here for more inspiration.


Step 3: Submit Samples of Your Work


Upload three to six of your photos and/or videos that you feel best represent
modern Australian culture using the Contributor by Getty Images app.
Your samples must all have been shot on a Canon camera.

When making your application, it’s important to enter the THISISAUSTRALIA code to ensure you are included in the program.

We'll review your samples and aim to let you know within two weeks
if you have been accepted as a Getty Images contributor.
If approved, you will receive a digital Welcome Pack and
can start uploading your existing and new content
for licensing on Getty Images.

*Please note that although your subjects can be your friends and family,
we request that you do not submit street photography images of
people who have not given you permission to photograph them.



Step 4: Start Shooting and Uploading


Once you have been confirmed as a contributor, you will be granted access to the briefs
that define the style of imagery that the “This is Australia” program is looking for.
Each brief is designed to fill specific content gaps,
so you can get stuck straight into creating work that
Getty Images customers are actively looking for.

Note that briefs from last year’s program are still open.
You can see and submit to the existing briefs below,
while new briefs for 2019 will be shared throughout April, May and June.

Download the Contributor by Getty Images app below, or click here to learn more about becoming a contributor.

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Attend a “This is Australia” Event Near You


Interested and want to know more?
Canon and Getty will be running a series of free educational events at
Ted’s Cameras in Sydney, Melbourne, Maroochydore and Adelaide.

These informal evenings will be hosted by the Getty creative team who will walk you through the process
of becoming a great stock photographer and share their tips for shooting lifestyle photography.
These events will also present the perfect opportunity for you to ask any questions you may have,
as well as try out the latest Canon gear and even review your portfolio if you have one.

Don’t worry if you aren’t based near these locations as there will also be an online webinar with the same content.
Check back here on Friday 17th May to see it.

Current event dates include:

Sydney, Thursday 30th May
Melbourne, Friday 31st May
Maroochydore, Tuesday 2nd July
Adelaide, Tuesday 20th August


See the Current Briefs
Interested in seeing what sort of briefs you can expect to work to?

From the ‘Repicturing Gender’ brief that aims to smash down gender stereotypes to
the ‘Multicultural Australia’ brief that celebrates Australia’s ethnic diversity,
you can get a taste for the type of content you’ll be creating here.

See the Current “This is Australia” Collection

Take a look at the current "This is Australia" library, which includes more than 7,700 images from over 200 contributors. If you become an accepted contributor, this is where your work will be displayed.

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