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Alamy Content Pictures of the Week #16

stylish man taking photo with vintage film camera
LightField Studios Inc. / Alamy Stock Photo

Another week has passed and we’ve received some amazing images through the Alamy gates. We’re very happy to share the top 5 we have chosen to highlight as pictures of the week…

Couple adventurers in mountains follow helping hand traveling together lifestyle concept extreme vacations adventure weekend getaway in Norway
Everst / Alamy Stock Photo

Why we think this is great: Studies have shown that people spend roughly 5 hours a day looking at our phones – that’s around one-third of their total waking hours. To counter this we’re seeing a rise in the desire for images that show real life sensations and connections. If you fancy harnessing this trend in your stock photography and need some inspiration we’ve got you covered.

Manchester, UK.10th June,2018.During the Soccer Aid charity football match between an UK X1 and a World X1. Each team of A-list celebrities and Sporting legends are fundraising for UNICEF.© Andy Gutteridge/ Image and Events/ Alamy Live News
Andy Gutteridge / Alamy Stock Photo

Why we think this is great: Last night Soccer Aid was held in the UK, an event where celebrities and professional footballers come together for a charity game to raise money for Unicef. We love this image showing the England team celebrating their win!

Aerial view of tropical island beach, Dominican Republic
Valentin Valkov / Alamy Stock Photo

Why we think this is great: Aerial imagery is one the fastest growing trends in the stock photography world and we loved the colours in this shot. Are you contemplating getting into aerial photography? Check out this lightbox for some inspiration.

Caucasian bearded man with take away cup of coffee walking in forest and enjoys privacy. Take a break concept, toned
Kira Yan / Alamy Stock Photo

Why we think this is great: Similar to the trend for images showing sensory connections another response to our current dependency on technology are images harnessing quietness and contemplation. The need to be alone and to connect with the outside world instead of obsessing about who did or didn’t like your latest Instagram photo.

Young Rhesus macaque (Macaca mulatta) playing with barbed wire in Jaipur, India. Jaipur is the capital and the largest city of Indian state of Rajasth
Don Mammoser / Alamy Stock Photo

Why we think this is great: Who doesn’t love a photo of a super cute monkey? The composition of this photo is great and we really like the use of complimentary colour harmonies.

If 5 images aren’t enough you can view a bunch of great images submitted in the last week here. Motivated to get uploading this week? If you submit any images you think would be perfect candidates for our next ‘Pictures of the Week’ post, tweet the image refs to @AlamyContent with the hashtag #AlamyPOTW and we’ll consider them for the feature.

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