Stock Images

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If you are working on a project for your clients, be it a brochure, newsletter, eBook or even a website that needs high quality photos which you can’t access, do not worry as there are various ways to achieve this. Sometimes photography may be expensive especially if you are working on a unique niche where you need to travel far and wide to capture the photographs, and that’s where stock images come in handy. To get your project looking professional without adding the cost of travelling to capture the images you purchase stock images and add them to your project. Professionally taken photos can make a big difference in the feel and appearance of your project.

So, how do you go about it? There are numerous websites online offering stock images either for a price of for free. Mostly, you will find rare photos going for a price and the most common ones being offered freely in exchange of publicity. Most of these photos offered online are usually copyrighted and it’s good to go through the terms of service for each website before purchasing or using the photos to avoid copyright infringement penalties.

There are a couple of factors that affect the cost of stock photos. First, the resolution and size of the photo will greatly affect the cost of the stock images. Other factors include the experience of the photographer, the niche you are working on among other factors. Nevertheless, before purchasing stock images, you need to be certain that they will add value to your project.