I don’t know of a single website, no matter how good or bad, which doesn’t use photos. The difference between the two is that the good websites use good images and the bad websites use bad images. (But they both use images.) A good image enhances the quality of your business, whether it is conducted online or offline. There are two ways in which you can get images for your business.
One is to hire a professional photographer and ask him to snap some images for you or choose one from his preexisting collection. But this method has serious limitations as you will have only a few options to choose from. The better method is to go for a stock photo agency. A stock photo agency is an agency which hosts a plethora of images from which customers can choose the ones that suit their individual needs and requirements best. A good stock photo agency can host thousands of images so that you will never run out of options.
We recommend that you go for Depositphotos.
Depositphotos has a large library (more than 9 million images) which is coupled with a wide variety of flexible purchase options. It is a popular resource for buying and selling royalty-free files – photographs, vector images, videos, etc. Note that Depositphotos owns other file types besides photographs but our focus in this article will be mainly on photos. The term “royalty-free” means that once you buy a file you don’t need to worry about its copyright infringement. You are free to use it in any way you like provided, of course, that you restrict your use within the terms and conditions stipulated in the agreement.
Depositphotos has a large variety of images. For example if you are interested in stock clip-art illustrations then view the preceding link.
One of the most striking features of Depositphotos is the low cost of its photos. The cost of a single image can go as low as 0.17$. View the chart below for details on the subscription plans available and the effective cost per image.
Depositphotos also has some special offers for bloggers and site owners. If you are an owner of a website or a blog and are looking for quality images then Depositphotos can help you. They will offer you a free subscription to their images and in exchange all you need to do is to spread the word about them by writing an article on your site. Or if you are running a contest on your website then Depositphotos can be your sponsor. They are also willing to give away subscriptions to their images for free as your contest prize and in return you can write an article about them. For more details check out their website.
If you want to stay updated with all the latest news about the site then head over to Depositphotos’s blog. This blog is actually not only about updates to the site but contains much more. For example it talks about quotes by famous photographers and gives information about quality photography books just to name a few.
So why not check them out and let me know what do you think in the comments below.