Buy Stock Photos – Get Compelling Imagery at the Best Price

buy-photosWeb designers, graphic designers, and hobbyists often buy stock photos for their projects. There are many choices and quality levels available, and our guides can help you make better decisions about where to buy, what to buy, and how much you can expect to spend on stock images.

Our buying guides are broken into several categories:Stock Photo Agencies, Stock Photo Collections, Stock Photo Pricing, and Custom Stock Photos. Each category offers tips specifically related to buying stock photos. Whether it’s how to choose and buy images from a stock agency, the benefits of buying a collection, or how to buy custom photography directly, we try to present relevant information to help you make an informed buying decision.

Buying Stock Photo Articles:

Stock Photo Subscription vs. Single Image Purchasing

Stock Photo Subscription vs. Single Image Purchasing

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Stock photo agencies have different selling models, that can modify (reduce) the cost of the images you buy. Some agencies let you buy photos paying per item. And some also ...

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Why Buy Stock Images?

Why Buy Stock Images?

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With all the free photo sites out there, why would you, as a designer, want to buy stock images? This is a short list of a few reasons why licensed stock photos add value to your ...

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3 Methods of Purchasing Stock Photos – Find the Best Option for You

3 Methods of Purchasing Stock Photos – Find the Best Option for You

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There are 3 standard ways to purchase stock photos: as single images, with a subscription, or in collections. Which is the right method for you? Learn more about each option, ...

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Quality of Low Cost Stock Photos

Quality of Low Cost Stock Photos

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Can low cost stock photography be used successfully to create a quality advertising or marketing piece? The biggest concern of any designer or marketer is the quality of the image ...

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7 Best Tips for Buying a Stock Photo Library

7 Best Tips for Buying a Stock Photo Library

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There are a few things you must keep in mind when buying a stock photo library, to ensure you are buying the best content for your needs. Image quality, selection, price, ...

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Are Cheap Stock Photos Worth the Effort?

Are Cheap Stock Photos Worth the Effort?

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One problem you can face as a creative is when you have project that requires photographic elements to stand out, but you have little to no budget to work with. In those cases, ...

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Royalty-Free Photo CD

Royalty-Free Photo CD

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Royalty-Free Photo CDs are collections of royalty-free images and illustrations. RF photo CDs have anywhere from 10 to 1000 images, and costs range from $50 to $500 or more. ...

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Stock Photo CD: the Best Way to Buy Image Collections

Stock Photo CD: the Best Way to Buy Image Collections

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Buying a Stock Photo CD was a common practice years ago, after digital images became the norm, and before online stock photo agencies dominate the market. In present day they ...

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Free Stock Photos

Free Stock Photos

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Free Stock Photos are digital photographs offered at various websites for download and use completely free of charge. In present day there's a proliferation of free stock photo ...

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The Best Tips for Purchasing from Stock Photo Agencies

The Best Tips for Purchasing from Stock Photo Agencies

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When you are ready to start buying images at stock photo agencies, one of the first things you'll have to do is choose which agency you'll buy from. And this might not be an ...

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