Let’s Take Stock of Stock Photography

Stock photos can be cheap and reliable. They can also be overused and uninspired. Let’s take a look at some alternatives PHOTO:
TeroVesalainen

I buy a polo shirt with a nice pattern on it that fits me well. I wear it out a few times and receive compliments from friends and colleagues. I’m really happy about my purchase. Until I go to a dinner party and see someone else wearing my shirt!

This instantly makes the shirt less special to me. 

A similar thing happened to me recently with this stock photo:

generic image of a computer

My designer purchased this image from a stock photo site for one of our webinars. The cover slide, banners and other creative deliverables…

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