Discover three reasons to choose stock photography: cost, speed, and variety.
- [Narrator] Determining your budget, time, and resources for your project are often the first steps in deciding to use stock photography over a professional photographer in doing a photo shoot. Let's take a look. Cost, if you have a tight or basically no budget, stock photography can be a great solution. Depending on how you're going to use the image, stock photography can be an inexpensive alternative to a photo shoot. Based upon the licensing agreement, a stock image can go a long way and even become the center piece of a campaign or design for very little expense.
The same cannot be said when you consider the possibility of securing photography rights, location releases, model releases, day rates, and other aspects. Speed, purchasing a stock asset is definitely faster than coordinating a photo shoot, which can take weeks of planning. Time is money. With stock assets, you get instant gratification. You buy it, you can instantly download and use your items. And finally, variety. Let's face it, not everyone can afford to go on a location shoot to an exotic locale and urban oasis, and some other remote destination.
Stock photography gives you the world. The best part is, if you don't get approval for the original image, you can go back and choose a completely different asset without having to consider the expense of re-booking another photo shoot.
- Reasons to use stock photography
- Types of stock photography
- Royalty agreements and licensing
- Finding the right images
- Buying stock images
- Editing stock images
- Using stock templates