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16k_zx81
02-25-2011, 08:07 PM
Ive probably spent about $500 over the last 18 months on stock, and need to take the plunge for some new promotional material. Just thought I would put it out there in case anyone is aware of a good deal/offer anywhere?

Techless
02-25-2011, 09:18 PM
You might be better off finding people that have the look you want and having a professional photographer take the shots you want.

JosephLeo
02-25-2011, 09:40 PM
Professional photographers can cost an arm and a leg. I've got a friend who's semi-professional and charges around $30/hour. He told me that he's considered "cheap" too.

stock.xchng (http://www.sxc.hu/) is a great free stock image website with 395,861 (at the time of writing) stock photos.

Other large (some even larger) free stock photo websites include...
Every Stock Photo (http://www.everystockphoto.com/)
Morgue File (http://www.morguefile.com/)
Stock Vault (http://www.stockvault.net/) (non-commercial only)
Image*After (http://www.imageafter.com/)
Free Digital Photos (http://www.freedigitalphotos.net/)
Photogen (http://www.photogen.com/)


Then my favorite commercial stock photo websites in order from most favorite to least are Getty Images (http://www.gettyimages.com/), iStock Photo (http://www.istockphoto.com/) and finally Shutter Stock (http://www.shutterstock.com/).

Some other paid stock photo websites are...
Fotosearch (http://www.fotosearch.com/)
123 RF (http://www.123rf.com/)
Thinkstock (http://www.thinkstockphotos.com/)
Fotolia (http://us.fotolia.com/)
BIG Stock (http://www.bigstockphoto.com/)
Photos.com (http://www.photos.com/)

kats22
02-25-2011, 09:46 PM
Always gone with istockphoto.com. Fantastic selection, but can get expensive.

AdamsAPlus
02-25-2011, 10:59 PM
+ 1 for istockphoto.com

If you just getting smaller pics then it won't cost that much. Only problem is that I'm guessing a lot of people use istockphoto.com because I have seen my pic on other websites. I'm thinking of changing my pics.

Techless
02-25-2011, 11:22 PM
You could trade services with a photographer. That way you have unique photos for your ad campaigns.

BryanVest
02-26-2011, 10:50 AM
+1 http://www.sxc.hu/

MobileTechie
02-26-2011, 01:34 PM
I use Canstock. You get images for $1 there and they have a pretty large collection.

16k_zx81
02-26-2011, 11:42 PM
I use Canstock. You get images for $1 there and they have a pretty large collection.

Thats a great site! Lowest price I have seen so far. Thankyou :)

Jim

JosephLeo
02-28-2011, 03:46 AM
Lowest price I have seen so far.

stock.xchng (http://www.sxc.hu/) is a great free stock image website with 395,861 (at the time of writing) stock photos.

Other large (some even larger) free stock photo websites include...
Every Stock Photo (http://www.everystockphoto.com/)
Morgue File (http://www.morguefile.com/)
Stock Vault (http://www.stockvault.net/) (non-commercial only)
Image*After (http://www.imageafter.com/)
Free Digital Photos (http://www.freedigitalphotos.net/)
Photogen (http://www.photogen.com/)


ಠ_ಠ

The look of disapproval

16k_zx81
02-28-2011, 05:30 AM
ಠ_ಠThe look of disapproval

Noooooo! Not the Look of Disapproval

I relent I relent!

Its the cheapest paid site.

BigFrog_Computing
03-20-2011, 10:49 PM
I used to use iStockPhoto but it got way to expensive for print resolution stock,
sometimes $50-100 per photo. :eek:

I ditched them for http://www.dreamstime.com/.