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Was looking to buy high quality stock photos then...

Discussion in 'Graphic Design' started by QuiGloriam, Nov 14, 2012.

  1. QuiGloriam

    QuiGloriam Regular Member

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    So after my MNS adventure I'm going for authority sites, super duper quality.

    So I decided to buy stock photos, but the price is damn high, take a look at this:
    http://www.inmagine.com/dkis010/dki092104-photo

    Really? 44? for a 1188 x 882px JPG!!! The highest price is beyond 700?!!!

    I was looking to spend like $0.10 per photo, any tips to find images, how you do guys to find quality photos?

    I'm going to put ads on the blog so I don't want to use flick, and don't want to link to them, I will use Adsense so I can't just use
    any image from the internet, I don't mind buy photos, but not for 40?... 40? per post... WTF.
     
  2. Mr Stark

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    Lol, for €700 I could buy a profi camera and photograph those gummy bears myself :D

    Try fotolia, they are the cheapest I know.
     
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    0_00_0 Senior Member

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    I know your looking to buy but have you tried using a free stock photo site? I get all of my stock photos from http://sxc.hu/ - they have some diamonds in the rough and they're full high resolution pics. Quality stock photos can get really expensive so I try and stick to the free ones whenever possible.
     
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  4. QuiGloriam

    QuiGloriam Regular Member

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    I just found this site before your comment, seems to be a good source of photos.

    Some of them must have a link back to author, but no problem for that, just rel="nofollow"
     
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    You can also try kozzi. You can search pinterest for "royalty free", and you can always just ask in the graphics forum for something you might need. I have a ton of travel images from many cities and greece and turkey. Even have a picture of Ben Franklin's privy and Al Capone's cell at Alcatraz.

    I a lot cheaper than they are.
     
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    Great thread. Thanks for info.
     
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    The best source I have found for hipster-level open source photos is unsplash.com. Level of quality is really nice, doesn't look like stock.
     
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    https://enboard.co/webdesign/ has a list of free and paid stock images, as well as other cool design resources.

    If you have money, take @Mr Stark's advice and buy a camera. I don't think you need to get a $700 one if you don't have the cash right now. You can get some really decent ones for $100 or even use your phone. Photos are basically all about lighting, composition and editing.

    If you want to be black hat about it, you can try dragging the photos you like into Google Images and see if non-watermarked ones show up.
     
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