Stock Photos

Stock photography sites are often a great way to acquire photos for design projects that would normally be difficult to obtain. Some stock photos are free, while others require payment. It’s a good idea to familiarize yourself with the various restrictions that apply to any given image. Below is a list of various stock photo sites available on the web.

In a student portfolio you should strive to use original imagery and avoid stock photography. Each designer has their own unique style, but when stock photography is used it diminishes the originality of the work.

Stock Photo Resources

AGE Fotostock | RM and RF | Online Photo Research
Alaska Stock | Pro SP from Alaska
Animals | Animals, Earth, Nature
Art Resource | Fine Art SP
BlackStar | Corp/Photojournal...
Creatas | SP and Footage
CSA Images | Stock Images
eStockPhoto | RM and RF Photos
Everett | Entertainment/Historical SP
Fotosearch | SP and Footage
fStop | RF pictures by designers | Free Pix (com/per)
liquidlibrary | Refreshing images
Lonely Planet Images | SP
Image After | RF | Free Stock Photos
Masterfile | RM and RF Photography
istock | RF Photography
Jupiter Images | RF Images
Laughing Stock | Stock art/ill
Midwestock | SP
Panoramic Images | RM photos | SP | SP
Punchstock | RF photos, image/ill
RubberBall | RF Stock Photography | SP
Stock.xchng | Free Stock Photos
Stockfood | Food SP
The Stock Solution | SP
Thinkstock | RF SP
Veer | RF & SP and Illustration
Viewfinder | Australia RF Photos
Wildlight | RM Australian Pictures
Wonderfile | RF Stock Images
Getty Images| RM and RF pix
I Bid Photo | Conceptual SP