Unless you are a photographer yourself, then like most people you will naturally turn to the stock photo websites where you can buy royalty free professional images. Can Stock Photo boasts 4.5 million stock photos and is one of the few sites where no membership is required. Vector Stock offers Royalty Free Vector Art and a handful of Stock Images at some very low prices. Getty Images was set up in 1995 by Mark Getty and Jonathan Klein. However, prices for the best photographs are on the rise and sometimes you just want something different.

Key Takeaways:

  • The power of images is all too often overlooked. A good image not only grabs the attention of the reader it also sets the tone for an article.
  • Among the most well-known premium stock photo websites is iStock, a long-standing favorite by site owners around the world.
  • Images can be purchased individually or via a subscription. Subscribers get to use Shutterstock’s Editor tool which allows for quick photo customizations such as cropping images and adding filters.


“Their library consists of more than 75 million royalty-free stock photos graphics vectors and videos and there's a greater depth to some categories (for example their medicine and health section contains over 1.7 million photos alone).”

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