A friend of mine has been doing consulting work and just asked me if it makes sense to buy stock photog to have at your disposal. Personally I do much more development than design, so I only use stock images on occasion. I can see if you are design heavy that something like istockphotos would pay off, (I’ve bought one offs here and there, the quality is awesome,) but I’ve done really well with a list of free sources I’ve built over time.
I just put together this list for him, so I figured I’d post it up here:
And also, http://www.sxc.hu/ deserves special mention. I am always surprised at the quality and breadth of free stock images I find on that site.
- Photopreneur’s Big List of Stock Photography Sites (categorized) (blogs.photopreneur.com)
- 25 Useful Stock Photography Sites (savedelete.com)