Photography

A Brief Guide to Stock Photography

By on January 6, 2017

So, the internet is a wonderful thing. I love writing blog posts, and I’m grateful every day for what I do and the fact that I have an attentive audience who is willing to read it. So, I want to start this post by thanking you for being so receptive and amazing. It really comma despite the amazing amount of great things here on the internet, there are some resources that always seem to be lacking. It’s so annoying, because there are so many great versions of the exact same thing, and then so many things that only have mediocre resources. It’s a trend I notice a lot, like the fact that there are so many amazing platforms for building websites and blogs, so many email browsers that are totally effective, a lot of different ways to consume media, but, somehow, there is not a single stock photography website that satisfies me or any of my other bloggers friends. I’m serious, it’s a totally real thing, no matter how hard we have looked, we have not been able to find a stock photography website or resource that has satisfied us.

This is a big deal. If you’re not familiar with stock photography or its purpose, I’ll briefly explain it to you. Stock photography databases are big resources filled with photos that have been contributed by different photographers and websites and things like that. When bloggers make a blog post, you’ll notice that we almost always attach an image.

That way, if it’s shared on social media or something like that, there is a picture that goes along with the article. In a perfect world, that picture would always be engaging and interesting, as we are completely sure, and it’s been scientifically proven actually, that humans are famous for judging a book by it’s cover, and only reading something if it’s, for whatever reason, appeals to them by how it looks first.

So comma allow me to now, allow me to bring a note of positivity to this post, so it doesn’t seem like I’m just complaining. I was just trying to give context, gosh. Anyway, recently one of my fellow bloggers pointed me in the direction of EyeEm and it was absolutely eye-opening, no pun intended. I was so happy with these images, that I actually paid to have premium membership on this site, and now I am living a life full of abundance of images, images which I love, too attached to the articles that come from my mind and my heart.

Yes, it’s a big deal, and I’m very grateful that I now have a great source firstĀ  Stock Photos

Continue Reading