BusinessKitBag 10:38 am January 12th, 2017

Stock Photography

Beautiful images to enhance your business

About Stock Photography

High quality stock photography is readily available for businesses of all sizes at an affordable cost, via one-off fees, credit purchases, subscriptions, or sometimes free.

Stock Photography ServicesStock images are licensed to the buyer, allowing particular uses and timeframes. The most common form of license is 'Royalty Free', which means that the stock image supplier is responsible for the legal permissions required, such as with the photographer, models, and brands. Printed materials may require an extended license, depending on the intended use and volumes involved.

The larger stock image services also carry stock illustrations, graphics, backgrounds, video, and audio. The huge selection available and low costs mean there really is no need to use poor quality free imagery, or take the risk in 'lifting' images from websites - a legal minefield best avoided.

We've included a range of respected stock image sites, including some free libraries. All are suitable for use by UK-based businesses for websites or marketing and other printed materials.


(4.6/5 from 81 reviews)

Alamy is the world's most diverse stock photo collection.

Alamy has the most diverse stock photo collection in the world. Whether you are looking for images for your website, book or presentation, Alamy has the image you need. Browse through over 100 million images, vectors and videos at | View Profile

Pricing Type: Per Image     Price Range: From £9.99/image


(3.2/5 from 16 reviews)

Great stories start here

Shutterstock is the leading player in the royalty-free stock photography market. Join the 36 million visitors who browse through more than 125 million images, vectors, videos and music files to best find the asset that helps you tell your story. | View Profile

Pricing Type: Credits, Subscription     Price Range: From £29/month


(3.4/5 from 9 reviews)

Incredible stock. Flexible pricing.

iStock by Getty Images is one of the world's leading stock content marketplaces, offering millions of hand-picked premium images at ridiculously low prices that you can only get from us. | View Profile

Pricing Type: Credits, Subscriptions     Price Range: From £7/credit pack


(3.45/5 from 2 review)

When words can't say it, Fotolia can

Fotolia offer thousands of new digital images, videos, vectors and illustrations every day. Browse through their library of 90 million assets to find the right asset to complement your website, print or presentation. | View Profile

Pricing Type: Credits, Subscription     Price Range: From £10.20/credit pack

Adobe Stock

(4/5 from 1 review)

Find the perfect asset for your next creative project

Browse through over 55 million creative assets to add flair to your next project with Adobe Stock. Adobe Stock offers high quality, royalty-free images, videos, illustrations templates, 3D graphics and vectors. | View Profile

Pricing Type: Subscription     Price Range: From £29.99/mth


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Beautiful free stock photos

StockSnap is the best place on the internet to find beautiful free stock photos. We select nothing but the highest quality, highest resolution pictures and add them to our database on a daily basis. | View Profile

Pricing Type: Free     Price Range: Free


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Free high-resolution photos

Free (do whatever you want) high-resolution photos. 10 new photos every 10 days. | View Profile

Pricing Type: Free     Price Range: Free


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Best free stock photos in one place

By providing free stock photos Pexels helps millions of creators all over the world to easily create beautiful products and designs. All photos are nicely tagged, searchable and also easy to discover through our discover pages. | View Profile

Pricing Type: Free     Price Range: Free


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Totally free photos for your commercial & personal works

picjumbo is a free stock photo site created by young designer and photographer Viktor Hanacek in 2013. It all started when any stock photo site didn‘t want his photos due to “lack of quality”. Two years later, the project has turned out to be one of the best free stock photo sites with over 3 million downloads. | View Profile

Pricing Type: Subscription     Price Range: From US$10/month

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