With budgets growing ever tighter, the ability to hire photographers for custom photo work is virtually gone for many designers, especially freelancers. Sites like Getty Images
made a name for themselves by offering high-quality stock photography at an affordable price, those prices have gone up significantly over the years, and reached a point where they’re nearly out of reach again.
Enter the era of affordable stock, and user-contributed photo sites. With digital camera prices reaching all-time lows, and the quality more than adequate, the average person can provide some very good shots. There are now hundreds of sites on the web that offer fantastic photography for little to no cost.
Some fantastic sites for affordable photography
I’ve put together a brief list of some of my favorites below, check them all out. (more…)