I don’t know if you have heard of stockphotosecrets.com but it is a really nifty site for stock photographers and agencies! I just read this article that explained 7 reasons you should buy stock photos, and I think they are all viable.
1. Time – Stock photo images are ready for download immediately once purchased. If you are not a member you can sign up for free! Also, a little tip from us, Media Bakery offers free research assistance if you need help finding a certain photo quickly. Just email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact us quickly with our live chat feature found on our homepage in the top right corner.
2. Selection – The larger stock agencies provide millions of images to choose from with a wide variety of subjects. You will be able to find almost any location, mood, or subject that you are looking for and it is quick and easy using keywords to find what you need. Media Bakery has a special navigation search bar to help narrow your search to what you specifically need.
3. Licenses – Each image provided is licensed either as a Royalty Free, Rights Managed, or Microstock image. With these licenses you will always be protected under the terms of the stock agency. Grabbing an image off of Google or any site could end up costing you more in the end.
4. Releases – Releases are provided by models and property owners to ensure that you are able to use an image without repercussion of no permission. If you need a release for all of your images, Media Bakery has made a “Release” box in our advanced search navigator that you can easily click to narrow down your search to only images that are released.
5. Membership Benefits – Having a free membership with a stock agency is beneficial. For instance, Media Bakery offers access to high res downloads, watermarks are removed from previews, and a monthly contest is provided.
6. Photographers and Designers: Every stock agency has a variety of photographers and designers to choose from. So when you are searching for a specific look or location these agencies will have a wide variety of art to be able to find what you are looking for.
7. Buying Options – Each stock agency has different benefits to support their pricing structure. Media Bakery is unique in that it consolidates millions of images from stock agencies like Getty, Corbis, Veer and 170 others to one marketplace. What’s more, we promise the best price on these files – guaranteed. If you find a better price somewhere else we will match it.
As you can see there are many reasons to buy from stock agencies, these are only a few. The more you work with stock agencies, the more you will benefit!
You can check out the original article at Stock Photo Secrets.
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