Maintain your old Siemens Hipath system

Why Stock Photography is a Great Resource for Web Business

A picture is worth a thousand words.

And it still is today. With the media changing everyday photography has changed along with it and as a result is still a valuable resource for web business.

  • Photos enhance the look of a website.

  • Communicate so much more than words, they communicate emotions.

  • Photos can be customized for borders and backgrounds.

  • Photos have more impact than clip art. (They tend to give a more professional look.)

  • Stock photography is a big business and affordable stock is out there.

    As a web business you're most likely a small business and have a limited budget and that's where stock photography can be great resource for you. You can spend as little as $10.00 or as much as $200.00 plus on one image. (Consider that if you hired a professional commercial photographer to shoot a few rolls of film to your specifications it would cost you thousands and thousands of dollars.)

    Things to remember when shopping for stock photography:

  • Know what you want, start with a generic idea and get specific as you shop (Remember you probably will not find the exact image that you have in your head, be open to good photos that you find along the way.)

  • Shop around, try the larger agencies try the independents too. (Larger agencies offer more to chose from independent photographers offer more personalized service.)

  • Know what you're going to use it for, stock photography belongs to the photographer who created it, or the agency, so know what you need it for there can and will be limitations of use.

  • Know what format you need, you only need 72 dpi for the web, be careful that you don't pay for a higher quality when you don't need it. (300 dpi for printing purposes)

  • Know your terms for the industry, Make sure that you know what the difference is between royalty free and rights managed, and any other terms the business may use. If something is not clear on their site contact them and ask for clarification.

    So remember you can add a little more impact and emotion to your site by making use of the stock photography out there today.

    About The Author

    Copyright 2004 Kelly Paal

    Kelly Paal is a Freelance Nature and Landscape Photographer, exhibiting nationally and internationally. Recently she started her own business Kelly Paal Photography ( She has an educational background in photography, business, and commercial art. She enjoys applying graphic design and photography principles to her web design.

    In The News:

    55 elephants starve to death in Zimbabwe after drought
    Mon, 21 Oct 2019 15:08:00 +0100
    At least 55 elephants have starved to death in the last two months in Zimbabwe's biggest national park.

    Japan braces for more storms after braving deadly typhoon
    Mon, 21 Oct 2019 14:02:00 +0100
    Japan will be hit by two more storms a week after it was devastated by a deadly typhoon.

    Why newspapers across Australia have redacted their front pages
    Mon, 21 Oct 2019 04:01:00 +0100
    Australia's major newspapers have published redacted front pages in a coordinated campaign to highlight government secrecy.

    Hacks 'carried out by Russian group disguised as Iranian cyber spies'
    Sun, 20 Oct 2019 22:28:00 +0100
    Suspected Russia-linked hackers have attacked dozens of countries, including Britain, disguised as Iranian cyber spies, UK and US intelligence agencies have revealed.

    Franco's remains to be exhumed from state mausoleum on Thursday
    Mon, 21 Oct 2019 11:12:00 +0100
    The remains of dictator Francisco Franco will be exhumed from a state mausoleum on Thursday, the Spanish government has announced.


    Erfahrungen mit Pallhuber Wein
    Agen Bola SBOBET Terpercaya

    Travel in comfort and at your leisure with CT Airlink Limousine & Car Service for top quality private transportation and exceptional customer service. We operate Sedans, SUVs & Vans for CT Car Services to covering all Connecticut airports including Car Service from CT to Newark Airport , Mohegan Casino Uncasville CT, Foxwoods Casino Mashantucket CT, Manhattan Cruise Terminal NYC, Brooklyn Cruise Terminal NYC and Bayonne Cruise Terminal NJ. CT Airlink hire licensed and friendly chauffeurs who have in-depth knowledge of the Areas.

    Website Promotion and Design Tips

    Are you thinking that it is about time your small... Read More

    What I Look For In a Website

    As my occupation is that of a proofreader, one of... Read More

    How to Make Effective Use of Web Fonts

    Writing for your web site is not the same as... Read More

    HTML - A Website Language Explained - For Over 35s

    This is a very perfunctory look at the website code... Read More

    Web Design:10 Magnificent Millionaire Dollars Ad Copy Secrets To Empower Your Website..

    Hello, how is your website doing?Are sales flowing in?If you... Read More

    Technology vs. Usability

    When JV Media Design was formed, the year was 1995... Read More

    Give Your Web Wite Visitors What They Really Want - Information!

    Surfing the internet is basically an information-fest! From intellectual discussions... Read More

    Elements of Graphic Design for Your Website

    We've all seen them. Poorly designed web sites that make... Read More

    Quality Graphics for your Web Site

    For most people graphic design does not come easy. Unfortunately... Read More

    Copy Editing: 10 Powerful, Mind Blowing Secrets For Writing A High-Impact Ad

    No matter what product or service you're promoting, unless you... Read More

    Why Hire a Professional to Design Your Web Site?

    Creating an appealing, functional, and effective Web site is much... Read More

    So You?re Hiring a Web Designer?You Have the Right to Demand these 7 Perks

    Whether you're hiring a designer who has created 10 sites... Read More

    Imitation, The Smartest Form Of Flattery

    Unless you are an inventor, most likely you are selling... Read More

    Seven Habits of Highly Effective Webmasters

    A highly effective website will always reflect its highly effective... Read More

    The Golden Rule Of Website Building

    Copyright 2005 Robert EvansSetting yourself up to earn a steady... Read More

    Some File Naming Tricks for Your Online Home Based Business Web Pages

    Conventional Wisdom states you should use Sub-Directories to organize your... Read More

    How To Create A Homepage That Works

    Want to know what the worst thing to say on... Read More

    Choosing Form Over Function Kills Your Site

    Never put form over function. Why? Because it's crucial that... Read More

    Awards Program Debate

    Daily article:One of the most debated subject among webmasters is... Read More

    Choosing A Web Designer : A Plan to Guide You Through The Minefield

    Choosing a web designer can seem like a daunting task.... Read More

    How To Shop for a Web Design Firm?

    While few companies can boast as we do that our... Read More

    Creating Your First Website? Your Options

    Creating your own website is great fun! But how is... Read More

    Reach Out To Billions

    Have you heard of 'Babel Fish'?It's a service provided by... Read More

    Web-Safe Fonts for Your Site

    Choosing the right typeface for your website copy is important,... Read More

    Facts You Should Know About Web Site Design and Search Engine Optimization

    1. Web site File Structure / File NamingMost search engines... Read More