These days, using stock photos is a necessary part of online publishing. The abundance of stock photography options on the internet means that it’s possible to find the perfect photo to match your message.
However, stock photography can be notoriously dull, and there are a lot of photos to choose from in stock photo libraries. With so many options, there is an abundance of useful, beautiful photography. But today, I’ve browsed our collection of almost 10 million stock photos to find some of the stranger, more creative photos from our Photodune photographers.
For that article you’re writing about farm animal rodeos. This photographer has created their own niche in dressed-up animal photos – from funky disco dogs to Easter chicks. If you’re feeling inspired, you can even buy a pattern to turn this image into a pillow or t-shirt.
A continuation of our oddly dressed animals theme. Are Wire Fox Terriers from Canada? Is this dog going to a party? (Answer: yes. Apparently, he’s getting ready for Canada Day).
Designing a travel website, or launching your own travel blog? We’ve got tips for the best travel site WordPress themes, ideas on why travel is good for your career, and almost 100,000 map stock photos on Photodune. What we don’t have: instructions for making your own map hat.
The ‘woman eating salad’ theme is a strange and sort of sexist stock photo cliche that’s inspired countless memes (and websites, like Women Laughing Alone with Salad). A search for ‘woman + salad’ on Photodune returns a very high number of results, but instead, I’d like to highlight this photo of a kid enjoying salad. On his head.
We’re confused, too, Shopping Girl.
I found this photo while looking for a featured image for an article about how to design apps for the Apple Watch. While this image does hit the keywords of “apple” and “watch” separately, it’s not exactly what I was looking for (though it is a well-designed illustration!)
The caption of this photo reads girl relaxing in autumn park, but there’s no way that upside-down position on a concrete bench is comfortable or fun. Is she holding a laptop? Where are her shoes?
For that blog post you’re writing about the dangers of being blinded by… corporate greed?
A sign of the times: there is an abundance of selfie-themed photos in the Photodune photo library. This photographer has a collection of images of dogs taking selfies – as well as celebrating various holidays, life milestones, and everyday activities (like going to work).
This photographer has a diverse portfolio, but many of their photos feature miniature people working together to face big tasks, like fixing giant network cables or backpacking through Europe. I’m not sure when I’d use this photo of tiny fruit-movers, but it looks like it was fun to create.
The perfect photo to illustrate the classic problem: when you need to take a phone call, but your horse-head mask is in the way! Similar photos include animal mask-wearing humans relaxing at home, sitting on park benches, and gazing out of windows.