Subscription Stock Photography
Have you ever heard of subscription stock photography? Itâ€™s an awesome way to stretch your creative budget! Typically, these subscription stock photography sites offer a compilation of all of their CDs and individual downloads of mostly photography, but a few also offer illustrations, fonts or video. If youâ€™re looking to use more than a single image it may be a really cost effective way to go. Paying per single download can become very costly.
Whether youâ€™re dabbling in graphic design or have become the self appointed family print artist â€“ itâ€™s really easy to sign up for a subscription service and then just download images whenever you need them. Most subscription services are annually in length but some also offer monthly subscriptions. The longer the term of the subscription, usually the better the price. Technology really gives you an edge, too, because as images become available online, you â€˜ll be able to immediately download them. No postage necessary.
The Advantages of Subscription Stock Photography
Typically, royalty-free stock photography is cheaper and easier than using rights managed art where you have to negotiate a fee based upon your usage or work for hire where you have to hire a photographer, get props and models, and art direct! Subscription stock photography is the most convenient of all. Simply use your credit card once a year to purchase the annual subscription and forget all about negotiating prices per image. Plus, you can use the images you download pretty much as you see fit. Pretty much meaning there are a few rules like no reselling of the image and no loading the images onto an Intranet site. For more information about how and when subscription stock photography can be used, talk with the good folks at PhotoSpin. Theyâ€™ll be happy to help you.