Saturday, August 19th, 2017

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Finding Digital Stock Photos Online

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How to Find the Digital Stock Photos You Want with the Quality You Need
Because there are millions of photos on the Web today, it’s important to know how to search for digital stock photos. You could spend hours, or even days, searching for the right photo! Being specific is the key.

Narrow Your Photo Search

Narrow your photo search specifically for what you need. For example, if you need a photo of a woman smiling and sitting by a computer, you can type any of the phrases below (or variations of these) into a stock photo search box or a general search engine to locate the right image:

Phrase One: stock photo of woman sitting by computer smiling
Phrase Two: stock picture of woman sitting by computer smiling
Phrase Three: stock photo of woman smiling by computer
Phrase Four: buy photo of woman sitting by computer smiling
 
Or, you can add the word “photosource” to your description if you’re using a general search engine such as Google to find stock photos.
 
Here’s an example:
 
medical doctor taking patient’s temperature photosource
 
The more specific you are the better. Through a stock agency site, photographers are encouraged to add as many specific keywords or key phrases as possible.
This benefits you because it saves time and effort when performing a search. Key phrases (as shown above) are usually better than a simple keyword because they enable you to enter as many details as possible about the photo you need.
 
Consider these Search Possibilities:
 
*Color of clothes (i.e. stock photo of woman in blue shirt sitting by computer smiling)
 
*Location of photo (i.e. stock photo of man flying a kite on a beach in Miami)
 
*Lifestyle photos (i.e. stock photo of teenage girl sitting on couch reading a magazine)
 
*Scenery or landscapes (i.e. stock photo of mountain scene with cows and red barn)
 
*Animal photos (i.e. stock photo of Siamese cat with kittens)
 
*Color or Black and White (i.e. black and white stock photo of man flying a kite on a beach)
 
These are just a few ways you can narrow your search to speed up the process.
 
Finding Top Quality Stock Images
 
Stock agencies often require top quality for all their images, but if you’re searching for a stock photo through a general search engine, you might want to specify the quality along with your description of the photo to narrow your search.
 
Here’s an example:
 
If you’re searching for a stock image for your magazine cover, use the following type of phrase in your search.
 
stock photo of baby wearing a pamper laughing 300 dpi
 

 
stock photo of baby wearing a pamper laughing high resolution
 
If you’re searching for a stock image for your Web site, use a phrase similar to the one below.
 
stock photo of baby wearing a pamper laughing 72 dpi
 
A photo that’s 300 dpi and high in megapixels (such as 5, 6 or 10 megapixels) works great for printed projects in magazines, brochures, book covers and corporate newsletters. The dpi can be lower for Web use, however. So, the quality and size needed will depend on how you’ll be using your stock photo.
 
Remember to be as specific as possible when performing your stock photo search.

Include quality and details about the images you need and you should be able to locate the stock photos you need online without wasting hours of your valuable time searching.


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Where there is no vision, the people perish.
Proverbs 29:18

The earth is the LORD’s and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it; for he founded it upon the seas and established it upon the waters.
Psalm 24:1-2

He makes springs pour water into the ravines; it flows between the mountains. They give water to all the beasts of the field; the wild donkeys quench their thirst. The birds of the air nest by the waters; they sing among the branches. He waters the mountains from his upper chambers; the earth is satisfied by the fruit of his work.
Psalm 104:10-13

Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?
Matthew 6:26

How many are your works, O LORD! In wisdom you made them all; the earth is full of your creatures. There is the sea, vast and spacious, teeming with creatures beyond number living things both large and small.
Psalm 104:24-25

Sometimes I do get to places just when God’s ready to have somebody click the shutter.
Ansel Adams

When you photograph people in colour you photograph their clothes. But when you photograph people in B&W, you photograph their souls!
Ted Grant

While there is perhaps a province in which the photograph can tell us nothing more than what we see with our own eyes, there is another in which it proves to us how little our eyes permit us to see.
Dorothea Lange

When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.
Ansel Adams

Your first 10,000 photographs are your worst.
Henri Cartier-Bresson

You don’t take a photograph, you make it.
Ansel Adams

Beauty can be seen in all things, seeing and composing the beauty is what separates the snapshot from the photograph.
Matt Hardy

Nothing happens when you sit at home. I always make it a point to carry a camera with me at all times…I just shoot at what interests me at that moment.
Elliott Erwitt

Which of my photographs is my favorite? The one I’m going to take tomorrow.
Imogen Cunningham

You’ve got to push yourself harder. You’ve got to start looking for pictures nobody else could take. You’ve got to take the tools you have and probe deeper.
William Albert Allard

If I saw something in my viewfinder that looked familiar to me, I would do something to shake it up.
Garry Winogrand

I always thought good photos were like good jokes. If you have to explain it, it just isn’t that good.
Anonymous

Twelve significant photographs in any one year is a good crop.
Ansel Adams

It can be a trap of the photographer to think that his or her best pictures were the ones that were hardest to get.
Timothy Allen

 


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