Depositphotos has some guidelines on the use of its images. And, knowing these guidelines will help you broaden your options.
As we have mentioned before it is not a very good idea to use commercially images found through Google search. And it is much better to search for appropriate images at stock photo agencies.
Today at PhotoBuyerGuide.com we present interview with Anatoly Tiplyashin, who is one of the successful microstock photographers. We suppose that this conversation will be interesting for either buyers or photographers.
Most of the images at microstocks can be used for commercial purposes. It means that you can use these pictures for advertising, for printing on t-shirts or package of your product, for decorating, etc. At the same time you can see another type of images at microstocks. This type of pictures is intented for editorial use only and commercial use of it is prohibited.
One of the main ways of development of microstock industry is the creation by microstocks their own exclusive collections composed from unique and high-quality images. At the present moment you can see examples of such collections at iStockphoto’s Vetta, 123rf’s Evo and Bigstock’s Premium. And now we are introducing the collection which is the most qualitative and which possesses the widest variety of images — Vetta at iStockphoto.
Less than two weeks remains until one of the most important sport events in the world for the last four years will be starting in South Africa — FIFA World Cup. And now for you to be ready for it we offer you the collection composed of more than 100 of carefully selected high-quality stock photos and images related to this remarkable event.
Recently microstock iStockphoto has celebrated its 10th anniversary. Meanwhile the whole microstock industry has celebrated this event too cause it's iStockphoto which was the pioneer to bring to the market revolutionary idea of selling cheap images in Internet. 10 years — it's always a remarkable achievement. And it's the right time to analyze past years and try to take a look into the future. That's the way we are going to take in this article.
Most probable things you think of when choosing microstock are prices, quality and number of images at these sites. First two of mentioned matters are of no concern: cheaper and higher is the quality of images — more happier is the buyer. Microstocks which contain millions of images are more attractive for buyers. Why?
Many people are of unpleasant opinion about stock photography. Why? They think that it's something too simple and standard. When you talk about "stock image" they imagine some template image they are used to. But you can find at microstocks almost every idea that you can imagine. And you can make other ideas produced by your vivid imagination combining several stock images.