Stock Photography, Video & Audio

A picture is worth 1000 words - or so the old adage goes. That would make, in this day and age, video, animation or audio content on your website even more valuable - which, from an online business perspective, it undeniably is. Adding animations, photographs and even audio to your website content can really make your site stand out from the crowd and really give you the opportunity to connect with your audience and get your message across in a way that your potential customer finds agreeable.

Internet connection speeds are getting ever faster and your audience has an ever-increasing choice of devices (and distractions) with which to connect with your online business, so using graphics, video, audio and other rich media to make your pitch, sell your services, promote your brand and convert a visitor to a customer as quickly, efficiently and cheaply as possible is essential if you want to stay ahead of the competitive pack.

As such, here is a list of the best resources for all of your graphics, video and audio online business requirements...

Alamy

Alamy is a great option for the one-off or small quantity stock image, vector or video purchase. No subscriptions necessary and they have a very large selection of high-quality images to choose from. Over 100,000 new images are added daily from photographers and photo agencies around the world...

iStockPhoto

iStockPhoto is one of the oldest stock photo agencies on the web. They offer royalty free photos, videos, illustrations, audio files and Flash intros. The interface is easy to use and the stock photography etc. is of the highest quality. The buyer purchases credits and then uses those credits to buy whatever images or files they wish...

Shutterstock

Shutterstock is a large stock photography library offering over 233 million royalty-free photos, HD and 4K video clips, illustrations, icons and music tracks. They offer a variety of subscription plans and on-demand pricing plans as well as a free stock photo and stock vector of the week...

Adobe Stock

Previously known as Fotolia, Adobe Stock has over 50 million very high-quality photos, illustrations and vector images for download. Monthly subscriptions are available and each subscription level limits the number of downloads per month...

123RF

123rf is a stock content agency, established in 2005, offering royalty-free images, vectors, video clips and music files. 123RF offer some of the most affordable pricing plans with both monthly subscription and 'on demand' credit packages available...


Dreamstime
Established 2000, Dreamstime has over 87 million stock images as well as video, audio, illustrations and free and public domain images on offer... ...Visit site...

Free Images
As the name suggests, totally free stock photos that can be used for both personal and commercial use.......Visit site...

Unsplash
Over half a million totally free high-resolution images that you can download and use for both commercial and private use. Thousands of new photos added every day......Visit site...

Burst - Shopify
A free stock photo platform provided by Shopify. Their image library includes thousands of high-resolution, royalty-free images that are totally free for download for professional and private use......Visit site...

Pexels
Free stock image site with thousands of completely free images that you can download and use commercially or for personal use......Visit site...

Creative Market
Established marketplace for creatives to sell & buyers to choose from millions of products at low prices. Photos, illustrations, blog themes, templates, 3D, business cards & much more ...Visit site...