I don't know about you, but seeing photos like this on a website make me cringe.
They’re so stale, cold, and unrelatable. Is she even a real person?! Does she feel real feelings?!
High-quality imagery is important to highlighting written content and making it easier to understand, but settling for average, staged, unrealistic stock photos can actually detract from your site and Inbound Marketing efforts. They can make your company look phony, out-of-touch with your market, and not trustworthy.
Unfortunately, hunting for the perfect visual to aid your copy (and look credible) can quickly turn into a daunting, uninspiring task.
If you're like me and usually need photos quickly but don't have the time (or courage) to sift through all those cheesy, inspiration-killing stock sites, check out these game-changing free resources that will help breath new life into the hunt and your website.
Picjumbo does a wonderful job of categorizing its content to make finding the right photo a quick and painless process. The style of photos it offers are far less staged and more realistic than most big-name stock sites.
Photos from Oliur just launched so there isn’t too much content, but it’s definitely a site to keep your eye on. The caliber of work coming from Oliur is top shelf so I see this site being part of every internet creator's toolbox.
As a designer, all I’m trying to say here is put in the extra effort to find and use high-quality photos on your website.
Using visual aids from the resources above will not only help your brand look more credible and human, but it will help it stand out in from all of its other stock-riddled competitors. Sound good?