Reasonably Priced Stock Photo Sites

We have a team of 3 people who need a stock photo site. The options seem to be either 10 images a month (too little) or 750 images a month (too much). We are looking to keep the price within $2k a year. We are an internal team, not a huge production shop or anything like that.

We do use free resources as well, but would like a solid stock photo site to pull from.

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Christy Tucker

I've been using CanStockPhotos, which lets me just purchase credits. My stock photo needs are very uneven (no images for 2 months, then 100 images in the next month), so subscriptions are hard for me. I can often get images for about $1.50-$2.00 each that way.

Two other sites worth exploring are Dreamstime and 123rf. Both of those are also more reasonable.

Ihor Meshkov

Hi, Rachel

You can find a big library of royalty-free stock photos and cutout people photos at eLearningchips.com. There is no need to purchase a subscription for a month or a year and there are no restrictions on the amount of downloadable products. Just choose the photo(s) you need. Very convenient. And also there are some cutout photos for free.

Tracy Hodges

We use Depositphoto.com a lot, they are cheaper than Shutterstock (which we use sometimes). They have flexibility in how you buy: Monthly subscription, Flexible plan or On demand. Sometimes we get Image packs with a certain amount of downloads that never expire. I think on average we pay $2 per image.