Digital Stock Photography
The use of digital photos or images for public and commercial design is known as digital stock photography. It is basically a form of photograph for sale. This may include photos, illustrations or videos of landmarks, concepts, people and events that can be used over and over again. This type of photography has been around for years, but is now used a lot more because of the computer age.
Stock photos are useful to publishers of all genres, advertising agencies, film makers, students, web designers, graphic artists, interior decorators, corporations and schools, etc. Photography databases are stocked with thousands of images which may be searched online. You can find photos of just about anything to fulfill your needs. Instead of hiring a photographer to get your shots many companies will buy stock photography to save time and money.
Photos may be bought on disks, online and delivered via FTP or by email almost instantly. So if you need a photograph of an Australian sunset, but you live in Cripple Creek, stock photography may be the answer.