Stock Photography is the new and the most effective buzz in the publication world, but before I go any further into the funny part and the fails that are successful used by media publication houses, and businesses as well to advertise their product and add a touch of humour into the line of photography used to depict the work that their business does. Let us first understand what exactly stock photography is, so here is a quoted definition of the same which will help you understand the very concept of stock photography:
“Stock photography is the supply of photographs, which are often licensed for specific uses. It is used to fulfil the needs of creative assignments instead of hiring a photographer, often for a lower cost. Today, stock images can be presented in searchable online databases. They can be purchased and delivered online.”
Though most of us on a day in and day out basis look into a lot of stock photos, but we do not realise that we are looking at a stock photography. In fact with stock photography we can now make the pigs fly, that is the latest that is used for this unique business venture. So if you are one of those freelancers who have taken up an assignment for any project and have a strict deadline to meet and an average budget to cover up the entire assignment work then why go for the cost of hiring a photographer, then look for a model who was rather ugly but with cosmetic surgery and the miracle of the knife has been transformed into a beauty. Instead you can now make your model look the most beautiful in the world, and this can be done with the help of digital stock photography.
There are so many of them available on the internet, and there are in fact many for which you would not even have to pay any kind of money. There are the free stock photos which can be very easily obtained from the internet. In fact I have seen a few photos where the model or even the with a cosmetic surgery failure has been transformed into a beautiful nymph by cutting her nose, on the photo of course and exchanging it with a photo nose which will suit her face the most, or the tiger which was out of focus in the original photo brought to the limelight with the help of high resolution images, and all this and more could be done with the help of stock photography.