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We get a lot of emails every week telling us to sponsor photography awards and although the focus of this website is helping photographers with the web presense, we do recognize the need for support beyond that and for that reason we are going to be helping with the Sony World photography awards this year. If you are one of the contestants that need help with equipment, please get in touch. We have contacts at camera stores around the country and can help you get cheap rentals and bring attention to your submitted images.

Stock Agencies

123 Royalty Free
Find that perfect photo with our vast content of 2.5 million images here. Our friendly group of professional account managers worldwide are always ready to serve you anytime, round-the-clock.

911 Pictures
911 Pictures is a unique stock photography agency dealing primarily with photos from the Fire, Police and Emergency Medical Services, ranging from stock shots of equipment and procedures to exciting and beautiful on-the-scene action photos. We are the finest of this kind in the United States, offering the widest selection of public safety-oriented photos.

Acclaim Images
Acclaim Images has been in business since June of 2002 and offers only high quality, limited distribution digital images and art prints. Photos and illustrations are contributed by hundreds of professional photographers, hand-picked for their creativity and professionalism. Both Royalty-Free (RF) and Rights-Managed (RM) images are available.

The collection of more than 120,000 super-high-resolution images, stock photos and photo objects saves creative professionals thousands of dollars on stock images every month by allowing downloads of up to 100 high res stock photos per day. With an royalty-free stock photo subscription you pay one fee and download all the high resolution images you need.

Absolut Vision
AbsolutVision is a Swiss society, regrouping a team composed of photographers, graphic designers and professional lithographers. Together, we are active in the graphic industry since many years. AbsolutVision was created to give to our creative customers a tool for downloading inexpensive professional quality, royalty-free photos for your brochures, ads, newsletters, on-screen presentations, web sites, etc.

Age Fotostock
age fotostock is a photographic agency that manages image reproduction rights for professional use in the corporate, editorial, advertising and design worlds. The company has offices in Barcelona, Madrid, Paris and New York.

We hold the largest and most comprehensive online collection of commercial photography in the world. Established in 1999, we pioneered the concept of an unedited collection and today we offer millions of images from thousands of photographers and photo agencies worldwide.

Alaska Stock
Alaska Stock Images is a full service photo stock agency specializing in Alaska photos and Alaska-themed photos.

Animals Animals
ANIMALS ANIMALS/ EARTH Scenes is a stock photography agency representing rights protected natural history images, such as wildlife, landscapes, geology, plants, and outdoor sports.

Affordable Stock Photography
There’s not a better deal online for royalty-free eye-catching images. We’re affordable because we don’t spend a fortune on expensive print marketing. We keep our costs down and pass the tremendous savings to you. We make it easy to select attention-grabbing stock photography created by some of the best photographers around.

Alldrit Studios
Specializing in high resolution, garden related, commercial stock photographs, we offer professionally taken Royalty Free and Rights Managed garden photos in a library to make life that little bit easier for the busy professional stock photo buyer. Flower and Garden landscape pictures with the just right motif can be used to support your magazine or newsletter articles, brochures and pamphlets. Used as samples, metaphors or accents they can dress up your publication or web site E-zne.

Artzooks represents over a million royalty free stock photos and illustrations at one convenient location!

BigStock Photo
Download photos right now - or submit your own: Download or upload high quality royalty-free stock photos - instant stock photo download! Search and download high quality low cost stock photos and images. Use these royalty free stock photo images for templates, web sites, print, ads, products and more.

Blend Images
Blend Images is the world’s leading multiethnic commercial stock agency. Founded by a consortium of the most talented and respected photographers within stock photography, and managed by key industry veterans, Blend Images has established itself as the premiere destination for ethnically diverse business and lifestyle imagery.

Blue Moon Stock
BlueMoon Stock was started by photographers, so images are our passion. We’ve partnered with some of the world’s finest shooters and we’ve hand-picked images that deliver the range, quality and variety you need to make an impact in a competitive marketplace.

Botanica is a rights-managed collection that focuses on a vast array of refreshing botanical images mixed with current lifestyle concepts and trends. The growing collection of images explores people in natural settings, concepts of relaxation, celebrations and, of course, nature and foliage. The picturesque images are created by well-respected photographers from all over the world.

Brand X Pictures
What sets Brand X Pictures apart from the rest? High-end images that go beyond traditional notions of royalty-free: timely, useful subject matter and images that are conceptually challenging and memorable. Created by talented international photographers, these images connect with the viewer and make a mark.

Bridgeman Art Library
The Bridgeman Art Library is the world’s leading source of fine art with images from over eight thousand collections and twenty nine thousand artists. We represent museums, galleries and artists throughout the world by providing a central source of fine art for image users

We’re a new young independent stock photography project, representing the work of an aggregate of photographers with passion and creative integrity — photographers who have that unique perspective to look at the world a little differently. We’re dedicated to working with a growing team of photographers worldwide to offer high quality and evocative images for the advertising and design industry.

For over 25 years COMSTOCK IMAGES, now a division of Jupiterimages Corporation, has been one of the world’s most renowned photo agencies with a reputation for professionalism and integrity amongst the clients it serves and the photographers it represents. We specialize in imagery of all subject matters (especially business, medical, and people images), produced by some of the finest photographers in the world.

Corbis is a creative resource for advertising, marketing and media professionals worldwide, helping to bring creative work to life with the highest quality photography, footage and rights services. Corbis offers a preeminent collection of more than 100 million creative, entertainment and historic images, a comprehensive footage library, the world’s deepest rights and clearances expertise and an award-winning media management solution, as well as empowering SnapVillage, an innovative microstock web site.

Stock Photography Royalty Free Images have never been more affordable than through the Design Pics membership subscription programs. By purchasing a membership, you can enjoy savings on our digital stock images of over 90%. This high quality stock photography can also be purchased as single images which are available in 3 resolutions.

At, you can find a large variety of Royalty-Free stock images. Thanks to the continual evolution and diversification of digital technologies, we are able to provide images of a very high quality at a completely convenient price. All the images are carefully scrutinized and selected, in order to make sure that only the best are included and that the range of subjects is extensive.

First Light/
First Light represents the very best visual content of the world in Canada. We represent major collections from Getty, Corbis and JupiterImages, as well as dozens of smaller niche collections of Rights-managed, Royalty-free and Rights-ready content.

Fotolia is the first worldwide social marketplace for royalty free stock images, allowing individuals and professionals to legally buy and share stock images and illustrations. Fotolia offers the largest image bank of free and affordable royalty free photos and illustrations perfect for any medium, web or print.

FoodPix is the most extensive rights-managed food and lifestyle collection in the entire commercial photography industry. It’s also one of the most established, taking food and beverage imagery to another level. Each refreshing image makes food come to life and makes lifestyles seem a little sweeter for your editorial and advertising projects.

Every day people around the world see us on the front pages of newspapers and magazines, within multinational advertising campaigns, on the covers of best-selling books, in motion pictures and everywhere else images are used to tell a story.

Heilman Photo
Grant Heilman Photography, Inc. is the World’s most noted source of Agricultural photography. Grant Heilman began marketing his imagery in 1948 after accumulating years worth of photography that complimented his photojournalism career. For the past half century the library has grown to represent the collections of dozens of photographers but never changed the business philosophy established by Grant so many years ago. With a passion to provide our customers with the highest quality imagery, knowledgeable image research and ultimate attention to customer service, we are confident there is an image for your creative needs.

We sell digital images, and we bring them to you in a variety of ways. Buy images the way you like, so you can work the way you like: on CD, DVD, for Windows® or for Macintosh® - or download them over the Internet, individually or through subscription.

Image Farm
Image Farm Inc. is one of North America’s leading independent producers of royalty-free, high-quality photographic images. The company began its product development in early 1995, and released its first discs in January of 1996. Since that time, Image Farm has published 15 uniquely themed CD-ROM collections along with hundreds of unique images available for download from resellers around the world.

We believe that in addition to providing great imagery, we can offer people a chance to leave the crowds behind, make a statement, and go their own way. That’s important to people who pride themselves on creativity.

Founded in 2000, INMAGINE® has grown to be the leading supplier and distributor of Royalty-Free digital stock photography in the world. With more than 3.1 million Royalty-Free stock images from over 100 best-selling collections, we hold the most complete list of Royalty-Free publishers in the market today.

Expect the freshest stock available from the best shooters worldwide. is your gateway to fresh imagery from participating photographers, rep firms and agencies. This extensive collection of stock photography is organized to provide easy access and a large diversity of choices for art buyers and photo editors worldwide. incorporates the best features of the Web: easy navigation, viral search capabilities, new images daily, lightboxes, e-commerce licensing, slideshows, built-in pricing and excellent customer service.

iStockphoto is the internet’s original member-generated image and design community. Find your inspiration on the world’s leading royalty-free stock destination. Search for over 3 million photographs, vector illustrations, video footage and Flash files. Buy stock or sell stock — or both.

liquidlibrary, from Jupiterimages, is the #1 place on the Web to find professional, royalty-free illustrations, stock photos, Flash, PowerPoint, audio and more. Drawing on our extensive experience of offering creative professionals with great imagery for nearly half a century, we continue to expand our image library by purchasing high-quality illustrations and images from top freelance artists around the world.

Lonely Planet Images
Lonely Planet, the experts in independent travel information now present Lonely Planet Images (LPI). LPI is a digital image library with a unique and comprehensive collection of over 300,000 downloadable travel photographs taken by some of the best travel photographers in the business.
Our collection captures the diversity of the world’s countries: from the major tourist attractions to everyday scenes, from popular destinations to little known places off the beaten track. If you’re a professional user of images in advertising, media, design or publishing, these high-quality images let you zoom in and view the world up close.

We acquire, organize, distribute and license images for commercial use in media ranging from print advertising to websites - a growing world market exceeding $2 billion. Our images are acquired under exclusive contract from professional photographers and illustrators who are paid a royalty every time an image is licensed. The collections on our website are very tightly edited for discerning buyers. Our clients include advertising agencies, designers, publishers, multimedia producers and corporations throughout the world.

Matton Images has all the best Royalty Free image suppliers from around the globe. With close to 1.4 million images and over 7,000 CDs, there’s no reason to go anywhere else for your RF stock photo needs.

moodboard, from the creators of Digital Vision*, is the new alternative in stock photography where you can buy or sell images at a range of prices to suit your needs. Now you can even set your own price with the launch of our latest collection moodboard unlimited.

OnRequest Images
OnRequest Images, the world’s leading provider of OnBrand custom imagery, works closely with top corporations to build stronger brands with original, brand-aligned photography. OnRequest Images’ technology-driven services have enabled Fortune 1,000 companies to increase brand equity, improve speed to market, achieve brand consistency, and reduce liability.

Organics Image
Organics image library was created by photographer Nic Miller in 2003. After a decade of contributing to major image libraries Nic decided to create his own specialist library focusing on nature and the natural world. Organics image library has been growing steadily since it’s creation and has featured globally in magazines such as Grafik (UK) Page (Germany) and Graphic Design USA.

Oxford Scientific
The Natural World Specialists.

Pacific Stock
Pacific Stock, Inc. is a worldwide stock photo agency specializing exclusively in stock photography from Hawaii, Asia and the Pacific regions. Our stock image collection is composed from over 50 professional photographers who travel the Pacific Rim.

Panoramic Images
Panoramic Images (PI) has provided the creative community with compelling large-format photography for nearly 20 years. Our collection of nearly 250,000 images, including 6×17’s, XPans, 360º rotationals and more provide exceptional flexibility for your next project. The depth of our inventory of skylines, scenics and international destinations, all presented in wide-screen format, is unrivaled. by Jupiterimages is the #1 place on the Web to get professional royalty-free stock photography by subscription. For one low price you can download all the stock images you need.

At we keep things simple. We shoot, we partner, we sell – all in one place. is a premier stock agency that amalgamates all the processes of Stock Photography to bring you high quality, wide variety and true value. Powered by a team of experienced visualisers, photographers, software professionals and Sales support staff,we are able to provide solutions for all your `image’ requirements.

The Photolibrary Group represents over 250 of the world’s leading brands and 2,000+ photographers from around the world, to bring memorable, workable content to the creative communities in Europe, America, Asia and the Pacific. We provide customers with access to over 3 million images and over 2,000 hours of footage.

Photosphere has been selling royalty free images on cd-rom since 1994. Our first e-commerce site went live in 1995 and in 1996 we began selling royalty free downloadable single images. As an independent supplier of stock images, Photosphere’s mandate has always been to provide royalty free stock images that aren’t available everywhere. We are not a stock photography portal - we represent individual photographers, illustrators and independent publishers.

PhotoSpin is a group of creative professionals with backgrounds in photography, graphic design, advertising, and film. Our founders love being submerged in great quality imagery and that’s exactly why PhotoSpin was started, back in 1996. They believed then, as they do now, that all creatives should have quick access to good content at an affordable price.

The PhotosToGo site offers customers access to more than 250,000 professional Royalty Free images through an easy and inexpensive subscription model. This diverse image collection is derived from more than 100 professional photographers and stock agencies.

Phototake Med/Sci
To be your expert creative link to medical images – that’s our goal – to bring you images that reveal the intrinsic wonder of the human body; its ingenious complexity and vitality; its fallibility and maladies; the people who attend to it; and the medical arts that treat it. For over two decades Phototake has excelled in providing images that apprehend the inner nature of the human body.

Robert Harding
Once upon a time, in the ancient, pre-digital age, we all spent half our lives hunched over a lightbox or blowing the dust off transparencies. Not much fun. However, there was one very enjoyable thing to look forward to: getting together face to face. Remember? We do.

Science Photo Libry
Science Photo Library (SPL) is the world’s leading provider of science photos covering all aspects of science, health & medicine, space exploration & astronomy, technology & industry, earth science, satellite imagery, and nature & wildlife. Our range of subjects and quality of imagery in these areas is unrivalled.

Shutterstock is the largest subscription-based stock photo agency in the world. Every day we add thousands of photographs, illustrations, and vectors to our outstanding collection of premium, royalty-free images.

SnapVillage is an online marketplace that connects photographers and illustrators with creatives and professionals looking for high-quality royalty-free stock imagery.

We are the world’s largest international stock photography agency devoted entirely to food. Our online database consists of 154.000 beautiful food, beverage and lifestyle pictures for all types of media, advertising, marketing and editorial purposes.

Stockxpert is a royalty free stock photography community with the goal to provide customers with affordable stock imagery while offering a powerful tool to photographers and digital artists who would like to sell their work.

With over two million stock images in our collections, SuperStock is a leader in Rights-Managed, Royalty-Free and Subscription stock photography.

This is Thinkstock Images, the new royalty-free photo alternative for conceptual imagery and footage. Founded in 1999 by one of the world’s top stock shooters and a dedicated digital team, our company will continue to provide the media universe with fresh, affordable content – now with the strength of the Jupiterimages, network behind us.

Veer provides visual elements for use in professional creative work, such as graphic design, motion design, advertising and filmmaking. Our products include stock photography, illustration, typefaces, and unique merchandise. Products are showcased in our regularly published Veer Visual Elements catalog and other promotional pieces.

Visual Symbols
At the Visual Symbols Library, it’s not about having the most images, it’s about making it easy for designers to find what’s useful and relevant. Veteran designer Clement Mok is constantly selecting new images based on their graphic and conceptual qualities. And we’re always adding to the library based on what our subscribers have to say.

Wild West Photos
Those of us who live in Montana understand just how lucky we are to have these beautiful landscapes as a backdrop to our daily lives. Places where snow covered mountains fill the rear view mirror, and every road is a scenic highway. This is the driving force behind Wild West Photos. The images on this site represent the work of talented individuals who make a living capturing the lifestyles and beauty of the west. Bringing these artists together is something we are extremely proud of, and we hope you will find this collection of outdoor and adventure stock photography a source of great inspiration during your next creative endeavor.

Crestock`s aim is to play a leading role in the micropayment stock photo business. The photography trade is undergoing a revolution as digital cameras and internet distribution lower the prices to a minimum. There are a few succesful companies in this particular sector of the photo business. Our goal is to be among the most sucessful – as soon as possible. And then move further.

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