Stock Photography

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What Is Stock Photography and How Is It Used in the Photography Industry?

In the photography industry the term ‘stock photography’ refers to capturing of images which are to be managed by a stock photography agency. These photographs are then supplied under licence from the agency to third party outlets who can then use the images in their own products. Stock images are often licensed for specific uses, and depending on the quality of the image the rights to use a specific image can cost a third-party anywhere from 25 Cents to tens -of-thousands of dollars. Stock photographs can be found in various huge online repositories such as Getty Images.