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    Best cheap stock photo site?

    I figure this would be the best forum to ask.
    With so many stock photo sites out there I'm sure there must be some decent cheap/free ones that I don't know about.

    We normally use istockphoto, bigstockphoto, and shutterstock which have the credits per photo model.

    What other places have you found that you like to use for web-size (2mp) photos that don't cost and arm and a leg?
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    say no more loydall's Avatar
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    I've sold some photos over on fotolia and didn't get much for them so I guess they aren't charging too much for them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by loydall View Post
    I've sold some photos over on fotolia and didn't get much for them so I guess they aren't charging too much for them.
    Was it so little that it wasn't worth doing?

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    Yeah I've always been interested in throwing some stock stuff out there but haven't looked into it too closely. What was the MP requirements?
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    If you could be bothered to put a large volume of stuff on there, you'd do alright over a year or so. I've only put about 15 on fotolia and had about 10 selected for the paid-for section (they can reject stuff is it's not sharp enough, bad photo, boring theme etc..).

    I have 1 photo that I've sold a number of times (http://www.fotolia.com/id/12567175). You can set up the licensing how ever you like - I get about $1 each time it sells.

    I keep meaning to spend a weekend taking photos of random stuff - food, clouds etc.. and uploading maybe 100 or so photos to fotolia.

    I think other sites pay more but their acceptance rate is lower.

    I'm sure if you worked full time at it, you could make a fair bit of cash out of it. Just depends how much time you want to spend.

    At the moment I'm earning peanuts from it...

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    whenever i need photos to do work in photoshop sxc.hu and morguefile.com are my goto spots
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    in agreement with loydall...fotolia offers reasonable prices for downloading their photos...
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    www.dreamstime.com are not too expensive and www.photoxpress.com has many free ones.

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    I used to buy my photos from dreamstime---not anymore.

    Hands down, the best place to get good quality photos really cheap is here:
    http://mbsy.co/76B99?s=e

    I love this place. I get great photos at full resolution for $1 all the time.

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    Personally, I buy photos at fotolia.com. They are reasonably cheap. One credit costs $1 - for that price you can get a photo in XS format.

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    Me also usually buy photos from fotolia, but to get the perfect photo sometimes need pay more to buy from iStock.

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