A stock photograph is an already existing photograph that is available to be 'rented' for reproduction use for a wide variety of clients.

Stock photography collections supply images to businesses who need to fullfil a creative project. It is a very quick and economic way to get images if you do not want or cannot afford to hire a photographer. Buying a stock image is often more cost efficient and ensures a quick turnaround time if you're working on a tight deadline.


Images are often licensed for specific uses following two license models:

  • The Royalty Free (RF) Model.
  • The Rights Managed (RM) Model. (from 1 March 2018, we no longer use this model)


Click on "Using an image" to learn more about these models and image uses.



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