Four Awesome Options for Paid For Stock Photography


One of my favourites, Stocksy is great as it has such an awesome variety of photos to choose from and the quality is pretty great. More than just your typical cheesy stock photos, on Stocksy you'll find tons of options for still life, creative, landscape, and so much more styles of photos that you'll definitely be able to find exactly what you're looking for.

You're looking at $10-$100 depending on what size you need - personally I've found the Medium size to work great for most things. 

Creative Market

Creative Market is awesome for tons of different creative needs - such as fonts, mock-ups, graphics, and so much more. They have an awesome selection of photographs to choose from, all varying in price, and it's easy to browse each section and category too. 

You're looking from anywhere between $5-$25+ for a photo, which is pretty affordable, and you can probably find exactly what you're looking for which is great.

The biggest pull for paid for stock photos is that you can have something a little more unique to you - it's much less likely that someone else will be using exactly the same visuals as you are. 


iStock is a good option for anyone who is going to buying lots of stock photos as you can subscribe monthly for access to 100s of downloads, or pay with credits and save that way too.

Similar to the previous two, iStock has tons of categories to browse, though I would say these are just a little more posed than the other two. Definitely worth a browse though! 

Death To The Stock Photo

Alongside their free monthly photo packs, DTTSP also have a premium option that gives you access to their entire archive of photos and an exclusive pack each month. I love DTTSP, their quality is great and they always have lots of different photos to choose from. The only thing is that now they're becoming more and more popular, more and more people are using their visuals so it's highly likely others in your niche may have similar photos to you. 

The best way to counteract this is to incorporate your own branding into your visuals, which we discuss in the next step!


time to explore the ways you can use stock photography for your blog & brand