5 Best Articles on Stock Photos
The most useful articles on stock photos from around the web—beginners to advanced—curated by thought leaders and our community. We focus on timeless pieces and update the list whenever we discover new, must-read articles or videos—make sure to bookmark and revisit this page.
Top 3 Stock Photos Articles
At a glance: these are the articles that have been most read, shared, and saved on stock photos by Refind users in 2023 so far.
- Stock photos that don’t suck — Medium
- $0 Design Tools to Help You Create Your Next Project
- Noun Project is a 5 million strong library of icons and photos building “a global visual language”
These are some of the most-read articles on stock photos.
These are the most bizarre ways stock models had their photos used
When you pose for stock photos, you may not even be able to imagine how those photos will be used. Writer Abigail Johnson recently warned people to “never do stock image modeling,” as a photo of her…
AI-generated stock photos set to dethrone Shutterstock & Getty
Plus: a neat prompt hack that improves language model performance dramatically.
$0 Design Tools to Help You Create Your Next Project
Creating a well-designed site, product, or project usually isn’t cheap. You know you want to make something that looks good–but how do you…
Noun Project is a 5 million strong library of icons and photos building “a global visual language”
Discover an ever-growing library of icons and stock photography built by creatives across the globe.
Stock photos that don’t suck — Medium
A list of places to find the best free stock photos ¶ Finding great stock photos is a pain.
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It's Nice That
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Hacking Photography For The Love of It
All the news, insights and inspiration you need to know in advertising, marketing and media.
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