Updated May 2012 to reflect the consolidation of smaller stock photo sites into larger sites.
As a graphic and website/blog designer I purchase a lot of photography and illustrations for myself and my clients. When budgets allow for it, I love working with talented photographers on custom photo shoots.
But, I am also an entrepreneur on a budget and like the majority of my clients, I want to find the best possible artwork for my project at the least amount of money. Stock photography is a great resource for inexpensive high-quality artwork photos, illustrations, video, and audio.
Below you’ll find a list of popular stock art sites and some of them even offer their graphic downloads for free!