What do designers look for in a stock photo site?

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Am curious to know what is more important to designers when they buy stock photos. Is it the cheaper the better, or is choice the most important criteria for a designer? What will make your life easier? What grabs your attention?
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For me, cost is the most important factor.

You can get more options to choose from by going to another website :D
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Whilst cost is a factor, I detest having to waste time flicking between sites. Quality of all images should also be high.
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Quality and originality. I like stock photos of stuff out of the ordinary.
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But how do you define out of the ordinary?
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Well, out of the ordinary is kind of hard to describe. I know it when I see it because it will be something I haven't seen before at any other site. But for example, it's common to see photos of the mountain peak known as Half Dome in Yosemite National Park from a distant point of view. An unordinary shot of it would be from a point of view of standing below it or from on top of it. Another example would be of places that are known but not ordinarily photographed the same goes for objects.
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It really depends on what I need... depending on what I am working on - for example - a brochure for a travel agency, an advertisement for a construction company et cetera - I won't randomly browse stock photography for the heck of it - it costs money - money I don't need to spend if I don't have to.

I'll also include a charge for the client within my contract to cover costs for stock photography and as mentioned, high quality is important.

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