spotlight stock photo agencies

Oct 2012
 
Featuring creative talent and services from the most interesting industry sectors
123RF Limited
123RF LIMITED
USA - UK - AUSTRALIA - HONG KONG
  Apix Syndication
APIX SYNDICATION
AUSTRALIA
  Depositphotos.com
DEPOSITPHOTOS.COM
USA - GERMANY - UK - UKRAINE - RUSSIA
  f1 online
F1 ONLINE
FRANKFURT
Glow Images
GLOW IMAGES
INTERNATIONAL
  living4media
LIVING4MEDIA
MUNICH
  Maground
MAGROUND
HAMBURG
  mauritius Images GmbH
MAURITIUS IMAGES
MUNICH
Charmian Grove
ORIENTOGRAPHY
SINGAPORE
  People Images, Yuri Arcurs Productions
PEOPLEIMAGES.COM
COPENHAGEN
  SIMEPHOTO
SIMEPHOTO
MILAN
  StockFood
STOCKFOOD
MUNICH - LONDON - KENNEBUNK
 

USA - UK - Australia - Hong Kong: 123RF Limited


"123RF.com... The Answer To Your Creative Needs."

Renowned as a one-stop digital media library with a proven track record since 2005, 123RF.com supplies royalty-free content to over 1,000,000 graphic design professionals and advertising agencies.

Why shop for creative content at 123RF.com?

  • Ever-ready with 24/7 “round-the-clock” live support.
  • More than 25,000 royalty-free stock photos, editorial images, illustrations and video footage (coming soon: audio files) added daily to the site.
  • Home to the most affordable packages in the stock photography industry - top quality content from $0.21 onwards.
  • Receive exclusive corporate pricing, discounts, and flexible licensing for mass purchases.
  • Try out 123RF’s improved Corporate+ feature - simplifies the purchasing and sharing process of content catered to groups of designers and teams.
  • Loyal customers are rewarded with exclusive gifts and vouchers.
  • Shop with confidence - three-day money back guarantee.

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Australia: Apix Syndication


In the whirl of today's media, advertising and digital content arenas, there is an increasing need for fresh and vibrant imagery. Photo editors, art buyers and creative directors are turning to Apix Syndication to find high-quality beauty, body/glamour and lifestyle images that are anything but stock-standard. 

Apix Syndication represents a growing stable of international photographers and licenses their work amongst the men's and women's lifestyle markets. From Australia to Africa, Britain to Brazil and beyond, images from Apix Syndication appear frequently in leading publications.

With an ever-growing archive of rights-managed images available for editorial, advertorial, marketing, advertising and digital use, the Apix creative team is dedicated to finding the best results for all their clients' picture needs. And for a tricky brief, Apix photographers are on-hand for commissions and ready to produce stylish and cost-effective shoots.

Beauty :: Lifestyle :: Glamour :: Images


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USA - Germany - UK - Ukraine - Russia: Depositphotos.com


Depositphotos is the fastest-growing stock photo agency in the world. Currently, it offers over 9 million stock photographs and vector images sold under royalty-free licenses.

The stock photo library is increased daily by thousands of images, carefully screened and selected by moderators. In addition, Depositphotos also accepts video files for sale.

Flexible payment options and favourable terms make Depositphotos the most convenient and profitable tool for everyone who works with images and creates unforgettable visual content. Depositphotos provides files on a wide variety of topics and for all kinds of projects.

The company is headquartered in Florida, USA, and has business offices in Germany, Great Britain, Ukraine and Russia.


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Frankfurt: f1 online


f1 online digital stock agency stands for: 

  • Photos for advertising, packaging, editorial and publishing products.
  • All subjects under one roof: people, lifestyle, beauty, business, food, travel, nature, etc.
  • Over 6 million photos and illustrations of well-known producers in RF and RM.
  • Demand-orientated photo productions together with fresh young photographers.
  • Constant new arrivals - editorial control, prioritisation and key wording.
  • Up-to-date visual language, geared to the German and European cultural region.
  • Over 6500 thematic RF collections with complimentary back-up CDs.
  • Long-standing, experienced team and personal customer communication.
  • Consultation regarding motifs, style, licences, terms of use, etc.
  • Individual co-ordination with clients' workflow.
  • Complimentary photo research according to motif, style, target group, visual language, rate, etc.

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International: Glow Images


Glow Images is a full service stock photography and video website, with the simple idea of giving creatives what they want, when they want it, at prices that make sense.

Glow is a premium provider, producer and distributor of rights managed, royalty free, subscription, and microstock imagery with a growing library of over 20 million images. The Glow team is dedicated to providing superior customer service and the most comprehensive offering of images available, including the largest collection of multicultural and ethnically diverse images online.

Whether clients prefer purchasing single images, Glow’s budget saving Subscription, VCDs, or microstock options, the company offers high quality images that are designed to enhance every project. Glow Images is also committed to nurturing creativity within the community by sharing valuable information and ideas about topics of interest, including photography, graphic design, marketing trends, multicultural concerns, and social and environmental issues.


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Munich: living4media


living4media is a new premium image agency specialising in home and living. The fast-growing collection is unique in bringing together images and features from the world’s leading photographers and content producers.

The company's substantial archive includes both single images (rights-managed and royalty-free) and ready-to-use features of the highest quality on a wide range of related themes, including:

•    Interiors - design, furnishings, style, period furniture, colours.
•    Decorating - ideas and inspiration for inside and out.
•    Do-it-Yourself - crafts, refurbishment, restoration, handiwork.
•    Gardens and outdoor living - garden and patio design, plants and flowers.
•    Lifestyle - home comforts, relaxation, impressions.

Stringent quality criteria guarantee that clients only find premium content at living4media. In terms of production values, creativity and originality the company accepts only the best. An outstanding selection of specialist image producers is now united under one roof.

living4media enjoys worldwide distribution. Visit the website to find a local agent.


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Hamburg: Maground


MAGROUND is a leading photo stock agency specialised in high-quality rights managed automotive backgrounds, landscapes, cityscapes and HDR Domes, and is the perfect CG partner.

High resolution imagery is ordered by 'location sets' that contain alternative perspectives of each location, making them particularly useful for the placement of products in a variety of settings and demanding compositions. In addition, most locations have HDRI-Domes for CGI productions.

Clients include Alfa Romeo, AMG, Audi, Aston Martin, BMW, Casio, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Citroen, Dior, Dodge, Fiat, Ford, Henkel, IWC, Jeep, Lacoste, Lexus, Lufthansa, Merck, MAN, Maserati, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Mini, MTU, Nissan, Opel, Panasonic, Peugeot, Porsche, Renault, Rolls Royce, Seat, Shell, Skoda, Smart, Subaru, T-Mobile, Toyota, Vogue, Vodafone and Volkswagen.


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Munich: mauritius Images


mauritius images ranks among the most important independent image agencies in Europe. The company has been owner-run for two generations and looks back on many long years of successful partnership with customers. Its portfolio has always excelled through the outstanding quality of photographs and European-style imagery.

Approximately ten million digitised rights-managed and royalty-free images convince users through their impressive range of subjects. Through cooperation with a great number of international photographers and numerous international partner agencies, mauritius images is continuously expanding its comprehensive portfolio and enjoys successful representation at worldwide level.

Individual and personal care as well as long years of expertise in the image agency market ensure a high level of customer satisfaction and have turned mauritius images into an authentic and trustworthy partner for the creative industries.


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Singapore: Orientography


Orientography is a Singapore-based photo library offering a fresh perspective on Asian stock photo content. The company offers image buyers a brand new source of rights managed, model released content. 

Always realistic but often with a quirky or flippant twist, Orientography's content is only shot by professional photographers. New shoots are regularly commissioned throughout Asia and Australia for categories including business, family and community, medical and healthcare, travel, food, nature, art and culture.

Orientography specialises in flexible licensing packages and offers highly competitive pricing.

Visit the online shop or contact the company direct for a rate card specifically tailored to your company’s requirements.


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Copenhagen: PeopleImages.com


PeopleImages.com was founded and built on the ideas of Yuri Arcurs, the world's top-selling stock photographer for the last five years. The company supplies stock images for every imaginable use at various price ranges, and with a staff of 20 full-time photographers is constantly on the lookout to create new images and concepts.

With a mission to take the road less travelled, go the extra mile and never shoot something they would not use themselves, the ambition of the company's photographers is clear: They want to shoot the most stunning, convincing, believable and authentic images of people in the world.

Images from the collection available on PeopleImages.com have been used by clients such as Time Magazine, MTV, Sony, Microsoft, Canon, Samsung, Hewlett Packard, Tyra Banks Show, The Late Night Show, American Idol, and many more.


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MILAN: SIMEPHOTO Unique travel stock agency


What is new about SIME Photo collection? Simply, the aim of finding new and different ways to bring unique travel photography to the market.

SIME Photo photographers get "under the skin" of a place. They capture the flavour of a location as well as its natural beauty, offering images which are deeply genuine and definitely full of life. All of them concentrate mainly in the area in which they live. This means a deep knowledge of the colours, the seasons, the daily life and the traditions of a single region which could not be accessed during a short visit. By looking at their pictures the photographers’ investment of time and patience is evident… but the result is simply astonishing.

With its appealing collection of travel images and extremely inspired photographers SIME Photo offers the best contemporary travel photography available.

SIME Photo is based in Italy but is represented worldwide by the best stock photo agencies. Email for more information.


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Munich - London - Kennebunk: Stockfood


StockFood is the world’s leading food specialist among image agencies. Creative professionals will find an unrivalled collection of images, videos and features covering the topics of food, drink and lifestyle.

  • Images - from the world’s leading food photographers.
  • Videos - instructional recipe videos and stunning short clips.
  • Features - ready-to-use stories including images, recipes and text.
  • Recipes -  available for every suitable image, video and feature.

The collection includes both high-class essentials and many related contemporary themes, such as ingredients and dishes from A-Z, national and international cuisine, preparation steps, beverages, cocktails, wine and viticulture, food and people, flowers and decoration, health and beauty…

StockFood enjoys worldwide distribution. Visit the website to find a local agent.


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