Why Alamy is the best place to buy creative imagery

Luc Kordas / Alamy Stock Photo

Access the world’s most diverse stock photo collection and find the perfect creative images for your projects! No matter what creative sector you work in, there are loads of reasons for you to choose Alamy for all your image needs…

  1. We’re passionate about stock photography

When it comes to our photographers, we do things a little differently to other stock agencies. We welcome all kinds of photographers to upload their images to the site to bring you a whole range of creative imagery and different image styles to choose from. Our photographers range from students who are just beginning their photography journey, through to photographers with long and distinguished careers.

  • Amazing creative images

We add over 100,000 images every day so there’s always something new to discover on Alamy. Our contributor team is always working on getting fresh content added to the site from a whole host of photo agencies and photographers to give you the biggest choice of creative images than anywhere else!

  • Niche content

Whether you’re looking for an image of a small local event, a significant historical moment or the latest advertising trends, you’ll find it on Alamy. Unlike other agencies, we accept images based on whether they meet our technical criteria and not the content of the image, which means you’re more likely to find what you’re looking for in our collection.

  • Innovative and on-trend imagery

We know how important it is to keep your imagery on trend in the creative world. So we make it as easy as possible for you to stay on top of the latest photography trends with regular updates on our blog and our yearly Image Trends report. We give you access to the latest image collections on Alamy so it’s easy to discover new and innovative content.

  1. We care about delivering a great service

Our account management team are on-hand to help you with all your image buying needs, so when it comes to licensing your images you can be confident you’re getting the best advice about your purchases. Our team have years of experience in the stock photography industry and many of them are photographers themselves, so there’s no better place to go for passionate and knowledgeable service.

Want to know what our customers are saying about us? Check out our Trustpilot reviews.

  1. Free picture research service for regular image buyers

Our team of picture researchers are the experts when it comes to sourcing images. They have amazing knowledge of our collection and are on-hand to help regular image buyers find images that perfectly suit their needs. They’ll help you save time on your image search and make sure you’re getting the best out of our collection.

If you’re a frequent image buyer and need a hand with your image search, there are a couple of ways to find out about our free picture research service:

  • If you have an account manager, all you need to do is have a chat with them about the options you have
  • For those who don’t have an account manager, you can get in touch with our customer service team to find out if you can benefit from our picture research service

You can find some great tips on writing a good picture research brief in our handy blog.

  1. Creatives across the industry use and love Alamy

We work with a range of creatives across the industry on a whole host of different projects.  We actively encourage their feedback to make sure we’re delivering the best service we can, and here’s what just one of our customers had to say:

“I’ve worked with Alamy for many years. Their service has always been very efficient and friendly and rates are always really competitive, which makes them one of our go-to libraries when image searching.” Sarah Williams, Head of Art Buying, M&C Saatchi

Check out more of the brands we work with every day.

  1. We support student photographers

Since 2011, we’ve been running a 100% student project, which lets our students take home all of the money they make on a sale. The project has led to hundreds of students adding their images to Alamy every month, growing our collection and bringing loads of great contemporary images.

We’ve even got a student hall of fame to help you discover the best of our student collection!

Learn more about the 100% student project in our blog post Buy great images and support student photographers‘.

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