Title: iStockphoto.com - royalty free stock photography community Desciption: Royalty Free Stock photography and photos for printing brochures, advertising, annual reports, and electronic use on websites and presentations. URL: http://www.iStockPhoto.com
Designers can download professional quality royality free photography for as little as $1.00 for web quality, up to $3.00 for print quality. Photographers and artists can also sign up and get their photographs showcased on the site.
As a designer, you can easily search for the images you require through the search option. TheServerPages has used images bought from iStockPhoto.com in the banner seen above. It was as simple as putting 'server' into the Search text box, selecting 'Photographs' in the drop down, and hitting 'Go'.
This site is a great resource for designers of all sorts to download royalty free photography for affordable prices. Also, remeber, the artists and photographers that submited the images find pleasure in seeing their images live. So whenever possible, go to the forums, and leave a friendly post in the iStock in Action forum stating the images you used and for which site.
iStockPhoto community is one of the most friendly places I have found, everyone seems to be quite friendly in the forums.
All artists and photographers can make some cash through submitting their work to the site. New photographers must first go through an online application process to get approved, after which, if approved, you can start uploading your images. Every time someone downloads your submitted work, you earn atleast 20% (up to 40% depending on exclusivity). So if your photograph gets downloaded 1,000 times, you earn atleast $200.
Here is a thumbnail of an image I paid $2.00 for, which I placed a 'Sample' watermark all over, just in case.
Here is a 500x480 section of this image without resizing (640x480 is the max resolution you are allowed to display on the web):
For those that like this image, you can download your own copy for as little as $1.00 at: