Medical stock photography


Now that I work for one company, I let my and subscriptions run out and I tend to favor for my stock photography needs. Can’t beat the pricing. We just can’t afford to pay hundreds of dollars per image from sites like CMSP or Phototake. Tonight I found fotolia, which seems like a site very similar to iStockPhoto. Excellent interface, very cheap pricing. Similar licensing.

I’m usually looking for medical-related imagery. But I have to laugh at shots like this one from iStockPhoto which are far too common.


It’s captioned “Dr and nurses reviewing a chart.” Yeah, right. It’s 3 models playing dress-up. When looking for stock images for cancer-related publications, one should not think that the hospital staff just came from a Maxim photo shoot. Doesn’t do a lot for the credibility.