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Erickson Stock: Your One Stop Shop for All Your Stock Photo Needs

I know, I know. Didn’t I just write a post about staying away from cheesy stock photos? Yes, I did. Erickson Stock, however, has the perfect balance of both cheesy and actually usable stock photos that it may just be our solution. The photos on Erickson Stock may not be free, but you really do get what you pay for. Every photo is taken by renowned assignment photographer Jim Erickson, and his skills shine through in each photograph. Though there are typical “cheesy stock photos” available on this site, there are also ones that look very professional and could probably pass, if used appropriately, as having been taken for whichever project you’re working on. Another plus of this site is its inclusion of a motion section. As you might have guessed, the motion section includes videos available for licensing. Each video is shot in HD and includes B-roll.  So say NO to cheesy stock photography, but maybe say yes to Erickson Stock.


  1. zworrell wrote:

    This seems very useful! I usually don’t ever pay for things, but my DSLR camera also just broke on me so it looks like I’ll be needing more stock photo material. I guess my only question now is whether or not the prices seem reasonable. Hopefully so (as a cliché broke college student)!

    Friday, April 20, 2018 at 12:56 pm | Permalink
  2. sficarro wrote:

    This is a great resource thanks for showing me the site. I was checking it out and liked what I saw. I have to say as a designer I often have a hard time finding good quality photos that I can use commercial free. I think resources like this are important to stay up to date on!

    Friday, April 20, 2018 at 3:48 pm | Permalink
  3. nwilso wrote:

    Thank you for posting this! I always struggle with finding good stock photos! Especially ones that are not awfully cheesy!

    Friday, April 20, 2018 at 3:53 pm | Permalink
  4. rb wrote:

    I agree that there’s a fine line between effective stock photos and useless generic images. Thanks for sharing a resource that hopefully finds a bunch of the former.

    Friday, April 20, 2018 at 6:02 pm | Permalink
  5. ysaavedr wrote:

    Thank you for posting this, it’s always a pain looking for some good photography that is in high resolution and not cheesy.

    Friday, April 27, 2018 at 6:18 am | Permalink