The psychology of stock photography
Stock photos are often used in web design because they are easy to get hold of and cheap to buy.
We often see the impact of selecting the wrong type of photo within our user research. Users often perceive them as being cliched, staged and cheap.
But if you have no choice other than to use stock what sorts of photos should you go for?
This article offers some guidance on what types to choose and what effect they might have on the user.