What is Microstock?

Microstock is a market for selling photos online (and also vector illustrations and videos) at low prices and with a royalty-free license which is part of the Stock Photography industry. These images and illustrations are usually supplied by photographers and designers though typically they will get into the media via a stock agency. Stock photography consists of existing photographs that can be licensed for specific uses. Publishers, advertising agencies, graphic artists, and others use stock photography to fulfill the needs of their creative assignments. Microstock has created a new sector of the photo buying market. Many organizations are buying photos for the first time because the low prices make it feasible.

Who buys Microstock images?

Lately more and more large design studios, ad agencies, websites, marketing firms, graphic artists, public relation firms and other entities who need quality images at a discount price check out microstock sites. Microstock images are used in brochures, business cards, websites, magazines, posters, billboards, exhibition banners, book covers, t-shirts, leaflets, flyers, etc. Practice demonstrates that by the quality many images displayed in microstock catalogues are just as good as the ones sold by large stock houses.

If you would like to purchase some of my illustrations to use in your designs, please click on a microstock agency name to your right. Alternatively, you can email me to discuss individual pricing.

Links to my Microstock Portfolios

Please click on the links above to view my microstock illustration portfolios.

Romantic Card Illustrations

Various romantic card illustrations

Seamless Wallpaper Illustrations

Various seamless wallpaper illustrations

Banner Illustrations for Websites

Various banner illustrations for websites

Christmas Card Designs

Various Christmas card illustrations

Floral Card Designs

Various floral card illustrations

Birthday Card Designs

Various Birthday card illustrations