My business relies heavily on both online and printed marketing materials. We are constantly developing new materials and trying to stay on top of current trends with a professional appearance. Photography has never been better than today. No longer are we limited to the imagination of those in our immediate circle of influence. Millions of photos are now available almost instantly. But with the ease of uploading photos come a number of poor quality images. I’m very thankful to have found Dollar Photo Club as a one stop resource for all of our stock photography needs.
DPC seems to be closed for new Members
Just found this video from StockPhotoSecrets about the news that the dollar photo club is closed for new members. He explain a bit about his alternative.
Stock Photos – Extremely Simple With No Hassle
I don’t mind paying for high resolution photos that fit our exact needs. But I don’t want to pay a lot of money, because of my particular need for lots of images. DPC makes it very simple, because every image is just one dollar. We can run as many copies as we want and don’t have to worry about paying any type of royalty whatsoever. It’s a very simple and easy way to have access to high quality but cheap stock photos. There’s two types of memberships: One is an annual VIP membership for $99 that includes 99 images yearly. The other is a monthly billed fee of $10, including 10 images per month.
Either route you go, each additional photo you may need costs only one dollar each. It’s simple and straightforward. Every image is just a buck and costs you no more than that to use it regardless of how much or how often. So for large runs of printed materials, or small runs, there’s no worry. The use of the image is always a dollar. Our business has some months when we need more than ten images, and some where we need far less. The VIP membership is great for us because it gives us 99 to use any time throughout the year.
Quality AND Quantity at Dollar Photo Club
The old saying about quality over quantity doesn’t quite apply when it comes to stock photography. Quality should always be assumed, but unfortunately it isn’t on all online sites. Searching the internet for the right photo, only to find that the resolution isn’t adequate is more of a pain than most people realize. For those working on print or online marketing campaigns, they understand this problem and welcome a solution.
Dollar Photo Club offers over 26 million images to their members. Each and every one is only one dollar. There are no catches and no hidden fees. DPC is part of Fotolia, which is perhaps the most well known stock photography marketplace in the world. This allows them to offer something for everyone. I have never had any problems finding a variety of options for any particular type of image I needed.
User Friendly Website
The actual website is one of the best parts about the whole experience. The web address, DollarPhotoClub.com, is very easy to remember. Once at the website, everything is very simple to use with a professional look and feel the entire time. The entire database is viewable without even having to log-in as a member. Images are available as photos, illustrations or vectors, and the search can be narrowed based on a several different choices.
I have personally found a lot of frustration in dealing with other stock photography sites. Each and every image had its own set of requirements. Some cost more than others, while some had set royalties at different levels of production. Personally, I love going to DollarPhotoClub.com, finding what I want, and getting it without worrying about the legalities. Their partnership with Fotolia just makes the whole experience even more professional and legitimate in my opinion.
Dollar Photo Club – Simplicity at it’s Finest
Staying on top of trends and finding photography that compliments that is literally a full time job. It’s a big part of my business and not something that I can afford to take lightly. With an astounding 26 million images, a lot of my work is already done. People don’t want to pay too much for photography, but they don’t want garbage. Cheap stock photos can be a real gamble. But at Dollar Photo Club, I have had nothing but success. The process is quick, simple and very straightforward. It’s exactly what I need for my business, not only saving me money, but a lot of very valuable time.