Spot The Dodgy Stock Image

...and who knows why some images are chosen...

...and who knows why some images are chosen...

 

...it’s not hard to do...


Something about the fakeness of it all seems to leap out of the screen at you.


Actually, ‘leap out’ is the wrong phrase as standard stock images never leap out of screens - they don’t get attention and definitely wet your appetite for reading any further.

In a wonderful world full of exhilarating images and eye-grabbing graphics, standard stock images remain beige and vanilla

 

Spot the Difference

 

...even business’s-type images can be jazzed up a little...

...even business’s-type images can be jazzed up a little...

  ...between an images that’s worth a second glance and something that’s worth less than a goldfish attention span moment in time to look over.


You can see the difference instantly.


In a split second you know whether an image is insipid or intriguing, lame or likeable, or bland or brilliant.


And you’re not the only one who knows this. Everyone knows this instinctively - you don’t have to analyse it even for a moment.


Spot the Effort...

 

 

...a zillion bland images are just a click away...

...a zillion bland images are just a click away...

   ...or lack of that’s gone into selecting that particular image.


You can tell yourself when looking at an article whether someone has put the time, effort, and energy into something truly worth reading.


And if you know, your audience knows.


That includes spotting the obviously bog-standard stock images chosen without much thought and slapped on top of your writing to put off anyone from wanting to read on.


If the image smacks of unoriginality, then is the viewer really going to spend the extra time going to the trouble of reading any further?

Spot the uniqueness...

 

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Don’t follow the same stripe as everyone else...

 

Using original images can really help to differentiate you from the crowd.

Spot the Frog...

 

 

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As this fine froggy fellow demonstrates, a striking image grabs the attention, is interesting to look at, and stands apart from standard stock images.

 

Don’t poison your hard-scribbled writing with a lame pic. 

Get something that really hops off the screen and makes your audience spot the difference between your content and everyone elses’.

Drop me a mail - and you can soon have some unique images of your own.

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