6 easy steps to find powerful images for your website

As every web designer knows, choosing the right imagery is key to a successful web design. In an ideal world, of course, you'd set up a bespoke photography shoot. But that's not always possible, perhaps for reasons of time or budget, or other practical reasons.

"I tend to use stock when I need images that are not possible to shoot locally," points out UK web designer James Hollingsworth. "For instance, when I'm working on a company website that's focused on the international market, and which needs a specific subject matter that might need to relate to the USA or Asia."

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Tom May

Tom May is an award-winning journalist and editor specialising in design, photography and technology. Author of the Amazon #1 bestseller Great TED Talks: Creativity, published by Pavilion Books, Tom was previously editor of Professional Photography magazine, associate editor at Creative Bloq, and deputy editor at net magazine. Today, he is a regular contributor to Creative Bloq and its sister sites Digital Camera World, T3.com and Tech Radar. He also writes for Creative Boom and works on content marketing projects.