The web design industry evolves every year to stay inspiring and relevant. The days of tiny pictures and dated backgrounds are over. If your site has not been revamped for several years, you may need to rethink both your website design and content. Graphics are a great place to start! High-quality imagery can make an emotional connection with your customer!
According to a recent Forbes Magazine article, "No matter how good your product is, you must present it in a clean, professional and most important natural way. Imagery is one of the strongest element in any form of design making an emotional connection with your customer so you should pay incredible attention to what imagery you use to represent your brand."
Before investing a large amount of money on high-quality graphics that you may never add to your website, it is important to do research and compare different companies that offer authentic licensed graphics. Stock Photo is affordable and easy to purchase with lots of variety of imagery and sizes. A few great resources to begin your search are listed below:
Another option is to take your own photos or hire a professional photographer to take pictures of your place of business, staff, products or service offering.
After you have found the perfect images, it is important to make sure you have photos that match the content of your pages. Remember, quality photos help enhance a website and "bring your site to life".