What Your Stock Photos Really Say...

What Your Stock Photos Really Say About Your Company…

Stock photos can either be a blessing or a curse.

Choose the right ones and you can look like a rock star while avoiding an expensive photo shoot, but choose the wrong ones and you risk looking unprofessional, cheesy, or silly.

Before you rush out to buy the cheapest photos you can find, take some time to determine exactly what message you want to convey, then invest enough time to find quality images that really convey that message. Get feedback from employees, friends, and maybe even clients. Most of all, make sure the photos match your company’s culture instead of trying to emulate another company or chase trends.

You’re trying to stand out, right? You can’t do that if you’re copying another company.

That being said, I hope you enjoy this slightly tongue in cheek interpretation of what these stock photos really say…

Business team young people standing multi ethnic
When you’re not around, we mostly just stand around at the door, desperately hoping someone walks in to save us from our agonizing boredom.

Business proposal
You look too dumb to understand this, so I’ll read it to you…One fish, two fish, red fish blue fish.

Business team drawing a new project
The boss is going to be sooo pissed when he finds out we let his kid play with sidewalk chalk in the conference room again!

Man outside office building
I just don’t understand why no one answers my calls…

Business people at office
We are so serious about being serious that we numbly gesture at our computers with less facial expression than Leatherface from Texas Chainsaw Massacre.

Asian business team presentation on tablet
No, seriously, you have to see Courtney’s last Facebook post, I mean, what was she thinking?

Group of business people in airport.
Michael Bay plans all of our business travel.

Business team
Our day job is just a cover for our true calling—at night, we transform into a secret society of crime fighters.

Businessman Working Beach Computer Concept
I can’t afford an office, don’t have WiFi, and my laptop is filled with sand, so I can’t really get any work done. Sorry!

Business team with thumbs up
Who’s got thumbs and loves clichés? We do!

By the way, if you’re looking for some great stock photos, you can find tons at Dreamstime.