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Stock Photography and the Internet

April 16th, 2008 Viewed 2601 times

Amy Lee Smiling in a Tree I think that my first run in with stock photography and how funny it can be actually came while I was in college.  My alma mater was producing a teen magazine and on the front of one of the issues was a brown haired girl, wearing a sweater tied around her waist, and the shot used for the cover of the magazine showed her from the waist up.  Now, keep in mind that I went to a conservative Christian college, and that “checked” or was considered appropriate.

What was funny was that the local newspaper chose to use the exact same photograph for an article, and it had the full picture of the girl and she was in shorts– something that didn’t check.  However, I remember seeing a picture of both posted to certain doors (until the shorts picture was taken down) to make a point: Stock photography can be used in all sorts of ways, and you really have little control over it.

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Standing in the Gap in a Society that's Warring with God.