10 Stock Photo Cliches You Must Stop Using Today - Depositphotos Blog
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It implies having coffee with people, attending events, organizing dinners, chatting in the office hall or messaging on social media. IT is not so often when shopping brings joy, and you certainly don’t carry around dozens of bags with a smile on your face, ready to pause and give photographers your best angle. You are also exhausted of walking miles of distance and the only thing you can think of is getting a piece of chocolate cake and cappuccino in a cosy cafe, not a huge shopping centre.
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Did it look like this? Probably not. Although laughter, some fun, and polite small talk are prevalent, there are better-suited visuals to translate the atmosphere of a family sharing a meal. in 2019, authenticity is an ultimate trend, so why use images with emotions that seem forced? №3. Abstract 3D elements At the beginning of 2000, when computers have become more affordable and accessible, these kinds of graphics became viral. The reason for the widespread use of these types of images is because they’re convenient to communicate concepts. Today, technological evolution reached unprecedented heights. Tools and features of editing apps like Photoshop and it’s alternatives allow creating more sophisticated visuals so that would target visual learners and communicate concepts and ideas when photography isn’t enough. №4. Tough choice Concepts such as the creative process, a tough choice, and internet of Things are not easy to visualize. Yet, the challenge of finding the right image does not change the fact that visual content should be of high quality and not tacky. The image of a man at the crossroads of an unhealthy and healthy lifestyle is quite tacky. What makes this so is the little effort that’s been put into post-production, and the unnatural colors that cheapen the image. If you have trouble visualizing a dilemma, better find a more creative approach. on social media, you can create a poll featuring two contrasting images. on a blog or a website, you can create a gallery or divide a text into two different sections. Let your creative juices flow to get better results. №5. Hands with a laptop This cliché appeared not so long ago but has already taken over the world. The issue with these types of stock photos is the obvious nature of the portrayal of ‘someone’ using a laptop. IT is like the universal solution to illustrate a freelancer, a designer, a businessman, or a hacker. However, it does not say much to your audience except for the fact that these are hands with a laptop. If you’d like your brand, project or idea to differ from thousands of others, try to appeal to your target audience with more precise concepts, solid ideas, and images that enrich and support your other content. №6. Boss stereotypes Did you ever find yourself so busy, that a dozen people surrounded you and tried to force you to do your tasks because you, as a boss, didn’t care enough to attend to them? Although this image suggests it, people in charge hardly ever find themselves in similar situations. In truth, a boss will quietly multitask and get a lot done, making this outdated representation of a busy bee far from ‘authentic’. More often than not, stock photography plays into conceptual representation to illustrate things in a more literal way. This approach is an old one, but we certainly still enjoy corny images and what they imply. If anything, they provide us with a good laugh. №7. Fictional networking Networking is an integral part of professional and everyday life for many. It implies having coffee with people, attending events, organizing dinners, chatting in the office hall or messaging on social media. However, it does not imply manually pooling networks, as depicted on the image above. once again, we stumble on an image that poorly communicates a concept, but it’s certainly easier to just pull up an image like this one because networking is another tough concept to portray. Keep in mind that networking can be anything, and a simple image of people engaged in a conversation would be a better alternative. №8. Happy women shopping another type of photo that is a cliché is happy women shopping. It shows the invented world instead of real for many reasons. IT is not so often when shopping brings joy, and you certainly don’t carry around dozens of bags with a smile on your face, ready to pause and give photographers your best angle. You are also exhausted of walking miles of distance and the only thing you can think of is getting a piece of chocolate cake and cappuccino in a cosy cafe, not a huge shopping centre. №9. The hooded hacker A hooded man in the photo resembles a dementor who came for your soul rather than a hacker who quietly does his things. Part of the problem is probably the fact that not everyone knows hackers and has a vague understanding of what it is they actually do. As a result, a stereotype is born. Although this might come as a surprise, but hackers look just like us (and know a great deal more about the tech world), but they certainly don’t sit in dark rooms with projections of neon code around them. №10. cheerful seniors Imagine, you do sports, travel a lot, laugh all the time, and don’t need a nap during the day. You devote time to your hobbies, your grandchildren, your children, your neighbours, your friends, pets and sleep only four hours. You are 70 and you are super vigorous. Sounds amazing but let’s face the reality. Not many 25-year olds are as cheerful as those seniors on the image. IT is a cliché and it only annoys older people. This free text article has been written automatically with the Text Generator Software https://www.artikelschreiber.com/en/ - Try it for yourself!
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