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Terrible Stock Photos

As a graphic designer I often find myself browsing stock photography sites to find that perfect image for use in a project, or for references when illustrating. I inevitably come across awful, hilarious and often utterly unusable stock images, so much so that I started posting my “Stock Photo Of The Day” on Twitter. If you’re one of the billions out there who doesn’t follow me, here’s a round up of my “favourites”.

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Let’s do business – DIGITALLY!

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I don’t know about you, but this is how I create all my websites.

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This guy clearly means business.

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This is how we all design, right?

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I’m honestly surprised that I’ve not seen this highly useable image more often.

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“Hmm… we need some kind of visual representation of overcoming – beating, if you will, a crisis. Oh, and we need to incorporate a sheep-man in a suit as well!”

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He’s a big fan.

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“OK guys, we need an image to represent teamwork in a subtle and classy way.”

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“Let me just work on my SEO plan… yes, yes this is great! Now I’ll just change to my spare pair of glasses…”

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A Valentine’s day special.

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I think it means top banana.

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I’d hire him.

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Business woman pointing gun at goldfish, standard.

Have you encountered (or even had to use) any terrible stock photos? Post your worst in the comments below or tweet us!

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