I’m constantly going on about stock photos and why they should be avoided as much as possible. Fair Trade Photographer has written a great post which illustrates the point perfectly. From it:
Companies need to think more carefully about the images they use. I suspect many businesses are unaware that the photos their designer has sold them are spread a-dime-a-dozen across the web. There is a good reason that microstock’s original catchphrase was “the designer’s dirty little secret”.
Well worth a read.