Stock Photography is Big Money
Stock images and videography licensing is a huge business. I recently read that one company "is well into the millions
" for a single year's worth of efforts working as a contributor
to a highly ranked stock image site. They don't even own the site. They run a successful business model designed around feeding
stock imagery into another company's stock image business. This is amazing news if you are an aspiring photographer looking to earn some cash on the side. However, what if you are an entrepreneur with minimal funds available to spend on "the perect stock image"? What if you can't afford the price tags associated with a large institution's stock images? You could pick up a camera yourself, or you could start to consider using CC0 imagery, and the public domain treasures that exist.
For those that are unaware, CC0 is the ultimate term