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Best Stock Photos for Practice (where to find'em?)

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Old 08-21-2011, 04:42 PM
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Best Stock Photos for Practice (where to find'em?)


All the stock photos I have found at agencies such as FotoLia are already retouched. I am wondering where you find good stock photos for practice? (which also can be added to my own portfolio).

I have looked through the contests area here, and didn't quite find what I am looking for.
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Old 08-21-2011, 05:35 PM
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Re: Best Stock Photos for Practice (where to find'

Welcome to RetouchPRO Hope you enjoy your stay here and make lots of friends.

You might try the challenges area
click the "Search" button above and enter your query

A few sources for pictures here @ RetouchPRO:

Images to play with

Lots of un-retouched photos available for use in portfolios or practice:

royalty free stock photos:


Another good source for portraits is the Government @ "The Library of Congress " .... Search with: three quarter then click the gallery view... or.. Use your own search words for access to about a million digitized photos (mostly Black and White though)
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Old 08-22-2011, 03:48 AM
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Re: Best Stock Photos for Practice (where to find'

Both have some rules to follow, about posting... size. Check them out.

This site offer the 1st batch free (26 RAW) & the 2nd batch they want $40

Model mayhem you can some good stuff (free) in there forums (lots of RAW & some other formats)
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Old 11-11-2016, 07:39 AM
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Re: Best Stock Photos for Practice (where to find'

There is an issue with downloading volume zip file...At the bottom of the page it is not a link to download, just regular words...How to download that free photo stack?
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