As a marketing agency, Thump is very familiar with stock photos. Having a visual pleasing aesthetic is integral anything involved with marketing. The easiest way to ensure visuals is with the use of stock photos. However, as any marketer knows, the stereotypes and clichés in stock photos are overwhelmingly. We’ve compiled a list of some of our favourite stock photos stereotypes, and some of the most bizarre stock photo trends.
A picture may say 1,000 words, but we’re not quite sure what these stock photos are trying to tell us.
Women laughing at salad
Of course, the natural reaction to salad is to laugh. Classic tomatoes, always cracking us up. Don’t agree? Women laughing at salad became a big trend in the world of stock photos, obviously to convey both happiness and healthiness. However, some of these stock photos take the message slightly too far.
Awkward thumbs up
Praising people can be difficult, and the stock photos of thumbs up truly encapsulate the struggle. If you want to congratulate someone on a good job, we would not recommend sending them a stock photo of the thumbs up. This is social awkwardness as you’ve never known it before.
A known fact in the world of stock photos is that you can’t really hear music unless you hold your headphones against your ears and tilt your head backwards. If these rules aren’t applied, it doesn’t count.
People who don’t know how to eat chocolate
The perfect pick-me-up after a tough day. The nation’s favourite confection. However, stock photo models aren’t quite sure how to eat a bar of chocolate. There’s a range of different attempts, none are successful, but all are amusing