Cliche Image Choices You Should Avoid

Posted by Hannah Lacy on Sep 22, 2015 6:00:00 AM


We've all seen those cliche stock photos floating around the internet, littering blog posts and low budget websites. It's time to stop. In case you have a hard time recognizing these awful pictures, here are some great examples.

The Excited (Super Excited) Business People


"We can't even contain our excitement! We're in suits, we're in high-heels, we don't care, we're excited about something and we're gonna..." jump about it?

Let me ask you this. Does this image engage you? Draw your attention? Do you empathize at all with their intense excitement? If this image did grab your attention, it's probably a result of just how painful it is to look at.

What are we?!


"What are we?!" "Business people!" "What do we support?!" "We don't know!"

You just don't see people in the office taking pictures like this. You really don't. So should you use this image? You really shouldn't.




Hmmm... This IS serious.


"Okay, everyone. Put on your best concerned face."

Result: The red head has a headache, blondy is daydreaming, the brunette might actually be concerned, and the guy is either imagining himself on vacation, or just shared some gas. Lovely.

Hopefully you enjoyed this article. We aren't glad that these images actually make it onto people's websites, but, they are good for a laugh. Thanks, stock photographers. Buh-bye now!


Hannah Lacy

Written by Hannah Lacy

Originally from Payette, Hannah started working for Tribute Media in late 2014. Previously, she helped manage two Christian nonprofits aiding individuals in poverty. Hannah is proud to be part of the Tribute team: "I enjoy the atmosphere and the attitude that every day should be about learning. There is a wonderful focus on education and improvement to benefit both our employees and our clients." She loves Boise because of the friendly people and the opportunities to explore nature. A big Charles Dickens fan, her favorite novel is A Tale of Two Cities. Biggest guilty pleasure: "Donuts. I never pass up a donut of any kind. Except the ones with custard or cherry filling-that's just a waste of a donut."

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