How to Use Stock Photos to Tell a Story

At a loss for words? Use stock photos to tell your story.

How to Use Stock Photos to Tell a Story

How to Use Stock Photos to Tell a Story

As children, before we knew how to read, we flipped through picture books. Graphic novels and comic books mostly rely on images to tell a story. Photojournalists’ entire careers are built on the idea that photographs are powerful storytelling tools and forms of communication.

Photographers who take stock photos often take a bunch of photos in one shoot. With a little imagination and just three or four stock photos, you can create a narrative and convey a message.

What story do you want to tell?

The story of a young explorer:

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How to Use Stock Photos to Tell a Story

How to Use Stock Photos to Tell a Story

The story of a rising star:

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How to Use Stock Photos to Tell a Story

How to Use Stock Photos to Tell a Story

A story about skate culture:

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How to Use Stock Photos to Tell a Story

How to Use Stock Photos to Tell a Story

The story of weekend warriors:

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How to Use Stock Photos to Tell a Story

How to Use Stock Photos to Tell a Story

The story of life on the road:

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How to Use Stock Photos to Tell a Story

The story of your creative process:

How to Use Stock Photos to Tell a Story

How to Use Stock Photos to Tell a Story

How to Use Stock Photos to Tell a Story

The story of a little girl with big dreams:

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How to Use Stock Photos to Tell a Story

How to Use Stock Photos to Tell a Story


For more inspiration, check out our photo library on ThemeKeeper Elements.