607 Ten Practical Pointers for Working with Diverse Stock Images

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Thursday, November 17

Instructional Design


Admit it: You have a love/hate relationship with stock photography websites. Sure, you love how using stock images can inspire your creativity, but you also hate how hard it is to find ones that look genuine and aren’t exaggerated. eLearning developers rely heavily on stock-image-based designs for building workplace eLearning. And it’s not just a problem of finding stock images full of people with the right poses or expressions. The bigger challenge is that the images you find often just don’t feel authentic.

In this session, you’ll learn 10 practical pointers for overcoming these challenges. Explore the research behind authenticity in images and find out how you can modify images to increase their authenticity. The session will cover when it’s acceptable to use stock images and when you should seek alternatives. You’ll learn about websites that provide diverse images, and you’ll leave with loads of free resources and inspiring ideas you can immediately apply to your projects.

In this session, you will learn:

  • What research says about why authentic images really matter for eLearning
  • How to find better-quality, more authentic imagery
  • About specific websites that specialize in diverse imagery
  • Different search terms to broaden the pool of images
  • Easy techniques to add more authenticity to stock photos using tools you may already have
  • When to consider alternatives to stock imagery

Novice, intermediate, and advanced designers, developers, project managers, and managers.

Trina Rimmer

Director, Community and Customer Engagement


As the director of community and customer engagement with Articulate, Trina uses her many years of eLearning design and development expertise to guide the creation of inspiring content for our community of workplace learning professionals, E-Learning Heroes. Before joining Articulate, Trina worked as an instructional designer, eLearning developer, and writer focused on delivering creative, engaging, and effective learning solutions to various companies, from global aid organizations to Fortune 500s.

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