Royalty Free Stock Photo for Dieting Recovery: Woman Breaking Tape MeasureRoyalty Free Stock Photo for Dieting Recovery: Woman Breaking Tape MeasureA woman who wears plus-size clothing holds a pink measuring tape tightly in both hands and pulls at it, trying to break it.

Environment: indoors

Mood: determined, angry, tense

Themes: diet recovery, intuitive eating, eating disorder recovery

Ethnicities, genders and abilities of note: Caucasian, German

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TAKE NOTE:

As of Monday, October 16, 2017, Diverse Stock Photos is now RepresentationMatters.me! The new name reflects DSP's expanded purpose: giving underrepresented voices a platform to sell both stock photos and artwork.

 

The new site includes an improved Favorites system, the ability to buy physical prints, and a better navigation and user interface.

Better yet, the site is the technical foundation that gives us the ability to take contributors, so as soon as the last touches are put on the contributor backend after site launch, you'll see the offerings expand fast.

We'll be giving a platform to minorities of all kinds to showcase and sell both their stock images and original artwork. I'm really excited and grateful to be able to offer this!

 

On Monday, October 23, the DSP site will begin redirecting to representationmatters.me.

 

If you have outstanding credits, you'll receive an email this week with instructions on how to move them to the new site. If you'd like help moving over your Favorites to the new site or have questions, just email lindley@representationmatters.me.

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About Diverse Stock Photos

We see them every day. They’re in ads, magazines and websites. They’re stock photos – the pre-taken photographs that businesses use as illustrations in their marketing, advertising and blogging.

Watch these photos pass by for a few days, and you’ll notice that they only represent a very narrow range of the human experience. The (mostly professional) models in these photos are almost always white, thin and able-bodied.

Big stock photo sites now offer group photos with the obligatory one or two people of color, but how often do you see a doctor, or dancer, or banker who’s plus size or has a disability?

This narrow ideal affects us. A recent study found that “70% of teen girls agreed that magazines strongly influenced what they thought was the ideal body type.” Also, “Numerous correlational and experimental studies have linked exposure to the thin ideal in mass media to body dissatisfaction, internalization of the thin ideal, and disordered eating among women.”

Thankfully, the world is changing. More and more people are demanding better from the companies they interact with, and more businesses are attempting to be more inclusive in their stock photo use. This expansion is good for all of us: Companies are able to appeal to more potential customers, and we all get a healthier mix of representation in the media-driven atmosphere we live in.

The stock photos for sale on this website offer a growing range of diverse bodies engaged in both everyday and extraordinary activities. 

About Lindley

Hi there! I’m Lindley Ashline, and I’m a professional photographer who specializes in working with larger people of all ethnicities and genders. I also run Sweet Amaranth, a Seattle-based boudoir and portrait studio.

Contact Lindley

Email me (lindley@diversestockphotos.com), or sign up for my mailing list and get occasional free photos and updates. 

FAQ

How much do photos cost?

For digital downloads:

  • Web size: $5 USD
  • Medium resolution: $15 USD
  • High resolution: $25 USD
  • Original image: $50 USD

Diverse Stock Photos doesn’t currently sell printed photos.

What are the download dimensions?

You’ve got four sizes to choose from when downloading photos. The smallest – web size – is the perfect size for including with a blog post or on a landing page, and it goes up from there.

  • Web size: Approximately 800x600
  • Medium resolution: 1,600 px on longest side
  • High resolution: 3,000 px on longest side
  • Original image: 4,000-6,000 px on longest side

How are these photos licensed?

DSP photos come with a perpetual, commercial use license. The short version: use them as you wish on your website, blog, marketing, or printed materials, but don’t claim them as your own work or resell them.

You are also prohibited from using these photos for or to illustrate the following subject areas: negative or critical body messaging, health warnings, or weight loss.

Please see the License page to review the license you’ll receive in detail.

Who’s in these photos?

Most of the people in these photos are not professional models. They have no training in modeling and are the kind of people you pass in the street and have over for dinner. You know. Regular folks.

OMG, I know that person!

Some of the models who’ve posed for Diverse Stock Photos are sort of famous on the Internet. I try not to ask them for their autographs.

Can I use these photos any way I want?

The license applied to these photos outlines what you can and can’t do with the photos. The short version: use them as you wish on your website, blog, marketing, or printed materials, but don’t claim them as your own work or resell them.

You are also prohibited from using these photos for or to illustrate the following subject areas: negative or critical body messaging, health warnings, or weight loss.

Please see the License page to review the license you’ll receive in detail.

How do I remove the big watermarks across the photos?

As you browse the site, you’ll notice that the stock photos have a watermark -- a translucent word across the center of the photo. These watermarks prevent image theft and are automatically removed when you purchase the photo.

What if I need a bigger size photo than what I bought?

Please don’t try to stretch the photos to fit; they’ll get all pixelated and weird, and no one wants weird pixellations. It gets awkward.

If you purchased a small size photo and need a bigger one, you’ll need to go back to that photo’s page and purchase it again in the larger size. Two exceptions: if you’re upgrading from the smallest size all the way to the largest, and if you’re upgrading more than five photos. In those cases, email me (lindley@diversestockphotos.com) for a discount.

Do I ever have to pay to renew the license for my photos?

Nope! You’ll enjoy a perpetual use license.

What if I can’t find what I need?

Please to hop over to the Request a Photo page and let me know what you’re looking for, and I’ll try to work it into an upcoming shoot. If you need something specific on a timetable, shoot me an email (lindley@diversestockphotos.com) and I’ll give you a quote for custom work.

I want to model for stock photos!

If you’re in the Seattle metro area (or willing to travel to said lovely geographic location), email me (lindley@diversestockphotos.com) and we’ll chat.

I want a portrait or boudoir session with you!

You should check out Sweet Amaranth, my Seattle-based boudoir and portrait studio! Portrait info is here, and boudoir info is here.

I want headshots/photos for my website!

Email me (lindley@diversestockphotos.com) and I'll send you my commercial/headshot portrait rates.