This week, I point out a few good galleries of stock photos for fantasy book covers. Some of these photos may require a bit of Photoshop work, but many can stand alone.
I focus on Shutterstock because they allow stock photo contributors to create “sets,” separate galleries organized by subject. Find a photographer’s sets on Shutterstock by:
Faestock started out posting stock photos on Deviantart, but has since moved to Shutterstock. She has a large number of character photo sets useful for all sorts of genres, including steampunk, urban fantasy, and science fiction. Some of her fantasy-oriented sets include:
This stock photo gallery contains pictures of:
This photographer does not divide her portfolio into sets, but most of her photos are suitable for fantasy or fantasy romance book covers. A few examples of fantasy-related stock photos that you’ll find are:
Litovchenko has several galleries with just a few stock photos in each. She has a number that are suitable for fantasy book covers. A few of these sets are:
If you need stock photos of a knight in shining armor, FXQuadro has you covered. Poses include:
There are many more stock photos suitable for fantasy covers out there to choose from. If none of these cut it for you, then check out my spreadsheet of suppliers of stock photos for book covers. You should be able to find what you need there.
Do you have any favorites? Leave a comment and let me know!