A client of mine needed images of people to make his presentation come alive. But he couldn’t find the diversity he needed. And he’s in the field of education, which has many more females than males. I came up with 4 ways to find the people images you need.
Take your own photos
Go around your office and ask people if you can photograph them. That way, you’ll get a representative group. Usually, people are happy to oblige, but give them time to spruce themselves up!
Silhouettes are great when you don’t want too much detail. In this way, the audience can imagine the diversity.
Geetesh Bajaj at Indezine.com has a great selection of silhouettes.
Use the search box on Geetesh’s website to search for “silhouette” and you’ll find more. This is a great resource!
You can create your own modern icons that can be gender and color neutral. I have a blog post showing one idea here.
If you’re willing to spend some money, you can usually find a wide range of photos that suit your purposes. I like Stock Unlimited for their great selection and reasonable prices.
What techniques have you used to get the people images you want? Leave a comment!