Where to buy images of Norway

Finding images of Norway can be a challenge as it is a small country with limited markets.

If you need Norwegian themed images for advertising, PowerPoint presentations, articles, blog or anything – this page give you the tips on where to look.

In short, you can do a web search a contact the photographer directly, or you can search image agencies. With image agencies you’ll get immediate high resolution downloads, and pricing and the licensing terms is usually already sorted.

Expect pricing with traditional agencies and with direct contact with photographer’s to cost from $150-$1,000. Microstock agencies pricing will be a lot less, usually from a couple of dollars to $100.

alamy-logo2Alamy
In terms of stock, Alamy is the worlds larges stock agency with more than 95 million stock images… in stock. Alamy is a UK based image agency easy to like as they give their profits to medical research. Searching ‘Norway’ results in 260,000 images. Alamy has a very good search engine.

NTB Scanpix
Scanpix is the biggest stock agency in both Norway and Scandinavia. Most of Scanpix’ images are editorial style as the agency represents some of Norway largest newspapers. Registered users can purchase and download online.

Fotofil
Fotofil is a Norwegian stock agency. You’ll have to contact them to negotiate pricing/licensing. Their archive contain a lot of strange stuff.

Google Images
Google Images is often a great way to search for images. However, finding a way to license your find can be a hassle, if at all possible.

Mediarkiv
Small stock agency offering unique and exclusive Norwegian themed images, footage and design elements. Immediate payment and download.

Shutterstock
Shutterstock offer a vast library og generic low cost images, illustrations and footage. Image searching for Norway results in approx. 182,000 images of fjords and such.

Photoshelter

Photoshelter is a cooperation of photographers showing or selling images. Searching for ‘Norway’ results in 119,000 hits. Of these, approx. 65,000 are available for purchase and download.

SmugMug
SmugMug works about the same as PhotoShelter. Searching ‘Norway’ pops with 173,000 hits. Licencing options must be resolved for every image.

Flickr
Flickr was the preferred photo sharing site for photographers, until new owner Yahoo fixed that. Flickr has 3.4 million images related to Norway. You’ll have to contact the photographer directly to find out if the images can be licensed.

Getty Images
The world’s leading stock image agency. Searching for ‘Norway’ gives 100,000 hits.

 

 

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