A few years ago the web team I worked on ordered a CD full of head shots that we could use on the web. It was cool…at first. The more we looked at those photos the more we realized we’d seen them before. I’ll never forget the time I ran across one of the heads I was about to use on a website in an online ad. D’oh! Then I saw that same guy in a magazine ad. Then I saw him again on a store flier.
I learned my lesson in stock photography. Too bad they didn’t.