What makes this venture a bit more interesting than “just another stock photo site” is the claim of integrating a Christ-centered lens. Take a look at some of the vision that is shared on the LightStock.com site:
The unwavering belief that there are thousands of photographers who are hungry to use their God-given gift to equip the body of Christ and ultimately glorify God.
An invigorating idea that Lightstock could fundamentally change the way Christian designers, chief creatives and church staff members go about their creative endeavors for Christ’s kingdom.
The unrelenting pursuit to forge the strongest link – connecting an army of faith-based photographers to the Christian community at large – an audience hungry for meaningful visual resources.
The concept is that all photos that appear on the site will follow at least one of three attributes:
- Shot by a follower of Christ
- Visibly faith oriented
- Invisibly highlights God’s glory, goodness and mission for His creation
I plan on checking out the site the next time I need some images for blog posts or projects. The big question will be if their respository is deep enough to become a reliable source of quality images on a consistent basis. But it definitely is a welcome entry into the royalty-free image resource niche for sure.
Check it out at: www.LightStock.com