For Professionals, by Professionals: a Review of Peopleimages

For Professionals, by Professionals: a Review of Peopleimages

Peopleimages is a microstock agency created by the world’s leading seller of microstock images. For years, Yuri Arcurs, the man behind the Peopleimages creation, worked for several major microstock agencies. His work has earned international attention and now he has his own studio located in Cape Town, South Africa.

What Is Peopleimages?

a very good example of a people image

As the name implies, Peopleimages is a curated collection of images of people, read our review here. That’s it – they don’t offer anything else. They have 600+ models and entire teams of producers, photographers, developers and more working for them producing more than 5000 images per month, exclusive to

A Yuri Arcurs Creation

yuri arcursYuri Arcurs created Peopleimages. He knew that pictures of people were harder to take, and if he could produce quality images, he would stand out. For four years, he consistently sold over 4 million images per year. Although he used to submit his photos to several different stock agencies, he is now licensed through Getty images to produce images of people. Today, nobody has sold as many microstock photos as he has.

A Curated Collection

Typically, you would see between 20 and 30 different categories that microstock agencies curate and organize their photos into. Since you won’t see categories such as food, architecture or landscapes at Peopleimages, you’ll see other categories. The categories include age, concepts, industry, location, photo technical, time of day, photographers and weather/season.

To Shoot Images They Would Use Themselves

Yuri Arcurs created Peopleimages with one goal in mind – to shoot images they would use themselves. Nowadays, Yuri is still a photographer. He will always be a photographer at heart. However, he spends more of his time at his own training Academy where he trains students to do what he does best – create microstock photos of human beings.

Human Beings Are Such Fascinating Creatures

You may be pleasantly surprised when you browse the Peopleimages library. People are such fascinating creatures. You can take two people and place them in so many different suitable configurations and still make the photo turn out good. Yuri has a specific aim when shooting other people. His goal is not to pose people. Instead, he wants the images to look completely natural – as if the subject has no idea they’re even being photographed. If you were to compare it to a nature show, you would call this a natural habitat. Keep that in mind as you browse the library. You’ll find that Yuri aims for a certain brand of authenticity in his photo collection that you won’t find anywhere else.