FAQ

Got questions that a mere FAQ can’t answer?

Email us at support@picturepublichealth.com or tweet @PicPublicHealth.

What makes Picture Public Health different?

We’re the only stock photo company run by public health professionals, for public health professionals. We’re committed to providing high-quality, realistic, affordable images for use in public health campaigns and materials. See our About page to learn more.

How much do the images cost?

Each image costs $15 — or you can save money by buying image credits up front. Check out our Pricing page for all the details.

How can I use the images that I purchase? Are there any restrictions?

Once you buy an image, you have the rights to use it multiple times, in various situations and for an unlimited time, as long as it’s not for commercial use, like marketing or advertising. We sometimes make exceptions for select organizations, like clinics or hospitals — drop us a line if you’re not sure whether your client or organization qualifies. See our Terms & Conditions for all the details.

Why don’t you have any images of ______?

We think you mean, “Why don’t you have any images of _______ yet?”

…Seriously, though, we’re still building our library of images, and we’d love your feedback and suggestions! If there’s a type of image you’d like to see on Picture Public Health, drop us a line at support@picturepublichealth.com.

How do you tag your images?

As is standard in the stock photo industry, we tag our images based on their visual appearance and possible uses, rather than based on the model's identity. That means that image tags don’t necessarily correspond to the model’s gender identity, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, disability status, etc.

Photographers

What type of photographs is PPH looking for?

Our photographs command attention and are easy to relate to. We want photos that model positive health behavior — like eating healthy or wearing a helmet when you ride a bike. Our photos are high-quality, realistic, diverse, and sensitive to cultural differences. For more details on our approach, see the Photo Guidelines.

Do you accept video as well as photos? What about vector illustrations, original artwork, or that kind of thing?

Not for now — we’re currently focusing only on photographs. But we might add other formats to our library in the future.

How does PPH decide what photos to accept?

Picture Public Health has clear health and safety criteria for the photos we accept. We base them on our staff’s years of public health experience and collaborative work with public health professionals, physicians, other health and safety subject matter experts (SMEs), and clients such as American Academy of Pediatrics and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

How does payment work?

We pay $4 per download. Check out the Submission & Payment Process section for more information.

Who handles the legal paperwork?

Filling out legal paperwork — like model releases — is your sole responsibility, not ours. If you don’t protect yourself, you’re responsible for any bad stuff that might happen. So don’t let bad stuff happen! For your own sake, make sure you understand your legal responsibilities before you submit any photos. See our Terms & Conditions for all the details.

How do I submit photographs?

Just take a stroll over to Upload Photos.