Many purchasers of royalty free stock photography are looking for that one perfect image to enhance their marketing materials, website or brochure. They may go online and download the right photo in minutes, paying less than $40 for the purchase. But, if you need to buy a lot of images on a regular basis, you may decide to purchase a royalty free stock photo subscription. This may be priced at around $300 or $400. That may sound high, but these subscriptions give you 24-hour access to thousands of images over a six-month period. In the long run, you might save money from such a subscription. But, as with any subscription, read all the rules and guidelines first so you know you are getting a good deal.