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2021 Kia Seltos Stock Photography: Kia’s Newest SUV

main-imageThe all new Seltos shares the same platform as the Hyundai Kona.

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One of the major selling points of the 2021 Kia Seltos is style. Adding to its slightly edgy feel is an available two-tone color scheme on the S, S Turbo, and SX Turbo trims.

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A bold front grille that’s all black, privacy glass in the back, a rear spoiler and 17-inch wheels are standard on the Kia Area. Available upgrades for select trims include 18-inch wheels, power sunroof, roof rails, fog lights, daytime running lights, chrome exterior accents and LED taillights.

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The interior quality of the Seltos is impressive with the use of soft touch plastics on the dashboard. The dashboard layout is sporty. Seat cushioning is also worth mentioning.

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When it comes to infotainment features, the Kia Seltos is loaded to the brim. You get a massive 10.25-inch touch screen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple Car Play, wireless charging, 360-degree parking camera, sound mood lightning, UVO connect and many more.

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The 2021 Kia Seltos is pretty spacious on the inside and offers riders enough headroom, while there’s plenty of legroom for 6-feet adults. When the rear seats are lowered the Seltos can hold 62.8 cubic feet of luggage.

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5 Car Stock Photography Trends you should be Aware of in 2021

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Stock photography is getting bigger and better by the passing year. Here are some of the top stock photography trends for 2021.

1. Versatile Photography

Car stock photos need to fit a wide range of uses in 2021, ranging from extra-large billboards to mobile apps.

Car stock image portals like izmostock.com provides you with the flexibility to adopt the same model photography for both large screens and mobiles.

2. Minimalism is the key

Minimalistic photography is an emerging trend that focuses on vehicle details while still creating great stock images.

Think muted tones and monochromatic color palettes.
3. Going authentic

With more and more consumers looking for authenticity in brands, authentic photography is becoming increasingly popular. Prospects are shying away from photos that are unrealistic and highly manipulated.

Aside from a few customizations that doesn’t alter the product, manipulated photographs may no longer resonate well with your target audiences.
4. 360 Degree photography

360 Degree photography is now popular across major social media platforms.

With online shopping being the new norm, customers want to experience products digitally before making a purchase decision. Both exterior and interior 360 degree photography are available for all major vehicle brands and models from izmostock,com

5. Computer Generated Imagery (CGI)

Computer Generated Imagery is fast emerging a viable alternative to conventional photography. Vehicles are either scanned using laser scanners, or CAD data is used to create perfectly accurate vehicle images.

One major advantage of CGI is that it doesn’t require new photoshoots every time you need a new photo angle or even when minor vehicle improvements are made.

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5 Tips on how to spend less time searching for the right car stock photos

5-Tips_Insights_BannerFinding the right car stock images for your auto portal or blog used to be a time-consuming task. Fortunately, image search has improved a lot over the years and now it’s easier for businesses to find exactly what they are looking for.

Here are a few tips on how to get the best car stock images for your auto dealer portal as quickly as possible.

1. Use Exact Search

Search for the exact year, make, and model to find the car stock pictures you need.

Most stock photo websites do not offer standard vehicle photo sets for every major make and model, and every model year, unlike izmostock.com.

2. Browse by Vehicle Type

If you are looking for vehicle models belonging to a particular type, then browsing by vehicle type is a good option. Car stock photo websites like izmostock.com offer iconized vehicle type listing right on the home page. For instance, if you are looking for multiple convertibles, just click on the convertible icon and browse the results.

3. Look for Different View Angles

When car portals require multiple pictures of the same model, an easy way to find it is just below the first car stock photograph. Usually different view angles of the same model will be listed there for easy browsing.

4. Search by Brand

Another interesting option is to search by Brand. Stock photo sites like izmostock,com offers listing by brand, making it easier for businesses to buy and download models belonging to specific brands.

5. Search for Art Directed Photography

Businesses can also quickly search for art-directed photography by using the listing option.

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How to Use Stock Photos on Social Media: 5 Tips

How-to-Use-Stock-Photos_Insights_BannerCar stock photos can be a lot more fun and engaging, only if you know the right way to use them.

Here are a few tips on how to find and use the right car stock images on social media.

1. Select car stock photos to match your feed

Choosing car stock photos that match your feed will make your social marketing look authentic, and over time your followers will start recognizing your unique style.

2. Use photos from the same series

Research before you choose. Portals like izmostock.com can make your work a lot easier.

Once you have decided on a particular aesthetic for your feed, look for more stock photographs that stick to the pattern.

You’ve already dedicated a lot of your time and energy in identifying the right style. Chances are that the same stock library will have similar photos for you in their gallery.

3. Combine car stock photos with existing images

Mix and match your own photographs with car stock photos to create a personal brand. You can even consider adding user generated content to the mix.

4. Choose stock photos that allow you to add overlays

Adding copy or illustrations to your stock images can help enhance your automotive marketing. Stock photos can be great for adding context to quotes.

5. Be precise with search

Stock photography is used differently by different users. To source accurate stock photography, it is important to search for stock photos using precise vehicle specific keywords.

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2021 Audi Q5 SUV Stock Photos: For a Fun-packed Drive

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The 2021 Audi Q5 SUV has already garnered positive reviews for its elegant looks, advanced technology, and outstanding cabin comfort.

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For the year 2021, Audi has updated some Q5 exterior features. On the inside a new infotainment system debuts, and some features that were optional are now standard.

2021-audi-q5-edition-one-suv-front-view2021 Audi Q5 SUV Stock Photography: Front ViewThe Q5 looks great from all angles, ably scripted by its wide stance, prominent front grille, and narrow headlights.
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Additionally, roof rails and a spoiler on the tailgate enhance its exterior styling.
18, 19 0r 20 inch wheel options are available.
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The 2021 Audi Q5 offers impeccable interiors. The SUV comes packed with high-end materials, including wooden inlays and soft leather.
The new infotainment system offers a standard 10.1 inch touchscreen mounted on the dashboard. Standard features include Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, two USB ports, Bluetooth, HD Radio, a 10-speaker stereo, Wi-Fi hot spot, and wireless device charging.
A 12.3-inch digital driver display (Audi’s Virtual Cockpit), 19-speaker Bang & Olufsen stereo system, satellite radio, and navigation are optional.
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The brand new Audi Q5 offers ample headroom, legroom, and ergonomic seating.
Leather upholstery is standard, Ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, sport front seats, and a heated steering wheel are available.
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2021 Toyota Rav4 Prime Hybrid/Plug-in SUV Stock Photography: Exterior Photos, Interior Images, Dashboard, Seats, Wheels, and More

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Toyota combines class-leading hybrid/plugin tech with SUV design to create their best-selling hybrid – the new 2021 RAV4 Prime Hybrid/plug-in SUV.

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The aesthetics of the RAV4 Prime offers bold and powerful road presence. This look in part comes from the use of vertical and jagged accents from the rear of the vehicle as well as the long, flat, and wide hood.

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Even with an understated grill and headlights, the crossover still comes across as strong and bold.

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The interior of the new Rav4 prime feels uncluttered and spacious.

Even the buttons around the center console gives off a feeling of spaciousness. The knobs are large, the shifter and even the cupholders are easy to access. The windows and the panoramic moon roof offer excellent visibility. The 10-inch infotainment screen comes with both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

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The Rav4 Prime has plush leatherette seats, neat stitching, and good overall ambient lighting, thanks to the panoramic moon roof. The front seats are perforated and ventilated.

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The rear seats offers a more slanted stance than the traditional upright position, but give it a minute or two and you will settle right in.

The new 2021 RAV4 Prime is certainly a strong front runner in the Hybrid/Plug-in crossover SUV category.

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2021 Kia K5 Sedan Stock Photography Review: A Visual Walkthrough

main-imageThe all new Kia K5 brings a lot to the table – style, a comfortable ride, an entirely redesigned interior and exterior, and a more powerful standard turbocharged engine.

Here’s what we like about the new 2021 Kia K5 sedan.

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The Kia K5 looks sleek and elegant outside. Matched by a cozy and comfortable interior.

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The K5 almost reinvents the sedan with sculpted sides, a bold grill adorned with LED lighting, and a long metallic trim along the roofline.

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The K5 interiors are comfortable and user friendly. Available features include a panoramic sunroof, wireless device charging, proximity keyless entry, an automatic trunk lid, push-button start, and remote engine start.

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The infotainment system is easy to navigate, and comes equipped with a standard 8-inch touch-screen, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, Bluetooth, two USB ports, remote keyless entry, a six-speaker stereo and HD radio.

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The new Kia can accommodate up to 5 and provides enough room for 6-footers in both rows. A sloping roofline means the rear headroom can be a bit short.

Cloth upholstery comes standard. Synthetic leather upholstery, front sports seats, leather wrapped and heated steering wheel, and power-adjustable front seats are available.

The K5 features advanced standard safety features like forward collision warning, lane keep assist with lane departure warning, and driver attention monitoring. Available advanced safety features include Blind spot collision avoidance system, Adaptive cruise control, safe exit assist, and many more.

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2019 Alfa Romeo Giulia Stock Images: Exterior Photos Interior Stills, Dashboard, Seats, Wheels, and More

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The 2019 Alfa Romeo Giulia is a prime example of Italian luxury and performance. You can grab one for under $50k, making the Giulia one of the best consumer choices in the compact entry-luxe sedan marketplace.

Packed under the hood is a rowdy 4-cylinder that produces 280HP and 306lb-ft of torque, all at the disposal of your right foot.

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2019 Alfa Romeo Giulia Exteriors
Sporting an aggressive front end and sleek body lines, the 2019 Alfa Romeo Giulia is likely to turn a few heads on the street. The overall exterior design of Giulia hasn’t changed much in the past few years, but it still holds its own amongst the competition.

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The upside-down triangle front grill is the first thing you notice about the Giulia. This is the same iconic shape seen on Stelvio and almost every other Alfa Romeo model. The headlights on Giulia resemble the eyes of an angry hornet, and give the sedan an unmistakable road presence at night.

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The side profile of the car is very reminiscent of the BMW 3-series, which makes sense, given that the 3-series is one of Giulia’s biggest competitors. However, the Alfa is much more refined, and less aggressive than the 3-series.

Coming around to the rear end of Giulia, the car has a very subtle, yet aggressive look that reminds the onlooker that this is something a little more special than just your typical sedan. Dual exhausts come standard on Giulia, and a diffuser is also available, depending on the trim. A small duckbill spoiler is also available on select trims.

The tail light’s housing shape is very smooth and understated, yet the lights themselves are aggressive and racy, which compliments the headlights tastefully.

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2019 Alfa Romeo Giulia Interiors
The interior of Giulia is what you’d expect from Alfa Romeo. A leather wrapped steering wheel and dash mates nicely with the leather bucket seats, which are available in a plethora of colors. The electronic shifter is lovely to use for the most part, and the different driving modes suit most driving styles.

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2019 Alfa Romeo Infotainment
However, the infotainment system can be a challenge, especially if you’re using functions such as Apple Carplay or Android Auto. The system lacks a touchscreen, and using the finicky turn style knob can take some time to get used to.

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Overall, Giulia proves to be an excellent option in the compact entry-luxe sedan market, even against industry leaders such as the BMW 3-series. With great performance and handling that lives up to the company’s Italian heritage, and a beautifully comfortable interior, there really is no losing with the Giulia.

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2021 Lexus IS 300 RWD Stock Photography: Exterior Stills, Interior Photos, Dashboard, Seats, Wheels, and More

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The new Lexus IS 300 remains a thoughtfully styled four-door sedan both inside and out for the year 2021.

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2021 Lexus IS 300 RWD Stock Photography: Aggressive Angular Front View

The trademark Lexus grille fits elegantly between the new headlights. The Lexus grill usually dominates the front, and the headlights blend in more congruently, making for a seamless signature frontal look.

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2021 Lexus IS 300 RWD Stock Photography: Angular Rear View

As one moves towards the rear, Lexus adds emphasis to a wider and beefier stance. The LED running lights that span the width of the trunk highlights this wider body look.

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2021 Lexus IS 300 RWD Stock Photography: Interior View

The Lexus infotainment system now comes with a modernized touchscreen. The screen itself seems to be closer in proximity to the driver than before, which makes eminent sense for a touchscreen. The downside is that the screen resolution could have been better.

Instead of the mouse controller, the 2021 Lexus IS 300 RWD offers touch controls. Both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are now available.

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2021 Lexus IS 300 RWD Stock Photography: Front Seats

Apart from the traditional emphasis on safety standards, driving comfort is another hallmark of Volvo. The 2021 Lexus IS 300 RWD comes with supportive seats, a quiet cabin and a robust suite of driving options.

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2021 Lexus IS 300 RWD Stock Photography: Rear Seats

All the cabin materials look and feel great, from the center dash to comfortable seats and legroom.

Overall, the new 2021 Lexus IS 300 RWD is attentively styled for a compact luxury sedan, with improvements to the infotainment center.

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Using Stock Photography on your Auto Retail Portal: 5 Best Practices

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Here are 5 useful tips on how to use car stock photography effectively on your website, portal, or app.

  1. Get started with design

Let the design dictate where to use stock images.

Once your wireframe is ready, you’ll know things like:

  • Image size
  • Image orientation
  • Types of images
  • Visual Marketing Paths

This makes it easier for you to narrow down your choices and select the right stock photography.

  1. Select the right stock photos

Don’t stuff your pages without a clear visual content plan. Intelligently using stock photography can help position your vehicles in the best light.

  1. A little editing can go a long way

You can make your stock images stand out even more with a little editing. Here are a few ways to make them look unique and interesting:

  • Add some text to create fun graphics
  • Crop your image and use it with a different aspect ratio
  • Add your logo to images to showcase your work

With these techniques, you can create images that visitors will recognize as uniquely yours.

  1. Use some of your own images

Combine stock photography with your own images to create a unique online identity that no one else can copy.

Stock images are versatile and you can use them in quite a lot of collateral, including model slideshows, promotional banners, blog graphics, social media, web backgrounds, etc.

  1. Improve your SEO

Use your own metatags with stock photography, to improve your SEO and move up in search rankings.

Also script search optimized captions wherever possible.

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