The Editors Desk

We’re a new young Traditional & Micro Stock Photography Agency from Mumbai, India. We hold the largest and most comprehensive digital collection of Editorial, Commercial, Wildlife photos and Illustrations for worldwide public domain. Find perfect photos with our vast content of 1 million images here, ready to serve you 24X7. In our portal Contributed by hundreds of professional photographers, specially selected for their creativity and professionalism. Royalty Free (RF) and Rights Managed (RM) images are available here.

Digital photography also referred to as Digital Imaging and Traditional film based photography are similar but definitely separate mediums. To understand the differences between Digital and Traditional photography we need to remind ourselves that there is always a difference between what we see and what we know.

Microstock Photography is a market for selling photos online at low prices and with a Royalty Free License. It is part of the Stock Photography Online Industry.

Most digital images still start out from Traditional Media. In fact, Traditional Photography was the one who gave birth to Digital Photography. Therefore, the two are parallel to each other. A side from inheriting the features of traditional photography, digital photography only improved the ability to produce the exact desired image.

The argument that comes out from the debate between Digital and Traditional photography is that the produced image in traditional photography is the most accurate and realistic image that one can have. Traditional Photographs don't lie because unlike in digital photography, it can never be changed or manipulated. In digital photography, images can be altered according to the photographer's context in different ways easily and more artistically.

Structure for photography & technical measures with common licenses like Rights Managed, means that a customer buys the right to use our photo for a specific purpose; for example a magazine may buy a picture to use once in a specific issue, and if they want to use the image again they’ll have to buy the right to do so again. Royalty Free, means that the customer pays one fee and can then use the image as many times as they like.

Digital Rights Management Media platforms known as Online Journalism is a contemporary form of journalism where Editorial content/image is distributed via the Internet as different to publishing via print or broadcast. “Digital Journalism” is debated by scholars, however the primary product of journalism which is news and features on current affairs, is presented solely or in combination as Images and Text, and some interactive forms, and distributed through Digital Rights Management Media Platforms. It has democratized the flow of information that was previously controlled by Traditional Media including Newspapers, Magazines, Radio, Telex and Television.

In Napolstockimage overall function management by the Editing Desk is the position's main duty. A Desk Editor is usually responsible for ensuring that a portal is completed to quality standards as well as for delegating assignments to those who report to him or her.

For example, a Newspaper's Desk Editor may give out assignments to reporters on a regular basis or during breaking news stories. Desk Editors at a daily newspaper may delegate tasks to assistants. Yet, whether this senior editor delegates the work or does it, he or she always has the ultimate responsibility for making sure all of the issues of the newspaper puts out are error free. Not only that, Desk Editors must ensure that everything fits in with house style, which means the particular design and look of the Individual Newspaper.

Napol’s Desk Editor is typically passionate about the EXCLUSIVE & CREAM IMAGES and for best caption oriented. We require minimum qualification of the candidate at least a bachelor's degree in Photography or Creative Communications Masters. Some of our Desk Editors begin as photographer and then get more involved in tasks such as fact checking.

As Napolstockimage Contributors
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  • We are a community of individuals that make up an amazing whole
  • We realize that your imagery is the lifeblood of what makes us unique
  • We strive to build long lasting cooperative relationships
  • We eat, breathe and bathe in photography
  • We are real people with a ton of experience, fully accessible to you
  • We have a worldwide diversified distribution network
  • We maximize the visibility and salability of your images
  • We understand the equation of quality + quantity over time

Our customers range from Cutting Edge Designers to Global Corporations, Editorial Publishing houses and Advertising Agencies. They have a voracious appetite for exciting new imagery from every corner of the world; therefore we do not limit the number of images, you can submit as many images you want.

For assignments, it is frequently being a resourceful photographer in a great location, while with Editorial submissions the process is likely to include access, approach and stories that are of National and International interest.

Happily, we receive a large number of approaches on a daily basis from photographers all over the world. That said, for specific commissions, or if we see outstanding content, we repeatedly contact New Photographers to work with us.

As you might expect, we have fixed criteria for all submissions and certain assignments carry additional standards depending on the particular client’s usage. Metadata is a universal requirement and has to be right to ensure the content is accepted and searchable.

Once a Napolstockimage contributor is set up, we supplying you all the information necessary, from shoot guidelines to caption style, ensuring you make the most of your submissions. We don’t ask for exclusivity and we do not edit your images. Our customers want to find the right image as quickly as possible. We provide a fast, user friendly Portal to showcase and sell quality imagery and back this up with excellent customer service.

Royalties are paid on a monthly basis. We pay when we are paid and we keep a running total of pending licenses, giving you the ability to see what will be collected for payment in future royalties.

Commercial Photography

Commercial Photography principally sells a product. Hence, the prominence of the whole shoot is on the product. Our Commercial photographers take photos of Models, Merchandise, Lifestyle, Artifacts and Tabletops that are used for promotional purposes in Corporate Annual Reports, CSR, Books, NGOs, Advertisements and Catalogs, Commercial photographs are used entirely in the Retail and Wholesale sectors and in sales materials or for promotional efforts. The lighting, styling and background generally are somewhat neutral so as not to detract from the product being promoted. There is a difference between commercial photography, which is often performed in a studio or isolated environment, and industrial photography, which often takes place on the site or factory floor. A common method of promoting businesses, where the business can be seen as a product.

Wildlife Photography

Wildlife Photography is a genre of photography concerned with documenting various forms wildlife in their natural habitat. It is one of the more challenging forms of photography. Since digital technology has become more readily available, more and more people have become photography enthusiasts, and more and more photography enthusiasts have started venturing into a genre previously reserved for only a select few Wildlife Photographer. Really seen a huge growth shoot in these last few years at least as it pertains to the amount of people practicing them as serious hobbyists or budding professionals. This is especially true in my native state of Sundarbans Forest is a natural region in West Bengal, where it’s long been many a family’s tradition to visit legendary self drive safari locations such as the National Park and having neighboring countries like South Africa, Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe. Online photography forum where photo sharing is common and you might notice that not every photo taken of a wild animal really speaks to you.

Wildlife Photography is after all an art form, and sometimes we need to be freed up to put down the vision we have in our mind’s eye rather than stick to conventions and norms. Wildlife requires specialist equipment, such as macro lenses for insects, long focal length lenses for birds and underwater cameras for marine life. However, a great wildlife photograph can also be the result of being in the right place at the right time.


Imagine you wanted to build your dream house. If you went to an architect and said “Build me my dream house!” he would not know where to start! So he would ask you things like, “what kind of house style are you looking for?”, or “where do you want to build the house”, or “how much are you looking to spend?”. The more answers he gets, the better he can help plan out a dream house that actually meets your ideas and expectations.

Illustrators love creating art. We also enjoy solving problems. In order to create the best artwork for our clients, we have to understand the specific needs of each client and project. A clear, detailed illustration brief gives the illustrator a much better understanding of what you need. It helps us better estimate the amount of work we have to do, and consequently, how much to charge and how long it will take to finish.

An illustration can serve many uses, and there are many different kinds of illustration projects. I personally like getting examples from clients. Why? Because, ultimately, illustration is an image and images are sometimes better described by other images rather than by words.

Photo Assignment Request

Photography is one of the most powerful tools for influence that the human race has devised. But not all pictures are equally effective. The difference between a great image and a pretty good image is, to summarize mark twain, like the difference between lightning and a lightning bug. No one can guarantee you will get great image for your next project, but we can vastly improve our skill/visual working with you closely along with our photographer who understands what you need and can bring experience and creativity to bear on solving your problems.

Try to match your needs with a photographer’s strengths. Commercial photographers often specialize in a certain type of work, a unique style of imagery or specific geographic locales. They will have both the experience and the equipment to obtain the results you want. Napolstockimage helps you locate good candidates through its “Find a Photographer” at www.napolstockimage.com, where you can file up Photo Assignment Request Form photographic specialty for geographic location. Request samples of their work for review or schedule meetings for portfolio presentations. You may also request to see photographs of assignments similar in scope to the project you have in mind. We will provide right photographer for you should understand your design ideas and be able to communicate visually. Other factors to consider when making your decision include professionalism.

Don’t underestimate the value of a photographer’s enthusiasm and experience, as he or she will become an important part of your life and project team.
Our Philosophy

We stick on to a common set of professional journalistic principles that guide our staff, our processes and our operations. We maintain an individual and collective responsibility to uphold these principles throughout our news organisation.


We believe that photographs are the visual communication of a story and should be held to an equal level of accountability, responsibility and integrity as the written word in journalism. Images illustrate and reflect the events of our world today and therefore have a responsibility to be delivered to the customer with accuracy and independence.

Self Determination

Only our editorial staff will have control over the photojournalism process from assignment to delivery. At no time do we permit non editorial individuals or groups to have influence over our editorial coverage or workflow. Our editorial coverage is free of obligation and has no conflict of interest in its creation or production process.


Truthfulness is the driving force behind all that we do and it is a founding principle of Napolstockimage. We maintain the balance of an individual's right to privacy with our obligation to cover the story. Our commitment to truthfulness is reflected throughout our editorial workflow and our fair and unbiased coverage of the events and stories of today.

Our Practices

We have institute clear and non confusing practice to uphold our core ideology. These practices comprise our code of conduct that is expected of all levels of Editorial staff, Photographers, Contributors and Partners of Napolstockimage.

1. Napolstockimage’ photographers and staff maintain complete control over the gathering and distribution of editorial photos.

2. Napolstockimage will not accept special editorial access or privileges by virtue of Napolstockimage’ commercial relationships.

3. No photojournalist or editorial staff member will operate in a self serving manner. No staff member shall let their personal opinions influence the coverage of stories or events, nor shall a third party be allowed to dictate or influence our editorial process.

4. We will never censor our editorial coverage.

5. All images will be credited to reflect the source. See photo credit details below.

6. Post editorial licensing of photos will be in accordance with news industry standards.

Our Photo Credit Policies
Credit: Napolstockimage

All images captioned with a credit “Napolstockimage” are the product of Napolstockimage complete editorial control.

Credit: (News Service) Napolstockimage

This credit is based on the long standing wire service tradition of sharing the editorial process between established news organisations. This credit would only apply when the news service is a well known and established party that already has an established reputation for following strict editorial procedures that are equivalent to the five key editorial steps followed by Napolstockimage.

An example of this credit could include Napolstockimage' where the first named party is the verified editorial source of the news material and the second party is responsible for delivering the content to their respective news distribution service. In some cases this credit could appear as Napolstockimage/(News Service)'. This credit indicates that Napolstockimage is the originating party for news coverage and the news service is the distributing party.

Credit: Napolstockimage for (Editorial Publication)

This credit is used when Napolstockimage provides photo assignment services to editorial organisations such as ANI News, Times of India, Hindustan Times, The Telegraph, Anandabazar Patrika Amar Desh, Ittefaq, Bonik Barta, Bangla Express, Pakistan Times, Akhbar-e-Jehan, Daily Independent, Al-Eqtisadiah, Al Sharq Al Awsat, Albanian Telegraphic Agency, Diarios y Noticias (DYN), Australian Associated Press, Bahrain News Agency (BNA), Bulgarian News Agency (BTA), The Canadian Press, Cyprus News Agency, Oman News Agency or obverses Newspaper & Magazine.

Credit: (Outside Source) via Napolstockimage

Email us at editor@napolgroup.com please include your full name, phone number, information about yourself and your photography and a link to your website or online portfolio.

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