Powerful Editorial and Custom Photography | The Canadian Press

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Powerful editorial, custom and royalty-free photos that audiences remember


Captivate and convert your audience into a loyal following with stunning photos that make an impact.

The Canadian Press helps you tell compelling, visual stories with:

  • Licensed editorial photos from award-winning photojournalists across Canada and around the world. We grant copyright permission to use photos on your digital, broadcast and print properties from CP and sources such as The Associated Press, CFL, Canadian Olympic Committee and more.
  • Custom photos from our national and global network of freelance photographers, managed by our commercial division and AP Content Services. Clients hire us for photoshoots and events, trusting our expertise in capturing photos that inspire action and increase engagement.
  • A royalty-free collection focusing on the Canadian experience, landscapes, wildlife, and people.

How are licensed photos different than custom photos, and what's the best mix for you?

Understanding the benefits of licensed photos versus custom photos helps determine the best mix for your needs.

  • Licensed photos bring credibility to your brand, and audiences tend to share content from trusted, well-known sources such as CP that has been telling Canada's story for 100 years.
  • Custom photos convey your brand message and voice and are for your exclusive use.
  • Licensed photos help you publish more frequently, at a fraction of the cost of producing it all from scratch since the content is already created and ready to use.
Audience members take a pictures with smartphones as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks at an event at Paramount Fine Foods in Mississauga.

Licensed Editorial Photos

  • Tap into one of the largest Canadian collections of editorial images, including more than 15 million photos from the top photojournalists and photo agencies across Canada and worldwide.
  • Access and publish award-winning photos of current news events, people and iconic moments in history.

Custom Photos

  • For more than 35 years, clients have trusted our 200-plus freelance photographers across Canada to capture high-quality images on brand, budget, and time.
  • We know how to capture images that draw audiences into a story through our journalistic lens – whether it's a product launch, news conference or another event.

Royalty-Free Images

  • The Canadian Press represents Design Pics, a stock photo agency in Canada with nearly 6,000 stills featuring the Canadian experience, landscapes, wildlife, and people at work and play.
  • Our Canadian-based  team of freelance photographers are always helping grow CP Images' in-house RF stock collection.

Interested in seeing pricing?

Contact us today for a quote or get an idea of rates by taking a minute to answer a few questions.

Ready to use photos to tell amazing, authentic stories that drive results?

Contact us today to get:

  • A response in 24 hours from a knowledgeable specialist.
  • Answers to your questions about pricing and more.
  • A free trial of our licensed photos and a consultation about your branded content needs.




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