With the advancement of technology, many people will claim that stock photos are no longer needed, or that some will just argue that no one wants to use stock photo at first place.
This is a wrong conclusion. There are a lot of uses for stock photos. While the creators are paid for the photos they make, the quality of the photos will be higher. Therefore, customers who want to make sure that the photos will be of high quality will be happy to use stock photos.
After all, professional photographers are the one to guarantee the quality of the photos.