As a blogger or designer, sometimes you need a photo that you’re not able to capture yourself, or maybe you need a whole bunch of photos, fast! There are a lot of traditional stock photo sites out there, but if you’re a solo business owner, or a blogger, a few bucks per photo can add up really quickly. In the past it was hard to find free stock photos that weren’t just poorly lit and composed snapshots, or just plain weird.
Thankfully, a new breed of stock photo site has been popping up. They offer beautiful, high-resolution, photos that you can use anywhere without attribution – and they’re FREE!
Here are 5 of my favorite go-to sites when I need a stock image for a post, like the one at the top of this page!
*Please note that it’s always a good idea to double check and make sure the photo you select is indeed public domain/creative commons zero before using it!*
Unsplash might be the most well-known in this group. They have a searchable inventory of gorgeous, high-resolution photos, and 10 more every 10 days. All of their stock photos are released as creative commons public domain.
DEATH TO THE STOCK PHOTO
Death To The Stock Photo
Sign up with Death To The Stock Photo, and every month, you’ll receive a pack of 10 themed lifestyle photos, free for personal or commercial use. Their emails are always fun to open and browse through! They have their own license, which you can read on their website. If you’re totally in love with their photos, you can also sign up for premium membership and have access to their complete library.
You’ll find a ton of beautiful, high quality photos on this site, which are free to use anywhere without attribution. They boast a large library and are easily searchable.
Picjumbo offers a huge assortment of photos in lots of different categories, and they add new photos every day! They also offer a premium membership, but I’d be surprised if you felt like you needed anything more after browsing their free collection.
LIFE OF PIX
Life Of Pix
New photos are added every week to Life Of Pix, and come from a network of skilled photographers. All of their images are donated to the public domain, so there are no copyright restrictions.
Did I miss one of your favorites? Leave a comment and let me know!
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By Kelsi Eldredge