27 Free Stock Photo Websites to Boost Your Brand

Jun 10, 2015

Last month I wrote to you about how to choose images for your website, blog posts, newsletter articles and marketing materials that represent your brand.

As promised, this week, I’m sharing where to find those images… for free.

Using images that you find by searching Google or Pinterest can get you in lots of trouble. Don't do it! All of the websites below are free AND legal resources where you can find images to boost your brand.


27 FREE STOCK PHOTOGRAPHY WEBSITES TO BOOST YOUR BRAND:

If you’ve been wondering where to find free photos to build your brand, look no further! Below are 15 amazing websites with photos that are up for grabs!

StockSnap - I love this site because they have thousands of super high-quality photos, hundreds of new photos added weekly, and a great search feature that allows you to find anything you’re looking for.

Life of Pix - Hundreds of beautiful photos gifted to you by Leeroy Advertising Agency in Montreal and its network of photographers.

Unsplash - Gone are the cheesy stock photo days of women jumping and men shaking hands. Unsplash offers breathtaking, high-resolution photos that are free for you to use wherever you like! They add 10 new photos every 10 days.

Gratisography - High-quality photos that are a little eccentric. New photos are added weekly and all are created by Ryan McGuire of Bells Design.

Splitshire - A collection of free photos by web designer Daniel Nanescu. Simply start typing to search for a keyword.

Styled Stock - Free feminine stock photography, great for fashion bloggers. Lots of flat lays.

FoodiesFeed - If you're a food blogger, you'll be in heaven. Foodies feed provides thousands of high-quality, realistic food images.

FreeStocks - A wide range of beautiful and professional images released under Creative Commons CC0.

Death to the Stock Photo - Sign up for their email list and receive 10 high-quality photos in your inbox once a month. The 10 photos per month is all they send, you won’t get a bunch of other emails.

Picjumbo - More free photos for you to use wherever you like. New photos are added weekly.

Picography - Gorgeous, free images to use however you like. These photos by Dave Meier and other photographers are released under Creative Commons CC0.

IM Free - Photos organized by category, such as  Business, People, Icons, Fashion, Sports, etc. Some photos may require attribution.

Pixabay - Over 350,000 free photos, vectors and art illustrations for you to use wherever you like. Search by category or use the search bar.

Pexels - Over 2,000 photos and 35 new photos added every week - all free for you to use.

MMT Stock - Free photos and videos to use on your website, social media, print material and anywhere else. Good resources for computers, workspaces, flowers and nature.  All photos are released under Creative Commons CC0. 

Freepik - Free vector art, graphics, illustrations and photos for you to use, as long as you credit the artist.

Kaboompics -  Images include abstract, city/architecture, fashion, food, landscapes and more. May not sell or redistribute photos.

Morgue File - Don’t be deceived by the name. Morgue File offers beautiful, high-resolution photos that are completely free for you to use.

Skitterphoto - all photos are public domain, released under Creative Commons CC0, meaning you can use them for any purpose. Lots of great images taken by the owners of the site. 

Free Images - Over 410,263 free images for you to use, but some must be credited. Be sure to read the agreement on each photo before you use it.

New Old Stock - All vintage images from the public archives that are free of any known copyright restrictions.

Stock Free Images - This site is owned by Dreamstime, one of the bigger, paid stock-photo sites. There’s over 1 million free stock photos, but be careful of the cheese factor, some of these images get a little cheesy.

Jay Mantri - Photos by Jay Mantri, free to use however you like. Released under Creative Commons CC0

Burst - This free stock photo resource from Shopify focuses on images that help entrepreneurs make better products, websites, and marketing campaigns. Some photos are licensed under Creative Commons CC0 and others fall under Shopify’s own photo license.

Epicantus - Free to use, original photography by Daria.

Shot Stash - New free professional photos for your projects added daily. 

Canva - This site has thousands of free graphics. Canva is also a great resource for photographs. Canva is more than just a site to download images though, they are a graphic design tool where you can easily create things like business cards, website headers and social media posts.

Happy photo searching!

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