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Today I am going to share my TEN best free stock photo websites.
Tired of paying for stock photos?
Looking for high-quality FREE images to use on your blog + social media posts?
Then keep reading because this post is for YOU!
Quality Images Are Important
They say an image is worth a thousand words and I believe it! One of the most important elements of your website, blog, and social media design are the images that you choose. Using high quality, attention getting photos will greatly enhance your projects and project a professional image of your brand.
- Content with relevant images gets 94% more views than content without relevant images.
- Having at least one image in your post leads to double the shares on Twitter and Facebook.
Paid vs Free Stock Photo Websites
Here are some amazing styled stock photos that I recently found on Shutterstock:
There are times when it makes sense to pay for stock photos, but a majority of the time you can find just what you are looking for on a free stock photo website.
Download photos from my list of the best FREE stock photo websites where you can find amazing high-quality photos, images and vector illustrations for just about any project!
Because who doesn't love free?
Best Free Stock Photo Websites
You may be asking yourself why I don't have a list of 1000+ sites to share with you.
While there may be thousands of photo sites out there to find free stock photos, I find myself going back to the same ones each time I need a new photo for a project.
Following are my top 5 best FREE stock photo websites:
1 | Pixabay
2 | Ivorymix
3 | Gratisography
4 | Picjumbo
5 | NegativeSpace
Pixabay is my go-to site for a wide variety of photos, vector graphics, illustrations and videos. What I love most about Pixabay is they typically have what I am looking for so I don't have to search all over the internet for the perfect photo. Here you may find and share images free of copyrights. All pictures are released under Creative Commons CC0 into the public domain.
Ivorymix is a stock photo site for makers and bloggers created by a husband and wife team, James and Kyla Butler. Simply share your email address and gain access to over 300 feminine, modern styled stock photos for your brand. In addition, receive free stock photos sent direct to your inbox each month. The photos are free for commercial use and are royalty free.
If you want images that will get clicks, then look no further than Gratisography. This website features images taken by photographer Ryan McGuire and is simply ahhhhmazing. Ryan offers free high-resolution pictures you can use on your personal and commercial projects. New awesome photos are added weekly so be sure to stop back often.
Picjumbo is free stock photo site created by designer & photographer Viktor Hanacek in 2013. He started his website when his photo submissions were declined by a stock photo site due to lack of quality. Well, guess what? Visitors to his site have downloaded more than five million images! I find picjumbo easy to navigate with the images grouped into searchable categories. To make it easy, you can sign up to have new images sent to your inbox on a regular basis.
NegativeSpace is a community of photographers who offer beautiful, free high-resolution photos for personal or commercial projects. Free in cost as well as free to use under a Creative Commons CC0 license. This site offers a wide variety of categories including the following: abstract, animals, architecture, black + white, food, landscapes, nature, people, sport, technology and more.
I hope you found my list of free stock photo websites helpful!
If are unable to check out the entire list today be sure to pin this post to Pinterest and come back to it later.
Do you have a favorite free stock photo website?
Give a shout out in the comments below.