Here’s the scoop:
Without great imagery, your content will be less memorable.
Of course, taking great photos takes time and talent, and stock photography sites can be expensive (especially if your running a not-for-profit or a lean startup).
Can I just get some great images for free?
But, believe it or not, people are handing out free stock images. And not just cruddy snapshots taken on amateurs. Quality photos taken by real photographers.
So without further ado…
Here are 28 great places to get free stock photography, right now…
If you were to remember just 1 of these links. This would be the one to remember. Rather than being a stock photography site, its more of a stock photo search engine. Just be sure to pick the “Free” dropdown and you’ll instantly find free photos from a variety of stock photo sites.
Organized by albums.
Life of PIX
It’s sister site, Life of Vids has free videos!
Completely free and artistic images and can be used for all purposes.
Large choice of free stock photos for commercial use.
Free handpicked and curated stock photos.
All free images taken by Ryan McGuire. Quirky and fun take on photography.
Another free set of stock photos by a single photographer: Viktor Hanacek.
An image source where you can search with dominant colors.
New Old Stock
Vintage photos from the public archives.
A free photobank for destination pictures.
Still couldn’t find what you were looking for? Check out these additional free sources: