We live in a very visual age. No matter how you cut it, people recognize and process images before text.  Without imagery, without something to break up a load of text, your content is not going to be read as often and will not be as remembered as a site with images. And believe it or not, people are handing out free stock images.

Those images are necessary for your website, your social platforms, and even your marketing tools. But, we aren’t all photographers. Don’t worry, some of us are, and they create images for you to use on your website without the dreaded look of a stock image. Look no further for high quality images without the photography class or the wallet.

Most of these sites are either individuals just wanting their work out there, or a community of photographers that will get them more visibility.

Side note: Want to know more about website photography? Check out the Website Photography Guide 2017

Albumarium

Organized by albums.

 

Life of PIX

It’s sister site, Life of Vids has free videos!

 

Unsplash

Completely free and artistic images and can be used for all purposes.

 

Stockpic

Large choice of free stock photos for commercial use.

 

Raumrot

Free handpicked and curated stock photos.

 

Gratisopgraphy

All free images taken by Ryan McGuire. Quirky and fun take on photography.

 

picjumbo

Another free set of stock photos by a single photographer: Viktor Hanacek.

 

Magdeleine

An image source where you can search with dominant colors.

 

Pexels

 

New Old Stock

Vintage photos from the public archives.

 

Still couldn’t find what you were looking for? Check out these additional free sources:

Polayoutu

Death to Stock

Startup Stock Photos

Realistic Shots

SplitShire

FancyCrave

LibreShot

FreeJPG

Barn Images

MMT

Jay Mantri

Public Domain Archive

FoodiesFeed

Little Visuals

BucketListly

Cupcake

Pixabay

DepositPhotos

 

 

 

 

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