Here’s the scoop:

Without great imagery, your content will be less memorable.

Uh, this article is so boring!  …And what’s with this hat?

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…

EveryPixel

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.

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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