Update (Sept 2017): Search 50 leading stock image agencies from one place at everypixel.com. It searches both free and paid stock sites.
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
Organized by albums.
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.
Vintage photos from the public archives.
Still couldn’t find what you were looking for? Check out these additional free sources: