Where To Find FREE Stock Photos That Don’t Suck

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If you really want to draw in an audience, you need to catch their attention. The best way to be eye catching is with bright, beautiful imagery. That’s why stock it is are so important!

When you use images in your blog and social media posts, it’s incredibly important to know where they came from. Unfortunately, the things we share online are often protected by copyright. If you go around saving all of your favourite photos from Pinterest to liven up your own brand, you are asking for trouble. Nothing will ruin the excitement of going viral like a lawsuit for copyright infringement.

I’m a blogger and an avid user of social media, but currently I only have my phone camera. I rely on the generosity of free stock image websites to help me achieve a more inticing and professional look.

Here are my top favourite places to find stunning 100% ROYALTY FREE stock photos.

RawPixel.com

  • Newer site, so it’s inventory is smaller, but I love what it’s doing so far!
  • Bright beautiful images with a sleek, easy to navigate design
  • You can sign up and save favourites for later
  • Startup, Lifestyle, Scenery

Pixabay.com

  • Massive collection of bright, stylish images.
  • You can sign up and save favourites for later
  • Uploading images removes ads from site
  • Photos of absolutely everything you can think of.

IsoRepublic.com

  • Founded and mainly contributed to by photgrapher/designer Tom Eversley.
  • Over 1000 photos
  • Free email subscription for more free photos
  • Large variety but mostly architecture, nature and business

Unsplash.com

  • HQ & Absolutely Stunning…
  • You can sign up and save favourites for later
  • Free to “do whatever you want”!
  • Variety of size choices to download
  • Covers a wide variety, but the best are urban & nature scenes

Pexels.com

  • Massive collection of bright, stylish images.
  • You can sign up and save favourites for later
  • Uploading images removes ads from site
  • Photos of absolutely everything you can think of.

StartUpStockPhotos.com

  • Super easy to navigate
  • Huge collection aimed at bloggers, publishers, designers, creators.
  • Start up work settings; lots if laptops, desks, phones and coffee!

Picography.co

  • Countless hip/trendy nature, people, and architecture
  • Monthly email subscription offered for even more free photos!
  • Premium collections available
  • Photos are already styled – yay or a nay depending on your preference

stokpic.com

  • 1,000s of stylish HQ images
  • Bi-weekly subscription offered for free premium images
  • Every category you can imagine
  • Honestly, every photo on this site is gorgeous!

NegativeSpace.co

  • Specialize in photos featuring negative space. If you’re unfamiliar, it’s a design concept where the main image is in focus while the background is out of focus to draw attention back to main image.
  • All amazing images of objects, architecture, nature, etc

kaboompics.com

  • I fell in love at first visit with this site! Everything is so bright and eye catching!
  • Images are pretty, they have some sparkle, cute desks, flowers around notebooks and and phones being held by painted nails.
  • This is the kind of gallery I scroll through and come up with blog inspiration.

raumrot.com

  • This site is the best if you need matching sets.
  • Sets available in backgrounds & textures as well as scenery
  • Hige single photo gallery
  • Nothing super glossy; all previously styled
  • Mostly urban, nature, focused objects and people free

Do you know of any great free resources not on the list? Let me know in the comments!

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