Once you have a logo the next step for many businesses is to put your brand on the web. One of the most important features of a website are the images. If you don’t have your own images you probably are looking for stock photography. They can get quite expensive, but before you purchase it’s worth checking out these 10 sites which offer free stock photos.
Each one has a Creative Commons license which makes it possible to use the images for personal or commercial use. All the images are available for download in high definition.
Pexels bills itself as the best free stock photography search. They have a great functionality where you can search and browse by popular photos, popular searches, and color. The search by color function is particularly helpful if you are using a specific color palette.
PixaBay has images and videos you can use on any creative materials. Their content is licensed under Creative Commons. This means you can download, modify, and use them however you need. The search allows you to access over 800,000 free stock photos.
3) Adobe Stock
Adobe stock is usually a paid service but they offer 10 free stock photos when you sign up. This means you can sign up and then delete your account. Adobe stock has gotten great reviews even though it is relatively new to the scene. They offer millions of high quality images for download.
LibreShot is a great collection of free stock photography for private or commercial use. All of the photos were shot by one photographer Martin Vorel. They are great to use if you are a business, teacher, graphic designer, or journalist.
Magdeleine is a slightly different type of stock photography site. All the images on it are free to use and there is a new image uploaded each day. They pride themselves on curation. With each image individually chosen by the editor. Most of the photos in the collection are nature-themed. If you are a photographer you can submit a photo to their site.
FancyCrave provides high-resolution photos from professional photographers. They upload new photos every day. But their collection specifically focuses on architecture, food, nature, and people. There is also the ability to submit your own images if you are a professional photographer.
Foodie Feed offers great stock photography focused on food. So, if you have a restaurant or other food business it is a great place to go for free stock photography. Just make sure that you ate before browsing otherwise you are sure to get hungry!
Kaboompics was started by Karolina a photographer and web designer from Poland. All the high quality photos were taken by this photographer and are offered for free in full high-resolution.
PicJumbo offers free stock photography for your project. They offer a convenient newsletter which will send you the newest images each week. And they do a great job of tagging their photos by category. This means you can easily find collections of images by subject.
Littlevisuals is a blog which features beautiful high resolution images. Most are abstract or architectural in nature. They are tagged by category and available for search.
We hope that you have enjoyed this list of top free photography websites. These can help you as you continue to build your brand. If you have other favorite stock photography websites please put them in the comment section below.
Written by Harris Roberts from CrazyLeaf Design Blog. He is an award-winning entrepreneur, journalist, and investor who writes about tech, art, and design.