Free Stock Photo Sites

Finding great visuals for your website can be a challenge. Do you take photos yourself, pay for stock photos, or try to find photos online? The first two options are good choices to make sure that you are not violating any copyright laws. The latter can be a challenge as you want to make sure you have permission to use the photo or image. However, there are several free stock photo sites that may have just what you need.

Unsplash

Two women cooking at a stove top
Photo by Dane Deaner on Unsplash

Unsplash has a large collection of over 30,000 high-resolution images from more than 50,000 contributors. All photos published on Unsplash can be used for free. You can use them for commercial and noncommercial purposes. You do not need to ask permission from or provide credit to the photographer or Unsplash, although it is appreciated when possible.

Gratisography

Woman sleeping on coffee beans
Sleeping Coffee Free Photo —By Ryan McGuire

Gratisography focuses on quirky photos. It has a smaller library, but has interesting images that are also copyright free.

Pixaby

Anteater in a wooden barrel
Image by falco from Pixabay

Pixaby has a large database of high-quality images. It’s more oriented towards business and marketing. They also offer free vector art and illustrations.

Stockvault

Silhouette of two women talking

Stockvault is another great source for free stock photos, textures and illustrations. New media is added every day.

Pexels

Four women sitting around a table looking at a tablet computer.
Photo by mentatdgt from Pexels

Pexels has a large collection of photos and videos. All photos are free to use. Attribution is not required, but appreciated. You can modify the photos to suit your needs.

Reshot

Gloved hand adding dye to a slide on a microscope.

Reshot provides the world’s best emerging photographers with a beautiful platform for sharing a sampling of their best work for free use in creative projects. Creatives in need of visual content can freely explore and license some of the world’s best imagery.