In many situations, custom photography is still the way to go, but there are specific times when stock photos can be a solid option for your web marketing needs. For example, you may want to use stock photos to accompany blog articles that focus on giving tips and advice (though obviously not when you’re showcasing your actual work!).
Or perhaps you need access to stock photos for holiday images to post on Facebook, or background imagery for creating inspirational quotes on Canva, or various other graphics to support your social media efforts.
So here’s a list of the free stock photo websites we’ve come across in the past couple of years (Pixabay is one of my personal go to sites for background images and social media graphics).
Free Stock Photo Resources
At last check, all the sites were still active, but please let me know if any of them appear to no longer be available.
Be sure to double check the copyright and attribution terms before using any photos from these sites!
- Albumarium | albumarium.com
- Death to the Stock Photo | join.deathtothestockphoto.com
- Designers Pics | designerspics.com
- Epicantus | epicantus.tumblr.com
- Every Stock Photo | everystockphoto.com
- Find A Photo | finda.photo
- Foodies Feed | foodiesfeed.com
- Foter | foter.com
- Free Nature Stock | freenaturestock.com
- GetRefe | getrefe.tumblr.com
- Gratisography | gratisography.com
- HubSpot | offers.hubspot.com/free-stock-photos
- IM Free | imcreator.com/free
- ISO Republic | isorepublic.com
- Jay Mantri | jaymantri.com
- Jeshoots | jeshoots.com
- Kaboompics | kaboompics.com
- Life of Pix | lifeofpix.com
- Magdeleine | magdeleine.co
- MMT.li | mmt.li
- Pexels | pexels.com
- Moveast | moveast.me
- PicJumbo | picjumbo.com
- Pickupimage | pickupimage.com
- Picography | picography.co
- Pixabay | pixabay.com
- RGBStock | rgbstock.com
- Skitter Photo | skitterphoto.com
- Snapwire Snaps | snapwiresnaps.tumblr.com
- Stokpic | stokpic.com
- Unsplash | unsplash.com