Finding the right image to satisfy your marketing or design project doesn’t have to be a stressful and expensive experience. Utilizing free stock photography can be a great way to enhance your subject matter without compromising on quality, and be a hassle-free way of saving you both time and money. We have compiled a list of our top five favorite and frequently visited stock photography websites.
*Legal Disclaimer: Regardless of the photography used, it’s always a good idea to double-check whether or not the work you are using requires attribution.
Unsplash is a community-based photography website where all of the photos have been donated by the artist, allowing the photos to be free. These photos require no attribution, meaning they can be used anywhere, for anything without asking permission or giving credit to the author. This website is easy to navigate and locate the image you need. They truly make it easy to search through thousands of photos to find just what you are looking for.
Pixabay is also a community-based website where artists allow their work to be shared, royalty free. All photos and videos on this site are free. This site makes it easy to search for exactly what you need to satisfy any project.
Death to stock works a little differently. This is a subscription service that sends photos and links directly to your inbox on a monthly basis. Death To Stock also provides a premium feature (which is not free) which allows you to log in and access thousands of photos through a searchable library. Free subscriptions like these are a good tool to utilize because they help to build your own personal image library.
Pexels offers over 40,000 free, high-quality stock photos that are free of copyright restrictions. This site also pulls from other stock photo sites like Gratisography, and Pixaby creating an even larger image library to select from. This site is a one-stop-shop for any creative project.
Gratisography is another site offering high-quality pictures completely free of copyright restrictions. The creator of this site, Ryan McGuire has quite a whimsical, fun-loving side that shines through in some of his work. The site offers easy, searchable material suitable for all projects.
As you can see, finding the perfect image for your next project doesn’t have to break the bank!