We all love a good free stock photo website!
Unfortunately some of the supposedly free websites listed on the internet are not actually free at all, or request attribution. Personally I don’t mind attributing when I can, but sometimes I really need a photo that I can use, no strings attached. Please note, I have attributed all the photos in this article because I like to support these amazing websites, but I wasn’t required to do this at all.
The websites below are my top nine free stock photo websites, in order of preference. The websites at the top of the list have the best range of photos to choose from, those at the bottom have less photos and some only offer a certain style of photo.
All of the websites included have a search function, so you can find what you are looking for easily. None of them require you to login, which is fabulous. Who wants another username and password to deal with!
Photos on these website are all free for both commercial use and personal use, you just can’t sell them, redistribute them or such.
Pixabay also offer vector graphics, and ISO Republic offer some pretty cool free videos too!
Just one quick word of caution. Many of the websites on the list below also have photos that you have to pay for (sometimes marked as sponsored) at the top of the page. So be careful to skip the weird looking line or two of photos here so that you don’t end up being chased for money by companies after you’ve used a photo.
Pixabay – https://pixabay.com/– great resource as you can search vector graphics and videos, not just photos.
Pexels – https://www.pexels.com/ – great photo and video resource.
Unsplash – https://unsplash.com/ – photo resource with a decent collection.
ISO Republic – https://isorepublic.com/ – photo resource with some videos too.
Negative Space – https://negativespace.co/ – photo resource.
StockSnap – https://stocksnap.io/ – photo resource.
Picography – https://picography.co/ – photo resource.
J’e Shoots – https://jeshoots.com/ – photo resource.
© Annemaree Jensen 2020