Websites with Free Stock Photos

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Looking for Free Stock Photos? Look no further

Using imagery to evoke emotions in your customers has always been a big part of web design. Unfortunately the bane of the 90’s [enter picture of people in suits shaking hands here] have outstayed their welcome for far too long. These photos are not only lame and tacky a lot of them actually cost money! I remember when we paid Getty Images £350 for a picture of a baby on a blanket. £350! Let that sink in for a second…


Luckily, with cameras now being predominantly digital, everyone can take pictures and lots of people are happy to share those with others. There have been a growing number of websites where people are curating these photos and best of all they are free.

Below I have listed the websites we have bookmarked over the years. This is in fact the same sites we use when we are looking for free stock photos.

Most of these photographs are released under the Public Domain Dedication CC0. The best way to explain that I think they do on their own website:

The person who associated a work with this deed has dedicated the work to the public domain by waiving all of his or her rights to the work worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighbouring rights, to the extent allowed by law.

You can copy, modify, distribute and perform the work, even for commercial purposes, all without asking permission.

I did say most, some photos may still require attribution. Always double check the license listed with the photo. This way if you do your homework and determine how the images can be used, you will never get in trouble. If you are still unsure; I would say, give attribution to the photographer to cover yourself.

Websites you can find Free Stock Images on

Free Stock Photo site - c00

Free Stock Photos - Cupcake

Death To Stock Photo

Death To Stock Photo
Fancy Crave

Fancy Crave
Free Stock Photos - Foodiesfeed

Free Nature Stock

Free Nature Stock
Free Refe Real Life Photos

Free Refe Real Life Photos
Free Stock Photos - Gratisography

Free Stock Photos - ISO Republic

ISO Republic
Free Stock Photos by Jay Mantri

Jay Mantri
Free Stock Photos - Jéshoots

Free Stock Photos on Kaboompics

Free Stock Photos on LifeofPix

Free Stock Photos - Littlevisuals

Lock & Stock Photos

Lock & Stock Photos
Free Stock Photos - Made In Moments

Made In Moments
Free Stock Photos by Magdeleine

Free Stock Photos - MMT

Free Stock Photos - Move East

Move East
Free Stock Photos by Nabeel Syed

Nabeel Syed
Free Stock Photos - Negative Space

Negative Space
New Old Stock Photo

New Old Stock Photo
Free Stock Photos - Pexels

Free Stock Photos site Photocollections

Free Stock Photos - Photocrops

Free Stock Photos website - Picjumbo

Free Stock Photos website - Picography

Free Stock Photos website - Pixabay

Free Stock Photos - PixelSurplus

Free Stock Photos website - Realistic Shots

Realistic Shots
Free Stock Photos website - Raumrot

Free Stock Photos website - Shutteroo

Free Stock Photos website - Skitterphoto

Free Stock Photos website - Snapwire

Free Stock Photos website - Splitshire

Startup Stock Photos

Startup Stock Photos
Free Stock Photos website - Stocka

Free Stock Photos website - Stocksnap

Free Stock Photos website - Stokpic

Free Stock Photos website - StreetWill


The British Library

The British Library
Free Stock Photo website - The Pic Pac

The Pic Pac
Free Stock Photo website - Travel Coffee Book

Travel Coffee Book
Free Stock Photo website - UHDwallpapers

Free Stock Photos website - Unsplash

Free Stock Photo website - Finda Photo
Free Stock Photo website - Goodfreephotos


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  1. andy says:

    Another free stock photos site.
    It is licensed under creative common license, which means can be used for personal and commercial projects.

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