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…

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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

c00
Free Stock Photos - Cupcake

Cupcake
Death To Stock Photo

Death To Stock Photo
Fancy Crave

Fancy Crave
Free Stock Photos - Foodiesfeed

Foodiesfeed
Free Nature Stock

Free Nature Stock
Free Refe Real Life Photos

Free Refe Real Life Photos
Free Stock Photos - Gratisography

Gratisography
Free Stock Photos - ISO Republic

ISO Republic
Free Stock Photos by Jay Mantri

Jay Mantri
Free Stock Photos - Jéshoots

Jéshoots
Free Stock Photos on Kaboompics

Kaboompics
Free Stock Photos on LifeofPix

LifeofPix
Free Stock Photos - Littlevisuals

Littlevisuals
Lock & Stock Photos

Lock & Stock Photos
Free Stock Photos - Made In Moments

Made In Moments
Free Stock Photos by Magdeleine

Magdeleine
Free Stock Photos - MMT

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

Pexels
Free Stock Photos site Photocollections

Photocollections
Free Stock Photos - Photocrops

Photocrops
Free Stock Photos website - Picjumbo

Picjumbo
Free Stock Photos website - Picography

Picography
Free Stock Photos website - Pixabay

Pixabay
Free Stock Photos - PixelSurplus

Pixelsurplus
Free Stock Photos website - Realistic Shots

Realistic Shots
Free Stock Photos website - Raumrot

Raumrot
Free Stock Photos website - Shutteroo

Shutteroo
Free Stock Photos website - Skitterphoto

Skitterphoto
Free Stock Photos website - Snapwire

Snapwire
Free Stock Photos website - Splitshire

Splitshire
Startup Stock Photos

Startup Stock Photos
Free Stock Photos website - Stocka

Stocka
Free Stock Photos website - Stocksnap

Stocksnap
Free Stock Photos website - Stokpic

Stokpic
Free Stock Photos website - StreetWill

StreetWill
Superfamous

Superfamous
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

UHDwallpapers
Free Stock Photos website - Unsplash

Unsplash
Free Stock Photo website - Finda Photo

finda.photo
Free Stock Photo website - Goodfreephotos

Goodfreephotos

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  1. andy says:

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

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