Without any doubt, images make your blog posts stand out. They act as eye candy and are an important part of design and professionalism.
If you often use images for your creative works, it’s important to bookmark a handy list of your go-to websites where you can find images that are absolutely free.
I literally cringe when I see bloggers slapping on photos or images with copyright and watermark credits stamped all over an article that they’ve taken time to craft. It looks sloppy and simply shows lack of professionalism.
Using copyrighted images is not the ideal solution. Such practice could expose you to issues of copyright infringement. To be honest, before I knew better, I made the same mistakes, but the good thing about information is that when you know better, you do better.
Online, there are millions of free images that don’t need accreditation, and one could equally create their own images through photography or by using creative solutions like Canva, PicMonkey, Powerpoint, Font Studios, Pic Art etc.
However, there comes a time when we are searching for something specific to buttress our message and when we don’t have a suitable one in our photo bank, we resort to other sources.
Quick Note About Licenses
Most of the images in this list are free from restrictions or licensed under creative commons public domain. It means is that copy, modify, share, use for commercial purposes – without permission.
However, some of these photos may need attribution and the best advice is to take a few minutes to check the restrictions of an image before using. If in doubt, contact the author of the site and even when attribution is not required, it’s always a nice thing to do.
100 Amazing Sites With Free Stock Photos
- A Digital Dreamer
- All The Free Stock
- Ancestry Images
- Barn images
- Big Foto
- Boss Fight
- Budget stock photo
- Creative Convex
- Crow the Stone
- Death To The Stock Photo
- Designers Pic