10 Websites for High Quality Free Stock Photos

Being that you’re on SocialMediaWeek.org and reading this article, I’ll take a bet and say that you already know what stock photos are. Instead, you’re here to find a good resource for free stock images.

Hedging on the safe side, in an effort to CMA (cover my anatomy), stock photos came unto the scene in the 1920s when agencies began selling them, usually, from commercial photo shoots.cBy the 1980s, the industry took off like Usain Bolt.

Below are 10 sites for you to use as a resource in your creative endeavors.

1. Pexels

Daily 100 new high-quality photos. You can even upload your own photos

2. All The Free Stock

A curated list of free stock images, audio and videos.

3. Death to the Stock Photo

Free photos by email every month.

4. Raw Pixel

Inspiration and free images for commercial use.

5. BucketListly

A free creative common collection of over 5000+ travel photos from all over the world anyone can use.

6. ISO Republic

Free stock photos for creative professionals.

7. Kaboom Pics

Created by Karolina, a photographer, a graphic designer and a website creator. You’ll find free stock images for business or personal.

8. Gratisography

Free hi-res stock photos of animals, nature, objects, people, etc.

9. Get Refe

Royalty-free, high-quality stock photos of nature, business, food, lifestyle and more.

10. Library of Congress

The Prints and Photographs Online Catalog (PPOC) contains catalog records and digital images representing a rich cross-section of still pictures held by the Prints & Photographs Division and, in some cases, other units of the Library of Congress. The Library of Congress offers broad public access to these materials as a contribution to education and scholarship.

Source: Social Media Week