The visuals on your blog matter. It’s more important than ever to make sure your blogs visuals stand out on social media and on your own site. Generic stock photos won’t cut it, and you don’t have a fortune to spend on those paid stock photo services. So what is a blogger to do? Fortunately there are many awesome free stock photo sites out there! Here are 10 resources that offer high quality, non-cheesy stock photos that you can use on your blog for free!
Death to Stock sends you cliché free stock photos to your inbox every month. You won’t find any cheesy stock photos here, just high quality photography for free.
Unsplash is another great site for high quality photos. Sign up with them to get 10 new photos every 10 days, or just browse the site to see what they currently have published.
Morgue File offers free stock uploaded by its users. It features a variety of subjects and topics as well as quality of photos.
StockSnap is a searchable stock photography site that features copyright free images, you can also submit your own photos to the site. No attribution required and commercial use is allowed!
Looking for something a little vintage or retro? New Old Stock features older images that have entered the public domain.
Sign up with Snapwire to get 7 new snaps (photos) sent to your inbox every 7 days, all completely free to use!
Pelels offers high quality stock photos with a Creative Commons Zero license. That means you are free to use the images for personal or commercial use with no attribution required.
Camarama offers free, public domain images that are available for use in personal and commercial applications.
Foter offers literally millions of images for you to use for free. It has everything from celebrities to food. It does however require attribution, but Fotor provides you with a code to copy and post that attributes everything for you. All you have to do is copy + paste!
Always read each site’s licensing to ensure you have the rights to use the image in the way you wish. If you are in doubt, reach out to the site and ask for clarification! Most are glad to help you understand how the images can be used.