If you work in digital marketing or have a blog you probably know the hunt for awesome free stock photos never ends, so we put together a list of 21 sites on which you can find free stock photos for your creative endeavors.
Most sites listed here do not not require attribution, but you should still always check the specific usage rights of an image requirements before using it.
Scroll down to browse through the 21 sites and sample images.
http://www.gratisography.com | Image Source
If you are looking for a striking and powerful image - this site is definitely worth a look. New photos added weekly - Gratisography is the site of photographer Ryan McGuire - with all images free of copyright restrictions.
https://www.pexels.com | Image Source
Pexels has photo collections from many different photographers, all licensed under Creative Commons Zero (CC0) license meaning they are free for any legal personal or commercial use. If you are a photographer you can sign up and upload your own photos.
https://pixabay.com | Image Source
Pixabay have over 670,000 free images - all licensed under Creative Commons CC0. Search or browse by category.
http://www.freeimages.co.uk | Image Source
15 year old UK based free stock photography site with over 15,000 images in 89 categories.
A searchable and categorised collection of free CC0 images. The site is run by Czech photographer Viktor Hanacek.
https://picjumbo.com | Image Source
Over 1,400 free stock photos searchable and organisation by category. The site run by Karolina a web designer and photographer from Poland.
Scroll through for what feels like an infinite selection of awesome images. Updated with 10 new photos every 10 days.
A searchable index of free-to-use CC0 stock photos, with 20 new images added every week.
Death to the Stock Photo
Death to the Stock Photo can be a bit more challenging to use if you are looking for a specific type of image - but features loads of different complex and interesting photo sets.
http://deathtothestockphoto.com | Image Source
StockSnap.io is a searchable index of high res stock photos from the makers of Snappa. Hundreds of new photos added weekly.
https://stocksnap.io | Image Source
Startup Stock Photos
As in the name, this site features a fantastic selection of images suitable for any kind of website, blog post or marketing related to startups.
http://startupstockphotos.com | Image Source
We couldn't not include Flickr in this list. It can be a challenge to find suiable photos - but it is probably the biggest single collection of creative commons images in the world. Please be very careful to note the license restrictions for each photo and bear in mind that creative commons images do usually require attribution.
You can search Flickr for Creative Commons licensed photos using CC Search, Compfight and Photopin.
https://www.flickr.com | Image Source
Searchable and category based database of stock photos.
http://www.splitshire.com | Image Source
Life Of Pix
Browse through or search this huge collection of particularly beautiful stock photos. New images added weekly.
http://www.lifeofpix.com | Image Source
The photographer and designer Jay Mantri has kindly provided a gorgeous selection of his photos under the CC0 license.
A searchable collection of over 600 free high resolution stock photos. Updated weekly.
http://isorepublic.com | Image Source
Barn Images was launched in 2015 with images from Latvian photgraphers Igor Trepeshchenok and Roman Drits, as well as their friends and colleagues.
http://barnimages.com/ | Image Source
Free high resolution pics with no attribution required. As per the title, the images are perfect for designers and can be a great background or starting place for a design.
http://www.designerspics.com/ | Image Source
New Old Stock
New Old Stock won't be suitable for many projects - but if you are looking for some vintage inspiration you might just strike gold here.
http://nos.twnsnd.co | Image Source
Nearly 400,000 free stock photos for you to search or browse by category. If you want to contribute to the site you can easily sign-up and upload your own images.
http://www.freeimages.com | Image Source
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