The Best Free Stock Photography Websites

 
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A picture is worth a thousand words.
— A good old English language adage

Let’s face it, photos can really make or break your website.

Luckily, in todays digital world, there are many different ways you can go about getting photos for your website.

  1. Take your own photos or hire a photographer

  2. Copyright free stock photography

  3. Paid for stock photography

What are copyright / free photos?

Copyright free photos are those which a very kind person decided to let anyone use, without paying and without needing to link back to the image source. (High five to kind people!)

The best copyright free photo websites:

Unsplash.com

Kaboompics.com

Negativespace.co

Freeimages.com

Pixabay.com

Pexels.com

Each site has their own stylistic look and feel of photography, so take a good look at what you vibe with. You will also see that many of these websites have amazing search tools you can use to find the photo you are after which brings me onto my next point…

How to pick good photos for your website:

  1. Think about if you will need landscape or portrait images. Are the images going to be big and go wide across the webpage? Or are they going to be small and to the side of text?

  2. Look at all the images and see if they fit together, are the colours all complementary? Do they look consistent all together? If you are getting images from different photographers / stock photography websites, the images may have different filters and styles, so when you put them together, it may not work.

  3. Is there going to be text onto of the image? If so, you will need to make sure that the photo is not too details and that you can read the text once put on top.

Happy searching and drop me a line to tell me what you find!