Stock photos fill a few needs in the blogging industry, but they won’t do you any good if the ones you choose are not good quality. There are many stock photography sites out there however, they can sometimes have pricey membership fees.
So, what do you do if you are not in a position to take your own stock photos?
Surprisingly enough, there are places you can find quality stock images for free. Below are just a few I have found.
Free Stock Photos
Pixabay is one of my favorites. You don’t have to sign up and the images can be used for both personal and commercial use.
Freepik can be free. If you use the free version you have to give credit to the source. You can pay a monthly subscription and not have to give credit to the source.
Unsplash is a photo lover’s dream. This site offers over 50,000 free images. You are not required to subscribe but can get freebies by email if you do.
Gratisography adds new pictures every week. This site generously offers quality images free with no copyright restrictions.
Picjumbo was set up by Viktor Hanasek to share his photos. You can search the library of free images or you can choose a premium membership. If you sign up for an email subscription you will get new photos sent to your inbox weekly.
Lifeofpix is great because not only can you choose photos from skilled artists, you can also set up an account that lets you curate a portfolio of images and follow your favorite photographers.
This list of free stock image sites are just some of my personal favorites. You can also opt-in for my Free Stock Photos. As you venture into stock image sites make sure you are reading all attribution requirements. Some sites require attribution for use of their products or do not allow commercial use.
I hope you find this list useful for your stock photos.