High-quality stock photos don’t have to be a hassle or high in price. If you’re looking to avoid the cheesy and often times strange stock photos – check out our list of awesome resources for free, high quality stock images.
Negative Space: Offering free stock photos every week, all of its photos are shared without copyright restrictions – that means you can use them however you please. It’s super easy to filter through the gallery of photos, which are sortable by category, copy space position and color.
Picjumbo: If you’re looking for cool and free images for your next blog post, check out Picjumbo. New photos are added daily and there’s a wide variety of different high-quality images. The photographer, Vicktor, also offers unique paid packages for bloggers, designers, and agencies (starting at $10/month), as well as a handy plugin for Photoshop and Sketch for just $7.99.
Death to Stock: When founders and photographers, Allie and David, noticed how challenging it was for businesses, bloggers, and creatives to find free high-quality images that fit their “vibe and tribe,” they stepped in. As a result, Death to Stock was born. Simply submit your email and enjoy a new batch of photos delivered to your inbox every month.
If you do have some extra budget to spend, Death to Stock also offers a Premium membership for $15/month or $180/year. The cool part about the paid membership is that a percentage of the profit is used to fund photography trips and other creative projects to keep the resource moving forward.
Stokpic: 10 new photos every two weeks will surface for you to use on your website, in an ad, or anywhere else you need it for. You can check out his latest 100 pictures here, or browse through categories like landscapes, people, and technology until you find the perfect fit.
Kaboompics: From fashion to food to landscapes, Karolina is a designer from Poland and her images cover a variety of different scenarios. And users have the freedom to use them for anything they’d like — commercial or not. While there are no formal attribution requirements, Karolina does ask that you include photo credit with a link back to the site when possible. This request will help her grow the website, and in turn, provide even more awesome photos for everyone to use.
Freerange: All of the photos on the Freerange website come from a pool of both in-house photographers, as well as a growing community of external contributors. Not only is there a lot to choose from, but the photos are good quality, too: “Images provided directly (in-house) by Freerange Stock originate one of two ways. They are either digitally photographed on Canon DSLR cameras or they are a high resolution (4000 dpi) Nikon scan of an original 35mm slide,” according to the site’s ‘About Us’ section.
Fancy Crave: The photos from Fancy Crave are free of copyright restrictions. All the photographer asks is that you never advertise the photographs as your own, and provide attribution when you can. Two new photos are uploaded daily, and this resource for high-quality photos is amazing.