Sources of Free Stock Photography

Great imagery can make or break a design, whether it be a presentation, website,  poster, brochure, blog post, etc.  I get asked this question quite regularly so definitely worth a top-post.

  1. https://pixabay.com/
    (Newly added to the top of our list)
  2. https://www.pexels.com/
  3. https://stocksnap.io/
  4. http://negativespace.co/
  5. http://www.lifeofpix.com/
  6. http://cupcake.nilssonlee.se/
  7. https://unsplash.com/
  8. https://foodiesfeed.com/
  9. http://www.flaticon.com/
    (Technically imagery, not photography)
  10. https://www.canstockphoto.ca/
    (And one paid site we like since you can pay a reasonable rate per image.)

Always be sure to read and follow all licensing terms for all stock photography you use.  Most use some for of the Creative Commons licensing for human readable terms & conditions.

Original list was published by (https://blog.slideshare.net/2015/09/28/7-sites-for-free-and-beautiful-stock-photos/). We’ve added to it since, and applied a bit of loose ranking.