Are you having trouble finding great imagery for your blog posts or design comps? I am. Especially, when my budget is close to zero. Fortunately, free stock photo resources are popping up all over the web these days. And a lot of them are featuring great quality.
Lately, I have been collecting a list of great stock photo resources, which I would like to share.
5 Tumblr Photo Blogs Worth Following
These photo blogs are stuffed with free high quality photography, which you are allowed to download and use in your own creations. Due to the chronological blog format of Tumblr, it may be a little hard to get an overview of the photos. Go to the archive of the blog to get an overview, that is much easier. You can find the archive by typing
/archive after the URL in your browser.
Tumblr photo blog by Jay Mantri. Free pics. Do anything (CC0). Make magic. 7 new photos every thursday.
New Old Stock
Vintage photos from the public archives. Free of known copyright restrictions.
Royalty-free, high-quality, natural looking photos of people interacting with technology.
Startup Stock Photos
Take ’em, these things are free. Go. Make something.
Mostly business or technology themed pictures.
Free (do whatever you want) high-resolution photos. 10 new photos every 10 days. The quality here is super crisp!
9 photo resources in a blog or gallery format
Lots of quality here. Please be aware of the license, because it differs what you are allowed to do. These resources contain imagery that ranges from public domain to attribution demands. Also, please be aware of photos licensed under Creative Commons.
The best place to find & share beautiful images.
FREE Hi-Res photos for your personal & commercial use. Attribution not required!
Free high resolution images, available for both personal and commercial projects. All photos are taken by Ryan McGuire and are completely free from copyright restrictions.
Life of Pix
Free public domain high resolution photos. No copyright. Images are available for both personal and commercial use.
Hand-picked free photos for your inspiration. Creative Commons og Public Domain fotos af Magdeleine Photos.
Totally free photos for your commercial & personal works
Public Domain Archive
Everything you need for your creative projects, all public domain images!
FREE handpicked stockphotos for your commercial and personal works. All available hi-res/hi-quality pictures you can use on personal and commercial projects.
Folkert Gorter’s photos are available under the restrictions of a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 license.
4 Search Engines
Locate the visual inspiration you need. Super fast! Search Engine for finding Creative Commons photos from Flickr.
Search Engine for finding Creative Commons photos, graphics and illustrations.
Free Photos for bloggers and creatives! Search Engine for finding Creative Commons photos from Flickr.
Search engine for finding Public Domain photos and illustrations.
If you have any great resources you think I should add to this list, please let me know in the comments.