If you’re a designer or a blogger, then you’ve already known how important photography is. If you’re a professional, paying some bucks for good, high-quality photos may not be a big deal. But if you’ve just started designing or blogging – or just happen to be cash-strapped –snapping your own photos or using free stock photos are your only options.
However, not all of you are good at photography. Not all of you have the time to travel just to take photos, either. So if you have no intention to get stuck with boring free stock images, then keep reading because we have listed 8 websites which provide beautiful photography you can use for FREE.
1. Stock Snap
StockSnap.io has thousands of awesome stock photos with high resolution. It adds hundreds of new images weekly, and thanks to its handy search feature, you’ll be able to easily browse the photos available on the site.
All these photos fall under the Creative Commons Zero (CC0) license, meaning you can copy, modify, and even distribute them for any purposes, including commercial purposes, without having to ask for the creators’ permission.
Unsplash.com also provides lots of high-quality photographs you’re free to use for both commercial and personal purposes. Founded in 2013 as a Tumblr blog, the site has become a source of inspiration for the likes of award-winning writer Deepak Chopra and computer giant Apple.
Also falling under the CC0 license, the photos from Unsplash can be altered and distributed however you like without prior permission. However, the site recommends giving a credit to the original photographer.
The images from Picography are snapped in Ireland by photographer Dave Meier. The site, which he claims is a hobby project, provides tons of free stock photos, every single of which hold special meaning for him. In order to keep the web running, Meier has launched Premiere Collections which feature high-quality photos only available for Premium Members.
But if you don’t feel like paying for anything, you can still download the standard images and use them however you like.
Pixabay is another site all designers, bloggers and everyone needing free photos should visit. Not only does it provide stock photos, it also has thousands of illustrations, vector graphics as well as video clips.
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You can freely download all the images, copy, modify and use them for commercial purposes without paying for anything. You aren’t required to give credits to the creator either.
5. ISO Republic
ISO Republic is also an option is you want nice photographs that require no money. The images provided by the site are free for personal and commercial projects, and you don’t have to credit the photographers behind the pictures you use. Still, the website’s organizers would appreciate it if you mention them and/or share the web via blog/social media, especially if you use the pictures commercially.
Once you sign up to Death to the Stock Photo, you’ll receive a pack of 10 photos within a certain category in your inbox. You can use the photos for free, but there are some restrictions as mentioned in the Terms of Service on DTTSP’s website.
Released under the Photograph End User License, the images can be displayed, reproduced and added to your collection. However, you can’t distribute or sublicense them.
Kaboom Pics has a bunch of breathtaking photos from various categories including Fashion, Food & Drinks, Nature, City & Architecture, and others. You can do nearly anything with the images, like using it for PowerPoint presentations of printing it on T-shirts.
However, be careful to use the photos for commercial purposes. You can’t redistribute the photos without permission. If you’re willing to redistribute the images in your website, you can contact [email protected].
FoodiesFeed is a place you have to visit if you’re looking for pictures of anything related to food. The website has tons of pictures you can download for free. It also has Premium photo packages which are accessible only by members who pay.
All the free photos can be used for both personal and commercial purposes. You can alter them and feature it in your projects without having to give credits to the creator. However, you’re not allowed to sell/resell the images.(dth/gaekon)
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