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The Ultimate Source for Awesome Stock Photos.



Stock photos can be a lifesaver when you're a blogger who isn't a very skilled photographer. Finding high quality stock photos is an awesome way to take your blog to the next level. These are a few of my favorite sources when it comes to finding stock photos that are my favorite price: FREE! 

Unsplash: This site adds ten new photos every ten days. While you have to scroll through all of the photos on the site, you can usually find a large array of different types of photos. 



PicJumbo: While you can't search through the PicJumbo site, the photos are separated into several different broad categories, so it's definitely easy to navigate. 



New Old Stock: If you're looking for gorgeous vintage-looking photos, this site is perfect for you!



Gratisography: This site is full of beautiful photos taken by two photographers. They add new photos weekly. 



Super Famous: All of these pictures are from a Los Angeles-based studio by designer Folkert Gorter and are all free to use with the proper credit. 






SEARCH ENGINES
Sometimes you don't have time to scroll through a bunch of different stock photos. Luckily, there are plenty of sites with stock photos that are actually searchable.

Photo Pin: This site offers the option to choose whether your photos are for commercial or non-commercial use and also gives you the ability to sort photos by most recently posted photos, the relevance of your search, and how interesting the photos are (aka interestingness). 

photo credit: kevin dooley via photopin cc




Pixabay: This site allows you to search through the photos and also upload your own if you'd like to share them. It's also available in 20 different languages in case you want your photos to be shared internationally, not to mention you can browse through photos uploaded worldwide.



Refe Photos: While there are some photos that are available for a price, several of them are free to use. The photos are not only searchable, they're also categorized. Once you "purchase" the photos (no payment info needed!), they're delivered straight to your inbox. 



Comp Fight: There are tons of searchable images on this site. They're free to use as long as you give the proper credit. 

Photo Credit: marfis75 via Compfight cc>




Flickr: Not all images on Flickr are free to use, but if you specify your search in the License section to "Creative Commons," then these images are available to use on your blog or website. 



Public Domain Archive: The owner of this site collects public domain photos from the web and puts them all in one place. The site is set up like a blog, and it has a search bar on the sidebar. 



MorgueFile: This site is super easy to navigate with its search feature.



WEEKLY/MONTHLY EMAILS
When you sign up for these sites, they'll send you a zip file with several stock photos for your blogging pleasure. 
Death to the Stock Photo: They send you gorgeous photos every month. These have been some of my favorite stock photos to use. 



Little Visuals: This site sends you seven images in a zip file every seven days. 



What are your favorite sources for stock photos?

52 comments :

  1. Good list here! You just may want to update your post a little, the MorgueFile license is only valid if you transform the photos, you can't just use them as-is.

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  2. These are AWESOME. I love the quality! I honestly thought bloggers just took all this time to take the perfect DSLR photo for their post and I wondered how they have time for that. Granted, I'm sure some do that. But I have an iPhone, 0 time, and minimal photo creativity.

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  3. Thank you thank you thank you for this!! I've been dying to find some high quality stock photos that don't cost a fortune! Ah yay. I'm so excited about this post.

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  4. This is a great list of places to get photos from. One of my favorite is Pixabay.com and they are free!

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  5. This is awesome! I only knew about a few of these sites, so I will definitely make use of the others as well and check them out. Thanks for the post!

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  6. This is an awesome list! I've used a few of these but most of them are new to me. Thanks!

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  7. GREAT list! These are awesome photos! #bloglove

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  8. Thanks for compiling this list - VERY handy resource to have! There are a couple on this list that are new to me. :)

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  9. Thank you so much for this, as a blogger myself I am always looking for more sources for stock photos. Keep up the great work!

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  10. Great list of resources! It's always nice to have some stock images to pull from.

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  11. Yes! Thank you, some of these I hadn't heard of before :)

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  12. I have never used stock photo's. I will have to keep these site in mind. If I ever need on.

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  13. I think the only one I'd ever heard of was Unsplashed but thanks for all of the other ones!!

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  14. Awesome list. I usually just pay for stock photos when I need them.

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  15. My biggest problem is finding pictures that I can use for my blog that are free and stock! Thank you for making a list of your favorite ones! I'll definitely have to check them out

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  16. Yes! Thanks for putting this list together! I'm definitely going to use them!

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  17. Thanks for sharing. This is an awesome resource!

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  18. You're welcome! I'm happy you enjoyed it.

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  19. You're welcome! I'm glad you found it helpful.

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  20. You're welcome! I hope you find it helpful!

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  21. I've never paid for stock photos before, and now you'll save some money with these free resources!

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  22. You're welcome! I hope you enjoy them. They're full of gorgeous photos.

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  23. I know, right?! I love being able to search these sites for stock photos.

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  24. You're welcome, and thanks so much!

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  25. You're very welcome, Rebecca! I'm glad you found a few new ones.

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  26. Thanks! These are some of my favorite resources!

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  27. You're welcome, Olivia! I'm glad I could help you discover a few new ones.

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  28. Pixabay is awesome! I use them often.

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  29. Yay! I'm glad you found it helpful!

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  30. You're welcome, Emily! These sites are chockful of awesome stock photos. I'm glad you found the post helpful!

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  31. I wish I had a DSLR! It would make life so much easier. And I'm obsessed with my pin it image. As if I wasn't HP obsessed enough, I gotta have the Sorting Hat as my pin it image haha.

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  32. I figured since it says it on the photos before they save it that people would read it, but thanks for mentioning that.

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  33. I would have thought so too, but I have talked to at least a dozen people who do not get it at all. But you're so right that in blogging, you need to READ everything you're working with, if it's about licenses, contracts, money, etc!

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  34. this is awesome, I'm going to pin this. And by the way, the fact that your pin is the sorting hat is just the best thing ever LOL

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  35. I'm so happy you found it helpful! And yes, I'm obsessed with Harry Potter and my Sorting Hat haha!

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  36. Exactly! Especially when it comes to using other people's work.

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  37. this really is helpful! thanks so much! :) most of the time I wanna take my own photos but I live in a small city and not much photos to take so this is really great.!

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  38. You're welcome! I wish I had a decent camera to take all of my pictures, but unfortunately I don't, so using pictures from these sites makes a huge difference! Happy to help.

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  39. These are really nice photos, wow! I always wondered where to get stock photos. Thank you :)


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  40. I only knew about Unsplash before this - I've just signed up for Death to the Stock Photo and Little Visuals. Thanks for sharing, this is super helpful!

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  41. You're welcome! There are so many beautiful pictures on these sites. It's hard for me to narrow down which ones I want to use!

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  42. You're welcome! Death to Stock Photo is my favorite. I love getting their stock photos in my email.

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  43. Wow! Thank you for this post! I am always in search for new stock art sites for work and play. I had access to shutterstock for awhile through my old company and I miss that capability!
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  44. You're welcome! My company uses shutterstock for a few things too, and it's so nice to have that convenience! But I find that a lot of these sites have a better selection, so hopefully you'll find some stuff you like on these sites!

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