Blogging Essentials: Five Amazing Websites With Free High-Resolution Stock Photos

Thursday, November 12, 2015 1 Comments A+ a-

I've only just recently found out about a blogging gem / a blogging remedy for when you don't have a decent camera or a decent subject to take a photo of: websites with free high-resolution stock photos! It's like a dream come true for someone like me who loves taking photos but doesn't have the resources just yet to capture those photos. It's not only the high quality of the photos that you'll be falling in love with, but also the fact that all these photos can be used for personal and/or commercial use without the need for attribution! So without further ado, let me introduce you to some of my favorite websites to hunt for that perfect photo:

Sample Photo from kaboompic
With kaboompic, you can do nearly anything with the images, commercial or not. For example you can use photos for client works, HTML/PSD templates (for sale), in articles, Power Point presentations, print on t-shirts. Also you can distribute my PSD files with photos included in design. Attribution greatly appreciated. Redistribution is not allowed without permission. You cannot offer image for sale - they are free. Please do not publish any photos from Kaboompics on your own website with free images without my permission. If you want to redistribute the photos in your website, please contact me on I'll be very happy if you just hit me an email and for sure I will find a solution. These are the only two things that are forbidden from using images of Kaboompics. (Source)

StockSnap is the best place on the internet to find beautiful free stock photos. We select nothing but the highest quality, highest resolution pictures and add them to our database on a daily basis. This is not your typical crappy stock photo site. All photos uploaded to the site are released under Creative Commons - CC0 and do not require attribution. No more hassle trying to figure out whether you can use photos for commercial use and whether you need to provide attribution. (Source)

Sample Photo from Unsplash
All photos published on Unsplash are licensed under Creative Commons Zero which means you can copy, modify, distribute and use the photos for free, including commercial purposes, without asking permission from or providing attribution to the photographer or Unsplash. (Source)

Sample Photo from GRATISOGRAPHY
Free high-resolution pictures you can use on your personal and commercial projects. Click on an image to download the high-resolution version. New awesome pictures added weekly! All pictures were photographed by Ryan McGuire and free of copyright restrictions. (Source)

Sample Photo from raumrot
FREE -handpicked- stock photos for your commercial and personal works. All available hi-res/hi-quality pictures you can use on personal and commercial projects. Please be respectful to registered trademarks. (Source)


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May 21, 2016 at 3:43:00 AM GMT+8 delete

Hi, very informative article.
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