27 Places to Find Free Stock Photos for Blogs

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If you do not have a whole lot of money to invest in stock photos for blogs, you’ll be happy to know that there are a ton of places where you can find photos in the public domain (i.e., free stock photos).

Even better, there are some sources that don’t require you to provide an attribution. This can save you lots of time in that you can do bulk downloads of photos and save them for later use. In fact, that is exactly what I did when I found some of these websites! You’ll also find that all of these websites I’ve listed offer high-res images for the best quality you can find.


Photographer Jonas Nilsson Lee offers free stock photos to the public domain. That means no attribution ever unless, of course, you want to. Learn More

Death to Stock Photo

This is a free stock photo library. While you have to supply your email and wait for photos to be delivered to you once a month, they are all high quality, beautiful photos. I have subscribed to this service, and I have been nothing but pleased with the images. Oh, and you get a free photo pack when you sign up. Learn More


Photos found on DesignersPics are given free of copyright by photographer, web designer and developer Jeshu John. Attribution is requested but not required. Learn More


Epicantus is a resource provided by Visual and UX designer and Lean Startup coach Daria N. All images are free to use without attribution. You can also request specific photos. Learn More


If you run a food or recipes blog, then this could be a great resource for you. Photographer Jakob Kapusnak is the photographer behind all of the fabulous food photos. While attribution is not required, he does request it. The only restriction is against selling the photos as you own. Learn More

Free Nature Stock

Free Nature Stock is a brand new stock library from designer and photographer Adrian Pelletier. Learn More


FreePhotosBank offers a searchable database of free to use stock photos. Small thumbnails pose a challenge for easy browsing. Learn More


GetRefe mostly outdoorsy images of nature or urban vignettes. Learn More


Photographer Ryan McGuire offers images with a lot of humor with unusual composition. While attribution isn’t required, it is appreciated. Learn More

ISO Republic

Tom Eversley has graciously allowed us to download his high-res photos for free. Learn More

Jay Mantri

This guy posts seven new high-quality free stock photos every Thursday. Learn More


Jeshoots hosts a small gallery of searchable high-res photos. Learn More

Life of Pix

Life of Pix hosts images donated from the Canadian firm, Leeroy Advertising Agency. Learn More

Little Visuals

Like Jay Mantri, this website offers seven high-res images each week (or seven days). You also have the option of downloading the seven images in zip format. It’s a small library, but it’s worth a look. Learn More


Jeffrey Betts is the photographer behind MMT.li. They are mostly nature images, updated weekly. Learn More

New Old Stock

New Old Stock is a great source of retro images put together by Cole Townsend. Learn More


This is a website that allows you to search all over the web for free stock photos for blogs. They also have a free repository of video clips! Learn More


While this is a small gallery, it is full of beautiful images. Learn More

Public Domain Archive

Find both vintage and modern photos that are part of the public domain. Learn More


This site offers a searchable, medium-sized gallery for your stock photo needs. Learn More

Skitter Photo

Three Dutch photographers based in the Netherlands have kindly allowed the world to have their high-quality photos for free. Learn More


Thomas Mühl has put together a collection of high-res photos for everyone to use. While attribution is not required, he would appreciate it. Learn More

Snapwire Snaps

Each week, you’ll find seven new photos for your use. Learn More


Photographer Daniel Nanescu provides us with super high-quality stock photos. Learn More

Startup Stock

Need business and/or tech images? This gallery contains images of startups for startups. Learn More


Stockvault has an expansive library of over 50,000 images, renders, objects, and textures. Learn More


This is my favorite place to find beautiful, free stock photos for websites. Learn More

And if you use Canva for designing social media images, there’s a pretty good selection of free stock photos to choose from, too!

What’s your favorite source for free stock photos for blogs?

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Here's a Long List of FREE Stock Photo Sites! - alegriasmuse · September 11, 2015 at 12:42 pm

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