The best free stock image websites


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In an ideal world, we’d all be able to pay for a professional photographer to produce and capture images for our marketing initiatives. However, sometimes this is not possible and when budgets don’t allow for a bespoke photoshoot other options have to be explored. That’s where free stock photography comes in.

It used to be the case that free stock photography was awful. Poorly lit, amateur images which would do more damage than good. However recently we’ve become aware of a batch of websites offering stunning free images. Below is a list of our top six free stock image websites. It’s almost unbelievable that all of them allow you to use their images without any attribution and all contain absolutely amazing photography which will be sure to light up any design.

So – get ready with that bookmark button and enjoy folks!

1. UnSplash

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This is, by far, our favourite here at Attitude Design. You can search for subject matter and find amazing quality shots. The images are so stunning that it’s worth taking a look at for inspiration every week
 

2. MorgueFile

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This site has a huge variety of images and again allows you to search through them.

 

3. Picjumbo

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Very good quality images and really well categorised. Search for pretty much anything and you’ll find a great image!

 

4. Gratisography

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New York Artist,  Ryan McGuire kindly takes amazing photographs and allows anyone to use them for free! Some require a little bit of an acquired taste but there are some true gems amongst those on offer – and best of all, they are free!

 

5. Picography

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Again another site offering truly stunning photography. Search or simply browse through, make a choice and then download to include in your project.

 

6. New Old Stock

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A truly amazing website! This site offers vintage images which have long past their copyright. Great for any vintage style shots you might need for a quirky promotional campaign.

 

So – we hope you’ve enjoyed these free resources. If you use any be sure to drop us a line @AttitudeDesign.

Matt Davies

Creative Director

Matt Davies