STOCK PHOTO GUIDE · PART 2

Best stock photo sites for your blog or website

In my last post, I talked about how to pick the right stock photos for your blog or personal brand.  In part 2 of this post series, I want to dive into where to find the best stock photos. There are so many sites out there that offer both free and paid photos. But a lot of them don't even come close to offering an authentic product. So where should you start your search for cool, creative photos? Dive down to my curated list of free stock photos below.

Best Free Stock Photos

  1. Unsplash This website adds 10 new royalty-free photos every few days, and the photos consist of breathtaking landscapes and unique portraits. 
  2. Picjumbo This is a great one for food or nutrition bloggers since they have some awesome food photography. The photos also have a little less of a hipster vibe if you're looking for something traditional. 
  3. IM Creator This is such a well organized collection of photos. This site also has web templates and other goodies to assist with your website. The catch: attribution is required. 
  4. Death to Stock Photo With 10 free photos every month just for signing up, this site offers curated images that are really high quality. You can also purchase the premium membership for access to over 400 photos. 
  5. FancyCrave These are great for both commercial and personal projects. With two new photos added daily, there's a pretty giant selection to choose from!
  6. Stocka If you're looking for 'product' photos or images with a clean, white background, Stocka is perfect. 
  7. Splitshare Another great resource with a lot of photos to choose from. It's also organized really well making it easy to search and find exactly what you're looking for.
  8. Pexels This is one of my faves for it's colorful, creative selection. These photos are perfect for blogs and websites. 
  9. Startup Stock Photos These are more business-oriented, but are great if you're looking for a computer / desk shot. 
  10. Gratisography Looking for the opposite of corporate stock photos? Look no further. These quirky (sometimes creepy?) photos are anything but the same old stock photo.
  11. stocksnap.io This site offers high-res, photos with a handful of unique layouts and compositions.
  12. Jay Mantri This lady has some gorgy photos. Most consist of destinations and amazing texture shots. It's set up like a photo blog, so it's a bit hard to search, but they're worth getting lost in. 
  13. Designer Pics These photos have a faded, yet colorful feel. They're really unique and perfect for the right niche. 
  14. finda.photo This site is made for the phrase 'last but not least'. This site is brings together tons of free photos from a lot of the sites I've listed above. It has a robust search engine that lets you narrow down your choices through filters like color, collection (landscapes or close-ups) or source (unsplash or Jay Mantri). In short, it's awesome.