A picture is worth a thousand words. And these days, you need stunning images to draw people to your websites and social media platforms. There are many popular stock photo website options, such as iStock and Shutterstock that can add up in price, as well as free or nearly free sites, but have very limited, not so great photo options. Below are some alternative websites I recommend to my clients that offer affordable or FREE photos to help you enhance your online presence. Please make sure to read the license agreement for each photo you download and make sure to credit the author where necessary! Love their work? Share your appreciation and donate to their websites!
Pexels is my #1 recommended place to go for beautiful, free, no attribution required photos. The photos don’t look “stocky” and there’s a huge variety that’s great for any kind of website.
For something a little different, whimsical and pokes fun at life, Gratisography offers create, out of the box photos for your next project.
Unsplash uploads 10 new photos every 10 days. Gorgeous, creative photos! No attribution necessary.
Raumrot’s photographer, Markus Spiske, generously provides free photos for commercial use. Attribution is required.
Adobe Stock is subscriptions based, but for a limited time, get 10 free stock photos when you first sign up. Attribution not required.