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If you plan on creating images for your social media or blog posts, having a list of free stock photo sites can come in super handy.
A quick heads up that a few of the sites mentioned below may require you to sign up to the image creators email list to receive your free stock photos.
By signing up, you can be the first to hear about special deals on their paid photo packs and also be signed up for a few free weekly/monthly stock photos as well! Totally worth it, right?! 🙂
With that said, let’s dig in!
VisualHunt is one of my personal favorites. You can narrow down your search by license type, color, and relevancy. Plus they have over 354M photos in their library, so finding a new photo shouldn’t be too difficult.
Kaboompics features fashion, nature, foodie, and architectural photos. You can use these images for personal & commercial use, so you don’t have to worry if you plan on using an image for something you’ll be putting up for sale.
Cupcake has high-quality nature, food, and city landscapes are the main categories on Cupcake. You can use these images for basically anything, and I just have to add that I LOVE their logo so much lol. It’s so cute!
StockSnap adds new photos each week and has an awesome search feature where you can view the most popular images, more recent and most commonly downloaded.
These photos also fall under the CC0 license so you can use them for just about everything – personal or commercial!
FancyCrave is an awesome site for landscape and fashion shots. I do kinda wish they would incorporate a search feature, but they do have categories which can be helpful. On another note, you can receive 14 free stock photos every week if you decide to sign up for their newsletter. Yay!
Creativeix has lots of scenery and landscape shots, and an awesome search function that you can use to filter and find the perfect photo.
If you’re looking for clean, minimalistic shots, check out Minimography. I need say no more, haha.
Business, food, fashion, and nature shots are just a few of the categories PicJumbo has to offer. Really great site if you need some bright and colorful images.
9. Death To The Stock Photo
Sign up to Death to the Stock Photo’s newsletter to receive exotic, minimalistic, and beautiful free stock photos every month!
Unsplash is one of my favorites, and probably one of the most popular as well. There are pages upon pages of incredible stock photos for just about every category out there.
Pixabay is a popular go-to for many. This site hosts high-quality, unique stock photos, illustrations, and vectors.
Pictography has some beautiful landscape and city shots, that you can use in any way you’d like.
14. Good Free Photos
On Good Free Photos you can find location-specific images, perfect for travel bloggers and those who need some awesome landscape shots.
15. Jay Mantri
Jay Mantri has some stunning black & white shots and landscape image galore.
Sign up to Little Visuals newsletter to receive 7 high-quality stock photos, or browse through their latest pics.
17. The Pic Pac
The Pic Pac has lots of location-specific images here, so another great option for travel bloggers.
Mmtstock includes bright, fun and colorful stock images available for both personal and commercial use.
On Epicantus, Daria shares high-quality object, animal, and landscape images.
Designers Pics is a great site for architecture, business, nature, people and object images!
IvoryMix’s stock photos have a variety of color schemes and concepts to choose from, so you’re bound to find the perfect photos for your design needs.
If you need colorful, fun and stunning stock photos, be sure to sign up for 15 free photos from Allison at Wonderlass.
23. Helene In Between
Need some feminine, chic, and minimalistic shots? Get 15 free stock photos from Helene In Between.
24. Solopreneur Sidekick
Get 10 free business & lifestyle shots perfect for bloggers and online entrepreneurs when you sign up to the Solopreneur Sidekick newsletter! Definitely check these out if you’re brand colors include white, black and maroon.
25. Styled stock society
Elle from Styled Stock Society is giving out a bundle of 25 beautifully styled stock photos that you can use for marketing and asocial media, when you sign up to her email list.
Check out Creativetacos for minimalistic, feminine, flowery images to use on your social media + blog graphics. From the looks of it, most stock photos are available for both personal and commercial use, but be sure to double check yourself before using an image from a photo pack.
Creativetacos also has other freebies like mockups, fonts, Lightroom presets and Photoshop actions if you’re interested.
27. Focus Fitness
Need some food, fitness or weight loss photos for your blog? Focus Fitness has 40 pages of amazing, high-quality stock photos you can use, just be sure to abide by the licensing. Excellent for health and fitness blogs looking for natural, professional photos.
That’s a wrap!
I hope you found this post helpful and can refer back to it when you’re looking for stock photos to incorporate into your blog or business.
What are a few of your go to stock photo sites? And did you find any new sites from the list today? I’d love to know in the comments! 🙂