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Best Free Stock Photo Sites for Bloggers

Best Free Stock Photo Sites for Bloggers

Are you a blogger? Ebook writer? Always looking for incredible (and FREE) images for your website?

I’ve found the best websites to get free images online to use for your stock photo needs.

Last year, I was purchasing every single photo for my blogs and client projects. Crazy right? Here is a list of the 35+ best stock photos sites:

Bonus before you start:  Click Here to Get 60+ free stock photos from my favorite websites to use on your blog and for your business. This will save you time and instantly give you a library to use for FREE.


One of my top “go to” websites for incredible images. Free (do whatever you want) high-resolution photos that allows you to search for the right photo and use for personal and commercial use.


Cupcake – by Jonas Nilsson Lee

Jonas Nilsson Lee created a website where he showcases photos free to use photos for personal and commercial use.


Death to the Stock Photo

Used by Entrepreneur, Buffer and Pinterest — Death to the Stock Photo is one of the best. This site will send you a fresh pack of photos to your inbox each month, with awesome stories to match.


Foodies Feed

Are you needing free images of food in high-resolution? Foodies feed is your place to find them.


Super Famous

Superfamous is the Los Angeles-based studio of Dutch interaction designer Folkert Gorter.



Free Refe Real Life Photos

Royalty-free, high-quality, natural looking photos of landscapes, people and technology.



Free high-resolution pictures you can use on your personal and commercial projects.


Jay Mantri

Free pics. do anything.. make magic — 7 free photos uploaded every Thursday.



Photos for business or personal use in high resolution for free.


Life of Pix

Free high-resolution photos with no copyright restrictions. With new photos added weekly, you can be sure to find something you’re looking for in their gallery.


Pic Jumbo

Choose from a huge gallery of totally free photos for your commercial & personal works. Pick from the variety of categories to find the photo that fits your needs.



Pick from over 310,000 free photos, vectors and art illustrations. You can use any Pixabay image without attribution in digital and printed form, even for commercial applications.



500+ stunning lifestyle imagery for modern creatives. One of my favorite sources for photos that I’ve never seen before.


Snapwire Snaps

On Snapwire Snaps, you get 7 free photos every 7 days. Snapwire Snaps is part of the Snapwire family which sells stock photos.



Search & discover free, hi res photos & videos. SplashBase aggregates many of the sites mentioned on this post and puts them in a searchable format.



Delicious free stock photos for personal & commercial use.


Startup Stock Photos

Filter through incredible startup environment photos for your next blog post. These galleries are clean, professional, startup office typical type photos.



One of the best sources for beautiful free stock photos. Hundreds of high resolution images added weekly to StockSnap which makes it one to keep returning back to for fresh content.



‘Not everyone has hundreds of dollars For Stock Photos’ — And so StockPic has totally free photos for personal and commercial use.


The Pattern Library

Not exactly stock photos but still free and awesome. The Pattern Library is an on going project shared by the most talented designers out there. And it’s all there for you to use freely in your designs.


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Other free stock sites that you can check out once you run out of options from above are:

What about all those photo sites that charged for their photos? Sites like iStock, PhotoDune, Deposit Photos and hundreds of others are still the place to go for high-quality photos. In fact, these sites have elements like people’s faces, illustrations and commercial photography that you will not find on the free sites mentioned below.

Disclaimer: I’ve gone through and checked that these sites allow for personal and commercial use. That’s why I built this list in the first place. With that said, please double check the website before using it for commercial use to confirm that you have the rights. They are usually very transparent about the use of their photos.

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