It’s no secret that images are one of the most engaging and important components of online marketing, but unless you’re willing to pay significant costs for access to a database, trying to find good quality, high-resolution images can be incredibly time-consuming and as a busy financial advisor, you don’t have that luxury. Since you need to make your website, blog and social media posts reader-friendly with the ability to drive traffic to your site, how do you go about finding the perfect images for free? Read on to find out more!
We’re helping you out by rounding up our 10 Go-To Websites for free high-quality, beautiful stock photos. These are our own personal favorite places to find photos when we need images for our own blogs, social media, or client websites. You can use any photos from these websites however you would like!
10 Websites for Free, High-Quality Stock Photos
We love Unsplash for the absolutely stunning photography. You can always find an image that will “Wow” here. Many photos of landscapes, buildings, nature, and artistic shots as well. Unsplash offers ten new photos every ten days.
Pixabay is great if you are looking for a very specific image. Use the search function to search for images such as “New York City” or “Family Outside”. Just be sure to skip past the recommended Shutterstock images that are displayed in the results first, as those are not free (but help keep the site free!).
Pexels, like Pixabay, offers a great search function and offers up a good selection of nature photos, abstracts, and cityscapes. Notably, they also have a good selection of business stock photography.
The thousands of free images here are searchable by keyword, category, tags, or can be browsed.
Shutteroo has beautiful, free images that are for both personal and commercial use. A great attribute to using this is that you can let designer know of any photo collections that you would like to see, and he could create them for his page in the future.
FancyCrave’s easy to navigate website releases two new images from professional photographers everyday. The photos have much more of a fun, eclectic vibe, perfect for blog posts or social media.
Burst has a great website that showcases their top free high-resolution photos of the week, as well as, a collection of thousands of other pictures shot by a global community of photographers. It’s great for designers, developers, bloggers and entrepreneurs.
ShotStash offers a very wide range of photos, and you can take your pick, because they add new images every day under a free for commercial and personal use license.
Picjumbo is a collection of free and awesome photos that can be used both commercially and personally. New photos are added daily from a wide variety of categories including abstract, fashion, nature, technology and many other topics!