We all know that images are one of the most engaging (and therefore 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. But your website, blog and social media posts need great images, so what do you do?
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 wish!
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 “Chicago” 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.
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.
Beautiful, minimalist photos. Lots of black and white options or greyscale. Great options if you are looking for a photo to represent peace, calm or serenity.
Boss Fight offers free high-resolution stock photos that are added daily. There are many options featuring young people out in nature, hiking, biking, etc.
Nobl Web features “packs” of photos that all relate to a similar theme. You have the option to download just one photo or download the entire pack if you’d like. Recent themes have included “Sicily” (featured on their homepage in the image below), “Family”, and “Costa Rica”.