Finding great photos is a great pain, especially when are unaware if you are required to give credit to the photographer, or if you can remix them. Below is a list (so bookmark it) of the 10 best stock photo sites we’ve come across, with all your FAQs answered.
These free stock photo sites are particularly useful for designers, entrepreneurs and bloggers.
If you think we have missed out on something, go ahead and add !
"Take 'em, these things are free. Go. Make something," says the tagline of Startup Stock Photos. Although the photos specifically cater to the tech industry, there are plenty of images for other sectors too.
First up on our list, is a homegrown site. Passel by Goa-based design company Bead Design is an aggregator of free stock images, curated from the most popular sources on the web. From architecture to technology, Passel's growing collection of images will leave you wanting for more. Images are free for personal and commercial use, and the best part is it allows anyone to add tags to images, making it easy to find images based on your needs.
This is the best fit if you are a travel blogger. With two new photos uploaded daily, this is a bookmark-worthy resource for your personal and commercial projects. Every single image on this website is free of copyright restrictions.
Another gem for the tech world, but this one is specific to, as the site describes, 'women of color in tech'. There are pictures of Indians too if you are so inclined. The photos may be copied, distributed and displayed as long as they are attributed to the site.
As the name suggests, this is for all the nature lovers. By the way, who isn't? All photos published on Free Nature Stock are licensed under Creative Commons Zero. You are free to use the photos however you want, even in commercial work, without the need for permission or attribution. In short: do whatever you want.
Feeling a little nostalgic? New Old Stock offers vintage photos from the public archives. Most of them are free of known copyrights restrictions, but wherever they are not, the site provides full disclosure.
This one is all about food. The site has a large and impressive collection of pictures, so be sure, you don't get lost.
This one had to be on the list. A personal favorite of many, Unsplash serves as a resource of great photos. Not to mention, every photo published on Unsplash is licensed under Creative Commons Zero, which provides users with the freedom to copy, modify, distribute, and use all of the photos without permissions or attribution.
Bucketlistly offers country specific photos, which is a great resource for travelers and adventurers.
Sign up, and forget. Death to the Stock Photo will send you a new batch of photos to your inbox every month. If you have a little extra cash to burn, you can also sign to their Premium membership for $15/month or $180/year, part of which goes to fund photography trips and other creative projects.