Top 5 Websites for FREE Stock Photos

Visual engagement is so important for your audience when you are seeking to capture your target market’s attention. This is why images are such a vital element in marketing you’re business online. Did you know that you can’t just use any image you find on search engines online? This could be considered stealing. Therefore, it’s imperative that you know where to get quality stock photos for your business use.

Thankfully, there are a ton of great websites that allow you to use their images for your business and/or personal use. Each site is different, but many of these sites below are under public domain and under the Creative Commons Zero license, which basically means that there are no copyright issues. The person who created the image has chosen to waive their rights to the work worldwide and has allowed you to copy, modify, distribute, and use the work for commercial purposes, personal purposes, without the need to ask for permission or pay royalties.

There are also no issues with patent or trademark rights, publicity or privacy rights. Many of these sites do appreciate citing their work but most commonly it’s not required, and should not be cited in such a way that declares endorsement by the originator.

Of course, you’ll want to double check each site and it’s images for usage rights, as they may vary. Here are my TOP 5 favorite stock photo sites that I personally use for my business and for my client’s business too! Please note that I am not affiliated with any of these sites nor endorsed by them in any form. I am sharing free stock photography websites, that I personally have used and highly recommend.

1.KaboomPics- Free Stock Photography + Color Palettes

Read more on their License Agreement Terms Here


2. Pexels- Stock Photos
Read more on their License Agreement Terms Here


3. Pixabay- Stock Photos & Videos

pixabay stock photos
Read more on their License Agreement Terms Here

4. Unsplash- Stock Photography

unsplash stock photos

Read more on their License Agreement Terms Here


5. PicJumbo- Stock Photospicjumbo stock photos

Read more on their License Agreement Terms Here


Are there any stock photo sites you personally use for your business and absolutely love? Share it with us in the comments below!

Also let me know which of these TOP 5 are your absolute favorites!

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    I really like this post. I am aware of some of the websites but was interested in knowing more free stock websites. Thanks for sharing :)!

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