Websites with Free Stock Photos

News 27-Nov-2015 2 MINUTES, 19 SECONDS

Looking for Free Stock Photos? Look no further

Using imagery to evoke emotions in your customers has always been a big part of web design. Unfortunately the bane of the 90’s [enter picture of people in suits shaking hands here] have outstayed their welcome for far too long. These photos are not only lame and tacky a lot of them actually cost money! I remember when we paid Getty Images £350 for a picture of a baby on a blanket. £350! Let that sink in for a second…


Luckily, with cameras now being predominantly digital, everyone can take pictures and lots of people are happy to share those with others. There have been a growing number of websites where people are curating these photos and best of all they are free.

Below I have listed the websites we have bookmarked over the years. This is in fact the same sites we use when we are looking for free stock photos.

Most of these photographs are released under the Public Domain Dedication CC0. The best way to explain that I think they do on their own website:

The person who associated a work with this deed has dedicated the work to the public domain by waiving all of his or her rights to the work worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighbouring rights, to the extent allowed by law.

You can copy, modify, distribute and perform the work, even for commercial purposes, all without asking permission.

I did say most, some photos may still require attribution. Always double check the license listed with the photo. This way if you do your homework and determine how the images can be used, you will never get in trouble. If you are still unsure; I would say, give attribution to the photographer to cover yourself.

Websites you can find Free Stock Images on

First of all visit this link it has an astounding 85 links to Free Stock image galleries.

Free Stock Photo site - c00
Free Stock Photos - Cupcake
Death To Stock Photo
Death To Stock Photo
Fancy Crave
Fancy Crave
Free Stock Photos - Foodiesfeed
Free Nature Stock
Free Nature Stock
Free Refe Real Life Photos
Free Refe Real Life Photos
Free Stock Photos - Gratisography
Free Stock Photos - ISO Republic
ISO Republic
Free Stock Photos by Jay Mantri
Jay Mantri
Free Stock Photos - Jéshoots
Free Stock Photos on Kaboompics
Free Stock Photos on LifeofPix
Free Stock Photos - Littlevisuals
Lock & Stock Photos
Lock & Stock Photos
Free Stock Photos - Made In Moments
Made In Moments
Free Stock Photos by Magdeleine
Free Stock Photos - MMT
Free Stock Photos - Move East
Move East
Free Stock Photos by Nabeel Syed
Nabeel Syed
Free Stock Photos - Negative Space
Negative Space
New Old Stock Photo
New Old Stock Photo
Free Stock Photos - Pexels
Free Stock Photos site Photocollections
Free Stock Photos - Photocrops
Free Stock Photos website - Picjumbo
Free Stock Photos website - Picography
Free Stock Photos website - Pixabay
Free Stock Photos - PixelSurplus
Free Stock Photos website - Realistic Shots
Realistic Shots
Free Stock Photos website - Raumrot
Free Stock Photos website - Shutteroo
Free Stock Photos website - Skitterphoto
Free Stock Photos website - Snapwire
Free Stock Photos website - Splitshire
Startup Stock Photos
Startup Stock Photos
Free Stock Photos website - Stocka
Free Stock Photos website - Stocksnap
Free Stock Photos website - Stokpic
Free Stock Photos website - StreetWill
The British Library
The British Library
Free Stock Photo website - The Pic Pac
The Pic Pac
Free Stock Photo website - Travel Coffee Book
Travel Coffee Book
Free Stock Photo website - UHDwallpapers
Free Stock Photos website - Unsplash
Free Stock Photo website - Finda Photo
Free Stock Photo website - Goodfreephotos

More resources can be found on the Canva blog

Additionally the following link also has links to 5 more independent free photo stock libraries: free stock photo sites

We have also been provided with a link to THIS RESOURCE which has a list of over 20 free stock photo websites like the ones above, thank you to Amos from

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