When you have a blog or a website, you have to be willing to learn about a lot of different things: WordPress, hosting, how to set up images, social media, and so on. You could pay someone to do it, but most of us – including me – are on a tight budget. Therefore it’s useful if we make most of the things by ourselves.
If you don’t have photography skills, there are some websites where generous photographers gave away some of their work.
Most of the websites below distribute photos that are free from copyright restrictions or licensed under creative commons public domain dedication. This means you can copy, modify, distribute and perform the work, even for commercial purposes, all without asking permission.
But, don’t forget that although we made our best to only identify websites with free photos, there are some that may have other types of licenses. Or something could change from the moment this post is published.
It’s your responsibility to do your own research and determine how these images can be used.
If you want to learn more about the license CC0 “No Rights Reserved”, click here.
CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0) – Public Domain Dedication (link).
So now let’s delve into the goods.
Here you can find beautiful, free photos made available by the world’s most generous community of photographers. Founded 4 years ago as a Tumblr blog, Unsplash has grown into an industry-leading photography community. This is by far my favorite one and is where I found some of the beautiful high-resolution photos that illustrate posts here on GrowtoRetire.com.
Read more here.
Pexels has also some of the most stunning photos that I’ve seen. If you want a photo of some particular subject, just write it on the search bar, and hit enter. Top photographers have millions of views all available for everyone.
Here you can find +1.4 million royalty free stock photos and videos shared by our generous community. An easy and fast source of images to increase the value of your posts.
Amazing free images to use however you like.
Another great source of free images, where you can look by topic, number of views, number of downloads, and so on. It doesn’t get much easier than this.
Burst has something really interesting: collections. Where you can find beautiful photos of the same topic. It also has a special section with the “Top photos this week“.
Free beautiful Pictures for your work. Amazing site with great photos.
Life of Pix
Free high-resolution photos.
A place to find, show and share public domain photos.
Foodiesfeed is the place where you can find top naturally looking food photos that are completely free to download. Excellent for those posts with recipes.
Free high-resolution pictures you can use on your personal and commercial projects, added weekly. The author of this project is Ryan McGuire.
Learn more here.
New Old Stock
Vintage photos from public archives.
Death of the Stock Photo
For commercial use, your blog posts, social accounts, and mockups.
Totally FREE stock photos for your commercial & personal works.
Free photos and videos for commercial use. Make use of them on your website, themes, templates, projects, print materials, social posts, and more. New photos and videos each week.
Amazing hand-picked photos just for you.
New free photos for your projects. No royalties, no fees, no worries.
Beautiful (and feminine) stock photos. Awesome quality!
Public Domain Archive
Everything you need for your creative projects, all public domain images!
Watch more: PublicDomainArchive.
Free Range Stock
Another great place for free quality photos.
Free Stock Photos and Videos for commercial use. There are +900 photos on SplitShire.
Free stock photos.
Free High-Resolution Pictures.
One more place to look for the perfect photo.
Good Free Photos
A large Public Domain photo repository with +24000 high-resolution free photos and vectors.
One more option to access beautiful photos.
1 Million Free Pictures
The name says it all.
Public Domain Pictures.
RawPixel.com has both free and premium images. Also, a great place to look for beautiful photos.
And you reader how do you find photos? Do you take them yourself? Or use one of this websites?
If you have something to add, leave a comment below.
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