7 Free stock image sites for your blog, plus one bonus tip!

7 Free stock image sites for your blog!I find immense pleasure from writing and I want people to read what I’ve written, but I recognise some of the material is dry – but it’s still important. So to make dry content digestible, I always include an attractive photograph.

When using images, make sure have permission – it’s someone’s property and it’s not fair to use someone’s work without properly remunerating them. Believe me lots of people do it with my writing, and the flattery wears thin.

Firstly, if possible I will always turn to my own iPhone and images I’ve captured. I have a file called blog photos and I’ll store them there. If you are planning to blog, and don’t have a special place for potential blog images – stop and create it now!

If you need stock images for your blog, here are seven places you can access them. At the time of writing they were free to use in commercial projects, but make sure you check the terms and conditions:

  1. All the Free Stock: Images in one location. All of the sites under Free Stock Photos block link images listed under the Creative Commons Zero license, so you are free to use these images in commercial projects. http://allthefreestock.com/
  2. Death to the stock photo: You’ve got to love that name. Offers to email free photos to your inbox. Mmmm, don’t like having to search for photos in my inbox. http://deathtothestockphoto.com/
  3. Finda Photo: This site curates 100% free stock images from lots of sites. What I really like is that you can search by key word colour, hex colour, collection, source. When you select an image you want, it shares the site of origin, dimensions, aspect ratio and artist. Save yourself time and bookmark this site for all blog images you need.

The stock image collection sites include images from the following site;

Site: http://finda.photo/

  1. Gratisography is a collection of quirky stylised images. I’d definitely take a look if you want a left of centre look to your images http://www.gratisography.com/
  2. Pexels has a wide arrange of crisp and interesting stock images. http://www.pexels.com/
  3. StockSnap Lots of images, that can be searched, and sorted by date, trending, views, downloads and favourites. https://stocksnap.io/
  4. StreetWill describes itself as a site of free vintage photos to use any way you want. http://streetwill.co/
2017-03-01T14:27:56+00:00 August 3rd, 2015|5 Comments


  1. Free Photos 18/08/2015 at 2:31 am - Reply

    Fantastic article, Heather!
    I just wanted to let you know about our free photos project. Check it out at http://photos.polarfox.com
    Only high-quality photos, 100% free!
    All photos on http://photos.polarfox.com are licensed under the Creative Commons Zero (CC0) license. You can copy, modify, distribute and perform the work, even for commercial purposes, all without asking permission.

  2. Image Finder 02/01/2016 at 12:21 pm - Reply

    You can try using our site http://imagefinder.co where you can find thousands of high quality free stock images.

  3. Bob 14/01/2016 at 2:02 pm - Reply

    Please also check out http://www.goodfreephotos.com for thousands of unique public domain photos, especially travel photos. Appreciate it if you could add it to your list. Let me know, I always blog about lists that include my site. Thanks!

  4. Heather Smith 14/01/2016 at 6:10 pm - Reply

    Thanks for the additional suggestions guys!

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