Websites to Download Free Stock Photos for Creatives

As creatives, we all know that an image is an essential part of a blog post and most of us would spend too much time looking for that perfect image. And when we finally found the one, turns out, the image isn’t for free.

Now you’re stuck between spending bucks for a paid stock photo or opting to use that second best, this-looks-good-enough low quality photo as your featured image. But hey, did you know there are actually thousands of websites that offer super amazing stock photos for FREE?

These photos are not only beautiful but also have the highest of highs when it comes to quality. Oh and did I mention that it’s for FREE?

Yep! You read that right! But because there are too many websites out there that provide free stock photos, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed in deciding which ones are the best. Say no more! We got you, fam!

We have rounded up the best websites to download free stock photos for creatives. Check each of them out below:


1. Pexels


Pexels just went from super amazing to super duper ultra amazing! Why? Because they now offer free stock videos as well! But wait! There’s more! Pexels also provide tools to make your life easier! You can download their Chrome extension, Mac & Windows app, Photoshop plugin and MS Office Add-In! So much win in one website, hooray!


2. Picjumbo


What I love about Picjumbo is that when you click on a photo, the rest of the photos from that specific photoshoot can be viewed as well! It’s really helpful if you want a consistent series of photos!


3. Gratisography


If you’re all about whimsical, out-of-the-ordinary photos, Gratisography is the place to be. All pictures were photographed by Ryan McGuire and I just have to say, his collection is insane!


4. Unsplash


Unsplash is a beautiful community of photographers who share their photos for free! You can sign up to like and collect photos or if you are also a photographer or aspiring to be one, you can also submit a photo! Who knows? Your photo might get viral!


5. StockSnap



Photos in StockSnap are curated by the team from Snappa. Aside from these curated photos, they also uploads photos from selected photographers within their network. You can check which photos are trending, which has the most downloads and views.


6. FreeStocks


Freestocks hit simplicity right in the bull’s eye. The website is very user-friendly, simple and clean. You can easily find what you’re looking for!


7. MMT


What’s great about MMT is you can browse by tag, makes it easier to search. All photos are photographed by Jeffrey Betts.

All these seven sources are wonderful! But I’m sure you won’t open them all at once when you look for a photo. What you can do is open one website at a time and if you haven’t found the photo you needed, then head on to the next website.

Did I miss any website on the list? Let me know in the comments and I’d be happy to add them!

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