5 Free Stock Photo Resources for Your Website, Blog, or Social Media

In today’s online world, it feels as like “A picture is worth a thousand words” has changed to “Less Words, More Pictures.”

We rely heavily on visual cues to grab our interest, convey emotion, and give us insight into the content and your brand. The ability to combine text,  images, and video into your blog post and social media has shown to increase engagement, likes, and shares.

  • If writing a blog post, a great image comes second only to a great headline.
  • In social media, images and video increased likes when compared to text only posts.
  • Images in your website can enhance a point or provide context.

Stock photography has become a convenient and reasonable option to incorporate into your posts. I must caution the use of only using stock images for your website and posts. After weighing the pros & cons of using stock photography, determine it is the right choice for your project.

We have assembled 5 fantastic stock photo websites that provide high-quality images you can download for free.

5 Free Stock Photo Websites

1. Unsplash

Free Stock photos for your website
Charles Forerunner

Over 200,000 free high-resolution photos brought to you by the world’s most generous community of photographers.

  • Searchable? Yes. Also groups like images into curated collections gallery.
  • Attribution required? Not required, but appreciated.
  • Use: Commercial & Personal use.

2. Pixabay


Pixabay shares copyright free images, illustrations, and videos under Creative Commons CC0, which makes them safe to use without asking for permission or giving credit to the artist – even for commercial purposes.

3. Pexels

Eberhard Grossgasteiger

Pexels’ photos are nicely tagged, searchable and easy to discover. Nature, people, lifestyle and business photos are easy to explore.

4. StockSnap

Josh Felise

StockSnap’ photos are curated into categories of like-minded images.

5. Rawpixel

A mix of images and illustrations.

This is not an inclusive list, but a great starting point to a variety of free stock imagery. We’d love to hear your favorite place to get free images for your website blog, or social media posts.

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