I love taking photographs for the blog, but I love a good stock photo too. Sometimes you just need the perfect picture for a post and it’s not always one you can take yourself. Especially when you are short of time, need a group shot or something specific.
WHY DO I NEED FREE STOCK PHOTOS?
You might be tempted to just use good old Google images but that could land you in so much trouble, simply linking back to the source is not good enough. You need actual permission from the owner of the image in order to use to use the photo otherwise you could get in serious trouble. There has been cases of where bloggers have been sued!
WHERE SHOULD I LOOK?
Not everyone has the budget for stock photos or subscriptions from the big sites such as iStock or Shutterstock so I’ve rounded up my favourite free stock photo sites.
- Freely Photos
- Negative Space
- IM Free
- Public Domain Archive
- Ashley Ella Design
- Death to the Stock Photo
- Ashley Creates Things
- Creation Swap
I’m sure you’ll be able to find the perfect shot through these free stock photo sites, there’s some incredibly beautiful shots for all projects & blog posts. Just don’t forget to check the licence & attribution.
Are there any other free stock photo sites that you use? Which one is your favourite?