Good stock photos are hard to find. Whether you need them for commercial use, or for your own personal work, some of these sites below offer some of the best free stock photos you can find on the internet. No one wants to have to pay $100 for work that you don’t get published. Especially if you’re a small company or if you’re starting out, it’s a great way to get your resources. Of course, these photographers will get compensated in other ways, or they are just providing it out of good will. You should try and credit them whenever possible, because as creatives, we know what it’s like to use work that’s not given credit for!
Just be wary that since they are free, the selection isn’t as vast as some of the biggest stock photo providers like iStockPhotos and whatnot. They are mostly used for website designs, and can also be used for print if you convert them to CYMK. But the best free stock photos you can do in your own home! Grab a camera and go!
You can get high quality and hi-res stock images — usually a collection or database from all over the web. One of the largest stock sites for free photos.
Free high quality photos you can use anywhere, free for commercial use and no attribution required.
There are 10 new photos every 10 days, in very high-res quality. Hard to sort through though.
Free high-res pictures for personal and commercial projects.
Free high-res stock photography, attribution free.
High quality photos for creatives. You can contribute your own work as well.
Free photos for your own commercial and personal use.
Vintage photos from public archives, no copyright restrictions.