5 Amazing Stock Photo Sites You Can Use for Free

Every online success relies on a strong visual component in one way or another. Whether it’s colorful, sleek web design or an incredible portfolio of videos and photos, your business’ website and social media accounts need to engage customers beyond the written word. For companies that can’t afford a kick-ass photographer, there’s good news: stock photography websites are everywhere and they’re producing some remarkable stuff.

Take advantage of these websites to save some dough on your online marketing efforts while still piquing the interest of your audience. For even more free stock photo sites (if you can’t find what you want below), check out Canva’s list of the 73 Best Sites To Find Awesome Free Images.

1. Splitshire

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We love Splitshire (the featured image on this post is from their site) and use them for many of our clients’ blogs. They only have a few hundred images available, but the images are well-tagged, so finding the right one for your topic should be pretty easy.

2. Pixabay

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Pixabay offers a ton of free images across a wide variety of topics. Unfortunately, there’s a lot of lower-quality and clip art images included amongst the gems, so it might be a little harder to find the perfect photo. The flip side is access to almost half a million images, so we can live with the trade-off.

3. Death to the Stock Photo

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If you’re producing a blog or maintaining your company’s social media presence on a regular basis, Death to the Stock Photo could be your new best friend. Sign up for their free email list and you’ll get amazing stock photos on a monthly basis.

4. FreePixels

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FreePixels‘ site isn’t the greatest, but the photos it provides make up for the dated appearance and interface. If you have a general idea of what kind of photo you’re looking for, this is a good place to start.

5. MorgueFile

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MorgueFile is partnered with paid stock photo sites like IStock and Getty, but has plenty of free photos available on its own. It’s one of the better tagged websites, so tracking down images pertaining to your topic is simple and straightforward.

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