25 Gorgeous Stock Photo Sites

stock photos for bloggers featuredAs a new blogger it is hard to have quality and good looking content when you just haven’t had time to develop your skills yet. It can be frustrating at times when you see gorgeous blogs and you’re over there still shooting with the iPhone 4S (not that it’s impossible to make a photo look nice). Lucky for us there are resources out there and super awesome photographers that give their gorgeous stock photos out 100% free for us to use as bloggers. 

It takes hours looking page by page after a google search to find credible 100% free photo stock sites that don’t link you up to Shutterstock or another stock photo site you have to pay for. I want you darling to have this resource at your fingertips so that you can create your site beautifully off the bat. 

We all must grow in our blogging, social following, and learning but we don’t have to settle for that grainy pixelated photo. Here is my list of the 25 most gorgeous stock photo sites that I’ve found to be 100% free under the Creative Commons CC0 license. 

Gorgeous Stock Photo Sites (100% FREE)

1. Unsplash-This site is updated every 10 days with 10 new photos. Licensed under Creative Commons 

2. StockSnap.io-High quality images under CC0 license.

3. picjumbo-Browse 100’s of images. You can also sign up to have newly added images sent straight to your inbox.

4. PEXELS-20 new high quality photos daily. Creative commons license.

5. Death to Stock – Free photos monthly and they also have premium for $15/month to get all the photos. CC0.

25 of the best free stock photo sites6. SplitShire– Free stock photos by a photographer/web designer. Creative commons, accepts donations.

7. Life of Pix-New photos added weekly, CC0 license.

8. Negative Space-Photos added every week. All photos are released under CC0, no copyright restrictions. 

9. Snapwire Snaps– 7 free photos every 7 days. Creative commons license.

10. IM Free-Newer resource for stock photos, graphics, icons, and more. Creative commons license, some attributions required25 of the best free stock photo sites11. Stock Up – Search the best free stock photo sites in one place.

12. Jay Mantri-7 new photos added every Thursday. Creative commons.

13. Getrefe-Free mobile and real life photos licensed under CC0.

14. Foodies Feed-resource of free realistic food images in high resolution. Creative Commons.

15. Skitter Photo– License free high quality images.

25 of the best free stock photo sites16. Pixabay-Free images and videos you can use anywhere. CC0. 

17. FancyCrave-Free high resolution photos from Professional photographers. Two new images every day.

18. SplashBase-Search a number of sites for free photos. 

19. Shutteroo-Austrailian travel images. High quality. 

20. Barn Images-a collection of free photography. Creative Commons.25 of the best free stock photo sites21. kaboompics-Free photos for personal and commercial use.

22. Good Stock Photos-New photos added daily. Creative Commons.

23. The Stock Pile -They send out new free stock photos every month. 

24. MMT-Free for commercial use photos by Jeffrey Betts. CC0 license.

25. ISO Republic-Free high quality photos for creatives. Blog style site. Creative commons license.



Styled Photos for your Blog

These are perfect for designing a featured images for your blog or a pin for Pinterest. 

A Prettier Web-6 styled desktop stock photos.

Pinterest Strategist-147 different styled desktop layouts.

Rekita Nicole-11 free stock photos perfect for your blog and Instagram posts. 

Ashley Ella Design-10 free stock photos.

Wonderlass-15 stock photos after you subscribe. 

These resources have been super helpful to me in growing my blog and creating beautiful pins and content that you want your readers to remember. Of course through your growth as a blogger you will learn to take awesome photos someday 😉 But now you don’t have to wait to have a pretty site with these free resources. 

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  1. February 11, 2016 / 4:32 PM

    Thank you! Thank you! I really needed to know where to get better photos than the old Morguefiles. These are gorgeous sites!

    • collectivelychristine@gmail.com
      February 11, 2016 / 6:36 PM

      I’m so happy I can help!!! It’s so frustrating not being able to find nice pictures or have the time to do it yourself.

    • collectivelychristine@gmail.com
      February 11, 2016 / 11:31 PM

      It really is. I definitely want to boost my photography skills but these are perfect in the meantime.

  2. February 11, 2016 / 6:43 PM

    You must be reading my mind! I had to pin this as I am looking to upgrade my images. This is a super resource!

    • collectivelychristine@gmail.com
      February 11, 2016 / 7:10 PM

      Yay good for you! Images are so important when growing your blog and following. People like beautiful things, simple as that haha.

  3. February 11, 2016 / 7:16 PM

    I love unsplash, haven’t heard of the most of the others, will have to check them out!

    • collectivelychristine@gmail.com
      February 11, 2016 / 11:33 PM

      Oh me too! That was one of the first sites I found and then the more I researched the more I found. I chose my favorite 25 but there are over 50+ sites. It’s nice to have these available. 🙂

  4. February 11, 2016 / 8:16 PM

    Great photos thanks.

    • collectivelychristine@gmail.com
      February 11, 2016 / 11:33 PM

      You’re welcome.

  5. February 11, 2016 / 11:07 PM

    What a fantastic round-up of free stock image sites! Thank you for creating this valuable resource. I’ve pinned it to Pinterest. 🙂

    • collectivelychristine@gmail.com
      February 11, 2016 / 11:35 PM

      I’m glad you found it useful. I was surprised myself when doing the research of how many there are. I stumbled on the styled photos which are perfect for informational posts.

  6. February 11, 2016 / 11:09 PM

    OMG Thank you so much for a wonderful resource! I’m definitely saving!

    • collectivelychristine@gmail.com
      February 11, 2016 / 11:35 PM

      You’re so welcome! I’m glad I can help 🙂 Cheers to beautiful photos.

    • collectivelychristine@gmail.com
      February 11, 2016 / 11:36 PM

      I’m glad you like it! Thank you for stopping by 🙂

  7. February 12, 2016 / 1:59 AM

    This is amazing helpful. Sharing sharing sharing!!!!

    • collectivelychristine@gmail.com
      February 12, 2016 / 4:16 PM

      I’m so happy I could help 🙂

  8. February 12, 2016 / 2:00 AM

    Pinned! This is amazing! I had no idea there were so many! Thank you for sharing this wonderful list!

    • collectivelychristine@gmail.com
      February 12, 2016 / 4:17 PM

      I know me either until I started researching. There is more than this but I picked the ones that had the best quality photos 🙂

  9. February 12, 2016 / 3:51 AM

    Pinning this for later because I have never heard of a lot of these sites.
    Thank you for sharing 🙂

    xoxo, Jenny

    • collectivelychristine@gmail.com
      February 12, 2016 / 4:18 PM

      Thank you Jenny for spreading the love 🙂 I never heard of a lot of these either until I did some research and there was soooo many so I had to narrow it down to 25. Have a great weekend.

  10. February 12, 2016 / 4:41 AM

    This is wonderful! There are so many sites that I haven’t heard of! I normally just head to Pixaby so now I can mix it up :). Already pinned and tweeted :).

    • collectivelychristine@gmail.com
      February 12, 2016 / 4:20 PM

      Thank you Angie! I’m so happy I can help. I’ve previously used Pixaby and Unsplash but I knew there had to be more and there was haha. I just happened to stumble upon the styled photos which are super convenient too. I used on of the styled images to design my Pin for Pinterest. 🙂

  11. February 12, 2016 / 4:00 PM

    This is a great list! Pinned it & shared it on my page 🙂

    • collectivelychristine@gmail.com
      February 12, 2016 / 4:21 PM

      Thank you for the love Chrysite 🙂 <3

    • collectivelychristine@gmail.com
      February 12, 2016 / 4:22 PM

      I’m so happy I could help out. I know it’s so frustrating some times but now the answer to our prayer is here. Free stock photos for everyone. haha 😀

  12. February 12, 2016 / 6:47 PM

    I love finding sites for stock photos! Some of these I have heard of and others I have not! I can not wait to explore!

  13. February 12, 2016 / 8:36 PM

    Fabulous list! I bookmarked them all. It seems that I constantly need “just the right photo” and can’t find it. It should be easier with this list.

  14. February 13, 2016 / 12:40 AM

    I just got into using stock photos and it has changed my life. Thanks so much for sharing this list. I will be checking these websites out for sure.


  15. February 13, 2016 / 4:55 AM

    Great list! I use all my own photos on my blog, but I also manage social media for a few businesses and I am always creating new graphics for them using stock images. You have my favorites listed here, plus a few new ones that I look forward to checking out! Thanks!

  16. February 13, 2016 / 4:17 PM

    I only knew about a few of these on this list, so thank you so much for sharing! I work in marketing, so this would be helpful for that as well. 🙂

  17. February 13, 2016 / 4:48 PM

    Thank you! These are great. I hadn’t heard of some of these before. Bookmarking and pinning for sure.

  18. February 14, 2016 / 7:15 PM

    Awesome resources! I hoard pretty stock photos haha. Thank you!

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