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35+ Free Stock Photography Sites (No Attribution Required)

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There are a lot of lists of sites that offer stock photos but some are not really free for commercial use and some require attribution. I’m sharing this collection of free stock photography sites that you can use for your blog and business. These photos are under CC0 license which means you can use these photos for both personal and commercial use for free and without attribution. Take note that you are not allowed to redistribute, to sell, to give away as freebies or to use the photos to establish your own stock photo site.

Although not necessary, it is much appreciated to link back to their sites if you use their photos. Don’t risk your blog and business by using photos stolen from Google Search, other sites and by using free stock photos wrongly.  To be sure, check the licence or terms of use before using photos from any free stock photo site.

Magdeleine

Hand-picked free photos for your inspiration. The great thing about this site is it has option to choose colour dominant. Perfect option if you want a theme color for your blog.

Designers Pic

It offers high quality stock photos from various categories. It has colorful photos as well perfect for blogs with colorful theme.

Visual Hunt

Visual hunt hunts free stock photos from many sources such as Flickr. It also has an option to filter by color or by popularity.

Libre shots

Libre shots is a project of Martin Vorel, a Czech Republic-based photography committed to making design a prettier place.

 

KABOOM PICS

It is a collection of good quality photos offered for free to bloggers, small businesses, freelancers & social media ninjas. It is a project of Karolina Grabowska.

Gratisography

It is a site that offers creative and unique stock photos. It uploads new awesome pictures every week.  All pictures were photographed by Ryan McGuire who enjoys capturing slightly eclectic images.

Get Refe

Its mission is to help organisations and individuals bring ideas to life in a memorable way. It provides high-quality realistic photos.

Bucketlistly

A free creative common collection of travel photos anyone can use. Brought to you by Pete R., Founder of BucketListly. Perfect for travel bloggers.

Travel Coffee Book

It shares beautiful travel moments. Another perfect resource for for travel bloggers.

Foodie Feed

It offers free stock photos of food and dine scenes. Food bloggers would love this site!

Cupcake

Collection of realistic photos. It is a project by photographer from sweden, Jonas Wimmerström.

Moveast

This is a journey of a Portuguese guy moving that decided that every photo should be used for free.

Stok Pic

Although they offer photos that fall under various categories, their lifestyle photos make this site stand out.

Splitshire

This site offers awesome portraits and images of people.

Snapwire Snaps

Snapwire snaps uploads 7 free beautiful photos every 7 days. Another stock photo site for lifestyle bloggers.

Stock Snap

One of my favorites (my top favorite actually!) It offers beautiful free stock photos and uploads hundreds of high resolution images added weekly.

MMT

This site offers photos related to office and technology.

Fancycrave

Surely, you would love these free high resolution photos from professional photographers. It uploads two new images every day.

Tinyography

Another project by Ryan McGuire from Gratisography. But, these are taken using iphone.

Streetwill

If you are looking for minimalist photos, this site is a great resource.

Free JPG

If you are looking for landscape and architectural photos, this site is the place to get those.

Realistic Shots

It name says it all. A great option for realistic photos you can use for your personal or lifestyle blog.

Sketch Jar

It uploads two free stock photos everyday!

Stocka

It offers photos of nature, people, lifestyle, food and many more.

Epicva

Amazing photos by a team of photography enthusiasts.

Shutteroo

It is a collection of photos by Klaye Morrison from  Melbourne, Australia. She’s a web developer, who also like to travel.

Creative Vix

Surely, you’d love this collection of unique images!

Boss Fight

Boss Fight has beautiful photos of nature and animals.

Minimography

If you are looking for minimalist photos, you should visit Boss Fight.

Skuawk

Curated artistic, beautiful and free public domain photos!

OneLeft Media

Free original stock photography by Lior Mazliah. Made for bloggers, web designers and other content creators. Free to use, even commercially. Instant downloads and regular updates. ​No nonsense. Just the way it’s supposed to be!

EXTRA:

Free stock photos offered by Bloggers. You may need to sign up and to link back to these blogs.

 

Special mention:

  • Create Her Stock – Amazing lifestyle stock photos for female bloggers. It offers both free and premium images  for women in color and pretty lifestyle and desk scenes. But this site doesn’t allow free use for commercial project, you need to request them for proper licensing. Their free photos are for personal use only and it is appreciated if you link back to them. You may view their free gallery here.

These photos are huge, you may need to reduce the size if you will use it for your blog post. You don’t need big sized image, it will just consume more space on your hosting and slow down the speed of your blog. You may reduce the size of photo on PicMonkey.com or Pic Resize.

If you are into collecting premium images, I advice you to subscribe to some of these sites because they send free stock photos exclusive to subscribers only. Hope this collection helps you in choosing high quality images for your blog and business. If you liked this post, you may also like my post on collection of sites that offer freebies for designers. Do you want to check it out?

Najmah is a 23 year old Filipino Muslim, Clinical Nutritionist and Med student. Born and raised in Saudi Arabia. Living in the Philippines since 2010. By Najmah contains posts about her life lessons, personal excellence and journey to becoming a doctor. You can also find her blogging on The Muslim Bricks

25 Comments

  1. Leo

    December 26, 2015 at 8:47 am

    Thank you for this list! This will surely help me a lot! Especially on my posts’ photos! Merry Christmas Najmah!

  2. Shanice

    December 26, 2015 at 6:48 pm

    I love these pics! It’s always so difficult to find good stock photos

  3. Kari

    December 26, 2015 at 7:24 pm

    Thanks! Pinning this for future reference!

  4. Autumn Leopold

    December 26, 2015 at 9:24 pm

    Really great list post! Thanks for the great resources.

  5. Jennifer Corter

    December 27, 2015 at 1:50 am

    This is AWESOME. Thank you so much!

  6. Kristin

    December 28, 2015 at 1:30 am

    Awesome list, thank you!

  7. angie

    December 28, 2015 at 3:20 am

    thanks so much more useful information so happy I will file this away I am sure I will need it some time soon

  8. King Mer

    December 28, 2015 at 3:39 am

    Thanks for this post! Stock photography is always useful, especially for bloggers.

  9. Papatia Feauxzar

    December 28, 2015 at 2:34 pm

    Thank you! It will come in handy for my future book covers insha’Allah! 🙂

  10. Elizabeth Edgar

    December 29, 2015 at 12:29 am

    Thank you so much! I have been searching for free stock images to use on my blog until I am able to pay for them. I will be bookmarking this!

  11. Brooklyn Jolley

    December 29, 2015 at 5:09 pm

    Thanks for such an awesome list. I’ve used a free stock photographs on my blog and find those posts get more clicks & shares. Apparently my grainy iphone pictures aren’t as visually appealing 😉

  12. Courtney

    December 29, 2015 at 6:55 pm

    Yes! Yes! Yes! I’ve been looking for some fabulous and free stock photography sites that will help me take my blog’s images to the next level in 2016.

  13. Michelle | Pop Culture Cottage

    December 29, 2015 at 9:18 pm

    Thank you!!! Saving this!

  14. Tara

    December 29, 2015 at 9:59 pm

    That’s amazing. I’ve never even heard of some of these. I haven’t visited the site, but I’d live it if you could tell me your favorites.

  15. Ashley

    December 29, 2015 at 10:02 pm

    These look like amazing resources! I’m always on the lookout for some great photos and look forwarding to using this in the future. Thank you!

  16. janella

    December 30, 2015 at 12:38 am

    Thanks for the list! Stock photos are essential for blogging!

  17. Embracing the Lovely

    December 30, 2015 at 1:27 am

    Thank you for these wonderful resources of images to use for blogging!

  18. Ashley Lyons

    December 30, 2015 at 1:54 am

    This is a great resource! I am bookmarking this page! Thank you!

  19. Laura Holt

    December 30, 2015 at 3:28 am

    Thanks for these helpful tools! I am lost when it comes to this stuff!

  20. Jenny

    December 30, 2015 at 4:24 am

    I am pinning this for future reference!

    xoxo, Jenny

  21. Jules Ruud

    December 30, 2015 at 2:25 pm

    What a great collection, I am pinning this. I have been looking for free sites, but couldn’t find anything I really liked! Thank you so much.

  22. Farnissah

    January 4, 2016 at 6:17 am

    Thank you for the list! This will come handy now that I’ve started blogging.

  23. Ann-Marie

    June 2, 2016 at 3:23 pm

    These sites are everything I’ve been looking for and then some. Thank you for sharing!

  24. Lior Mazliah

    August 15, 2016 at 5:03 pm

    Hi Najmah,

    Great post!

    I recently started a new photo site you might find interesting.
    It’s called OneLeft Media and it’s a thinking-outside-the-box stock photo library that offers professional artwork for free without copyright restrictions. I create new artwork and update the site every other week with 10 fresh high-res photos.

    The project can be found at http://www.oneleftmedia.com. If you like my work I would feel honored if you could add me to your list.

    Thanks!!!!
    Lior

    • Najmah

      June 9, 2017 at 1:58 am

      Thanks for sharing this, I’m going to add it on the list. 🙂

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