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.


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.



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.


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.


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!


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


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.


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.


This site offers photos related to office and technology.


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


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


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!


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


Amazing photos by a team of photography enthusiasts.


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.


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


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!


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 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 Filipino Muslim, Clinical Nutritionist and Med student. Roots in Marawi. Born and raised in Jeddah. Studying in Manila. By Najmah contains posts about her life lessons, personal excellence and journey to becoming a doctor. Check more of her works on Hijabi Mag

26 Replies to “35+ Free Stock Photography Sites (No Attribution Required)

  1. 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 😉

  2. 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 If you like my work I would feel honored if you could add me to your list.


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