Great resources for stock photography

Great resources for stock photography

Sometimes boring old stock photography just doesn’t cut it. How many times do we need to see an image of a hand cupping a growing sprout or two generic businessmen shaking hands before we stand up and say NO MORE?!

Luckily, there are several very artistic and FREE photo resources that are so much more than stock. Try one of these great resources for your next web project!

Public Domain Archive: As their website quotes: New 100% Free Stock Photos. Every. Single. Week. Everything you need for your creative projects, all public domain images!

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Getty Images: Yep, believe it or not, the world’s largest photo library, Getty Images is actually free to repost – as long as you don’t mind having the source information on the photo and linking back to the site. See the embed screenshot below.

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Compfight: Compfight allows you to search the flickr repository using specific search criteria. Pro-tip: use “creative commons” as your filter criteria to return only license-free images!

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Share As Image: This easy-to-access chrome extension allows users to create sayings or quotes overlaid on top of artistic images. You can create your own or use any of the options that have already been uploaded:

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New Old Stock Photo: A tumblr account that feature vintage photography that is all public-domain.

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Refe: Refe is a collection of mobile photos. This site has some beautiful options!

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Little Visuals will send you 7 free beautiful photos (to your email address) every week

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Death to the Stock Photo: Similar to Little Visuals, Death to the Stock Photo sends a collection of related, hi-res photos to your inbox each week.

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Gratisography: exactly as it sounds, this site offers beautiful hi-res photos for free

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Picjumbo: Totally free images that span a spectrum of topics

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Unsplash: One of our favorites, unsplash offers beautiful free photography

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Edit: Also check out this amazing list, courtesy of the visual.ly blog: http://blog.visual.ly/free-image-sources-social-media-blog-campaigns/

Liz Coppinger
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Liz is the Lucid Agency technical services manager. She writes on content marketing, project management tools and time management strategies.

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