Are you constantly searching the web for free stock photos that you can use in your social media, blog posts, articles or PowerPoint presentations? Well look no further, here I have listed 5 of my favourite go-to websites. I particularly like Unsplash and Canva, for their fresh, quality imagery.
While most sites require you to pay a fee to use their images, have strict rules about the use of their images, or ask you to give credit* on your website, not all of them require it. But it's always a good idea to check the fine print first, to ensure the photos that you are using are allowed to be used on the media (e.g. print or web) you would like them to appear on.
*Sites like Unsplash, appreciate you crediting the photographer's work or promoting attention their way. (usually via their FB page). Please note, I have not received any endorsements for this post, these are just sites I love using and I wanted to share them with you!
Do you know of any other good photography sites?
^In May 2019 the Australian graphic design app, Canva, acquired both Pexels and Pixabay photo sites. Canva now stocks a huge photo library containing millions of high-quality and premium free images for people to use*! 📷 The unlimited free photos can be used in your social media posts, blog graphics, or on your website.
While the free Canva plan has access to millions of photos there is a small fee you have to pay to use some of them. However, if you are a Canva Pro user you gain exclusive access to a further 400,000 photos, illustrations and templates.
*Please carefully read Canva's license agreement for using photos. While most are free, some have usage and download rights due to the acquisition.