With increasing emphasis on having visuals in a blog post; one of best ways to add interest is to take your own photographs. But what if your content is not so easy to photograph or you don’t have the skills? And there is no marketing budget to hire a professional photographer? This where free stock photos might be useful…now the question is how does one find some free decent photographs?
This amazing site helps non-designers create high quality images like those often seen on Pinterest. The images on I’d Pin That are Public Domain and free of any copyright. They can be edited, distributed and otherwise used as you see fit without the need for attribution.
Death to the Stock Photo
Sign up with your email address and Death to the Stock Photo will send high quality, lovely photographs to your inbox every month for free!
Another website offering free, zero copyright, hi-resolution images. Unsplash offers 10 new photos every 10 days.
The Pattern Library
I love these images and is a great resource for backgrounds. The site offers a huge range of graphic-led patterns that are free for use.
A designer offering his photographs for free for commercial and personal use. On Picjumbo you can find images separated in different categories like landscapes, food, animals, technology, architecture and more.
Sign up to their mailing list and get 7 hi-res images zipped up in your inbox every 7 days. You can copy, modify, distribute and perform the work, even for commercial purposes, all without asking permission!
Do you have a favourite resource for free stock images, which I have missed? Let me know in the comments.