As a webmaster with dozens of WordPress sites I’m always looking for free sources of high quality stock photos and images to use in my articles (also use them in my SEO theme as headers and thumbnail images).

I have a bunch of them bookmarked, but can never seem to find the right stock photo sites bookmark when I need it (I have too many bookmarks, too many bookmarks :-))

Free Stock Photographs

Free Stock Photographs

So here’s my personal list of the 10 best stock photography sites I’ve used for years.

Free Stock Photo and Image Sites

Pixabay Free Stock Photos Pixabay – Over 1,000,000 Free Stock Photos
Free images and videos you can use anywhere. All images and videos on Pixabay are released free of copyrights under Creative Commons CC0. You may download, modify, distribute, and use them royalty free for anything you like, even in commercial applications. Attribution is not required.
Pixabay is one of the first sites I visit for images, really easy to use and a good selection of stock images.
NegativeSpace Free High-Resolution Photos NegativeSpace – Free High-Resolution Photos
All of our beautiful stock images have a CC0 license, so whether for personal or commercial projects, they are completely free to use!
Pexels Hand Picked Free Stock Photos Pexels – Over 30,000 Hand-Picked Free Stock Photos
All photos on Pexels are licensed under the Creative Commons Zero (CC0) license. This means the pictures are completely free to be used for any legal purpose.
The pictures are free for personal and even for commercial use.
You can modify, copy and distribute the photos.
All without asking for permission or setting a link to the source. So, attribution is not required.
Unsplash High Resolution Photos Unsplash – Over 200,000 High-Resolution Photos
Unsplash grants you an irrevocable, nonexclusive copyright license to download, copy, modify, distribute, perform, and use photos from Unsplash for free, including for commercial purposes, without permission from or attributing the photographer or Unsplash.
StockSnap Free Stock Photos StockSnap – Beautiful Free Stock Photos
All photos on StockSnap fall under the Creative Commons CC0 license. That means you can copy, modify, distribute any photo on the site, even for commercial purposes, all without asking permission!

Not got to ten sites yet, I’m half way there :-)

David Law

David Law > AKA SEO Dave

20+ Years Experience as a Freelance SEO Consultant, WordPress SEO Expert, Internet Marketer, Developer of Multiple WordPress SEO Plugins/SEO Themes Including the Stallion Responsive Theme (tested to WordPress 4.9 November 2017).

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