If you’ve ever tried searching for free stock photos on the internet, you probably know what a hassle it can be. Some websites offer a free option before asking you to purchase, or the quality of the photos that you receive don’t measure up to what you need for your marketing efforts.
As a general rule, free stock photos used to be difficult to find – a huge portion of the stock photo market is owned by professional companies like Shutterstock and 123RF, who charge for a single photo.
And, even when you can find free stock photos on those sites, most are low resolution, watermarked, blurry and, at best, uninspired.
Lucky for you, there are a number of ways to access high-quality stock photos without any hassle or significant cost to you – because when you’re first starting out, any help you can get makes a difference!
Here’s a lovingly curated list of the world’s best free stock photo websites for designers, business owners and anyone else: