10 Websites For High Quality Free Stock Photos



Social Media Week is a leading news platform and worldwide conference that curates and shares the best ideas and insights into social media and technology's impact on business, society, and culture.


Access exclusive SMW+ content by marketers whose careers you can emulate with a free 30-day trial!

Being that you’re on and reading this article, I’ll take a bet and say that you already know what stock photos are. Instead, you’re here to find a good resource for free stock images.

Hedging on the safe side, in an effort to CMA (cover my anatomy), stock photos came unto the scene in the 1920s when agencies began selling them, usually, from commercial photo shoots.cBy the 1980s, the industry took off like Usain Bolt.

Below are 10 sites for you to use as a resource in your creative endeavors.

1. Pexels

Daily 100 new high-quality photos. You can evenĀ upload your own photos

2. All The Free Stock

A curated list of free stock images, audio and videos.

3. Death to the Stock Photo

Free photos by email every month.

4. Raw Pixel

Inspiration and free images for commercial use.

5. BucketListly

A free creative common collection of over 5000+ travel photos from all over the world anyone can use.

6. ISO Republic

Free stock photos for creative professionals.

7. Kaboom Pics

Created by Karolina, a photographer, a graphic designer and a website creator. You’ll find free stock images for business or personal.

8. Gratisography

Free hi-res stock photos of animals, nature, objects, people, etc.

9. Get Refe

Royalty-free, high-quality stock photos of nature, business, food, lifestyle and more.

10. Library of Congress

The Prints and Photographs Online Catalog (PPOC) contains catalog records and digital images representing a rich cross-section of still pictures held by the Prints & Photographs Division and, in some cases, other units of the Library of Congress. The Library of Congress offers broad public access to these materials as a contribution to education and scholarship.

Learn the latest trends, insights and best practices from the brightest minds in media and technology. Sign up for SMW Insider to watch full-length sessions from official Social Media Week conferences live and on-demand.

Newsletter Subscription

Get the latest insights, trends and best practices from today's leading industry voices.

Learn More

Write for Us

Interested in sharing your ideas and insights with the world? Become a SMW News contributor and reach 300k readers each month.

Apply Here