For a long time it was hard to find a decent source of free stock photos. Staged and kitsch images were normally making designer’s lives a bit difficult.
Luckily this fatigued scenario is changing and the web has some exciting places to find cool, creative images.
We chose 10 fundamental sites for a promising free stock photos hunting:
Quirky and creative images. Great source for interesting color palettes.
Minimal and detailed compositions and elegant color palettes. Great collection of architecture photography.
Some clean and symmetric compositions. Many options of nature and landscape images.
Well produced macros and muted palettes. Good site to find travel photography.
Dramatic color-worked photos. Great for urban landmarks and people photography.
Varied content and often a couple of different image options on one setting. Traditional but tasteful color palette. Good for when you’re looking for a specific angle.
They have more like a photographers community going on, with freebies, blog posts, music playlists and photo packs that can be delivered to your email every month. Awesome if you want to engage with fellow creatives, promote your work and get cool photos directly sent to you. One has to subscribe to get their packs, though.
Vintage photos from public archives. Amazing for the good ol’ones.
Still with a very stocky approach of images, but beautiful images. Go there to find photos of almost everything.
10. Life of Pix
Not-so-saturated feel-good photos from a bunch of different photographers. Great source of travel, urban and food photography.
Do you have any other unmissable free stock photos sites that we should check? Please leave a comment and let us know!
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