5 Free Stock Photo Sites That Make Life Easier

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While we at Infomedia encourage our clients to use their own photography whenever possible, there comes a time when stock photography is the way to go, and let’s face it — finding images for your website can be a hassle. With so many resources flooding the internet every day, it’s vital that the images you choose for your site don’t come with strings attached that could lead to copyright infringement fines.

However, sometimes standard free stock imagery isn’t the best option, either — most stock photos are corny and worse, uninteresting. Never fear! We’ve rounded up a couple of our favorite free stock photography sites. The sites below have search functionality and filtering by categories so that you can find images quickly (although you may be tempted to spend the rest of the day looking at the gorgeous photos these sites provide). These sites have photos are 100% free to use commercially, so you can choose your favorites for your website without worrying about fees and fines.

Our Favorite Free Image Sources

Looking for Something Special? Here Are Some Sources for Unique and Free Images

If you need richly colorful images, try The Light Painters Loft:

If you’re looking for black-and-white vintage photos:

Sign up for Death to Stock and receive monthly packets of beautiful free photos:

These sites can not only save you in a pinch when you’re about to publish a new blog, but they also can inspire you when taking photos yourself. Choosing the right image is a bit of an art. Ask any designer — having beautiful high-quality images on your site will make a world of difference! Here at Infomedia, we use a mix of image sources. We had professional photographers shoot at our office, we pull stock images for our blog, and we even shoot a few images ourselves! If you’re interested in professional, unique photography for your website, give us a call and we’ll get you started.

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A born organizer and go-getter, Mary Katherine is a wizard when it comes to deciphering scheduling apps and puzzling our complicated schedules together so projects get done right — and right on time. She can coorelate, catalog and coordinate with the best of them, and her experience as a web designer and forays into the world of SEO mean she can come in with the assist on projects big and small. Mary Katherine worked in theater in New York City before coming to Infomedia; if all the world’s a stage, we’re glad she’s shined her spotlight back in Birmingham.


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