Best Free Stock Photo Websites

Let’s be clear to start: stock photography shouldn’t be your first choice. There’s nothing better than professional photos of the actual business, employees, services, products and/or work completed. BUT… sometimes that full width image deserves a really great stock photo. They certainly have their place in web design. With this in mind, here are some of the best FREE stock photography websites to help along the way.

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Unsplash

This site is my first go-to when looking for really compelling full width images. You’ll find a large mix of photos (with emphasis on vast landscapes).

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Superfamous

Think: real life landscape patterns (for the most part). These too are good for the full width background in some circumstances.

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New Old Stock

These images are incredible and while they don’t always have their place in a new web build, they’re incredible. At New Old Stock you’ll find old photos that you can’t find anywhere else.

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Gratisography

People, places and things in a very unique way. A lot of these photos are very unique and expertly created.

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Pic Jumbo

People, places and things in a standard, stock format. Good for businesses that need specific photos to highlight on page, content needs (generally).

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Magdeleine

Inspiring photos that may not fit in all business applications. Landscapes and non-business related items.

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Get Real Life Photos

People, places and things with an emphasis on landscapes. There are some great, standout images that work well with a full width landscape need on the website.

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Foodies Feed

This is strictly food photography. There are lot of hidden gems on the site. Supplement your food photography with nicely staged, food images.

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The Pattern Library

Repeat patterns can go a long way when using the full width parallax and column background shortcodes by Spark Logix Studios.

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