How to Find Free Stock Photos for your Website
Photography has always been one of the most important elements of design. This importance is even greater today when taking photos with great quality is easier than ever. The majority of business owners and managers agree that photography is one of the most convenient ways to expose your brand and company in the best possible way. Photography is good for more than one reason, but most marketers like to point out that it can help businesses establish an emotional connection with their existing and potential clients/customers.
Free stock photos are an excellent choice for every website and business owners that want to save money on photography. There are many free stock photo websites out there, but only a small number of them are offering photos that are actually worth your attention. Photos that are not realistic, outdated or cliché stock photos can do more harm than good for your website. The good news is that the number of free stock photo sites is going up. In other words, there is a great chance that you will find the perfect stock photos in a matter of minutes – for free.
We will use this article to list the best websites offering this kind of photos. Every photo offered by these websites is published under the well-known Creative Commons Zero license. This means that you can freely use these photos for personal and commercial purposes. You can also modify them or even distribute these photos.
The Creative Commons Zero license that we have mentioned above also means that users don’t have to request permission for use or use the photos with a backlink to the original creator or publisher. Of course, there are some restrictions when using this kind of photos, but these restrictions are quite logical. For instance, you can’t use these free stock photos for illegal, degrading or inappropriate purposes. In addition, you cannot sell these photos claiming that you are the one who took them.
Now that you know more about free stock photos it is time to list the most popular free stock photo websites today: Unsplash, Pixabay, Picjumbo, Pexels, Stocksnap, MMT, FoodiesFeed, Skitterphoto, Negative Space, Splitshare, Picography, and Gratisography.
Keep in mind that it is always a good idea to check the licenses of any photo you are downloading. Read the terms and conditions of the websites you are using in order to avoid any problems.
Here’s some of the most popular articles that you can check:
- How to Find and Use the Right Free Stock Photos in Your Marketing Projects
- Use Photography to Build Websites and Online Portfolios
— TinyHousehold (@TinyHousehold) 19 de agosto de 2017