Tried-and-True: Top 5 Links We Love for Stock Photography


When looking for stock photos, it is easy to get frustrated with the unprofessional, "basic" images that are provided on popular stock photo sites. After all, nobody wants their audience knowing the difference between an original content photo and a stock photo. Plus, who wants to burn a hole in their wallet paying for stock photography {especially when that photo is blurry, watermarked, and bland}? Certainly not us. Here are some free stock photo websites that offer their own unique twist and supply you with the stock photos you've been dreaming of.

1. Death to the Stock Photo: In with the good, out with the bad. Let the name speak for itself. Death to Stock Photo works on providing beautiful and authentic photos. In addition to the free access to high quality images, a $15.00 a month subscription grants you access to the entire library!

2. Forget about having to search around the internet for good stock photo websites! Stock Up provides you links to 24 high-class, free of charge photo websites. 

3. Pexels gives you everything you are looking for in a stock photo, minus the hassle. Pexels has a Creative Commons Zero license; which means you can copy, modify, distribute, and even perform the photos without having to ask for permission or attach a link.

4. Unsplash: This stock website works on providing high-quality and unique views of life shown through photographs. You can use photos that you get from Unsplash for anything that you want, whether it be for your business, or even your own personal use. 

5. Jay Mantri: Your not-so-typical stock photo site. Jay is a professional photographer who uploads his photos onto his website for your {free} enjoyment and use. But wait, it gets even better. The site also includes something called "The Gram Society." Every Thursday, The Gram Society releases a list of seven selected Instagram photographers that they think are worth following. How's that for extra inspiration?