19 Apr 40+ Amazing Free Stock Photo Sites
Sometimes we have to look at ye old Shutterstock and wonder why we would ever need a pig eating a three tier cake whilst on roller skates, backed by a tranquil beach on a mid-summers morn… Oh Shutterstock, how you tease us with your senseless humour.
That being said, thankfully there are other more modern alternatives these days to the static, non-dynamic stock library and those come in the form of simple pick and choose websites holding a plethora of pleasurable pictures taken by extremely good amateur and professional photographers kindly giving up their rights so creatives can finally peruse a well stocked stock library without the need of confusion or bewilderment. Finally some fucking good images to stick on our pretty designs in other words.
So without further a do, let’s delve into a world that will literally supply the average creative with hours of visual enjoyment to then download into their lives, providing them with two arms to snuggle into and the warmth of a good home… 40-odd Amazing Free Stock Photo Sites…
[mk_blockquote align=”center”]Looking at stock images won’t feel the same again…[/mk_blockquote]
These sites give us a great starting point in finding quality photos and, if you’re like me, you’ll want to sit there downloading everything that pops up on your screen, not knowing what to use them for, but deep down, your opportunist tendencies will want to use them all at the same time.
There’s some great photos that give off a feel of Instagram here, as well as beautifully cropped images displaying grand, monolithic scenes. Each giving a sense of satisfaction as you skip delicately and gracefully past each image.
One of my favourites is unsplash.com, just to slide down the array of photography helps me come to a dense realisation that there’s hope left in the world… hope that defines us as creatives and pushes us to say fantastical statements like “Why the fucking-hell am I paying for this shit?” and nonsensical ventilations like “I’ve just scrolled past several images of men in dresses and clowns in bathtubs when I was searching for pictures of Abu Dhabi”.
In all fairness, shutterstock and the likes of are great tools for a quick fix, but sometimes we need just a little bit extra to make designs go the extra mile and this is where sites such as these graciously offer us photographs to fill a creative void that we so yearn for.