Stock Image Resources Before Breakfast.
If you have a website you will often need pictures to further tell a story.
You may have a product that isn’t visually stimulating so you can opt to sell the emotion with a picture that will display this.
Even a colorful article that stands alone may be overshadowed by a blank space. A picture can balance the look of the page. A brilliant blog post might not be enough to keep a reader there but with the added color in the form of a picture the reader may make more of a connection the words.
Don’t have the money to pay for stock pictures or the time to take one of the right quality?
If you are struggling to find free pics I have put together this list for you.
- Unsplash 10 new photos every 10 days
- Pexels Best free pictures in one place.
- Cupcake No this isn’t one just with food. Lost of great free pics.
- Pixabay Your source for royalty free stock photos and copyright free vector graphics.
- Gratisography Free often quirky pics for you to use.
- Life of Pix Lots of landscape and other free pics.
- Picography Free hi-resolution photos. Use them however you like
- Picjumbo Totally free photos for your commercial or personal projects.
- Foodies Feed Wow… lots of food pictures here will leave you hungry.
- Free Digital Photos Free pics and illustrations
- Morgue File Don’t be put off by the name. There’s lots of beautiful stock pics here.
Remember to always check any terms and conditions.
It is not a wise move to find a picture on Google and use it. It may be a breach of copyright and these laws are in place to protect the creators.
You can also access many pictures through paid sources where you can pay per pic or on a subscription basis.
I suggest you download a heap at once while on each stock page and place them in a’free pic file’ and then sort them further into files under various categories to make them easy to find.
It is worth the money if you have a product you want to display to hire a photographer to take a series of pictures for current and upcoming promotions to have for future use. This way they are yours, they are unique and you won’t find them elsewhere floating around the web.
If you have your own original photos, I suggest you put your logo or a watermark somewhere to save others from using it.
If you know of anyone looking for free stock images, send them here to the Before Breakfast site so they can check out my list.