Beautiful Free Photos: 4 Amazing Tips On Where To Find Them

Using photos on your website is a powerful way to communicate your ideas. Whether you want to cover the latest fashion trends or share your passion for beauty, finding beautiful free photos can sometimes be frustrating. You need to make sure you’re using them legally and optimizing them so they’re working for you, not against you. Today we’re sharing CGD’s top tips on where to find amazing free images.

CGD’s Top Tips For Beautiful Free Photos

#1 – Flickr
Many Flickr users have chosen to offer their work under a Creative Commons license, and you can browse or search through content under each type of license. Make sure when using an image you check their guidelines first.

#2 – PRshots
It was created by a team of journalists and PR professionals, who understood first-hand the frustration caused by picture distribution. The solution was simple: put PR shots from various leading companies on one website, which can be downloaded as and when the press need them.

#3 – Pressloft
Press Loft is a made up of a diverse bunch of people. Coders, marketing folk and of course PR experts. All with the same aim of connecting more brands with publishers and bloggers throughout the World. Check out this website if you need images from companies, press releases etc.

#4 – Getty Images
Do you need photos from the Oscars or your favourite celebrity? Getty is your friend and our personal favourite! With their new embed feature, users can access one of the world’s largest digital archives in a simple and — just as important — legal way. To embed an image, you can grab the embed code directly from the Getty Images website. Just hover over the image and click on the embed icon “</>”:


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  1. AMAZING! I have been looking for legal & free pictures, these are a great help, thanks guys!

  2. My blog is structured as a magazine so I’m always looking for interesting pictures to go with my articles. Thanks so much for sharing!


  3. Thanks for this feature! I’ll have to check out a few of these. 1 more that I like are Snapwire. They send seven gorgeous and free images to your email every week and it has been a God send.

  4. Thanks for the awesome tips! Always looking for some photos to use in posts, and it can be so hard to find the perfect ones.

  5. This post was very helpful. I don’t have time or equipment to take my own photos so I’ll definetly use this sites. Another website I love is Unsplash, they have the best pictures ever!!

    xx Cecil //

  6. I like to take my own photos (I just enjoy), but yes..sometimes I don’t have time or something, so it’s good to know this. Thanks for sharing! xo

  7. Amazing! I’m going to keep this post for future reference, thank you.

    Jenna | Jenna Loves Beauty

  8. Great post! I also take most of the pictures by myself as it seemed really complicated to find pictures on the web that I could use. Thanks for sharing these sites!

  9. These are great sites! Thank you for sharing. I recently created a list of 15 free and legal sources for images as well: Minding copyright law is so important for site owners!

  10. Great post, I’ll be sure to check these out. I use Pinterest quite a lot too.

    Jenna | Jenna Loves Beauty

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