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4 Tips On Where To Find Beautiful Free Stock Photos For Your Blog

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 beautiful free stock photos.

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CGD’s Top Tips For Beautiful Free Stock 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, WordPress.com 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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Do you know any sites where you can find beautiful free stock photos? Let us know and don’t forget to follow us on Bloglovin  and Facebook.

21 Comments

  1. Melissa Smith says

    This is great to know, thanks. My husband has been asking me about finding free pictures for ages now.

  2. Dori says

    I also love unsplash.com for stock photos. I use them all the time for my blog!

    http://dorigamii.blogspot.com

  3. Dyane says

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  6. Emily says

    Great post, always handy to know!

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  7. Anie Phukan says

    such a great and helpfull post. thank you for sharing this. lots of love

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    http://progressivepanache.blogspot.com/2015/04/colour-blued.html

  8. coffeeslag says

    Thank you for those site tips! I always wondered how that got in the legal sense, once you’re using other peoples photos. It’s good that there are these resources!

    -coffeeslag

  9. Alethea Todaro says

    Great post, thanks for sharing. I’d never even thought about free sites before. Definitely looking into these.

    XOXO
    Alethea
    http://thepowerofthepretty.blogspot.com/

  10. Ila in Maine says

    I just began building a blog and this is a site that was recommended by Cnet.com

    http://www.morguefile.com/archive

    Its been helpful to me so far, and I wanted to say Thanks for the other links.

  11. Manpreet Kaur says

    Thanks for sharing the list.
    My favorite when it comes to picking up stock photos is pixabay.com
    the photos require no attribution and can be legally used on blogs. The best part is the picture quality of the photos available on pixabay. It is so good. I always use pixabay images on my blog.
    your list would help too. :)

  12. Alexandria Smith says

    You HAVE to add Death to the Stock Photo on this list! http://www.deathtothestockphoto.com

  13. Brittany says

    I’m actually really surprised I didn’t see Unsplash and Little Visuals on this list. I fully expected them to be here.

  14. Marisa says

    http://pixabay.com/ isn’t too bad for finding images. There’s also http://www.stockvault.net/. Also love the ones that you mention here. I’ll have to be sure to pin them so I’ll remember to use them.

    -Marisa

  15. Roman says

    Hey Celina,

    check out http://barnimages.com/ – hope you can add it to your list as well.

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