If you take a scroll through Instagram on any given day, you’ll probably find a large amount of Lettering work combined with high quality photos. You know the ones I mean? Often they appear with quotes or music lyrics giving a lot of colour, texture and depth to the composition.
Have you ever wondered how artists find these images and how much they might cost? Or you might even think they have incredible photography skills and have taken these photos themselves. Before you go out and spend your savings on an expensive camera or book a flight to Canada for that perfect mountain shot, I’m going to show you 20 websites you can access photos exactly like this for free!
3. Public Domain Archive
7. Startup Stock Photos
9. New Old Stock
10. Negative Space
12. Life of Pix
14. ISO Republic
15. IM Free
17. Death to Stock
Licences and Attribution
It’s important you check the copyright and licence terms on each website to be clear on how you can use them. Some sites will allow their images to be used both for personal and commercial projects, though may require attribution to the creator. This means you need to credit the photographer and provide a link to the site.
Some websites will allow their photos to be included in products for sale (like HTML or PSD templates) as placeholder images.
Images using people or famous places may have extra terms associated for commercial use.