Best new sites for free stock photography – #4

Looking for free hi-res stock photos? There are new sites popping up everyday!

Many of these photographs are completely free from copyright restrictions. This means you can copy, modify, or distribute them without asking permission. Some of these photos may require attribution. We’ve identified the ones that do on this page, and sites are usuallly pretty clear about usage conditions too.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA has a large selection of beautiful free stock photos and high resolution images. The site has a search feature making it easy to find what you want. Their photos are released under the Creative Commons public domain license which means they are free and do not require attribution.

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Unsplash has arguably become the best source for high-resolution stock images. They release 10 new photos every 10 days under Creative Commons.

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Gratisography offers free high-resolution pictures you can use on your personal and business projects. New pictures are added weekly and they’re great. They come from Ryan McGuire of Bells Design.

This site offers 20 new photos every week released under Creative Commons. The photos are searchable on this site and you can sort them according to category, colour, and available copy space.

Splitshire is a collection of fantastic stock photos by web designer Daniel Nanescu. Photos are free for personal and commercial use.

Superfamous is the Los Angeles-based studio of Dutch interaction designer Folkert Gorter. You can use the work for your own personal and business projects as long as credit is provided. This stuff is not mainstream but in certain situations, it’s perfect.

A curated collection of free resources, all for commercial use. Since the photos are gathered from various sources, some photos may require attribution. You’ll have to read the read the fine print everytime you download here.

You can buy photos here, and they are incredibly good, but there are also lots of free shots too.


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