On today’s Awesome Resources for Creative Writing post, we’ll look at a few great sites to find stock photos for free…

For people who write blog posts, there’s nothing more boring visually than large chunks of text. Images help to break up the monotony and add color to the content. But who has the time to take photos to post? Unless you want to be slapped with a hefty fine, you can’t randomly “gank” images from Google. You have to search for photos that are “Free to Use for commercial purposes”. Stock photos can be very handy for all of your blog posts and website content, but it can be hard to find free images.

Well, I’ve compiled a list of a few sites where you can find free-to-use stock photos. Most of the photos on these free stock photo sites are simple, but there are a few sites with A LOT of good images. Though it can take a bit of work to search through these sites, it’s worth it to get good quality photos.


Here are the sites to visit:

Unsplash adds new free photos every few days, and you’ll find that this is a great website to check for landscapes: mountains, rivers, lakes, oceans, deserts, and so on.

IM Creator has a small selection of top-quality images that easily rival those found on paid stock photography sites. It’s worth searching the site on the off chance you can find what you’re looking for!

Superfamous has a lot of images generated by graphic designers and artists. All are high resolution and beautiful, but there’s a limited selection to choose from.

Gratisography has “evocative” images, some of which are highly creative and imaginative. For more abstract concepts and even awesome ideas, it’s a site worth checking out.

Picjumbo is an excellent site to check out for food photos. The site is easily navigable and simple to search, though it doesn’t have as wide a selection of non-food-related images.

Want more sites to look for pictures? Entrepreneur has a list of 14 of the best free stock photo sites on the web…

Featured Image Source: Alex Wong