After such a good response to my previous post, I’ve found 13 more sites that offer high quality, completely free photos, released on a regular basis. These are not your typical “stock” photos, we’re talking about quality, hi-resolution, natural looking free photos.
These sites are all projects run by a handful of dedicated, talented individuals, so please consider spending the time to follow and thank the many individuals involved for providing premium quality photos for nothing at all. Also please double-check the licenses before downloading.
Photo Collections is a project by Vadim Goncharov, and he openly invites you to use his photos on personal or commercial projects all for free. With a number of photos already in the catalogue, covering a number of categories, and plenty more to come, it’s one to keep an eye on for sure.
Startup Sock Photos has been around for a little while now, gaining a good amount of publicity, but for anyone who has yet to stumble across this site you’re in for a real treat. These guys specialise in simple, trendy photos of the startup environment and equipment, and they look stunning.
Free Nature Stock is a project by the talented Adrian Pelletier, providing completely free nature photos of some absolutely beautiful locations, and the best part is that every single day see’s a brand new photo added. So make sure you Follow Adrian to never miss a shot.
Jay Mantri is a graphic designer and photographer that captures amazing photos specifically for use within design projects. Jay adds 7 new photos every Thursday and he’s got a truly impressive arhive of photos already in his collection. Bonus: Check out this amazing video featuring some behind the scenes thoughts and processes from Jay himself.
Examples of Jay Mantri’s Photos
Camarama allow you to do whatever you want with their photos, which is great news for us all. New images are added each week and you can even follow the project on Twitter for updates regarding new releases.
Picography is a project by Dublin based Hidden Depth. All images are released under the Creative Commons Public Domain CC0 licence and there’s an impressive choice of photos online already, and it seems like it’s kept well stocked with new photos too. Check these beauties out:
Made in Moments are a couple traveling the world who bring you 7 new photos every week from their amazing journey together. Their travelling has provided them with a unique set of photos from all over the world.
Streetwill.co provide free photos to use any way you want. As you can see from the examples below, the quality of these photos are top-notch and there’s a large number of photos to choose from. Be sure to Follow StreetWill on Twitter too and never miss any new photos.
Jéshoots have a good mix of different photos across various categories. The device photos look particularly useful – all provided by Jan Vašek who even has some quality premium packs for sale if you so wished. A worthy project well worth exploring.
Realistic Shots is a project created by Henry Reyes where we aims to provide 7 new photos every single week. There’s a great collection of shots, and a handy search feature to help you find that perfect shot. Be sure to follow @RealisticShots for up-to-date releases.
Realistic Shots Examples
Life of Pix
Foodies Feed, as you may have guessed, specialise in beautiful food photography. They offer premium packs too if you’re looking for more photos, but there’s still plenty of free ones for you to pick up.
Foodies Feed Examples
Creative Market Premium Photos
If you’re looking for more photos of a similar quality, you should check out Creative Market Photos. This is my go-to site for top-quality affordable photos. You can browse an extensive collection of high quality photos starting from just $2. All neatly organised, easy to filter and a whole lot of new photos added each day from thousands of photographers.
Creative Market Photos Examples
LibreShot reached out to me and made me aware of their site. It’s a fantastic collection of free photos that’s still growing. Attribution is required, so make sure you give credit if you use a shot, but other than that you’re free to do whatever you like with the photos.
Please Check the Licenses
There’s a lot of different licenses on the photos featured above, be sure to check, and if in doubt just give credit. A number of them don’t require any attribution, but it’s always worth checking and being sure.
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— Liam McKay (@liammckay) April 2, 2015
Any more like this? Let me know
If you know of any similar sites or projects tweet me and let me know. I’m not looking for big, mainstream – standard stock photos, I think we’re all seen enough of those. If you find anything in-line with the examples above though, let me know and I’ll add them in. Enjoy your photos!