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Best Sites with Free Photos

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by cwvps1, Sep 28, 2015.

  1. Wayne Fu

    Wayne Fu Greenhorn

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    #21
    I used to search photos from these CC0 photo library, such as pixabay, pexels, stocksnap, unsplash, picjumbo.com as listed.

    Now I use this "CC0 Free Image Search Engine" : http://en.cc0.wfublog.com/

    It could search all famous CC0 photo library websites as listed, which save me lots of time, just try it!
    SEMrush
     
    Wayne Fu, Jun 23, 2016 IP
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  2. LastMandDown

    LastMandDown Peon

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    #22
    The ones I visit/use regularly (and were not mentioned before):

    1. http://superfamous.com/
    2. http://www.imcreator.com/free
    3. http://www.gratisography.com/
    4. http://littlevisuals.co/ (this one wasn't updated since Nov 2013 because the guy who created it died :(. I always visit this site first if I'm looking for something)
    5. http://picography.co/
    6. http://getrefe.tumblr.com/
    7. http://jaymantri.com/
    8. http://publicdomainarchive.com/
    9. http://nos.twnsnd.co/
     
    LastMandDown, Jun 30, 2016 IP
  3. jv1999

    jv1999 Active Member

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    #23
    sometimes you can ask newbie photographers to take photos for u for exposure (so u have to put credit) on ur blog
     
    jv1999, Jun 30, 2016 IP
  4. PoPSiCLe

    PoPSiCLe Illustrious Member

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    #24
    No, no and NO! Don't do this. Ever. It's insulting, it doesn't pay their bills, and it's rude.

    I could put a 100 sources here for you to read to reconsider that point of view, but I will do with a couple:
    http://www.salon.com/2015/10/28/wil...g_artists_to_work_for_free_or_worse_exposure/
    http://stevegoad.deviantart.com/journal/Things-you-should-never-ask-an-Artist-to-do-300183978
    http://www.itsnicethat.com/articles/graduates-advice-working-for-free
     
    PoPSiCLe, Jul 9, 2016 IP
  5. jv1999

    jv1999 Active Member

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    #25
    I didn't realize photographers and digital artists had better standards than writers :D.

    I mean, it's practice that some writers write for free for exposure so they can apply to bigger pubs. I almost did this when I started out, but was lucky to find paying gigs.

    But now I'm sort of doing this for lifehack and elitedaily, (although i'm only doing it for backlink jobs :p so i'm not doing it for free).

    I guess what's not insulting for writers is insulting for photographers :p
     
    jv1999, Jul 9, 2016 IP
  6. PoPSiCLe

    PoPSiCLe Illustrious Member

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    #26
    It's still insulting. I don't understand why you think the pieces in my last post can't also pertain to writers? Writing is also a creative skill, and should be held to the same standards. Granted, it's often harder to evaluate the quality of a written piece, than visual art, and there is quite a bit of completely unskilled writers out there - maybe even more so than useless graphics artists.

    Personally, I think noone should work for free. I've even started billing friends and family, with no substantial discounts, simply because it's my time they're wasting, and my time is valuable. Nobody should work for free. What you do for yourself, as a hobby, or just to be nice, is something else entirely - those two shouldn't be mixed, though.
     
    PoPSiCLe, Jul 14, 2016 IP
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    barttoma Peon

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    #27
    Pixabay is the best and one new http://stock-vector.com/
     
    barttoma, Sep 6, 2016 IP
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    MechanicWeb-shoss Active Member Premium Member

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    #28
    This sure looks like a nice list.

    Thanks to you who have listed those sites.
     
    MechanicWeb-shoss, Sep 28, 2016 IP
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    anzilone Notable Member

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    #29
    Still Pixabay is my favorite one.
     
    anzilone, Dec 11, 2016 IP
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    Dana C. Beck Active Member

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    #30
    Thanks so much for your post, these are great resources for images.
     
    Dana C. Beck, Dec 16, 2016 IP
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    SEOwriterplus Active Member

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    #31
    Thanks for all the great resources. I'll give them a try.

    I've been using Pixabay for quite a while and it's my favorite too. They have great photos, especially when it comes to scenery and such.

    However, when I need something specific, especially something business related, I currently use BigStockPhoto.com

    All their smallest size photos cost just 1 credit, and their size is quite generous, much bigger than those of Fotolia, for example, and suitable for most web image purposes. Plus they give you access to everything you've bought for a long time (don't know if there's a limit, but it's at least a year). On Fotolia, you lose access after a relatively short time and have to repurchase the photo if you need their "social media" version, for example, or if you lost it.

    In comparison, if I attempt to repurchase (by oversight) a photo on BigStockPhoto, they remind me that I have already purchased that photo and direct me straight to the download link! Nice!
     
    SEOwriterplus, Jan 1, 2017 IP
  12. Godmother

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    #33
    You can get free pics here

    Pexels.com
    Isorepublic.com
    Goodfreephotos.com
    Negativespace.co
    Skitterphoto.com
    Stocksnack.io
    Photopin.com
    Unsplash.com
    Foodiesfeed.com
    Picjumbo.com
    Morguefile.com
    Stockfreeimages.com
     
    Godmother, Mar 5, 2017 IP
  13. Mubashir Ahmad

    Mubashir Ahmad Greenhorn

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    #33
    also add freepik.com my personal favorite.
     
    Mubashir Ahmad, Mar 21, 2017 IP
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    #34
    I use c4d renders and renders they are pretty interesting.
     
    Fascination, Mar 26, 2017 IP