The difference sometimes between a good site and a great site can be the quality of the image used. If you are like most people, you might not have the finances to buy images from photographers when you are starting out. We’ve come up with a list of places from where you can source great quality images.
Unsplash is a very neat site where people submit their photos for free use. You can pull up any picture from this blog kind of site and use it anywhere you like. The popularity has grown over the years and so has the quality. The site showcases collections and new photos every week so you have plenty to choose from. You can choose the size and the format as well. We highly recommend this site if you are looking for nature pictures that have amazing lighting effects. You can even contact the photographer to see his other work if you are really interested too.
This is another great site with a nice collection of images. They are very well organized and you can search for items based on a subject, mood or even colour. If you only have a vague idea of what you want then this site is perfect for you.
Although istockphoto is a premium stock image website it definitely deserves a place in this list – if for no other reason than the fact that it has one of the most comprehensive collections of stock images on the internet. Further more it is one of the few premium stock photography websites where you can almost always find a discount code and thus the images that they sell, via credits, are not as expensive as you would first think. Istock are especially good for stock images of people.
4. Foodie’s feed
From a specialist on nature pics, we now come to a specialist on food pictures. Foodie’s Feed is a great site that showcases everything from green vegetables to amazing complex desserts. The photos are extremely high quality too. The site has pretty much anything that is a consumable or sometimes even related to a consumable item. A great feature is that you get multiple takes of the same picture as part of a collection they showcase. So you can pick one that is perfect for your site alone. The site uploads about 5 to 10 new images per week. If you really like something you see, you can even donate using PayPal.
5. Free Refe Mobile Photos
You get a range of images from this site but an amazing feature is that they are all taken from mobile phones. Everything from buildings to landscapes have all been captured and uploaded using a mobile device. If you are a blogger this can lend some amazing authenticity to the context of your posts. We are now even seeing mainstream media companies adopt mobile video and photos more. Make sure you are not looking for images that need to be used for print as well because most of these images do not suit that purpose. The usability is amazing thanks to the range of images offered.
6. Little Visuals
Range is one word that comes to mind instantly when we take a look at the little visuals site. It showcases plenty of high resolution photos from the micro to the macro environment. You can obtain images each week by individually downloading them or by subscribing to their email. About 7 new images are added each week. All these images can of course be used anywhere.