15 great websites to get free high quality stock photography

Every good designer needs a great source of photography to use in their designs. Photography for me is a big part of my designs so having a place where I can download and use free high quality stock images is amazing!

There are plenty of paid stock websites and services which are all great but if you after something a little more niche and totally free check out these below totally free stock photo websites!

Via Blazerobar



Unsplash is a collection of user submitted, super hipster, high quality stock photos you can download for free.

Pic Jumbo


PicJumbo comes from a great designer and Photographer Viktor.  Viktor is  a webdesigner and offers his own photos in full quality (mostly 3888 px in wide) to you for free.

Death to Stock Photo


Death to stock photo is a collection of free high-res lifestyle photography sent to you monthly, to do whatever you please. For your blog, social channels, mockups or even to hang on your wall if you’re so inclined. No credit required…but always nice!



Made by Bells Design – Gratisography is a free high resolution photography website you can use on personal or commercial projects! A great new addition to the list!!

New Old Stock


New Old Stock is exactly what the name suggestions, a collection of totally free “old” stock photos! Magic.

Public Domain


New 100% Free Stock Photos. Every. Single. Week. Everything you need for your creative projects, all public domain images! Visit Public Domain

Starstup Stock


Startup Stock Photos was started as an outlet for photos we were already taking on a regular basis. It’s grown to be much more than that. People and organization all over the world have used these photos to make some really awesome things. We’re happy to have helped.

Split Shire


What would you do if you had amazing copyright free real photos? Download free high quality photos with no copyright restrictions and real look. Visit SplitShire.



People are tired of cheesy stock photos. Instead they want images that are authentic, emotionally driven, and tell a story. This is where FancyCrave comes in.



You are free to use Shutteroo images for both personal and commercial purposes, but you must not resell or redistribute them. Use them on your blog, in printed material, in your theme preview; whatever. Please see the image usage checklist below for assistance.

Food Shot


Foodshot is a nice niche for free stock photos! If you’re in need of a great quality free food stock shot to use totally for free – make sure you check it out!

Free Images


Free images has some nice image categories and images that are off the beaten track, which I quite like.



All images and videos on Pixabay are released free of copyrights under Creative Commons CC0. You may download, modify, distribute, and use them royalty free for anything you like, even in commercial applications. Attribution is not required.

Visual Hunt


High quality free photos in one place. In VisualHunt we hunt for best free images from many online sources and pull them all together in one spot. Most of our photos are CC0 license (do whatever you want). Additionally we offer all Creative Commons and Public Domain photos from sources like Flickr and make it possible to embed them directly from our website.



All photos here on Cupcake are licensed under the Creative Commons license CC0, which means that you are free to use the images without any costs. You can copy, modify, distribute and perform the work, even for commercial purposes, all without asking for permission.