The best list of stock photography sites to use in your marketing

We all know that photography and visual Imagery are key to your marketing and your brand, and obtaining stock photography from free and subscription sites are 2 ways to find the perfect images, and you stand out from everyone else and not fall foul of any licensing issues.    Here is a complete list of the go-to sites I use – Free and Paid

Free Sites

Free sites offer you images to use under the CCO licence – The creative Comms Licence. This means that the photographs on the free sites are free from copyright restrictions or licensed under creative commons public domain dedication. This means you can copy, modify, distribute and perform the work, even for commercial purposes, all without asking permission.

However, some photos may require attribution and often they ask for a donation to the photographer ( they do have to earn money afterall ). Please ensure that you check the licence terms before you use any photo.

One of my favourites here is Kaboompics and with their new search facility it just got even better,  but all of the sites listed here offer some great options.

  1. Burstby shopify
  2. Barn Images
  3. Canva
  4. Foodies Feed
  5. Freefoodphotos
  6. Gratisography
  7. iSO republic
  8. Jay Mantri
  9. Kaboompics
  10. lifeofpix.com
  11. MMT stock
  12. Negative Space
  13. New Old Stock
  14. Picjumbo
  15. Pixabay
  16. Pexels
  17. Picography
  18. Raw Pixel Image
  19. Stocksnap
  20. Splitshire
  21. Styled Stock
  22. Shotstash
  23. Start up stock photos
  24. Unsplash

Subscription based

Sometimes you need something specific or you need more than the free CCO stock can offer you. Here are some of my favourite go-to paid for and subscription sites that offer something a little more than the standard cheesy shots.

  1. Atelier 21
  2. Kate Max
  3. Rosemary Watson
  4. Haute Stock
  5. twenty20
  6. 123rf
  7. Stocksy
  8. Wela Creative Studio
  9. Death to Stock
  10. Styled Stock Society
  11. Fempreneur Styled Stock
  12. Creative Market
  13. Social Curator

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