The most frequent question I get asked is where do I get my photos. Photos are always needed for social media posts, blog graphics, and for any of your visual content needs. I’m not a photographer therefore I have to find photo sites.
Not just any photos, AMAZING photos and on the cheap. When I say on the cheap, I mean F.R.E.E. If you’re good at taking photos, you should use your own.
Everyone gets so worked up about photos because people aren’t sure if they should give attribution. When you see this below, it means No Rights Reserved.
Creative Commons Zero (CC0) means photos that can be used by anyone for any reason and may freely edit, enhance, and reuse the works for any purposes without restriction under copyright.
You’re free to use the photos without any attribution or credit on the images.
Okay enough of the licensing and legalities, let’s get to the good stuff. Here is my list of awesome photo sites for F.R.E.E. or may have premium memberships for bulk downloads.
Check them out!
If you have any go-to F.R.E.E. sites and they’re not listed here. Please let me know so I can add it to the list.
Updated with more photo sites below:
You always hear CONTENT IS KING but you know what I say VISUAL CONTENT IS QUEEN. They go hand-in-hand and provide each other balance. Just how a good marriage should be…
“Content is King they say BUT Visual Content is Queen. They complement each other for a good balanced marriage.” – TWEET THIS!
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Love to hear from you! What’s you’re fave photo site?
Lillian De Jesus
25 thoughts on “Getting Your Blog Noticed With Awesome Photos Fast & Free”
Great list of resources to get photos that you can use without worrying. I know a lot of people do stress over this with good reason. I also like to take my own photos and have been able to use them in my blogs as well, in addition to finding royalty free ones. I will definitely bookmark this post so I can come back to it later on.
I’m glad you like this post Miriam! I know this will help many people who stress over photos. These sites are pretty fantastic.
Excellent list of sites! There are a few that I hadn’t seen before.
That’s great Carrie-Anne! Glad to be able to bring new ones to your attention. They all have really great photos.
Hi Lillian, What a great source for photos. I’m always looking for new places to find photos and you sure have listed quite a few here. Thanks so much.
Hey there Monna!
I’m so glad this list is helpful to you.
I like it! Great software and great photos. Nothing is better than free and it can enhance my blog and other social media sites. Thank you!
Glad these photo sites are useful to you Kyle! I think they have some amazing photos.
What a great collection of photos! I usually make my own with my own pictures and/or Canva. When we do, it shows up in Google images and is linked to your blog…just a thought lol.
Yes! That’s exactly what I do with the photos. These are public domain and can be modified however you’d like. Then I modify in Canva. Good to hear you do the same!
Thank you so much for a great variety of resources for images!
I almost forgot to come back and comment on your post as I was off on an adventure exploring some of this sites – saving them to pocket to go back to very soon! Work first 🙂
So glad this post is helpful to you. The photos are pretty awesome.
I love the reference pages here..I like using pictures in my blog where possible..It add’s more depth to your blog… I need to add more I will use some of the sites above on my next blog post.
I’m glad this was useful to you William!
Wow. Great post. Thanks so much for listing these sites. I will definitely look into them. I find I mainly use Photo Pin. Photos are easy to download and they give you the attribution code to add at the base of your post. I am looking forward to exploring your suggestions.
Take care Lillian
Glad you like the post and it’s useful to you!