Digital Marketing

5 Free Stock Photo Sites That Don’t F*cking Suck

As a social media manager, content creator, writer, whatever it is you do as a marketer, your success relies on one creative aspect: imagery. Copywriters will say that their copy can charm the pants off a prospect without them looking at the imagery, but image (and video…) is becoming more and more influential. Blog posts and social updates, display/social ads all require top quality, hi-res images. The problem? Not everyone is a photographer, or has the means to afford a photographer. The solution? Stock photos. The problem with stock photos? 99% of them are truly awful. Think multi-cultural-corporate-photo-of-people-laughing-and-pointing-at-a-screen. Here are 5 free stock photo sites that don’t f*cking suck. 1) Death to the Stock Photo DttSP was set up by two photographers that saw the struggle everyone had: finding good imagery. They send you image packs every month, 10-12 images usually on a given theme. 2) Stocksnap.io This has probably been my go-to site for photos for this blog and others that I’ve written. It’s easy to find things that you want, and whilst there might not be a huge number of photos on it (yet…), there’s usually more than enough to keep you going. stocksnap-free-stock-photos-fino-hood 3) Life of Pix Just another great collection of photos.

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4) New Old Stock This site is slightly different to the others, but equally as good. New Old Stock is a selection of vintage photos. They are free of known copyright restrictions, but if there’s something you’re not sure about, always best to a little bit more digging. tumblr_o04s4kpzgp1sfie3io1_1280 5) Picography Free hi-res photos. Use them however you like. Simple. free-stock-photos-that-dont-suck-picography Have you got any other stock photo sites that aren’t full of awful clichés? Let me know about them on here or on Twitter @fdhood.