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. 3) Life of Pix Just another great collection of photos.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. 5) Picography Free hi-res photos. Use them however you like. Simple. 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.