A little while ago I wrote a post about using stock images and a few people asked me where I got mine from. Here is a list of some of the places I go to get stock images from. These are in no particular order 😃 This is also in no way an exhaustive list of sites, if you have any suggestions to add please pop them in the comments below and if I find any other great ones I will update the post.
- Death to Stock (some paid, some free) what started as a way to counter well-known stock image websites it quickly fell into the same trap, the great images kept appearing everywhere. Still, there are some beautiful images and they are more diverse images which suit my business.
- StockSnap.io (free) has a great range and really great search function, I have been amazed what I found on here that I struggled to find elsewhere.
- Unsplash (free) again lots of really beautiful images and a great search function.
- Startup Stock Photos (free) has a great range of images very specifically capturing the life of the startup.
- PicJumbo (free and paid) has lots of images but be careful because there are also a lot of ads on the site, many of which look like search bars/download buttons.
- Creative Market (paid) they have so much stuff on this website and images are only one element but the range is still pretty good.
- Canva (paid) users can access lots of stock images within Canva which can be helpful though not so great for designers.
- Pixabay (free) again has a pretty good range of images.
- Getty Images (free but watermark or paid) if you cover real-world events Getty Images might help you out, they aren’t stock images per say but if you want to make a point then perhaps it would suit your end goal.
- iStockphoto (paid) and Shutterstock (paid) are two classic choices but they are still struggling a little with diverse, more natural images. Go there if desperate but I use it as a last resort as the images are often overused.
So there is my list. Do you have any you swear by? Please share