The importance of Imagery can't be understated.

The big cover photo on your website or blog post is what draws the reader in deeper. It should be relevant, interesting and different. And there is nothing worse than not being able to get hold of high enough resolution images.

For years i've been scrolling through Google searches looking for decent imagery that i was allowed to use, and it wasn't until fairly recently that somebody suggested Unsplash to me.

The realisation that there were sites with excellent imagery that is free to use was a relief that i wanted to share...

A Few of my Favourite free Image Sites

1. UNSPLASH

Unsplash Free Stock Imagery

https://unsplash.com

"Unsplash started as a simple tool for creators. The concept was born from the pain we had in finding great, usable imagery. Today, Unsplash is a platform fueled by a community that has generously gifted hundreds of thousands of their own photos."

Whilst no crediting is required and all there images are free to use, they do suggest adding credit to the images you use so that the photographer which i think is a nice touch.

2. PIXABAY

Pixabay Free stock imagery

https://pixabay.com/

Pixabay imagery is covered by the Creative Commons Zero (CC0) license. This means the pictures are completely free to be used for any legal purpose. They also have a range of vector works, illustrations and even video.

3. PEXELS

Pexels free stock imagery

https://www.pexels.com

Again covered by CC0 Pexels has an astonishingly large variety of imagery and the site is optimised to help you with your workflow.

 

We would love to know what your favourite site is for free imagery so feel free to leave a comment.