10 Places to Find Great Photos for Your Blog Post

June 3, 2015

I’ve been working at being more intentional about my blog recently (I hope you’ve noticed!) and am discovering a new love for blogging!  One of the things that used to get me discouraged about blogging was photography.  I’m not the greatest photographer – although I’m learning (did you see that picture I took of the hummus????) – and I would get too discouraged to write some posts because I knew they wouldn’t have great pictures going along with them if I took the pictures.  I recently found out that there’s something called Creative Commons Zero that is a copywrite law that basically means a picture has no copywrite so individuals can do whatever they want with them – including using them for blogging purposes!!!

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I’m sure some of you are in the same boat I am so I’d love to share with you some great sites to find amazing photography that you can use to spruce up your blog.

DesignerPics

Free Stock Photo Sites | Simple Moments StickThis is a great, fun site that’s easy to use to search for the perfect picture to highlight you blog post.  The pictures are easy to download and are quite unique.  I love that these pictures tend to be more simple so they’re easier to add words to if you’re trying to make a pin-able image.

Free Nature Stock

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This site is perfect for anytime you’re looking for any nature photography.  It’s a mother load of gorgeous landscapes, night skies, water features, and fields.  Yo’re able to search through to find exactly the type of picture you need.

Gratisography


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This site is a kick!  The pictures are quirky and edgy and it’s fun to look through the pictures to see what there is.  You can search by category and find just the picture you’re looking for.

Life of Pix


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This site has a lot of architecture, nature, and people.  The pictures are mostly warm and inviting so they’re perfect to include in a blog post!  There’s a great search bar that allows you to find exactly the type of picture you’re looking for or you can subscribe to be notified of new postings.

New Old Stock

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If you’re looking for a vintage picture this is the site for you.  This site is full of old pictures that are totally awesome and fun and unique to include in a blog post!  There’s no search option so you have to just weed through the pictures to find the one you want but there are so many gems available.

Picjumbo

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This site has a huge list of pictures of great quality.  It has both a search bar and a category list so you can search for pictures multiple ways.  You have the option of subscribing to get images by email or you can pay to download a whole collection of photos instead of just one.

Pixabay


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This site is pretty much the most perfect site you can find.  There are SO many pictures available here.  the search bar allows you to type a word or phrase into and all sorts of amazing pictures will appear.  If you only focus on one site this is the one I’d recommend.

Snapographic


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This site contains pictures that are all taken by the same photographer so they’re thematically compatible.  The pictures are broken up into eight categories and, from there, you just scroll through the pictures to find the one(s) you want.

Startup Stock Photos


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Although this site is one you just have to shift through in order to find the picture you want since there’s no search bar, it’s a great site for bloggers.  It’s filled with all sorts of tech photos including laptops, business spaces, and phones – a paradise for us!

Upsplash


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This site includes mostly nature and architecture pictures with a few pictures of people thrown in.  Most of the pictures are edited to be low contrast if that’s the vibe you’re going for.  They upload 10 photos every 10 days and you can even opt to have those photos emailed to you.  Unfortunately there is no search bar on this site so you just have to hope you can find the picture(s) you’re looking for without searching.

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