Over the past decade I have relied on several online sources for free photograph images. In the beginning I was a little paranoid about selecting images and using them online incase I caused an infringement on some copyright law. As a result I searched high and low for image providers that only provided images free and without any copyright restrictions. As the years progressed, more and more photographers began to provide free images witout restriction. The list below will hopefully help a few of you out there and save you some cash.
It should be noted that some of the image providers listed below provide
far better quality images that many of the paid image services out there.
My advice would be - don't dismiss free images as inferior in comparison to paid
services. Take a look . . . you'll be surprised.
Unsplash have been around for a couple of years and is by far my go to site for
The selection is phenominal and is constantly expanding. The site owners only provide clear high res images that can be downloaded without signing up for any kind of account. The quality is high and each image is categorised and assessed before being allowed access to the site. As a result, you are not wasting your time searching through second rate photos, in fact it's quite the opposite. The selection is so large with so many professional looking images that you will find yourself spoilt for choice.