Nothing beats using a real professional photographer when working on a cool project.
You can be the best designer/dev in the world, if the pictures you have available look crap, there’s little chance your website will look at its best.
For clients and projects with lower budgets, and little room to maneuver, there are quite a few resources I tend to check out. I had been meant to put them all together on a blog post for you and for myself. And this day has finally come.
My favourites are the small shops releasing regular batches with a dedicated theme.
Death to the Stock Photo is defo one of them.
Same idea with Little Visuals who release 7 hi-res images zipped up in your inbox every week.
A sample from Little Visuals
Other services worth checking:
- New Old Stock
- Search Creative Commons
- Flickr Creative Commons
- or Compfight
- Jay mantri
- Startup stock photos
- Travel Coffee Book
New kid on the block, Stock up offers a search functionality looking through most of those quoted above.
Finally, do not forget you can look up Google images with advanced search and license labels selected.
Note that you have the same thing with Yahoo images (check the bottom of the filters and Label for reuse).
UPDATE: Check out Canva’s blog post on the subject. They’ve put together a 74 free stock photo resource for their users. No doubt you’ll find what you’re looking for in there.
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