by Flo Preynat

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.

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A sample from Little Visuals

Other place I like to check: Unsplash, especially since Arthur Weill released a little search engine for Unsplash.

Other services worth checking:

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).

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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.

My name is Flo Preynat and I am the freelance webdesigner and developer behind shoogle designs. I live in France and specialize in responsive web design. Give me a shoogle or get in touch with me on twitter.

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