Recently I have discovered that you can use free stock images on your blogs. I was naive to think all of the beautiful professional photos I was seeing on various blogs were all taken by the blog owner. Although this might still be true in some cases, I know that a lot of bloggers use free stock images, because why wouldn’t you? Who wouldn’t want professional looking photos without the hard work?
I have only recently started doing this and I want to be open about it. I don’t have time to sit and create flat lay images or product shots. So if somebody has already created the image that I want, why not use it.
Some of the websites will require you to either sign up and create an account or sign up to their newsletter to gain access to the images. Here are my favourite 6 places to get free stock images:
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I hope this post was helpful! Let me know if you use any! And remember to check the terms and conditions on each site.
See you in the next one, Olivia x
Photographers are lovley people, they give away their work for free.
Agreed! And a lot of the time none of them ask for credit either
You inspired this post 😆
What can I say, I’m a muse 💁♀️
I use Unsplash a lot. The rest i haven’t used yet. But thanks for this. It is really helpful. 😊
Oh i havent heard of unsplash! I’ll have a look into it! 😊
Ohhh alright dear. You’ll enjoy it😊
Up until two weeks ago, I thought people take professional pictures all the time 😂
Thanks for sharing these! I’ll check then out
Hahaha me too!! I was so confused how these people had all this time to create these beautiful images. I tried to do my own but it was such hard work! 💕
Yeah I saw yours in older posts and they look really good. But yeah I imagine it’s hard work so this will have to do
Saved it. Loved it. Followed you.
Thank you so much!!
You’re always welcome. To my blog as well! Thanks for all that love 🤗
An interesting post indeed. I can’t say I blame anyone for using other people’s images to make their own website look more professional – but I would also have to add that I think that there should to be a good reason for it. Surely, it’s much better to provide your own material if you can as it’s more satisfying if nothing else.
A good topic for discussion, and an excellent website. Thank you 🙂
I think a lot of it is because of time. When I first started my blog I took all my own photos, but it was so time consuming, and writing blog posts on a regular basis was time consuming enough as it is. If the resources are out there for you to use, I say why not. My motto for it is, work smarter not harder. That works for me, might not work for others!
It is a good topic for discussion, I guess there are pro’s and con’s for both! Thank you for sharing your thoughts and reading my post. Its apprecited 😊
It’s horses for courses as they say. My blogs are travel related, and a big part of my interest in doing them is to add photos of my travels. If I used other people’s pictures it just wouldn’t be the same. Sometimes though I use pictures from history because I wasn’t around in the 1500s or whatever 🙂
You’ve got a smashing website here, wherever the pictures come from
That makes more sense for you to do that!
Thank you very much☺️ they are a mixture of free stock images & my own!
You’re welcome 🙂
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Thank you! I have been concerned about the images in my blog recently. This was came handy for me. 🙂🙂
So glad it did!