Five Amazing Sources for High Resolution Free Photos
If you are a graphic designer, blogger, web designer or a maniac wallpaper collector, you are most likely to be constantly looking for a reliable and accessible source for high quality photos on the internet. Finding such sources was a nuisance back in the day, but with the growing penetration of high quality cameras good photos are increasingly easy to find. Stock photos are not all created equal, though – the usual smiling faces and people shaking hands are not something you want to use anymore. The websites below have some breathtakingly beautiful photos for you, available free of charge.
Unsplash is a service that offers its users 10 “do what you want” photos every 10 days. The “do what you want” part is the most interesting about it: the Canadian crew releases all photos with a Creative Commons Zero license, which means that you can copy, modify, distribute and use the photos for free, including commercial purposes, without asking permission from or providing attribution to the photographer or Unsplash.
Similar to Unsplash, Little Visuals release seven high resolution images with the same Creative Commons Zero license as above. This team is from the UK (the previous was from Canada). The images are available either through subscribing to their mailing list or by direct download from their website.
A similar service from a very different crew: Life of Pix provides its subscribers with free, high resolution photos with the same Creative Commons Zero license, meaning that they can be used any way you want, with no restrictions whatsoever. Unlike the above two, Life of Pix does not send the pictures by email, but uploads them to their website, from where they can be downloaded free.
Life of Pix is a service offered by the Leeroy advertising agency in Montreal.
Almost like a manifesto against stock photos that suck, Death to Stock Photos releases 10 high quality public domain photos every month. This crew does not use a Creative Commons license as they have their own: they allow users to use the photos as they please, reproduce them, add them to a collection, adapt them as you like as long as you don’t redistribute them. Displaying and reproducing the photo on physical or digital products that you distribute is fine.
If you are convinced by their work you can go “premium” – for just $10 a month you gain access to their complete library, plus get a bonus pack of their high quality work. Beats any jackpot the online pokies at red flush online casino Australia can offer, don’t you think?