Are you struggling to find quality stock images you can use on your social media accounts and in your video content? Images that work will with you existing branding and aesthetic? I’ve got just the thing. This is my list of go-to websites for finding quality stock images that are both versatile and one of a kind! ?
Pexel is a brilliant resource for anyone looking for stock images for a creative project. It is certainly a go-to for each and every one of my projects. The site has modern photography available for almost any niche for FREE!
Enter in your search terms and it will offer additional keywords that might be relevant to your search – similar to how Pinterest will suggest other phrases that might interest you once you start looking for pins.
Choose from popular collections, options recommended for you, or even search by colour if you know exactly what colour scheme you’d like to work with. Their library has plenty of flatlay images, inclusive community shots and general stock images for beauty and travel brands.
Image license available to view here: https://www.pexels.com/license/
Unsplash has a great collection of modern stock images with an artistic feel. You will find plenty of backgrounds and image textures in their library, perfect for anyone looking to get creative.
Canva users will also LOVE that you can now search for Unsplash images directly through your Canva workspace.
Their collections are largely made up of landscape and nature shots that would suit videos in the travel/lifestyle niche. Everything is organised into topics but you are free to search out specific keywords that best suit your biz needs.
Image license available here: https://unsplash.com/license
I’m a big fan of the Adobe collection of software and apps, using their tools pretty much every day for content creation and editing. So when they came out with their own collection of stock images, I was definitely curious!
Stock covers everything from images, video footage, illustrations and templates for use in their many programs.
If you already use Adobe Premiere Pro CC to edit your video content, you should give Adobe Stock a try too. Their image library is available inside any of their Creative Cloud apps, so you never need to exit out of your project to find great photography.
Don’t have an Adobe account? No problem! New users get 10 images for free when they sign up and the images are all yours to keep.
Image license available here: https://stock.adobe.com/uk/license-terms
COST: Starting at 19.99/month for 10 images
Still not found what you are looking for? Give Pixabay a go!
Their stock images are not as curated as the ones on Pexels, Unsplash and Adobe Stock so expect to spend a little bit of time sifting through to find the good stuff.
Image license available here: https://pixabay.com/service/license/
Another website to consider is Getty Images. Their selection is less creative than other resources on this list like Pexels, Unsplash and Adobe Stock. However, they do have a very large resource library, so you can generally find images that suit all niches.
If you have the budget to spend on premium photos, then this is the place to go. You can get images by buying credits or purchasing individual images as needed. Pricing can range depending on the quality of the images you choose. The image licenses vary too, so be sure to check on the license listed for the specific images you choose.
COST: Pricing varies, visit image page for more information
Give these websites a try and let us know in the comments section which ones have worked best for you!
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