The Best Stock Photo Sources for Marketers With Small Budgets

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We all know the power of visual storytelling – content that contains visuals is more likely to be opened and viewed than content without visuals. As a marketer I’ve been using more visuals over the last 2-3 years in everything from blog posts to SlideShare presentations to my Pressly cover pages.

Once in a while I will purchase photos but unfortunately, I don’t have a huge budget to do this every time I need a visual. While Flickr is still the gold standard for free photos (requiring attribution), it isn’t the only option. Dustin Senos, a product designer at Medium, put together a great list of stock photo sites and I added some others to create a handy resource for marketers who don’t have big budgets.

Albumarium http://albumarium.com
Little Visuals http://littlevisuals.co/
Unsplash http://unsplash.com/
Death to the Stock Photo http://join.deathtothestockphoto.com/
New Old Stock http://nos.twnsnd.co/
Superfamous (requires attribution) http://superfamous.com/
Picjumbo http://picjumbo.com/
The Pattern Library http://thepatternlibrary.com/
Gratisography http://www.gratisography.com/
Getrefe http://getrefe.tumblr.com/
IM Free (requires attribution) http://imcreator.com/free
StockVault http://www.stockvault.net
Photo Everywhere http://photoeverywhere.co.uk/
MorgueFile http://www.morguefile.com/
Photos8 http://photos8.com/
Imagebase http://www.imagebase.net/

I’ll update this list as I find others. If you have any favourites to add please share in the comments.

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