Stock photos are a problem. On the one hand, they’re a great way to make your content more interesting and attractive by emphasizing a point, breaking up text, or just by helping you stand out from the crowd.
On the other hand, they can be expensive, terrible, or completely and utterly inexplicable. Who knew that eating salad alone was so hilarious?
Often, you’re faced with a choice between expensive, strange, paid stock photos, and free stock photography for nonprofits that either have a watermark, or are completely uninspired.
It doesn't have to be that way. Here at EveryAction, we’ve decided to share some of our most closely held secrets. Here’s our guide to the world of beautiful, and high-quality free stock photography websites for nonprofits. Stop downloading terrible stock photos of… whatever is going on here:
And check out these 9 free stock photo websites instead. You’ll be glad you did.
Stock images are the means by which those of us without photographic talent can find great images to decorate our blogs. While many sites charge for the right to use that picture of a tangerine on a plate facing the beach at sunset, there are a vast majority out there that do allow free access to free stock photos that aren’t grainy or out of focus.
The only thing you’ll need to pay attention to, however, is reading their licenses. Though free, some have stipulations that require attribution. So long as you don’t mind that, the free stock photo world is your oyster