Recently, our PRGN Detroit partner, Bianchi Public Relations, ran into a bit of a copyright problem. Like us, they have an agency blog, and so they need photos to supplement each post. Unfortunately, they learned the hard way that “free” stock photo sites are not always free.
Since the incident, I’ve been very careful about only using photos I know are free to use, most often licensed under CC0. My favorite website for this is Unsplash, which has really beautiful, artistic photos, and they don’t have that stock image-y look, you know what I mean? Occasionally, I’ll use another photo site called Pixabay, which also has free photos, but these are very stock image-y.
So when I got an email from Ragan with an article about six new stock photo sites, I clicked immediately because unfortunately, sometimes Pixabay and Unsplash just don’t have exactly the photo I’m looking for.
So here they are:
Personally, I’m a little surprised Unsplash didn’t make this list, but I’m wondering if it’s because the site is already well-known. Do you know of any other stock photo sites I should add to my list?