Guide on how to get Free Stock photos for professional photos for blogs and websites.\r\nIn my last article on How to Get Your Website Online, I used some stock photos to make the blogpost look professional. At the end of the post I was happy seeing those lovely images available. So where did I get those from? Did I pay for it? This article will answer your questions on how to get free stock photos as way to get professional photos for blogs\/websites.\r\nFree Stock Photos\r\nHere is what you should know about stock photos -\r\n\r\n \tWhat are Stock Photos\r\n \tHow to get Free Stock Images\r\n \t20 Best Sites for Stock Photos\r\n \tMy Suggestion\r\n\r\n\r\nWhat are\u00a0Stock Photos?\r\nStock photos have been there for years and you might have seen ImagesBazaar ads. They have the largest collection of Indian images, photos, and pictures on the web. However, if you want to use ImagesBazaar photos you will have to pay for it. So how will you get stock photos?\r\n\r\nGenerally, stock photos are professionally taken photos which are available for use at a particular pricing. Based on the requirements furnished by the photo owner, you can use them commercially on your site. They are good for business websites which need professional looks but for blogger, it will be a costlier option. No doubt that they look good but for you fellow-mates, you can try out various free stock photos services to get those professional photos for free.\r\n\r\n\r\nHow to get Free Stock Images\r\nRecently I did a bit of research on it and I found freeimages.com and Pixabay websites. FreeImages website description itself reads 'leading source of free stock photos' but although it lists out premium results ahead of free stock photos. Still, Freeimages.com serves as the best source of getting free stock photos for your blog. I am currently using it for my blog and they have more than 4,10,000 photos online.\r\n\r\n\r\n20\u00a0Best Free Stock Photo Sites\r\nNot just freeimages.com and Pixabay, a\u00a0number of sites have come up with a decent collection of stock photos. To get free stock images, you have the following sites available, the complete list is provided in the below list but let us first go through do's and dont's while using royalty free stock photos.\r\nRoyalty-Free Photos\u00a0- Do's & Don'ts\r\nYou can use free stock photos for \u2013\r\n\r\n \tFor Multimedia presentations\r\n \tBroadcasting films and videos\r\n \tAs mobile photos\r\n \tDigital formats on websites\r\n \tTo decorated home, office or public places\r\n \tAs a promotional material\r\n\r\nYou may not use Free Stock photos for \u2013\r\n\r\n \tUnlawful or immoral purposes like pornographic, hateful discrimination or to defame people\/societies or culture.\r\n \tEndorse products\r\n \tBad name to free images or person\r\n \tSelling and redistribution of images\r\n\r\nSo here are the 20\u00a0Best free stock photos providers -\r\nPixaBay\r\nPixaBay has turned out to be a great source for downloading free stock images. There are large number of high-quality images, 460,000 current number of free commercial use images. This is the services where I get many professional photos for my blogs like Technos Amigos and Advices Academy.\r\n\r\nApart from professional photos, they also offer free stock videos and vectors for download and use anywhere.\r\n\r\nRegistrations are free but even if you are not registered you can download any photo of your choice by solving the captcha. There is no limit on photos that you can download per day.\r\n\r\nThey even have Google Play and iPhone app to make all those photos available on your smartphone\u00a0and tablet as well.\r\n\r\nPros\r\n\r\n \tPhotos are compressed and optimized for faster loading on mobile devices\r\n \t90% of photos doesn't require\u00a0attribution\r\n\r\nAlso Read\r\n\r\n51 Best ever WordPress Plugins\r\n\r\nPexels\r\nFor my blog Technos Amigos, I find a large collection of beautiful photos at Pexels. They have the stunning collection of beautiful photos.\r\n\r\nCheck it out by yourself by visiting\u00a0https:\/\/www.pexels.com\/\r\n\r\nPros\r\n\r\n \tQuick, fast browsing through search results\r\n \tPhotos are compressed and optimized for faster loading on mobile devices\r\n\r\nFreeimages.com\r\nwill first need to have a free account created at freeimages.com and then follow the instructions mentioned below -\r\n\r\nLearn how I make $3000+ a month from blogging\r\n\r\n \tFrom the search bar type a keyword and hit Search.\r\n \tLook out for the results and hit Download button.\r\n \tRead subject to availability and use photos according to FreeImages Standard restrictions.\r\n\r\nRead more about availability at FreeImages.\r\nAlso Read:\r\n\r\nHow to Get Premium Softwares for Free\r\n\r\nFree Stock Photos Sites List\r\nThe following are the sites which provide stock photos for free download -\r\n\r\n \tStockSnap.io\r\n \tUnsplash\r\n \tSuperFamous\r\n \tPicJumbo\r\n \tAllthefreeStock\r\n \tNegativeSpace\r\n \tStokpic\r\n \tKaboompics\r\n \tStartupStockPhotos\r\n \tFreerange\r\n \tLibreshot\r\n \tFancyCrave\r\n \tUnsplash\r\n \tSplitShare\r\n \tLifeofPix\r\n \tGratisography\r\n \tJay Mantri\r\n \tISO Republic\r\n \tNew Old Stock\r\n\r\n\r\nWhich one do I use the most?\r\nI know that question coming from your end because I would have asked the same any fellow blogger. Pexels has the best quality of photos but only limited photos to choose for a niche that you search. At the end, if I don't find any photo of Pexels, I land up on Pixabay.\r\n\r\nAny other services are you using for free stock photos? Do let us know via a comment below.