Free Stock Photos for Designers

Nothing adds interest to a landing page, blog post or poster quite like a bold, impactful image – but if you’re anything like me, you don’t have an amazing camera and a portfolio of beautiful photos to back you up. The other issue is that most stock photos tend to be on the bland side, and while there are gems out there it can be a bit like trying to find a needle in a haystack. Fortunately enough, there are some fantastic resources available for graphic designers who are on the lookout for royalty-free, beautiful stock photos. I wanted to bring together a collection of some of my favourite recent stock photos for designers, to help you find creative, interesting and well shot images to use for your blog posts, landing pages and print designs.

As always, if you know of any other examples out there – I’d love to hear about them in the comments at the end of this post. I hope you find this collection of free stock photos useful – and please do be sure to check the license agreements in place before using them (particularly for commercial projects, as in some cases attribution may be required).

Stock Photo[Above: By Oscar Keys from Unsplash]

Underwater Stock Photo[Above: By Stefanus Martanto Setyo Husodo from Unsplash]

Tunnel Photo[Above: From Jay Mantri]

Stairs Photo[Above: From Jay Mantri]

Building[Above: By Nic from Little Visuals]

Light Race[Above: By Nic from Little Visuals]

Panoramic Photo[Above: By SplitShire]

Big Sur[Above: By Folkert Gorter]

Soil Whorl[Above: By Folkert Gorter]

Flying V[Above: By AJ Montpetit]

Giraffe Stock Photo[Above: By AJ Montpetit]

Coliseum Photo[Above: By Viktor Hanacek]

MacBook Stock Photo[Above: By Viktor Hanacek]

Sunset Stock Photo[Above: By]

Mountain Stock Photo[Above: By]

So there you have it – our roundup of the latest fresh, exciting and interesting stock photos for designers and developers. It’s absolutely worth checking out the whole range from sites like Unsplash,, Jay Mantri and the others listed above, as there are tons of beautiful, creative photographs there. As always, if you know of any others, I’d love to hear about them in the comments.


  • Great list.
    I recommend

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