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Back view portrait of photographer using laptop at his workplace.jpegPhotos are a great way to bring your blog and website to life but it's important to make sure that you're not snatching a photo off of Google! As tempting as it is to copy and paste that image on your blog, you should assume that all images you want to use are protected by copyright unless and until you find out otherwise.

Quick Note About Licenses

When you find that perfect image, look for photographs that are free from copyright restrictions or licensed under creative commons public domain dedication. This means you can copy, modify, distribute and perform the work, even for commercial purposes, all without asking permission.

Note that even when a photo is "free", there could be some additional restrictions or requirements, including attribution. Always be sure to check the terms and conditions.

With that out of the way, let’s dive into our top picks for free stock photos.

Free Stock Photos

Paid Stock Photos

If you simply can't find what you're looking for on the free sites, it may be worth a look into these paid sites. We've found these sources to be the most affordable:

Create Your Own Stock Photos

Sometimes the perfect shot requires you to take it on your own. You don't need a fancy camera to do it. The iPhone 7 phone camera has been called the best camera that money can buy. All you need to do is add a little imagination.

We want to hear from you. What are your tips/sources for stock photos.

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