Free Stock Photography Sites
Yes, there are sites where you can download absolutely free stock photography, or
free stock images. Each site still has certain limitations as to what you can and cannot do. However, for the most part they are pretty minor.
Remember...if you do not like the selections, you can always go to sites where you have to pay. Some are extremely reasonable, ie., $1.00 per image.
Here are some sites that have some nice stock photo images for you to use...free!
I found this site to be the least limiting. You can download free stock images and use them for any personal or commercial work. Period.
When you view the free stock photos on the site, each one has the website's logo.
However, don't worry. The image gets downloaded without this appearing on it. The only negative is that there is a limited selection of images.
This site is a bit more limiting than the others. When you
download a free stock image, the site name is on the image. However, it is not plastered in the middle, but placed typically at the bottom in a small sized text.
You are allowed to remove the text with any photo editing software, and you can then use the photo. However, you must give credit to the FreeStockPhotos.com. This can be placed in text near the photo, in another area on the page, or in general credits.
As most free photo sites, they do not want you making money from the free photos.
Here is an example of an image I downloaded from this site.
This site has a huge selection of free stock photography.
Simply go to the Archive and choose a category. What is nice about Morguefile is that once you choose a category, it gives you sub-categories, and more sub-categories after that.
For example, if you were to choose the topic Animals, you could then choose Birds. From here you could choose various types of birds, such as Parrots.
Some of the files are very large. If you want to use them on a website, you will have to resize the photos.